Another gorgeous day and i am really getting in the mood for Easter, not only that me and my sister have a trip planned to great Yarmouth, i intend to hit the first craft shop i can find and the girls can play in the sand, it inspired me to send some Easter greetings to those i love and seeing as my sisters birthday lands on good Friday i broke warren out of his shiny plastic, and got to colouring in with my promarkers, added bonus is that little colouring is needed as he is shaded but you can use this shading as a guide to how deep you shade and where to add colour so here he is, i may also do some gift boxes with warren as well he is sooo cute lol
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
This is a request that i had from my nieces friend who needed an organizer that she could slot a business card in front of and an A-Z for any business cards she make collect from business events, her name is Sarah and she is a therapist she does all kinds of massage and reiki healing.
The pictures are not very clear as the sun was casting shadows which is why I've taken to going outside to take pics from now on as they show up so much better.
I used SU cardstock pixie pink, very vanilla, Choc chip, with some choc chip ribbon, coloured the image in promarkers, i really hope she likes it. Here's the close up.
Monday, 11 April 2011
I did tell you that i did not feel comfortable with my first attempt so i tried again, and here's what i come up with, something a little more spring like, so perfect for tilde.
And here’s the close up, I'm really pleased with my colouring of Tilde.
The Challenge I am entering is the Just Magnolia challenges and here is the sketch we have to follow, to be honest i was quite unsure where to start especially when it came to co-coordinating my papers, oh wait here i go again give me a minute while i convince myself that i cant do it, i thought i was over it after the lovely comments i got from the simply stampin challenge, a big thank you to the ladies who left a comment, i do appreciate it, it gives me the push i need to do more, i have completed the card for this challenge but i am reluctant to post it as i feel it could have been better.
Another astounding giveaway from the ribbon girl, please leave a comment on the blog and post an article about the above,linking back to the ribbon girl, and you could be in with a chance to win this fantastic prize closing date is Sunday 17th April, good luck everyone.
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Finally i bite the bullet and submit one of my projects for a challenge. Its a new challenge on a very new blog which is why i think this one was worth going for, i must not be so hard on myself next time as i feel i have followed the sketch but added my own touch on to it, why not have a go yourself go to http://simplystampinchallenge.blogspot.com/ and see for yourself there is some awesome candy up for grabs.
12” by 4” SU Early espresso cardstock scored at 6”
5/38” x 3/38 SU cardstock Really rust
5/15” x 3/14” SU cardstock Very vanilla
designer series paper choc chip/really rust
SU Punch embroidery border
polka dot embossing folder cuttlebug
SU stamp set Sweet summer SAB
Early espresso 1/8 taffeta ribbon
I am really pleased with what i produced yesterday, i had a bit of a block and could not find my mojo, so i figured if i started from back to front, it may help at least then i don't have to worry about what image am i going to use, i chose my card stock Basic grey SU, then i chose my DS papers, and layered them up, then i chose my ribbon and it had to be early espresso SU, i just love it its so gorgeous, then last came my image and sentiment, and i could not bear to waster my papers so i used leftovers for embellishments, flowers punched out with boho blossoms punch SU.
And here’s a close up of the ribbon detail, a tutorial that i found on you tube, its great for if you get stuck with a technique just search for it, and have a go.
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
This time of year you always have some rain some shine but, no one cares, because we know summer is just around the corner, and that inspired me to design some thing simple and summery. Using this Sweet Summer set from stampin up i created this scene in early espresso ink, and coloured in using my watercolour brush, stampin up old olive and pumpkin pie ink, finished with a length of early espresso one eight inch stitched ribbon
I made this card for Paul's mum and she absolutely adored it( i could say she was drawn to tears) i went all out on this one as i wanted her to know in my own way that she was appreciated, i coloured Tilda in pro-markers, and i did a lot of blending between shades and i so impressed my self, i am still learning as i keep finding new ways to use them, i also added Tilda on the insert, and just stamped her in early espresso ink SU, the ruffled border was punched out with embroidery edge puck and then put through a crimper i then split the cardstock apart and made two ruffled borders, hope you like it don't forget i don't mind sharing these tips with you so leave a comment.
This card was made using Kira with flowers from WRS, she is just so easy to colour what ever your medium, i myself always use my promarkers, i dont know what i would do without them, the background papers are DCWV, the top part i ran through the cuttle bug using seeing spots folder and then rubbed down with a file, i was really pleased with this as i very rarely use spring colours in card making they tend to be saved more for scrap books, but hey sometimes i can surprise myself, and do something out of the comfort zone hope you like it please leave a comment.