Papertake's Weekly Challenge is called Frightful But Delightful this week. And is all about....yes ..you guessed it....Halloween.
It's very easy to construct, but the effect is magical. You can layer it up and make a stunning work of art.
The umbrella was stamped and coloured again, and decoupaged for even more dimension. I just love this card. I spent a little more time on it and I'm very pleased with the result. It would be perfect for someone who is feeling 'under the weather.'
These are the materials I used.
The image is by Sugar Nellie and available from Funky Kits . It's so darn cute, hence the little beads at the bottom of the card spelling out 'cutie'. I just love the little kitty cat. The image was coloured using Copics and a white Sakura gel pen was used for highlights.
I noticed that alot of images with black eyes lack life, so I've started to add a dot of white to the eyes to give them a bit of sparkle. I think this makes quite a difference, and thought some of you might like to try it too.
The second card I'm showing uses the same image and papers.
The image was cropped this time using an oval Nestability and matted onto a scalloped oval. The flower was a green one from Prima Essentials, I painted it with Starburst Stains Glory Of The Seas Gold.
This shimmering gold is just magical in the sunlight as you can see in this photo. This image was coloured in Copics. They are my newest 'must have' and I love 'em. I'm off to do some bloghopping now. Take care and...Happy crafting.
I wanted to make a mono toned card, although this one has got a few dots of colour, I kept it mainly black and grey tones. Poor little Melinda angel from Whiff Of Joy, has rather grey cheeks that were meant to be flushed with pink. However the pink got a little contaminated with black and she looks rather like she's been messing around with coal. I still like this look though, and might try it again. The papers used here are Basic Grey of course.
This is the card that I was making for the Pink & Green challenge, but I haven't a clue which one it was now, and I didn't even post it because my time has been really short. Again I used Basic Grey paper for the background, although the two accent papers are from a different range, but I can't remember which one...sorry, I used Copic markers to colour in Willow. The image was kindly sent to me with my birthday card from Lynsey, thank you so much, but you can buy the stamp from Whiff Of Joy , and I have since purchased one of my own. The flowers are from Prima, with three gems for a bit of bling...
This is my favourite card of this batch. The papers are by K & Co, including the text. The stamp is called Pickin' Apples by Sugar Nellie and is available from Funky Kits. The image is coloured again with Copics, just look at that subtle shading...beautiful. I love the soft grey and dusky pink together. The ribbon came from John Lewis, and the flowers Prima.
I have some more cards to post tomorrow when I have taken photo's of them, but hope these are OK for today.
Maybe I don't dislike autumn as much as I thought I did.
What do you think of autumn????
One from my Lovely Dad, whom I adore and love so much.
One from my 15 year old Daughter Sophie, she's so lovely, and always thinks of others.
One from 24 year old Son Paul, girlfriend Jess and Jess' little girl Ellie, I love them all.
One from younger Sister Gail, she lives in Hampshire so I won't see her, but I love her to bits.
One from my dear, dear Auntie Norma, & Husband, who never forgets me and is always there for me, more so since my lovely Mum died ten years ago.
And one from my blogging friend Lynsey, made by her own fair hand of course. Thanks Lynsey I know I've made a good friend, and big kisses to gorgeous baby Grace.