Friday, 15 February 2013

The Crafting Cafe DT

Good Morning Everyone, I have some great news to share with you today! I was chosen to be a design team member for a brand new blog called The Crafting Cafe - click HERE to visit!

It is a monthly challenge and there are some fab digi stamps to be won - for the very first challenge we have chosen an anything goes theme.  My first project for the team uses the sponsor digi stamp by LEJ Designs:

To create my project I first printed out my digi and coloured the tulips using my distress markers (victorian velvet, milled lavender, worn lipstick, peeled paint and pine needles), I inked around the edges of my square with tumbled glass distress ink then I used the crackle stamp from Indigoblu stamped in vintage photo distress ink.  Then I gave it three coats of UTEE to give it an old ‘tile’ appearance.
I then used the fancy frame mask from Splodgeaway to create the background using distress inks (old paper, vintage photo, mustard seed and victorian velvet) and cut n dry foam.
I mounted my ‘tulip tile’ onto the background in the centre using foam pads, then added the ribbon and backed it onto the green cardstock before finally mounting onto my 8x8 card blank.

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the other design team projects - there are some fab people on the team!

Thanks for stopping by, Claire x


  1. Congratulations Claire on being selected for the DT post! Your card is beautiful, love the way you did the 'tile' - very effective. Hugs, Anne x

  2. Congrats on your DT appointment, Claire! Love this card - the colours are delicious, and what a beautiful "tile" you've created with that lovely image.
    Alison x