Sunday, November 22, 2015

Lovely Layout

Hello again everyone! Todays contribution to the PCW monthly challenge is a beautiful side pennant layout designed by Melin which is available for you to purchase here!

I have used the layout design to create a layout using red as a theme.

I used papers from Close to My Heart to create this layout. The colours were cranberry, whisper, slate, pear, black, white daisy and colonial white. I also used a red paper from the Fundamentals Adventure collection as the main backing paper. It is a cute design with white circles. To finish off the flowers, I used some pearl dots in the centres.

The stamps used are from the stamp set - Your own kind of Wonderful (D1627) available from Melin's CTMH shop or - if you are in New Zealand, my CTMH shop.

We would love to see you joining in our challenge for this month - Anything goes with a touch of red!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Red Challenge!

This month, Paper Crafting World is having an Anything Goes challenge with Red as a theme. So all you need to do to enter is to make up one of the many gorgeous files available at PCW and use red as one of the featured colours!

My DT entry for this month is a red poinsettia. The file is available here and is very easy to cut with any machine that uses svg files.

I made this poinsettia into a brooch as our singing group needed something a little different for our Christmas entertainments over the next two months and I volunteered to make these brooches for everyone.

I cut the file at 4" wide and it is just under 4" in height. I used a variety of cardstock to get the colours I wanted. When I had cut the layers, I embossed the red layers using the swiss dots folder in my Cuttlebug to give some added texture. I then shaped the petals using a pair of scissors to curve them gently so they give a more 3D look.

I added Kindiglitz to the yellow inner piece to provide some added sparkle and glued the pieces together in the centre and added them to the leaf layer.

To finish the brooch off, I added a brooch clip to the back using hot glue. I think it works well as a decorative brooch for us all to wear!

Pop over to PCW to check out the challange and the wonderful files that are available there.
Thanks for looking at my blog again!