Friday, 13 September 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash #25 - Second Round!!

Hi ya!

After previously spending nearly 20 minutes on my jar of stars card (see here), I was determined to have another go at the 10 Minute Craft Dash #25 challenge.
I love Lawn Fawn's Summertime Charm stamp set so I decided to use it again. I've used the colour pallet set from the challenge blog and planned it really carefully. I was thinking how I should create the card without fiddling too much so that I don't spend forever making it. And here it is- a jar of sea, sand and starfishes.
 A good plan always helps. This time it took me 9 minutes and 28 seconds!! Thanks to the coordinating dies I can cut the jar out and make two starfishes in no time. Here is another look from the side.
I hand torn, layered and stuck my papers first, but made them in a much bigger size so each paper would be wider than the jar itself. Once done, I stamped the jar image on top of the layered papers and then just cut inside the stamped line. Voila~ your perfect size layered paper fits snuggly at the bottom of the jar! For the starfish, I simply used the star shaped die and yellow paper then used fine black pen to draw dotted lines. 
Once the sand, sea and starfishes are done, the rest is easy. Stamped the sentiment. A bit of washi tape, twine, glitter glue and gem stones. There you have it! A cute jar of the sea side. (I think I am trying to hold on to summer!! ^_^)
I hope you like the card and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Another go at making a quick card

Hello Blogland,

Since I successfully made a card within 10 minutes last week, I have been waiting patiently for the new challenge to appear on the Pretty Pink Posh blog. I just can't wait to join in again! Finally this week's 10 Minute Craft Dash #25 is here and I had another go during the weekend.

I also decided to play along with the Seize the Sketch #3 and use the following sketch:
Here is the card I made.

Pictures from the side and close up.
So...... did I make it within 10 minutes? Drum roll........
Nope! It took me nearly twice as long to make this card. Altogether I spent 19 minutes and 33 seconds. Not good! Oh well~ I did try. I spent a lot of time on stamping those stars in the jar but I do want to get them right. I love the glittery stars flying out of the jar and my use of sequins. I love this card so much that I even made another colour version of it.

I also want to enter this card to Lawnscaping Challenge #65: These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things....
I've used my favourite Lawn Fawn stamp - Summertime Charm, Copic marker pens, Stickle and Washi tapes to create these cards. I really love them!! ^_^
If I've got time, I will definitely have another go at the 10 Minute Craft Dash challenge. It just shows, it is not as easy as it looks!!