Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Every Good Gift...

Welcome

As soon as I saw that this was the verse for the week over at Word Art Wednesday, I thought of the contrast between light and dark, which is what I have based my colours on.


I started by deciding to layer the scripture on the blue glitter card - and sponging around the sentiment before I removed the die.   The difference in the die sizes was larger than I wanted, so I drew around the outside of the die on the back of the blue layer, and then cut it with scissors.



The background layer is sparkly, which only really shows in this photograph. I decided to use the debossed side of the folder (which, to admit the truth,  means that I put the card in the folder without really thinking and discovered the sparkly side was the debossed side.)


I then added the flowers - the centre one is a Prima one that came in white, but I sprayed it with perfect pearls for a touch of colour, and added the blue (Kaisercraft) roses either side, again contrasting light and dark colours.  They were layered over some s/b leaf die cuts.


The ribbon is from a short piece of gold I have had on hand for years - I do not know where it came from., but it was soft to handle and perfect for this card. (The camera has made it look more silver than it is IRL).
Top Tip - I hold the bow to the ribbon, and ribbon to the card with glue dots.
  

Blue and silver rhinestones finished the card.

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(Blue, black, bling, lemon, leaves, embossing, glitter,sparkle, sponging)

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sweet Baby Girl

Welcome

I would like say hello to  Ellie of My Creative Moments who is a new follower.
Please pop over to her blog as see her wonderful work.

I made this card as an order for a soon to be Great Aunt - she knew the arrival was to be a wee girl, and wanted an appropriate card, but not a 'fussy' card, and this is the result.


I started with a scrap of embossed white card and sponged it using Spun Sugar DI., and layered if over some (ancient) patterned paper on the bright pink base.


The 'pram' was first cut with a spellbinders oval from some beautiful textured paper that is almost as old as the pp.  I then cut the oval to suit, sponged the edges with memento Poppy ink, and added the deep red 'wheels' and handle.  Some narrow lace was mounted behind the edge of the hood.  


The rose is one I crocheted in white, but I wiped it over the Spun Sugar ink to give it some colour.


The sentiment was embossed onto some of the red paper and popped under the edge of the rose, then there were pink and white pearls added to finish the card.


My customer was very happy with the card.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I Am Excited!!!

Welcome

It is with great excitement that I can share that I have been asked to be a Guest DT member for a short spell on Word Art Wednesday.

This is my first card, and the scripture is from Psalm 100:4


I die cut the verse with a s/b rectangle die, and sponged the edges  with Bamboo Leaves ink before removing it from the die, then mounted it onto a scalloped rectangle.


This was mounted over a panel I had made using the 'ink, spray, smash' technique that I learnt from MariLynn, aka  Missippi McGyver. The panel was edged with a doodle using a .25mm Micron pen in brown.


The gorgeous butterfly was one I received in a RAK from Grace at 


and  was mounted over a white panel embossed with the s/b folder


The final detail was the wee bow, made with a scrap of ribbon, the tail end of a piece that came in the same package from Grace. 

I am really happy with the outcome.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Peaceful Greetings

Welcome

I would like to welcome two new followers to my blog, 
Angela Conkin of  Heartly Handcrafted
and Diane Hasthorpe of  Tawny Inspirations
please pop over to their blogs to see their wonderful work.

I made this card in response to a challenge, but never got it linked up ...  a not uncommon occurrence I believe!


I sponged the 'sky' in Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans DI 


After the ink dried (assisted by the heat gun) I embossed the image with detailed silver embossing powder, some of which caught on the sky and when heated, it now looks like millions of tiny stars in the background.


The last detail was to fill in the capital letters with a silver pen.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Humphrey's Animal Antics

Welcome

This fortnight's challenge from CCC Digi Creations is Animal Antics. 
I loved this image from our wonderful sponsor Oak Pond Creations.


 It reminded me of a wonderful children's book that I own, Humphrey's First Christmas by Carol Heyer.  Humphrey is a camel with serious attitude!!


I coloured both Humphrey and the background with chalks,


Then 'sat' him on a red (with a silver pattern) blanket to ground him.


Love the expression on his face!


I even gave the 'blanket' a fringe.


Although the photo looks as though the sky is light, IRL it is quite dark, hence the stars.
I enjoyed making this card, and hope you have enjoyed it too.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sunshine Wishes

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I made this card for a young person who was recovering from surgery, and I wanted to cheer up their day.


I started this with a piece of white card painted with Sparkling H2O's
 

I then stamped the snail image (from Whippersnapper Designs - which was a RAK from the lovely Michelle  of Inspiration Blooms) with Tuxedo black ink and then water-coloured it. 


The corner treatment started with a grosgrain ribbon across the corner, then a narrow sateen ribbon, the flower and a matching sateen ribbon bow.


The sentiment (and the sun and cloud image) are from a retired Craft's Meow set called Sending You Sunshine.

The card was finished with a few pale blue rhinestones after mounting it on a red base.
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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sprays, a Mask and a Flower

 Welcome

I would like to welcome a new follower, Dangina Martinez.  She is a wonderful card maker, and I encourage you to pop over to her blog to look at her wonderful work.

I got out to the studio today and had some time to play :-) - time is in fairly short supply at the moment with our enlarged family!!


I started by applying a mask to the card and sprayed it with red pepper and gold shimmer spray to form a centre panel.


I cut out a spiral flower from a dictionary page with a spellbinders die, and coloured it with distress inks before shaping it, and then touching it with some gold paste.  I am really enjoying using these pastes.


 I had demolished another project recently, and used the flourishes from that for this card, They had been embossed with TH Green Crackle Embossing.

I used my trusty Kiwistamping stamp for the gold embossed sentiment.


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