Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dragonflies for Sarah

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This card was made using this beautiful butterfly digi which was a freebie from Ginny over at Maxam Made Studio.  Have a look around as Ginny is so generous in sharing digi images.


After printing it, I cut the panel with room for a stamped and silver embossed sentiment at the top, and some Bakers Twine at the base


The edges of the image panel were also silver embossed


The dragonflies were then coloured with Prismacolor pencils and blended with an alcohol pen


and given some sparkle with a good coating of Wink of Stella (clear).

The finished panel was mounted onto frayed burlap which was already mounted onto the card base.

I was really pleased with this card - it came together without fighting me, and did so quite quickly.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Faux Water Coloured Lighthouse.

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This was one of a batch of cards that I made earlier this month.

I started by printing off this watercoloured lighthouse image, which was a freebie from Ginny at Christian Card Makers Group on Facebook


I thought myself very clever that I was able to superimpose the scripture on the corner of the image before printing (my computer skills are all self taught.)


I ran around the edges of the image panel and the white layer it was mounted on with a blue ink pad, stamped the sentiment in the same blue ink and clear embossed (I swear that the stamp was straight on the MISTI before I stamped).  Layered those onto the red base, added the black flatback pearls and called it done. A very quickly made masculine card.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Owl Wish You Happy Birthday

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This card was made for a six year old boy 's birthday - as I don't know the child it was a bit awkward. 

My starting point was the owl I had pre-coloured that was sitting on my rather messy desk, and the scrap of orange card...


I found that the owl just fitted into a S/B circle die, which in turn just fitted on the scrap.  I added a blue outline and the the shaded gray background to the image, and as it was all done in Prismacolor pencils, I then tried blending it with an alcohol blending pen - I was pleased with the results.


I decided to use punch waste to layer under the orange card. As I got it out of the drawer it snagged on some crimped metallic thread and unraveled it.... 


So I wound the resulting wobbly thread randomly around the central panel!!


After assembling the card I added silver confetti stars to the image panel.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Splattered Birthday

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I don't know if Blogger is being rude or what, but I have lost a couple of followers of late 😕.

This is the last card I made for my 2016 birthdays - unfortunately it still has to be sent....


It is for a young man whom I have not met as that branch of the family is overseas, so I went for something neutral.  I made the splats by banging distress stains on the linen cardstock.


I did an extra layer on the reds, and sprinkled on and embossed some psychedelic  E.P.


The sentiment was embossed with an embossing powder called Metallic Medley, which has numerous colours in it, but it does not show well in the photograph.

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Year in Review

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I got this over half done last night and then the computer ate it overnight!!

I published 133 blog posts last year, and I have tried to choose one card for each month, and have mentioned another if I was having difficulty choosing.  The main card is linked through the month heading if you wish to see the original post.



Closely followed by this seabird one.



I still love the Valentines card I made for DH

This was the start of numerous sympathy cards last year




Another card I loved in April was this fun Froggy one



This Sailing Sympathy is another card that I like from May.



This is another Sympathy card that I was pleased with.



Love this card, but the photos really don't do it justice.



I also enjoyed this rather fishy card.


Love this Butterfly card


Closely followed by this card, the result of crafting with my grand children.



Closely followed by this Stitched Sunflower card.






Closely followed by this Lighthouse card.

Thank you for sharing my year in review with me.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Digi Topiary

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Firstly I would like to wish all who visit a blessed and joyful Christmas

I have need of numerous' thinking of you' cards at the moment, having just heard of two more extended family members who have been hit with serious illnesses.  I HATE CANCER!!


The image I used was a freebie from Ginny Maxam,  here at her blog


I coloured it with chalks/pastels, distressed and sponged the edges of the panels. 
 

The floral part of the image was initially pink, but then I realised that the butterfly was also pink, so I added a layer of purple...


 then masked the floral part of the image and sprayed it with a silver glimmer mist.  It can be seen in the above photo, and also the fact that I coloured the butterflies with metallic pens.  The finishing detail was the lace at the bottom of the card.

I used this as a class card to demonstrate how digi images can be re-sized, as the class images were smaller, and I also encouraged the class to colour and mount the images as they wanted too, so each card was different.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Negative Smile

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Needless to say after I taught the class how to use die cuts in a back ground, there were lots of negative 'smiles' left around, and I was able to use these two as the feature on a card.


I also tried my hand at a shaker card, using layers of card for the 'walls' of the shaker box, rather than tape. It worked, albeit a fiddly exercise on this card, as some of the margins were very narrow.


I could not find my packet of gold sequins, so I sat and fiddled and picked out the gold ones from a mixture of odds and ends that I have on hand, then added some gold glitter and gold micro beads, which has made a really nice mix.

The sentiment was designed and computer generated by moi.

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