Sunday, 13 January 2019
Of course I decided to colour it in a shade that I don't have any matching DP or card! My card didn't look 'finished' so I added these little semicircles in the same colour and it seems to have pulled it together a bit. I also added some sparkle to the roses. Still wouldn't be my favourite card of all time though!
Saturday, 12 January 2019
Once Upon a time ... there were 2 friends. One sent the other a birthday card, and she loved it so much she crossed her own name out and sent it back to her friend on her birthday. Her friend sent it back again the following year, and so on and so on. This carried on for 15 years! But now the card has been lost :(
So my mate in work asked me to make a card for them....
I've used my lovely new hippos from Clearly Besotted (Jo, that shopping trip was your fault!)
Coloured with watercolour pencils and clear gloss / glitter added to their tutus. Stripy DP from MFT. Flower die was a magazine freebie.
And in case you don't get what I've done, here's the unfolded card ...
- Daisy Chain #26 - add some sparkle
- Stamping Sensations January - fabulously feminine
- Simon Says Stamp Monday - something new (my stamps)
- Word Art Wednesday #368/369 - anything goes
Tuesday, 8 January 2019
I've used my new polychromo pencils again, I think I need to spend some proper time studying on how to colour flowers! I had a tough time with this colour theme too, but that was my own fault for picking such a pale pink as my base.
Di from Pixie's Crafty Workshop had a great tip recently from Alison on her blog recently - to add dimension by sticking snippets behind the image. Di ... thank you for posting this! I have such a huge bag of white card snips as I cut an A4 sheet to size for these square cards so I've always leftovers that I struggle to use up, I'll be able to play in your snippets challenge from now to eternity hahaha ;)
Sunday, 6 January 2019
So I took the opportunity to join in my buddy Jo's new Christmas Kickstart Challenge - I'm definitely going to try to play along each fortnight. I find that come Christmas I have a few nicely designed cards and then it's a mad rush for the others, so I'm hoping to avoid that this year!
My little reindeer is from Hunkydory Crafts - coloured with polychromos and popped up on foam pads. Lots of clear gloss and sparkle added to his nose and antlers. My stripy DP is a dark navy, not sure if it just looks black here.
- Christmas Kickstart Challenge #1 - Rudolph and friends
- Layout from Freshly Made Sketches #369
- Tuesday Throwdown #422 - Winter Sparkle
And here's Mum's calendar page, oops, only 6 days late ;)
I used some black and red glitter card for lots of sparkle. Not sure of the make of the fireworks.
Saturday, 5 January 2019
Anyway, this first card was a special request, thus the odd sentiment! I've coloured my girls with my polychromo pencils and added a little Gummiapan butterfly die.
And this one is based on this week's sketch over at Splitcoaststampers.
And I've used my favourite technique of splattering the background, love this - so easy and instantly effective.