I am soo pleased with how this card turned out. This is my first ever easel card and I was inspired to make one after receiving a cute one from Mrs Bs Blog. This is for my Dad's friend who loves fishing so i've used a stamped image coloured with ProMarkers. The little pond is loads of colours blended together covered in clear glaze and the effect is perfect.
Thursday, 26 November 2009
I've made this card using one of the templates in Papercraft Inspirations for Rudolph. It's really cute and I love the effect of the nose! I inked the edges then layered the reindeer onto a window complete with acetate for the glass. The snowflake paper is Daisy & Dandelion and santa with his sleigh is a peel off (coloured with ProMarkers of course).
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Yay i'm now the proud owner of the 92 original ProMarkers! Once I'd finished playing with them (including doing a colour chart) I figured I could use them to create a stained glass window effect on acetate so this is what I came up with. It's a bit plain and I wasn't where I could squeeze a sentiment but i've now got loads more ideas for using acetate windows...
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
It's my friend's 23rd birthday this week and she's obsessed with everything starry, so i've made this bright funky card using a stamped image from CraftyGranny. I've coloured her with gel pens and gone embellishment crazy on the background. I love this little Manga girl she's so cute but has attitude - I shall definitely be buying the stamp!
Thursday, 12 November 2009
My brother asked me to make a birthday card for one of his friends who is going to be 18. I thought it would the perfect chance to use my new Basic Grey papers, which are soo pretty - I think I am officially addicted! I've used my new Miss Anya stamps coloured with Whispers pens (wish I had my ProMarkers as it was hard to colour match to the background).
Sunday, 8 November 2009
This card uses a freebie stamp that came with DoCrafts magazine. I stamped it with Distress Inks but it went a bit blotchy, so I blended the colour over the whole image with a bit of water then added a bit of gold shimmer chalk. I don't think it turned out too bad and just adds to the charm of the dog. I've matted the image, added eyelets and drawn a few faux gold stitches.
I came up with this idea but then didn't have the right coloured ink to stamp the image in so it co-ordinated with the backing paper. Instead i've stamped it in clear ink then chalked it with a pastel blue. I haven't done this before but love the really soft effect it gives. To finish it off i've added a few punched snowflakes, a couple of which i've covered with Glamour Dust.
Thursday, 5 November 2009
I've recently treated myself to lots of new stash (Circle & Scalloped Circle Nestabilites, Greeting Farm Dressy Miss Anya stamps, Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch, Papermania Brad Making Kit), most of which i've used on this card lol! This card is going to Cards for Alicia and i'm hoping to make a few more as it's such a good cause. I don't have a particular style but I think this is quite different to all the cards i've made so far...
I've made this using a Forever Friends decoupage set, which included the pretty backing papers and greeting. I've inked everything, added a few snowflake brads in the corners then added glitter to the wings and halo. To be honest i'm not 100% happy with this card but it was quick to make and I know the person i'm planning to give it to will like it.