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Colour Combo

Yes. It’s my last Craft Your Passion Challenge as a DT. I feel like I’ve learned so much about myself during these past 6 months and really, should be holding some kind of speech. But since I’m lazy, I’m only sharing my card.

 This week’s theme is this fabulous colour combo (yes, I really had to add the “u”). I know, I know. At first it seems like a whole lot of fluorescent but once you get going, the colours come together pretty easy.

challenge146001 Ta-dah! The colours are slightly off. I scanned it so they don’t come across as bright as they are in real life. The rosettes are from my local craft store, the banners are actually plastic push pins and background paper is either MME or OA. Can’t remember. The tire is paper pieced to give some dimension and it looks rather fun in real life. If you are interested to take part, click HERE and you have a chance to win 5 digis from Mayzy Art.

I’m sharing this card also in following challenges:

Make It Monday: #125 with Meljens Designs
Paper Playtime: Challenge #2- Use Some Brown
Ooh La La Creations: Challenge #122- Wheely Good
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Let’s Get Paper Piecing! (the tire swing)
I <3 ProMarkers: Challenge #152- Anything Goes
Simply Create Too: Challenge #29-Anything Goes
Kortisto: #15- Pyöreitä
Pile It On: #4- Decorative Tape

Thrifty Finn. Over and out.

Fairies & Fantasy

 Can you believe, I actually have a story behind this card? It’s pretty clever even if I say so myself. Last night, as I was making this card, I looked at the digi and thought it looks like zombie spagetti. From there my train of thought went like this: spagetti is food. There’s a magazine called Food, right? Hah , wouldn’t it be funny if zombies had a food magazine? What would it be called? BRAAINS!!!

 I dug up all the green and halloween-y papers from my stash and got to open my brand new green glitter bottle. The glitter, naturally, will be found around my flat weeks to come but I think the end result is worth it.

 Who doesn’t like glittered chipboard letters? No one, I say.

 I used Dimensional Magic on the eyes to bring out their grosness (is that a word? No, the red squiggly line says no.) My rough handling caused the dents on the eyes but I think in this context, the mistakes are fine.

 So here it is, the first ever issue of a magazine for foodie zombies, BRAAINS! Where all the issues are marked number 31. I’m entering this card in following challenges:

Paper Playtime: Challenge #86- Welcome to Booville
Pile It On #43: Holiday, any Holiday
I <3 Promarkers: Challenge 139- Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 239- Got Glitter
Dilly Beans: Cute And Creepy
Stampin’ For The Weekend: Challenge 19- Something Spooky
One Stop Craft Challenge: Challenge 201- Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge: Boo, it’s Halloween
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: #186- No Rules
Whoopsi Daisy: Halloween

Flowers!

Monday is the challenge day! This week’s theme at Craft Your Passion is Flowers and as an extra challenge, you must have flowers in your image, not just in paper or embellishment. This worked out for me pretty well, as my embellishment collection is quite limited.

See, I took some in progress pics! These are the papers I was considering for this card. The digi stamp is by Delicious Doodles.

 In the end I went with the lettering paper by Crate Paper. It gave me this NY loft garden vibe so I kept the entire card simple and the colour palette limited. I so love this paper and I’m totally regretting that I bought only two sheets of it.

 The compulsory close-up! This week’s challenge prizes are from Delicious Doodles and Di’s Digi Downloads. You have till Sunday to participate so go and get crafty!

Emboss It!

Yes, it’s time to show my latest DT card for Craft Your Passion! This week’s theme, “Emboss It”, caused a whole lot headache at the Thrifty Apartment. First of all, I don’t have Big Shot or any similar machine and thusly, not a single embossing folder. Secondly, I don’t own a single jar of embossing powder and wasn’t too keen buying one for just one challenge. What is girl to do?

My fellow DTs were very helpful and gave me a tip that I could use my rolling-pin and some textural items to create an embossed background. I got all excited until I realized that I literally don’t own anything that could be used as an embossing template. Just great. My deadline was just hours away when I thought “There must be embossed scrapbook papers, right?”

I crabbed my jacket and made a mad dash to the local craft store in order to get there before closing time. Once I got there, I began browsing through their stacks of paper and lo and behold, there they were! Two tiny, A5 sheets of wet embossed paper. Which cost me 60 cents in total! I truly am a Thrifty Genius.

 The embossed paper is the black, dotted one. I also used linen fabric that I frayed on the edges and old book pages.

 The butterfly is a digi stamp by Cardmadfairy that I coloured on Photoshop. Originally it has a scalloped wings and antenna but I cut them away. For technical reasons *wink, wink*.

 Go on and make a card and take part on Craft Your Passion! This week’s prize is 20 dollar gift card to Simon Says Stamp and 5 digi’s of choice from Cardmadfairy! Not too shabby, I think.

Well, I’m off to check out the latest TAST- stitch, till next time!

Power Of Three

This week, Craft Your Passion, asked us to create something with triples of things. In my card I had multiple of things in threes. 3 black diamonds, 3 clear ones, 3 layers of paper, 3 shades of grey (heehee) and 3 ways to finish edges; faux stitching, real stitching and doodle framing.

I’m such a multi-faceted crafter with many, many layers of deepiness, deep inside me.

I know, I know. It’s very unattractive to laugh at one’s own joke. But I’m still doing it.

Anyhoo, I used this image by our sponsor, Crafty Sentiments Designs because it reminds me of one of my cousins, Siiri. She’s 8 and she is so sweet and adorable like you wouldn’t believe. Since I’m going to send this one to her, I tried to capture her personality in the card as many ways as possible.

 

First of all, I coloured the girl blond and gave her blue eyes just as Siiri. Last summer she was a flower girl at her aunt’s wedding and wore a dress just like that, so that colour came from there. The flowers are coloured to give an impression of Finnish summer, which means no exotic colours.

 

As for the background…I wanted to emphasize how Siiri and personality always brighten up everyone’s mood, she really is a ray of sunshine, so I decided to go with monochromatic papers. To give the stamped image even more of a pop, I lifted it with foam from the background. The stitching, faux and real, also gives another dimension to this card. Almost as if the image in the center is fabric badge of honour on someone’s grey, floral sleeve.

Oh, I’m such an artist. A poet.

The diamonds in the corners are there because A. they are girl’s best friend and B. Siiri wants to be a pop star when she grows up and naturally pop stars wear diamonds.

 Hope you enjoyed my rambling. Now go and craft and take part in Craft Your Passion Challenge. There are prizes for three this week!

Till next time!