Monday, 31 January 2011

Yellw Rose Tree

I struggled with this card as yellow really isn't my colour at all, but i ended up going back to my trusty K&Co pad (Don't know what I'll do for yellow card when i run out of this)
I stamped the rose tree and trowel stamps and coloured them with promarkers and added a touch of sakura yellow glitter pen to the roses.

I used a Martha Stewart punch to create a decorative border for the main image and the ribbon across the base panel and created a rose using Tim Holtz tattered floral die.

I embellished is with ribbon, pearls and a craftwork card sentiment.

I am entering this card for the Colour Create Challenge #63 (Lemon, Green & White)

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Strawberry Birthday Cake

Although stamping is usually more my sort of thing, I thought I ought to use some of the forever friends decoupage I won in a craft draw last year. (It was dies cut but i do have to admit to trimming it up a bit) I used some DCWV Nana's Kitchen papers which I edged with mock stitching , champagne colours pearls and some pearly stuff for the swirls and a Lily of the Valley sentiments.

I am entering this card for the Forever Friends dots and spots challenge.


Saturday, 29 January 2011

Tilda Witch

On sorting out some files on my computer i came across some images I didn't get round to uploading, so decided I'd try to do that over the next few days. Included was this Tilda image easel card which i coloured with prima pencils (I attempted it with promarkers first but wasn't happy with the result). The papers i used were from craftwork cards (dotty) and K&Co (purple) and the sentiment came from a sheet of dragon stamps I don't know the make but if I'm remembering correctly I ordered them from somewhere New Zealand.

I went a bit mad with punches and dies on this one, as well as my nestabilites i use a doily style dies, a martha stewart cobweb and gravestone border punches and an EK success dotty wave border punch.

I stitched the borders of the background papers and added a tag and pocket into the back of the card.
I finished the card with some paper flowers, punched leaves, black jewels and an organza bow.

I am entering this card for the Magnolia Stamp Lovers sentiment challenge.


Friday, 28 January 2011

Flower Girl

This was my first attempt at colouring a Gorguss Girl stamp with promarkers then added shading with Prisma pencils and used ink dusters and distress inks for the background. I was really happy with the way it turned out and I'll definitely be colouring them this way again. The papers i used were from the DCWV Garden Party pad.

I embellished the card with a decorative organza ribbon and a plain satin ribbon and bow.

I am entering this card for The Crafty Pad Challenge #105 - Something Girly (Sun)

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Sari Tilda

This inspiration for this card card came from the DCWV Pocket of Posies paper (which I've have for ages). On flicking through it i found an orange layered background paper and although orange isn't really my colour, on spotting the paisley motifs I decided that this Tilda image would be a perfect match. To go along with this i chose a handmade glittered paper which seemed to complement the sari/Indian theme.

I coloured the Tilda with promarkers and added shading with a black Prisma pencil and inked the background using ink dusters and distress inks.

I embellished it with a punched out dragon fly, a selection of flowers, a couple of decorative pins, a Craft Work cards greeting, a bit of sari ribbon and a touch of glitter onto her bindi.

I am entering this card for the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge #2 (Getting Warmed Up - Fri**) and the Totally Gorguss Challenge #64 (Hot hot hot! - Sat)

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Sending Hugs

I forced myself to cut into the gorgeous DCWV Linen Closet stack for this card.
Once I'd picked the papers the soft colours made me reach for the lily of the valley stamp which I coloured with prisma pencils.

I inked the background with colour dusters and distress ink again and finished the card with some flowers and a craft work cards sentiment.

I am entering this card for the Lili of the Valley Thursday Challenge #81


Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Owl Card

On my seeming never ending quest to do a few cards that would be okay for men I decided to drag this little owl stamp out of the drawer for this card. He's so sweet though i really can't think why I've not used him before.

I sat him on a swirl stamp and inked the background using ink dusters and distress inks, I was struggling with what to use for an embellishment until i remember this lead die and found a tiny little acorn in amongst my buttons.

I am entering this cards for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge #85.