Friday, 11 March 2011
I love this image but I'm not too sure about the layout of the card. So many of the cards you see on blogs and websites all have lacey ribbons and flowers on. SO I tried it have to work on the presentation!!!!!
Coloured her using my ole faithfuls- promarkers,
This is one of my favourite Simply Sassy images. I coloured it with promarkers. The colours used on the skin weren't the usual ones I saw a tutorial that suggested sunkissed pink and burnt orange. When I first tried I thought the colours were really dark but they dried much lighter.
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
For some reason this image always makes me think of Cinderella! Don't ask why just an indication of how troubled my mind is lol.
I went for red and black promarkers on this for either Valentines or an Anniversary.
The sentiment on this one is from Pink Gem, its a rather large stamp but very intricate. I used red ink and embossed it before cutting it using a spellbinders circle die.
The frame is also a Spellbinders die and I have matched it up with the corner frame dies.
I them tried again with purple and lilac and got a completely different feel from the image.
Instead of ribbon on this card I used glitter card.
The image flows out of the die cut using the technique of cutting round part of it before threading it through a die.
The sentiment is another of the Lili of The Valley digi stamps. So versatile.
I tried it with this card which i made for my husband's niece who has just turned 13 but is going on 19!! as all teenage girls are.
I cut out the bottom of the image and then threaded it through the die and simply put it through the cuttlebug.
The sentiment is a digi version of the Sentiments from Lili of the Valley. I was a little too slow to get the rubber versions but actually these are great as you can make them whatever size you want.
The flowers are from a set from MeiFlower. The set had about 6/8 of five colours.
The papers are from Nitwits which I love.
The ribbon is recycled from a Christmas food hamper we received at Christmas.
Sunday, 13 February 2011
I can't believe its been a month since my last post. At the moment work is so busy that even my husband went to stay at his mother's as I was never in before 7.30pm every night sometimes as late as 9.30pm.
Having a nightmare getting my new camera to transfer my photos to the computer so left it and went to watch The Black Swan. Now I feel completely emotionally wrung out. What a film! Didn't see much of it as I had my eyes closed. Very very dark. I always like to try and see as many of the films nominated for the Best Film Oscar.
Saw The King's Speech a few weeks ago and was absolutely blown away by the whole film. Inception I thought was a modern version of The Matrix. I loved it but my husband said after about 10 mins he was completely lost.
I have actually been making cards but haven't got round to putting them as posts. Have enjoyed the 'colouring in' . At the moment trying to make as many cards as possible to sell as part of my fundraising for the London Moonwalk I am doing with 2 of my friends. It dawned on us on Saturday that it is only 13 weeks away and because of the weather we are still only managing to walk 5 miles on a night!!!!!!
I bought some of the new Simply Sassy Stamps and have enjoyed using my promarkers on them.
This is the card I made for my husband for Valentine's Day.
I tried out my new Spellbinders Ornate Tags and Hearts dies
The papers are recycled from packaging as I didn't have any black card!!