Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Sweet Peas Queen of Hearts with Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles

Queen of Hearts Taken with Phone
 I saw this stamp and immediately thought of my best friend! I really wanted to colour this for her birthday card. Can you guess what her fave colour is? ;) I stamped the Queen of Hearts by Rachel Anderson with Memento Tuxedo Black. I coloured the reds with promarkers as I couldn't work out how to make a blending set with that darkness with the copics I had at the time :( I really need to learn how to use greys in my coloured images lol. I added some Atyou Spica to the lines on the bodice of the gown and necklace for some sparkle.
Spellbinder Timeless Rectangles
Next I took a sheet of K & Co paper and a piece of red cs that matched my red card base and die cut them with various size dies from Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles in my Ebosser.
Copic Colured Sentiment Background
 For the sentiment layer I cut a square to fit inside my smallest die cut and then coloured it with the lightest shade of copic from my background. I then stamped my sentiment from Inkadinkado on top and added custom coloured pearls to the corners. I adhered this with foam tape behind each layer for some dimension.
Finished Card with Taken Camera
I am finding reds very hard to get a handle on. But I will persevere because don't they look stunning!Practice makes perfect hey :) Well pretty close to it at any rate ;)
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Friday, 22 November 2013

Copic Coloured Sweet Pea Stamp Alassa By Elaine Cox

Just a quick image post for you today... I really wanted to pay with different coloured hair on an image and what better way to do that then with an image of a mermaid? So I grabbed my copics and set to work. I must say as I coloured the hair strand by strand it did take an awful long time! Excuse my colour swatching at the bottom lol.

The image is by Elaine Cox and she is called Alassa. As you can see I used my B/BGs. You can get this image in both digi and rubber formats at Sweet Pea Stamps. I aded some Atyou Spicas for the sparkle on the necklace chain and the fishies. I really love this image and for my first attempt I think she turned out pretty well as hair is something I struggle with.
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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Baby Shower Gift/Favour Boxes and Polish Snowflake Decorations

A good friend of mine is having a baby shower . . . So I offered as my present to make decorations and Gift Boxes. This works out well because the Purple's challenge this week at Eclectic Ellapu is "Anything But A Card." I grabbed Favors Gift Box Collection 3  by Sherry K from My Grafico and made 20 baby carriage boxes using my ecraft. The ribbon on top was a free downloadable svg (if it wasn't an svg I used inkscape to turn it into one) file from DCWV a few months ago. I used canson cs for the boxes.
I then set about making some hanging ornaments. I thought the Polish snowflakes were lovely but they looked hard to make. I set about finding a tutorial on Youtube and found a very easy to follow one by BrookWrite14.So far I have blue and purple. I have made two sizes so far and I need to make a couple of white ones as well.

In the next few days I am making some table decorations, cupcake decorations and banners/bunting. As well as working on two scrap layouts :O Hopefully I have some more goodness to share soon!
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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Easy Acetate Card with KaiserCraft December 25th, Twig and Berries and Spellbinders

 I wanted to make an acetate card and being that christmas is coming up I decided I would make a christmas card. I also wanted to make a card with die cuts, something I had not done before even though I have a few packets of them floating around. I am not very good at using them yet! lol
I started with the acetate, trimming it to card size.This is thicker than the acetate sheets you get for printing on so it can stand up in card form. I learnt that spellbinders do not like the thicker acetate so much lol. I chose some die cuts from the KaiserCraft Twig and Berry pack and a background paper from December 25th. I cut two different background papers with a spellbinders die in my ebosser.

I then cut 2 pieces of plain card stock into rectangles the same size as the die and used my corner rounder to round the edges. I used Festive Berries to stamp a sentiment. I used double side tape to tape to adhere the spellbinder pps to the front and back of the front panel and then the plain cs to the front and back of the back panel of the card.
I used foam tape to adhere the die cut pieces to the front of the card . . . It was very quick and easy to make once I stopped trying to make a pretty shaped card lol. Although I may try cutting again with the metal plate and my ebosser ;)
Its not a fancy smancy card but it was very quick and easy too make . So if you need a card in a hurry that has a lil wow factor try grabbing the acetate!
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