Friday, 15 April 2011

~ My Core’dinations Creative Frenzy ~

Good morning! Well over the last few days my creativity has been flowing nicely. I'm really pleased with how the following few projects have turned out.
'Communing with Nature'
Supplies: Core'dinations colour core cardstock, Basic Grey 'Wander' collection patterned papers, Jillibean Soup journalling sprouts and corrugated alphabet, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Alphabet, bakers twine, Tim Holtz embossing folders, Distress ink (mustard seed, peeled paint).  

This layout portrays me working hard, gardening at an old people's home in India when I visited in 2009.

I used core'dinations Colorcore cardstock to create a frame, which I then distressed the edges using a distressing tool. I also embossed and sanded Colorcore cardstock to create and unusual matt for my photo and a striking green element to the layout. I tried something new with this layout as I used Colorcore cardstock in my dymo machine to create the word 'communing' for the title. Once I had embossed the letters with the machine I gently sanded them to show through the lighter colour core.  

Supplies: Deckle edged A6 pre-scored card, Sugar Nellie stamp, promarkers, My Mind's Eye patterned paper (Orange background), Serif patterned paper (Gingham), Core'dinations colour core cardstock, flower and leaf punch, Craftwork cards sentiment, ribbon, Distress ink (Mustard seed), green flat back gems.

This is a lovely brightly coloured card which I made when the sun was shining and all the flowers int he garden were at full bloom.

I stamped and coloured the Sugar Nellie stamp before cutting her out and backing her on to a piece of Core'dinations Colorcore cardstock which I had gently sanded to reduce the brightness of colour slightly and give it a little distressed look. I then punched out 6 flowers and 5 leaves and sanded them to add texture. I used Tim Holtz distress ink to add colour to the edge of the card.

Supplies: DL size card, Core'dinations colour core cardstock, Stamps - Tim holtz, Hero Arts and My Mind's Eye, Distress ink (Victorian Velvet, Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose), Sizzix and Tim Holtz embossing folders, bakers twine.

This is one of my favourite cards that I have made recently. I've never really been a fan of inchies but after reading about them in a magazine I decided to give them a go.

I cut out some squares of Core'dinations Colorcore cardstock and then either stamped on or embossed them. I love how bold the embossing has turned out on the bright pink cardstock once I sanded the raised pattern. I cut a rectangle out of the right-hand side of the card and then mounted the inchies over the top. To finish the card off I tied baker's twine round the inside of the card and tied it in a bow and then stamped the vines and sentiment using distress inks.

I have absolutely loved playing with my Core'dination cardstock and will have to stock up with some more!

Hop back tomorrow for my final class from GogoGetaway.

Happy Crafting!


Sandra said...

oh my goodness, you have been busy - looks like your creativity is really flowing.

airing cupboard crafts said...

I love your creations your LO especially. I have become a follower x

Claireliz said...

Gorgeous creations.