Saturday, 11 September 2010

Four cards and a canvas!

First of all I want to say happy birthday to Ann, (my father-in-law's partner). It's a big birthday but I'm not going to give away the number! Anyway - I hope she has a great day, this is the card I made for her...
Well - definitely a busy Saturday. I decided I'd like to catch up on a few challenges today before tomorrow's adventure with the birds of prey.

So I started with the school themed card challenge at LCOM and following on from the basket of flowers I made for Ann's card, I made a basket of apples for a special teacher. Funnily enough my favourite teacher when I was young was one of my infant teachers called Mrs Applegarth - I don't know where she is now - but wherever she is these apples are for her...
I love making things's a different angle on that apple basket. Each apple is handcut from Sassafrass lass paper and layered up with foam pads, and the basket is woven from 0.5cm strips of Bazzill...
My next project was to tackle the Trifecta over at the Dollhouse. At one point I didn't think I was going to be able to combine all three challenges - the sketch combined with an altered item and ATC just didn't seem possible. But I thought if I altered an old canvas it might just work. The colour challenge was grey, green and white...
The sketch challenge was...
And the elements challenge this week was to make an ATC and then use it in an altered project.
So here's my ATC...
I then painted an old canvas white, used grey and green paint to create the blocks of colour and added my pictures, painted letters and lots of gems. Adding the ATC as the initial letter of my title and obviously following the sketch and sticking to the challenge colours...
The pictures are of my mum with each of her sisters, so I've decided to give the canvas to her to hang on her wall.
I'd like to thank the lovely dollies for always leaving great comments on my blog - it's one of the reasons they're my favourite challenge blog!

The next pair of challenges came from the Chicken Soup blog...they have a DT call out at the moment too so go and check them out!!
The first - recipe 10 was based on this card...
Inspired by the grid format and the bright colours this is what I managed to produce...
and the next one was based on this image...which, sadly I think looks a little like the butterfly has flown into a window!
But I liked the idea of the bright colours and butterfly - so I combined these to give this card - the butterfly is embossed on acetate and only attached in the middle to make it more 3D...
I have one more project I want to work on - the 'daisies' gothic arch, but that will have to wait until after I've been to Tescos for the groceries and made dinner!


  1. So pretty, all of them. Thanks for playing at LCOM this week. Hugs, Anita

  2. just LOVE those baskets!! Brill brill brill :)

  3. I love what you did with the trifecta for the Dollies.

  4. What a great card for the LCOM challenge - the intricacy of the weaving and the dimensionality created by the apples! Lovely job.

  5. WOW! I love your take on the trifecta!!! It's really gorgeous!!!!

  6. absolutely fabulous projects there Jane - love them all!

  7. Your work is amazing! The basket on back to school card is awesome! what a great card that any teacher would cherish! Thanks for playing along with LCOM card Challenge!

  8. Whoa... That's an amazing Trifecta! Looks awesome!
    Though I gotta say, that apple basket card is so sweet as well~
    Thanks for playing with us Dollies!

  9. Hi!
    Beautiful work you've done! Love it all. Have a great day!

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  10. Beautiful cards! Fab 3D techniques there :)

  11. Love your teacher card. Thanks so much for playing along at LCOM this week!

  12. awesome projects and loved your trifecta project for the design dollies.

  13. Jane, it's always a pleasure to visit your blog! You've been super-busy lately, wow. I love the detail in those cards, especially that delicious handcutting in the apple card, and the amazing woven baskets. I have to say too, that I *LOVE* your trifecta!! The ATC looks fab and the painting & masking on the LO really grabbed my attention. Love your work xx

  14. Awesome Jane - those cards are amazing and I love your take on the ChickenSoup challenges #10 & #11 - thanks for playing along x


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