Saturday, September 25, 2010

Crafty JC Challenge 3: Be Inspired

I am so excited as well as thrilled as i am the guest DT for the first ever Indian Card Challenge CraftyJC Challenge. Thank you Jaya!! This is my first time ever as a DT. and i was a lil' nervous.
The sponsor for this challenge is Karen's Doodles who is an amazing artist and has some really amazing stamps. Check out her blog . The winner of this month's challange wil get 3 digital stamps of their choice. Simply wow!! The theme of this months Challenge is "Be Inspired" and Boy was i inspired!! Hee hee... So, here is my inspiration straight outta a fairytale book!! Although Strictly speaking it is a movie poster of the movie on an all time classic and my personal favourite book "Alice in Wonderland".To be honest this is such a wonderful challenge with so much potential and "Alice" theme being sucha hot favourite wid crafters these days. But i felt at many times i had bitten more than i can chew because the card became really very intricate and complicated. That's so me i have a tendency to get carried away wid my projects and get too ambitious. My actual dilemma was i had guests over and no time atall to craft. So i still feel i could have done more wid the card but still here it is......It is a Step card. The base card stock is black. All the images you see are digital and i colored them using my Watercolour pencils. Then, i felt they were too bright for the pattern paper i had chosen. So , as usual i opted for Vintage (i so loveee vintage). Here, i used tea bag staining technique to age the images so. I hand cut the grass and the tree you see in the back. The entire card looks like a vintage pop-up story book. And that was the look i was aiming for but i still feel i could have done some more!!
Here, is the card in detail so you can understand its construction a bit better!!

This is a sketch of the basic card structure. You can always change the measurements as per your desire. This is the beauty of this card the possibilities are limitless.

Materials Required:

  1. Card stock Black and white 12"x12"
  2. Digital image/s
  3. Watercolour pencils
  4. Aqua brush
  5. Glue, glue dots, foam adhesive(dimensionals)
  6. Patterned paper
  7. A tea bag and some warm water
  8. Stationary like scissors, pencil, scale, paper trimmer, scoring board,
  9. Blow dryer

How To

  • Print out what ever images you want on the white card stock and paint them using our colour pencils, use the aqua brush to blend the colours. Cut them out.
  • Soak a tea bag in some warm water and gently dab on the images, blow dry between coats. Give as many coats as u need to obtain the desired stain.
  • Using the above sketch as reference create your basic card structure from the black card stock.
  • Cut the pattern paper and layer the front of the card.
  • Cut out a skeleton tree using the black card stock as well
  • Add the images using dimensionals
  • Add any embellishments if desired
  • I didn't add any embellishments, but i just cut some coordinating pp to look like grass and scrunched the edges wid my nails to give them dimension and added a tag and the door frame.

Just a little note:

  • If you are inspired by my inspiration, you are free to use any card construct and image related to Alice in wonderland even a quote will do.
  • You can also base your card on Alice. the Mad hatter, The Cheshire cat, The Red Queen, The Blue worm, The white rabbit or any other character from the book
  • When you enter your card pls add your inspirational image also .
  • Your creation should be unique and new.
  • Link it to the blog CraftyJc Challenge 3:Be inspired

  • ciao



  1. Ash - glad I cud see some more pics of this stunning card :)))

  2. lol... i kno u wudnt beleive how i managed to conjour up this card!! I made this Card while i was travelling, wid the images in my pendrive and the idea in my head n zero craft supplies...

  3. Super super super super card. So much work and so much detail!!

  4. Love this..This is way out of my league..I can only make simple cards, but this..blew me much detailing, so much effort! Simply stunning!!

  5. Hi ash,fabulous card.yes it is like a little story book and love the vintage feel:))

  6. wow this is just AMAZING!!!!!!! what a fabulous stepper card, you have so much detail int his card, it is so perfect and captures the magic of Alice in wonderland! LOVE IT!!!!!! Hugs Juls

  7. Beautiful card,so much detailing,love it.


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