Thursday, 21 October 2010

Papaya & Yellow

I thought I would try borderless printing direct onto card.  As you can see my printer's idea of borderless is not exactly borderless!  However, I rather liked the effect so persevered.  The colour is called 'papaya' it is a sort of pinky orange, I love it, rather unusual.

The USB connection for my digital camera packed up tonight.  I had to find out how to remove the card from the camera and find where to stick it in the computer.  Did it eventually.  It never rains but it pours.

Competitions entered:
Crafty Calendar Challenge: First Birthday Challenge
Craftlicious Challenge: #10
Lexi's Creations: Challenge #25

Papaya paper: Pink Petticoat Digikit: Sweet Flourishes
Tree stamp:  Pink Petticoat Digistamp:  from With Flowers
Border: Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch
Ribbon: from stash

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Ahead Of Myself!

A bit more practice with the water colour pencils using the tutorial and I had a go with the ribbon tutorial.  Now all I need is someone to send this card to.  Happily, I do not have friends and family who need Get Well wishes at the moment.  Gosh, I must be ahead of myself - unheard of!

I have entered Pattie's Creations Challenge #1 Anything Goes

Paper: Ribbon Stripes by Pink Petticoat
Image: With Flowers Collection by Pink Petticoat
Border: Fiskars Border - Elegance
Ribbon: GSC Ribbons

Friday, 8 October 2010

Variation: Male

Card needed and I was not feeling creative so I went for variation.  I have tried to make this card more suitable for a male by changing the colours and using a smaller patterned paper (see last post for original version).  I am also trying to improve my colouring.  Well it is an attempt anyway.  I used a mixture of watercolour pencils and Sakura Gell Roll pens.

I have entered:
Fab N Funky Challenge #43: Use a digi image
Digital Tuesday Challenge #79: Ribbons, buttons, bling + a digi
The Paper Players Challenge #18: Monochromatic

Background papers: Digikits by Pink Petticoat
Stamp: Digistamp from With Flowers by Pink Petticoat
Water colouring Tutorial: There She Gloes Clear Stamps

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Just for Ewe

I thought I would experiment with using background papers to suggest scenery.  It was a lot of fun and easier than I thought it would be.  I am quite pleased with the result.  I found it easier to use mainly one colour (soft blue) to work out what went well with what and then coloured the image after I had made the background.  The papers and the stamped image were all digital ones from Pink Petticoat.  I especially like the ribbon stripes papers which I have used on cards for any age or occasion and for both genders. 

I really like the example cards on Pink Petticoat.  They look simple until you try to replicate them and then you realise how complex and clever they are
There is a really good bow tying tutorial by one of the Pink Petticoat design team that has inspired me to practise.

I have entered this card in the Daisy Doodles #18 Challenge Critter Mad.

Striped background paper: Ribbon Stripes colour Collection
Flower background paper: Wild Blossoms Just Papers
Digistamp: With {Flowers} Image Stamps

Friday, 1 October 2010

Printer Drama

I thought I would upload some of the cards I've been making while not blogging for the last few months.  This background (from a free digikit) should have looked more pristine than this.  But I was having a drama with a new printer which did not like my Jessops Matt paper at all.  However, despite not printing the way it should I thought it was still salvagable and turned out to be quite a dramatic background (very dramatic for me).

Digikit: Urban Kiwi by Shabby Princess
Digistamp: With {Flowers} by Pink Petticoat