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

    Ash

7 comments:

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

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  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...

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

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

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

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  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

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

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