Thursday, 27 January 2011
Seems I am into sepia at the moment. This card is for my daughter - she loves freesias and owls, and it is a standing joke in the family that she has so much school stuff and craft stuff in her house, she has nowhere to put anything!
Freesia stamp is from JS favourite flowers, Owl is from JS Hoot stamps, and the words are from JS Country Life - You can't have everything stamps. All stamped onto water colour card with memento and then using the water colouring from outline technique, and distressed with memento.
Friday, 21 January 2011
This cd made me chuckle so much at the launch that I just had to buy it. Image, backing paper and bottle all from the cd. Main image mounted on brown card stock, and the backing paper finished off with silver peel-off edging. Card is a 5 & 7 pearlised card, from a bought pack. I added the wording to the bottle in Publisher.
The second co-ordinating image from the CD was put on the insert., which I also created in Publisher.
Monday, 17 January 2011
Inspired by Sheena Douglas and Joanna Sheen demos over the weekend, whilst watching the programmes I decided to do some experimenting with some water colour card I had bought. So here are two variations on a water colour theme, which are slightly out of my comfort zone!
Sunday, 9 January 2011
Like most card makers I find Sympathy Cards are some of the most difficult to make. This one was created in MCS using some backing paper from a JS Heavenly Cards cd and imported into MCS and then the images from MCS Paperwords cd added. Mounted on purple mirri, and a flora doodle flower added.
I also had the pleasure of making the following cards - My eldest great niece gave birth yesterday to a little boy.
I imported the image into MCS and made the greeting the same colour as the edge of the blanket. It was then copied into Publisher and the initials were added to the blanket (found it easier to do this way). Decoupaged twice - once with the baby, pillow and blanket, and then just the blanket, and mounted completed image onto mirri. Added some embellishments from Baby Love to finish it off
I used Joanna Sheen's new Enchanted Dreams cd for the two designs for my Thank You cards. Originally I didn't think this cd was for me and delayed buying it until after Christmas. I was converted when everybody was raving about the artwork and the fact that it sold out on the initial launch! I must admit the artwork of Josephine Wall is fabulous - oh to be able to paint like that. Don't forget to click on the pictures to enlarge them and marvel at the intricate details of her paintings.
I kept the cards very simple - imported the pictures into Publisher and add a faux matt as well as the sentiment, also with faux matt.
Monday, 3 January 2011
Thomas Kincaide image mounted on silver mirri onto stardream card. I also made a bookmark to go with this.
Not a brilliant piccie of the stamp - so see card below. stamped with versamark and then embossed with silver. then card coloured with paper-soft-color (pink and lilac( mounted on silver mirri. more of the coloured paper mounted on mirri and ribbon attached. Flowers punched out of the same paper I created with gems for centres.
variation of above card, but image stamped and embossed with gold on lemon paper from docrafts january goodybag and mounted on gold mirri. flowers punched from same Docrafts paper and mounted in one of the ribbons from the bag.
I will add here that my embossing powder is some from when I used to make cards when my daughter was demoing for Inca Stamps - some 18 years ago and it is still as good as new!