Friday, 25 February 2011

Twisted easel

I've almost got my things sorted now, but I got a bit bored and stacked the last few bits on top of my drawer :)
Here is another twisted easel card, the layout is inspired by Pops (again lol) I must say I like the effect of distressing the edges more than I'm used to.

The image is from wild rose, coloured with promarkers, papers are an old set I found whilst tidying, not sure of the make.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Bad day, good day

I had had a really rotten day at work today but then I came home to find this little beauty waiting for me...
Thank you sooo much to "Pops" she is gorgeous and sparkly and it really turned my day around. She has pride of place in my lounge, my very own muse xx

No cards from me at the moment I'm having another huge move around/tidy up trying to get the things I use most nearest to me without having to move boxes to get at them. I'm getting there slowly, hopefully tomorrow I should be up and running again (early finish at work - whoopee)

Saturday, 19 February 2011

3 Challenges

I have been playing with bleach today!! It's a technique I saw ages ago but never got around to trying, I must say I like the results :)

The image (camellia - Little Claire's) was stamped onto the dark brown card and embossed with WOW gold sparkle, then I used bleach and a paint brush to go over the image to take the colour out. The leaves were then painted with H20's.
The swirl (Flourish - Little Claire's) was stamped onto the edges of the main image and the piece of cream card with brown ink.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges,
Little Claire's Anything goes
Allsorts - Inspired by nature
Bunny Zoe's - Spring flowers everywhere

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Little Claires challenge

Here is another card for Little Claires anything goes challenge.
I was having a play at doing another twisted easel card, to see if you can make them from A5 card rather than a square, and with a bit of measuring, hey presto :) it works.

Stamp. Flowerhead from little claires.
embossed with WOW metallic silver sparkle and cut out. coloured with dusty concord distress ink.
Background, stamped with versamark ink and chalk applied on top.
Sentiment designed on pc and punched out.
Swirl, sizzix die

Saturday, 12 February 2011

2 Challenges

Here is the card for Little Claire's anything goes and Secret crafter - stamped flower.
I decided to try my hand at a twisted easel card.

The stamp is from Little Claires, coloured with promarkers, the stamens have been gilded with flakes and the centre has stickles glitter glue. All embellishments were white card coloured with 'faded jeans' distress ink. Again I made a couple of roses to prop open the card.