Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Artful Times Challenge 68

The Challenge over at Artful Times this time is to use part of a newspaper, magazine or book.  I didn't have a chance to make a new card for this challenge and am running out of time but luckily I remembered I didn't do a post for my husband's birthday card from earlier in the year which fits in with the challenge.

Darren loves reading so this large Sheena Douglass stamp was perfect!  I stamped with black Versafine and embossed with clear powder then coloured the books with Promarkers and stamped little sentiments on the book spines and added a few little gold hearts.  I think I added some gold embossing too here and there. The backgrounds are stamped with a Sheena crackle stamp to age everything along with a bit of distress ink. The hexagons are cut from pages of an old (and falling to bits) crime novel - Darren's favourite style of book.  They are cut with sizzix dies and the little wooden hearts are from my stash.  The large one was already red and the small ones I coloured with a Promarker.

Please pop over to Artful Times for a peek, it will be well worth it and they would love your support!

Have a lovely evening and thank you so much for visiting!  Take care.  Christine xxx


Redanne said...

It is a fabulous stamp from Sheena and I love how you coloured the books. The hexagons look great too. Hugs, Anne xx

Jo said...

Brilliant card Chris, love that stamp.....think i might have to treat myself!
hugs Jo x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm glad you remembered this, Christine, because it's worth sharing with all of us! It's a brilliant design and I think it's so cool how you personalized the books for Darren's birthday! Hugs, Darnell

chrissies said...

Terrific idea for a card for a man Chris

Love Chrissie x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fab card Christine I love how you personalised the spines of the book. Susan x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful designed collage card, I like it.
I wish you a great day,
hugs Anja

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's a great stamp and pairing it up from old crime novel pages was brilliant. Excellent card!

I like how you made sure we knew the book was falling apart so we didn't think you'd sacrifice a real live book for this project.

alexandra s.m. said...

I love this to bits Chris!
Your coloring, the design!
just so beautiful and I also love the vintage feel ;)
Thank you~

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great stamp layout make wodnerful card, very nice! TFS.

Anita in France said...

This is just so creative, Chris ... and such a great design ... I love how you've taken your sentiment down the spines of the books ... brilliant! Anita :)

Sue said...

No clue how I missed this Chris its a fab card! what a great design lots of huggles Sue xxx

Jackie said...

A fabulous birthday card. We have too many books in our house ... haven't yet been able to leave hard copies and try electronic ones! Jx

Neet said...

A thousand apologies Chris. No excuses to offer, I have just lost my head this past week or two.
Love the card you made, and what a lovely idea to write things on the spines of the book.
Thanks for entering our challenge - I promise to try to be better in future.
Hugs, Neet xx