The July Challenge is now up and running! Create a card or paper craft project using any Beccy's Place image and upload your creation before midnight on the 31st of July (AEST). Click here for all the details on how to enter.
I love drawing and colouring pears and think they look great trimmed for Christmas with festive ribbons and foliage. This image was really enjoyable to colour since there is so much open space and plenty of opportunity for shading and highlighting.
This set of pumpkin images contains both plain pumpkins and gourds, which would be great for autumn and Thanksgiving inspired projects, as well as jack-o-lanterns ready to adorn your Hallowe'en projects. The set contains five black and white line drawings and three full-colour images.
I absolutely love this time of the year. Everyone is starting to gear up for the holidays and although Hallowe'en is not traditionally celebrated here in Australia, it seems to be more popular as the years go by. People are making costumes, decorating their houses and stocking up on chocolates and candies... oh the delicious pleasure! Then not long after Hallowe'en comes my all time favourite holiday, that most wonderful time of the year, Christmas! Needless to say, things around here are going to be very festive over the next couple of months.
Criss cross cards get their name from the two panels that cross over the front of the card. You'll get different looks depending on your measurements and how you cut and fold the panels, but once you have the basic idea you can easily experiment by altering sizes, shapes and folds.
1. Start with a piece of cardstock measuring 5" x 12".
2. Score at 31/2" and again at 81/2".
3. Fold along the score lines pressing firmly to achieve nice, sharp folds.
4. Cut away some of the outside panels using a craft knife or trimmer. The measurement and shape of the cut is up to you and the outcome you are trying to achieve. I cut mine from the top of the fold to 11/2" up from the bottom of the card.
5. Now that you have the basic card you can add some patterned paper and embellishments. I added a 43/4" square of patterned paper to the inside of the card, then cut smaller pieces to fit the panels, inside and out.
6. I used a border punch and some matching cardstock to add a trim around the top edges of the card.
7. I added a piece of ribbon all the way around the outside of the card, securing it with double sided tape except in the section where I wanted to add a bow.
8. Your focal image or sentiment can be added to the top front panel of the card. It only needs to be secured on one side. Alternatively, you can create a decorative band that slips over the card and holds it closed.
9. I added a bow on the left side of the second panel, which tucks over the top of the focal image effectively holding the card closed. Easy!
All instructions and images are copyright Beccy Muir 2012.
What bird wouldn't like to live in a cozy little house beneath a fruiting raspberry vine? Delicious, juicy berries right outside the front door and lovely blossoms to fill the air with perfume.... sounds good to me!
I found a new button on my drawing program recently and just had to experiment! I like the results too... kind of artsy but rustic as well and perfect for some homegrown veges and infused oils (can you guess who's been watching MasterChef??)