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This blog was created to act as a record of the cards and other projects that I have made. It is for both my own reference and to help inspire anyone who wants to take a look.

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Sunday, 12 December 2010

Light Blue and Violet Foxglove Friends

I can now blog this card as I know the recipient (Alex K/Eisbaerin) has now opened her card!

I fell in love with this image the first time I saw it and managed to get hold of it a few months ago. I decided to use the lovely Basic Grey Wisteria papers and coloured my image to match.


The Mr and Mrs Foxglove image, from Whiff of Joy, was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and coloured using Copic Sketch markers:
  • Foxglove 1: V12, V15, V17, B21, G00, BG11, YG11
  • Foxglove 2: V12, B21, G00, BG11, YG11
  • Hair: E13, E35, E57
  • Skin: E00, E21, E51, R20
  • Bees: V12, N1
  • Grass: BG11, YG11
I decided to interpret the image as two females as it's not obvious that it's a 'Mr & Mrs' image, at least I don't think so. The image was then matted onto light blue and purple card.

A panel of the Pond paper from the Basic Grey Wisteria paper pad was matted onto the purple card and then onto the card blank.

Using the Violet paper from the same paper pad, a panel was die cut using a Labels 3 Nestabilities die and attached behind the image panel.

The circle flourish stamp from the Fiskars Harlequin Charm stamp set was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black archival pigment ink and cut out along the outer edge of the circle. The sentiment from the Foxglove stamp was stamped in the centre of the circle using the Tuxedo Black ink and the circle was then coloured using the Copic markers:
  • Sentiment panel: V17, B21, V12
This was then attached over the Labels 3 panel and the edge of the image panel.

A bow was created from lilac organza ribbon using a bowmaker and attached in the top left corner of the card.

Highlights were then added to the image using a Papermania Snow White gel pen and to both the image and sentiment panels using a clear Sakura Stardust pen.

Here are the challenges that I am entering this card into:

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Green and Glitter Wee with Christmas Tree

Here is the first of my Christmas cards that I've actually managed to scan in!!!

I love this image and decided, due to time constraints, to stamp and colour it in using just one inkpad.


The Wee With Christmas Tree image, from Whiff of Joy, was stamped using Tim Holtz Peeled Paint distress ink and watercoloured by dragging the colour from the outline and adding extra colour where needed.

The tree image was then highlighted using Glitz It Pear Green glitter glue and matted onto olive green card.

A panel of the cream glitter flourish paper from the Dovecraft Noel paper pad was adhered to the card blank. A strip of the green flourish paper from the same paper pad was then punched using the scalloped scallop border punch from EK Success and matted over the join.

The sentiment, from the Dovecraft Studio G Stylized Tree stamp set was stamped using the Peeled Paint ink and matted onto the olive green card and positioned at the bottom of the card, and the image panel over the strip of punched paper.

Here are the challenges that I'll be entering this card into:

Friday, 3 December 2010

Green and Terracotta Sherwood Edwin

I fell in love with this image as soon as I saw it - and I think I probably paid over the odds for it when I saw it at the Lincoln Sincerely Yours Show back in May.


The Sherwood Edwin image from Magnolia was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and coloured using Copic Sketch markers:
  • Hat/Tunic: YG67, G29, G85
  • Shoes: E35, E39, E57
  • Hair: E39, E57
  • Belt: E35, E39, E57, C4
  • Feather/Arrows: E07, E35, E39, C4
  • Skin: E00, E21, E51, E13
  • Shadow: N1, N3, E43
The image panel was then matted onto a panel of olive green card from the Core'dinations Elements card pack, punched along the bottom edge using the XCut Diamonds border punch.

Three equal panels were cut from the Vintage Tee paper from the Basic Grey Boxer paper pad and matted onto the card blank. Two small ovals were die cut from the Henley paper from the same paper pad using a Nestabilities die and matted to the sides of the image panel.

The sentiment was stamped below the panels using a greeting stamp from the Elzybells Swirly Sentiments stamp set and ColorBox Burnt Sienna fluid chalk ink.

Here are the challenges that I am entering this card into:
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