Monday, 7 February 2011

Pear Tree Designs Challenge 35 - Free For All!

Morning everyone, I hope you have had a lovely weekend, I have been busy getting some much needed crafting time in on Sunday! Mark is now off work on Sundays until March, so I will be making the most of having a bit of 'me' time!

Onto this weeks challenge over at Pear Tree Designs, this week its that one that we all LOVE, Free For All!
We are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs! 

We were fortunate enough this week to be given a couple of images to play with and here is what I have created, so if you would like to take a look at more of whatCrafty Sentiments have to offer, why not take a look at the store?

The first card I have made is using the digi 'Bear Couple 2', I felt it was the perfect image for an engagement card, after all it is coming up to that special day of the year when many people will 'pop' the question!

I coloured them with my pro-markers, i tried to make them look fluffy but I think that is a technique I need to practice! Thea heart that they are mounted on was cut from a piece of white paper, I coloured with with my pro-markers, I used poppy to colour the heart then went round the edge with cardinal red.  I then inked it up with versa-mark and heat embossed it with ultra thick clear embossing powder, as you can see in the photo below, I didn't get a sooth effect that I was hoping for, so again I need a bit more practice! But I think it looks OK!

This is just a close up of the bears, they do have a bit of tone and texture!  The purple paper at the back started life with me as plain white, I used my Wisteria cats eye ink to create the paper, I just dabbed it all over!

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges;

Crafty Hos'  - Love
I Did It Creations - love is in the air

The other card I have made it using 'Blitz with present', I thought she looked so adorable and so versatile too! She could be a Birthday Card, Thank you card, Christmas card, they list is endless! I decided to make a thank you card, you never know when you may need a little card to say 'thank you'!

Once again she has been coloured with Pro-markers and cut out, the background of the card was once again dabbed with the Wisteria cats eye.

I decided to add a bit of ribbon to this card, I couldn't find a colour to match so decided to be daring and go for red! I then stuck three 4mm rhinestones  on each end and the using peel offs I wrote 'Thank you very much!'.  

Well I hope I may have inspired you this week to join us at Pear Tree Designs
and if you have time why not take a look at Crafty Sentiments Design Shop??

If you have time, please let me know what you think!



LouDotMac said...

Two gorgeous creations!! I love how you have made the paper unique by changing it yourself on the first card. The bear couple is sooo cute.

I have been totally crap this week and never got round to the email off Donna - so I have missed out on using on of the gorgeous images!!

So I apologise to the whole of the DT for letting them down a bit!!

Enjoy your day, I'm off out for dinner soon! :D xo

Marianne said...

The cards are all so bright and happy!
Love how you textured the heart!
Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!

Crafteezee said...

Both so cute, love the bears. You asked about a flourish on my card today. You can buy them ready made I think they are called flourish with a bling but can be quite expensive. Alternatively you can buy some pearls in different sizes on ebay and use a bazil flourish template available from Quixotic here in the UK.
Hope that helps.
Hugs Tracy x

Poppet said...

Great cards Trina, the little bears look very cute and I think the mottled look to your purple layer and heart give these elements lots of texture

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Both cards are wonderful but I love your sweet bears! Thanks for playing with us at IDIC this week!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow you have been busy! I love both your cards, they are both perfect for out challenge this week! Good luck and thanks for playing along with us for Love is in the Air at the The Crafty Pad and we hope you can play along with us again next Sunday!. The Navy Wife

Barbara said...

Trina, I love both of your cards. I am so impressed with the background that you made for these cards. I love the images and design of the cards too. Remember, there are no "wrongs" in crafting :) Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. XX

Gemma said...

beautiful creations! Thanks for joining in this week at I did it Creations! Gemma :) x

Paddington fan said...

Great card! Thanks for showing us your cute bears at Lexi's Creations!! Good luck, Love Jacky x

Tammy Miller said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love everything about it!. Thanks for joining us at the The Crafty Ho’s Challenge Blog Love Challenge. I hope to see you back. Tammy

Padster said...

Beautiful love card - thanks for joining our challenge at IDIC this week
Debbie xx

Anonymous said...

Awwh, how "beary" sweet!! ;o)) Both cards are so darling xx
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