The Full Deck Challenge is a creation by Shanouki Design by Shana this is the second pack challenge but with prompts.. I discovered it on You Tube while watching craft vids. It’s great idea and gives you a boundary of something small to fit your work into which isn’t always easy. Having prompts take me out of my comfort zone and makes me do something different. Often, finding it takes two or three goes to get one The base for most of my cards is a book page as it takes the ink/paint really easily and makes a good starting point for each set of prompts. This can be done a head of time to allow for drying. There’s also enjoyment on seeing the diversity of others creativity.
Challenge No. 22
No real focus on this challenge. Smoothing ? I had to look it up a You Tube but it’s using water/ink on cell to make colour. Everyday is a school day.
Book page background to start. Using three colours on that using smoothing technique. Looked at number stamps (TIM HOLTZ) trying various surfaces from my stash. I really like the big one of the brown so added smoothing to this. The Tag strip was a bit of something different with numbers and adding a bit of red to brighten it up.
the was till something missing, more rummaging through my stash of die cuts and found the hat and added colour. That Brough me to a bow tie and the cheesecloth died to match the numbers in Aged Mahogany. Great fun this one.
Challenge No. 21
Not being a fan of dolls even when I was little. Watched the video and tried various idea but another challenge. Most of which failed.
This is not really a doll but many on the group convinced me it was :O)
A rectangle was my starting point and it realised it looked like robot. The face came next and while looking for eyelets I found the picture hanging equipment. From this I found arms and screws for the legs fitted perfectly. The background came last but I need something to hold it all together as it was heavy. The finishing touches are the cogs and chain from my steampunk collection.
Challenge No. 20
No 20 took my eye straight away starts are easy to do.
There were circles sat on my table from another project so thought I’d use those. Needing metallic I cut a few more with a punch and noticed the star punch in the drawer. played around the with punches on shades of purple. The cut out starts worked well to make planets. Gold felt tit to add more metallic.
Adding thread was an after thought and a tab n text to finish it off.
Challenge No. 19
This one didn’t jump into my mind straight away. I went with a vintage feel of brown, as the cats are brown ( TIM HOLTZ Die). A Frame I tried two different ones, a film strip and science slide cut to fit. They make great frames theres a scrap paper behind to add something to the frame background.
Back to book page and scrap paper. Next, stencilled and stamped to add interest and colour. Sewing isn’t something I’ve tried so I use felt-tip to add zigzags etc. The heart was a finishing touch and offset the balance a little and I do love my cat.
Challenge No. 18
Spot & Dots are my background created with a stencil.The text is stamped with a TIM HOLTZ stamp in Chipped Sapphire. The blank stamps are from a Dies and hand decorated with the addition of the UK 2nd class stamps. I added the STAMP HERE as an extra nod to the stage stamps.
The tab is a tag that was in my stash that I’d used for something and cut off the top. I like to offset the balance of the card shape with a tab.
Challenge No. 16
Orange Vintage – Script – Splatter
Orange isn’t my favourite colour and it created a barrier in my mind. Recently adding the pumpkins to the other tag there was a couple over..There are several variations to this one but this one the final orange choice. I called in Dunelm I bought a box of Halloween bits and bobs in a coffin shaped box. The background was yellow and orange ink with black splatter plaint. The rest of the card was layers of vellum, stamped with webs or vintage script. Orange spiders have been coloured with markers. The spiders need something to hold on to. Constructed a simple web with cotton, the lace was a final touch, to compliment the web and add additional vintage.
Challenge No. 17
Green – Napkin – Numbers – Tag
you tube to watch the video as I’ve not used napkins before. . It was in interesting idea to work with and creates texture and plain ply sheets to play after. Lucky to find tropical leaves on one in the cupboard. I do look at napkins in a different way now :O)
Stamped numbers (Tim Holtz) then added texture with cloth & cheese cloth and a science slide back This builds up the card and adds depth too. The butterfly was from a little bit of left over wrapping paper I had in my stash. Shades of green give it a real tropical look..
Challenge No. 15
Animal – Washi Tape – Bright – Sentiment
Finding an animal that would fit the card took some time. Eventually, decided to look at the stamps I have to see if that would inspire me. Once, I found this it was perfect and the rest just flowed. Finding inspiration was in the colours and content of the stamp.
All animals deserve freedom to live without free from humanity.
Challenge No. 14
Blue – Cheesecloth – Ticket – Stamping
After watching the example You Tube video. the stash bit and bobs came out and this is what I found inn blue and a ticket. Plenty of variations to play with but I likes the typewriter tag and the clocks. Building height with swatches of cloth. In the end it overlaps a little but that’s part of the freedom of the challenge.
Challenge No. 13
Botanicals – fabric – texture – label
Recently, I’d been pressing flowers perfect for botanicals. The Background leaf was deep Burgundy and used my handmade paper behind that. This I ran through the Sizzix using Tim Holts hearts die but didn’t push them all out to give texture. Many little hearts that were left, perfect to add later, dying some with Forrest Moss ink. My fabric choice of one pattern and one plain. Gave a good contrast. The Bow was made from an old crepe bandage tied with string. (more texture) and label was the last addition which just gave it something different. Love the Victorian feel from this one.
Challenge No. 12
Yellow – Glitter – Button – Doily
This is the second try at FDC2 no.12 as I didn’t’t have a doily for the first one.
This started with the napkin that I founds crumpled up in the cupboard. This was a first for me , I’ve never done a napkin background and it was perfect for yellow. Glitter reminds me of being at work at Christmas with the children. It was added to the wings of the main bee (Silver) and the body ones on the napkin (gold). The doily was white so that need to change. and was then added behind card to make a frame.
Buttons for a holder for the main bee card and balanced that with a button at the bottom
The main bee was from a free download from thegraphicsfairy.com which was painted.
Challenge No. 11
Coffee – Paper Rolls – Hearts – Button
Coffee stained paper glued to the card to start. The rolls? I originally made book pages rolls but they didn’t do anything to inspire me.i Found some card that worked better. Glued these first as they were the hardest to fit into the card. Inked with TH Walnut Stain. Tim Holtz Thinlets Hearts are amazing to use., These I created months ago batch making from my heart project.
Pumpkins from Tim Holtz, (pumpkinhead CMS309) stamped and hand touched and shaded.
Challenge No. 10
Green – Circles – Staples – Words
Words as a start place are placed as a background on the card. Trying various ribbons stacked and crossed but only used one. As a child my grandad use to tell me the poem about the green eye. The cogs in this case say steampunk and of course brought me to the top hat a good addition and another nod to steampunk. A decoration for the hat was an obvious spot for staples. Beads adding colour and more circles. The title words added on tags as a final touch.
Challenge No. 9
Magazine – Weaving – Vellum – Flowers
Created two for this challenge. Another with a book page to the base card. in the recycling was a Tate magazine perfect for weaving. Reminiscent of a piece of art. The frame was a slide die from Tim Holtz cutting one in vellum. Woven ribbon in the background for texture..Flowers that was the hard one I added a sheet with flowers and the other roses added with woven material. The text is all from the magazine which created a different text to my normal.
Challenge No. 8
Napkin – Tab – Scribbles – Metallic
This one I had fun with. In my stash I had a gold metallic envelope from the junk mail. This was my background. Created some scribble writing by repeating words or phrase onto tissue paper. The gold printed napkin, I decided not to use it as background. Created a bow and it all fell into place after that. The head came from the Tate Mag used in the previous challenge. The buttons (paper ties) and hearts all metallic. The final addition was the tags in colours to match the hearts,
Challenge No. 7
Book Page – Coral ( Colour) – Zig Zag – Tree
Step one, to cover the card is adding a a craft sheet of coral paper, that was the first prompt done then the book pages with skeleton leaves glued on and then inked them. They make a perfect tree.
Now, zig zag, there’s always one that throws me. this was it. Zig Zag, ribbon? stencil? drawn shapes? My nan used to use pinking shears – that was it. The cut wasn’t that good and backed the card with the green to contrast with the Coral.
Extras, the sun, cloth and flowers with twinkles stud on the make them Sparkle.
Challenge No. 6
Sheet Music – Black Mark Making – Flowers – Turquoise
Sheet Music from the charity shop as a background. A it was different writing a black mark making sheet on tissue paper. Lots of scraps to build the card up including some of the painted scraps in turquoise. A little spooky grey cheesecloth to add texture. Painted the edges of the flowers frame. The circles with dots to matched the flower shapes as a finishing touch.. A little Gold because you can.
Challenge No. 5
Happy Scraps – Lace – Buttons – Sentiment
I certainly had messy fun making Happy Snaps with Jade, Gold and Black. I layered these horizontally onto the card. Found a small piece of black lace to the left to add balance. Buttons next, looked in my mixed box of button and beads and found one of my steampunk medals with buttons on, perfect. The sentiment I always find hard as it has to say something about the prompts. I’d never made happy scraps before so went with the explorer.
Challenge No. 4
Person – Glitter – Yellow – Ribbon
Full Deck Challenge 9 was magazine, the only magazine I had was a Tate members one. This gave me an opportunity to use it again. The portrait (person) having a yellow background it fitted perfectly. I just built up the scraps adding more colours from the person. Ribbon was easy just add it as a tag. I didn’t have yellow ribbon so added gold
Glitter! was my sticking point on this one. I eventually, added two small circles in gold. in the background to balance the card. Glitter get everywhere.
Challenge No. 3
Cat – Red – Stamp – Ticket
This one I was looking forward to. I had an image of my cat from card I made. Tickets from Tim Holtz, stamps and dies. I looked through my stamps and found a red one.
I have a selection of remade scrap stacks , so delved into those fro add height. The “L ” shaped construction worked with the rickets and gave a base for the image.
Th little fish bones added a fun element to the card.
Enjoyed this one and no sticking points. .