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Monday, 27 June 2011
Today I have another LOTV card to show you. This little lady has been sitting in my stash for a while now, but having spent a lot of time in bed of late I've only just got around to giving her an airing. The colours were inspired by the Echo Park pack that I used on my last card - just ADORE bright pink - you should see my nails, lol. Anyway, having coloured my image, I decided it was a bit busy to use patterned papers too, so decided to go with white, but embossed it to add a bit of interest. Once again I've used the technique from my last card on the clouds, and am really happy with it. The flowers are home made by yours truly, and the little dots that I've put in the lower left corner, are just pink and green circles which I punched out and then added some glossy accents to. They make a change from pearls or card candy, and are very effective with the glossy finish. When I was almost finished, I decided that the white background was a bit too plain, so zigzagged it with thread to match the pink card, and was very happy with the outcome. Please feel free to leave a comment letting me know what you think. I always LOVE hearing from you, and DO appreciate the time it takes.
Saturday, 25 June 2011
Hope your weekend has got off to a good start?
Today I would like to share a card I made earlier in the week but have only just got around to photographing. The paper is a pack from Echo Park called Summer Days. It's just great for bright and cheerful kids cards, hence the image I chose to use which is of course from LOTV. I used Copics for the colouring, and was really rather pleased with how the sky turned out, although it does look a tad brighter here than in real life. I tried out the technique after having watched a video on someone's blog, I'm really sorry I can't remember whose, but if you recognise it as your style, and you did the video, let me know and I'll be more than happy to credit you. as I'm very impressed with how simple it was to follow. A bit of stitching, and a sentiment, and that about completes this one. As always, I hope you like it.
Saturday, 11 June 2011
Hope you've enjoyed the weekend so far?
Today I would like to share a card that I made with a flower stamp that I bought a while back in a set from JustRite, called 'Plant a little love'. We all seem to use flowers on our cards, but few of us actually use flower stamps, so I thought I'd try and use both. I love the way that some hydrangeas turn blue, so figured these papers from the Wild Rose Studio set 'Lilac Mist' would be perfect. The flower was coloured with Copics, and then I used the same colours to tint the flowers which I made using coffee filter papers. I used an MS punch for the border, and a nestabilities tag die for the sentiment. Ribbon and charm from my stash.
Hope you like it.
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
I'm back from my hols, and having been home for a week can hardly remember what it was like to spend every day soaking up the sun, and reading, punctuated with the occasional swim!!
Since I got back I've been suffering with the migraines again, which is a bit annoying although it would have been worse if I'd had them while I was away, although I was daft enough to spend a bit too much time pottering in the garden one afternoon, and although it was a bit cloudy, still managed to give myself sunstroke!!
Anyway, I'm now back in the old routine, and this is my first card. I ordered this stamp from Sweet Pea in the US before I went away, and was chuffed to find it here waiting for me upon my return, so at the first opportunity got it inked up. The card turned out TOTALLY different to what I initially visualised, as I'd planned on using pink papers, but once I'd coloured her in, I felt that she looked a bit insipid against the pink, but really jumped out at me from the khaki coloured papers, which I think came from a Paper Cellar pack?? I was really pleased to grab some of this gorgeous lace VERY cheaply from a Spanish market that I visited - I went looking for flip flops and handbags, and came away with lace, lol. The pearl swirl I made myself, as I was too tight to buy some, lol, but having seen how much work goes into it, I can see why they tend to be a bit pricey. Still I enjoyed fiddling around with it, so may well do some more.
Hope you like it, and if you have time to leave a comment, it would as always, be MUCH appreciated.