We had a lovely array of entries for the red/white/blue challenge last month over at the One Sweet Challenge. This month the topic is "use your favourite technique".
Yikes this was a tough one as I have many favourite techniques eg colouring with alcohol pens, using dies, making my own background papers and using different colour schemes. I make my cards solely to sell to raise funds for different charities. I often get sent items from fellow crafters for me to use. Sometimes the papers aren't what I would buy/use so my favourite technique at the moment is to either stamp on patterned paper or like the card above to put it through an embossing folder and then drag an ink pad over the top. This has helped me to use up so many papers that it won't be long before I'll need to buy papers!!!
For my card I have used the Sweet Pea Stamps image by Ching-Chou Kuik called "Owl Territory". This image is available as a digital stamp, a single rubber stamp and as a plate of 4 stamps (Sheet 50, Plate 238 - Owl Territory comes on the sheet along with Spring Nocturne, Starlight Magic and Purple Immersion). I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and highlighted areas with my Pan Pastels.
One of the backing papers I have used is Bearly Mine Designs Spring Surprise but the others I was given. I have finished the card off with a Marianne Designs die-cut, lace, foam flowers and a butterfly which I've added Perfect Pearls to the centre and some mica, buttons and a Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Animals
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Use lace
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes/optional twist Friendship Day
Pile it On - Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
The Crafter's Circle - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Button it
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Cards Galore - BINGO board - I have chosen the top horizontal row of birthday - flowers - embossing or masks
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Milk Coffee Challenge - Show us those colouring skills
DL Art Thankful Monthly Challenge - Anything goes