Monday, 29 November 2010

Beach Huts In December

I know it might seem a little odd living in the northern hemisphere and making a beach hut card in December especially as there is snow falling outside as I type.  But there it is, it just took my fancy.  The image was a freebie by SJ of Little Musings.  Thanks very much SJ.

I made the multi-coloured background after watching something on Create & Craft recently.  I suddenly remembered I had a box of inks that I bought many years ago.  I messed about with them on some glossy white card, something else I've had for years.  I dropped a few different colours on to the card and blew them around through the casing of an old biro and hey presto.

Finally I had another go at printing some digikit paper directly onto card and this time it worked (well almost, I didn't photograph the back of the card!).

This card is a lot more cheerful in reality.  There is sparkly sand and the colours are warmer than viewed here. Nice card, shame about the photography!

Beach hut digi: Little Musings
Stripey background: Pink Petticoat's Ribbon Stripes, putty on white
Ribbon: Hobbycraft
Colouring: Promarkers and Lyra Aquacolors
Glitter: DecoArt Glamour Dust - Crystal stuck on with Sakura Quickie Glue Pen

Gingerloft Challenge:  GL7 Bows
I {heart} Promarkers:  Anything goes with a bit of sparkle if you like
Passion For Promarkers:  Special challenge  - Old & New

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Blooming Marvellous

I'm feeling a bit pleased with myself.  Two patterned papers, two types of ribbon, two punched borders and my sentiment has even got faux stitching.  This is not like me at all.  Usually I am lucky if I manage one pattered paper and an image per card. 

I treated myself to a few more promarkers.  Wow, they are such fun.  And I love my new bow shaper (The Glitter Girls), something else new!

Digistamp:  With Flowers by Pink Petticoat
Patterned papers:  Digikits by Pink Petticoat
Border Punch: Fiskars Apron Lace

Competitions Entered:
Passion for Promarkers - Week 78 Stitching & Distressing
Kaboodle Doodle - Challenge # 44 - It's A Recipe
2 Sketches For You - Kazan's Sketch # 66

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Oh So Fuchsia

I was asked to make some wedding invitations. The requirements were fuchsia, sparkly and modern and this is what I came up with.  It is inspired by an example on the Pink Petticoat website. 

This was my first go with Promarkers and my first go with a Fiskars border punch too and also my first go with DecoArt Gamour Dust (Crystal) that I used for the wedding dress though I have not discovered how to photograph better as it is so sparkly, you have to see it to believe it.  On and another first I must mention, I used Satin Finish Printer paper by Crafter's Companion as I wanted to use something I hoped would be good quality.  Oh my, it was outstanding.  Not only did it print the background papers beautifully it felt gorgeous too.  I was really pleased with that because it adds a little something when the guests take the invite from the envelope.

I had such a lot of fun.

Card blanks 135cm sq by Papermania
Fiskars Border Punch: Apron Lace
DecoArt Gamour Dust Crystal
Ribbon: 15mm white with irridescent border sold at Hobbycraft by the metre
Digi Background paper patterned: Sweet Flourishes in putty/white by Pink Petticoat
Digi Background paper plain: Sweet Flourishes solid colour in double cream by Pink Petticoat
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen (for sticking the Glamour Dust)
Digistamp: Lola Rose by Pink Petticoat

Competition Entries:
Digital Tuesday Challenge: #84
Everybody Art Challenge: #116
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge: #92