Friday, 31 July 2009
The papers are by My Minds Eye and fitted in with the jungle theme. The image is from Magnolia and coloured with Copic Markers. (By the way I've bought some new colours, so you'll be seeing them soon). I stitched around the image. I like this look at the moment, it just adds another dimension. I put a piece of acetate through an embossing folder, and rubbed black Stazon over the relief to highlight it, and stuck it behind the matted image. I added a squiggly line with a marker, around the circle too.
I added Glossy Accents to the rear lights of the vehicle, and cut out the windows, placing more acetate behind them to look like glass. You can't actually see it on this photo, but believe me it's there. The image was matted using silicone to give depth as you can tell by the shadow in the windows.
I chopped up the Magnolia Palm Tree to use the leaves on the ground rather like ferns, to give a bit of jungle undergrowth, and made some tiny flowers using shrink plastic, (a technique I borrowed from Louise, thanks sweetie) and I do love them. The bees were from another Magnolia stamp, but I cut them from Tilda's hand, coloured them using copics. I glittered the wings, then stamped again onto Fantasy film with Stazon, and cut the wings out only. It was a bit fiddly, I attached them with silicone to give that sheer irridescent look as though they're flying. Quite cute I thought.
So there you have it. Oh and the sentiment was computer generated. Hope you like it. I'm off to town now, more therapy....See ya later.
Saturday, 25 July 2009
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Well the weather seems to have turned horrid, here on the eastern side of the UK. It's been raining, and it's much, much cooler than it has been over the past couple of weeks. I'm so glad we managed to have beautiful weather for the wedding just over a week ago. Anyway, whilst the weather was nice I was experimenting with my new camera. I sill want to go on a course to be able to get the best from it, and learn to use it to it's full capacity, but I have taken a few shots that I'm quite proud of. So here they are:
Sunday, 19 July 2009
The image is coloured with copic markers as usual. I went with a sunny yellow colour scheme. The papers are a download from Kay Miller Designs.
The inside is decorated with more of the papers and the same image.
Thanks for looking and happy crafting.
Monday, 13 July 2009
You can see the twigs, and decoupage a little better in this photo.
Sunday, 12 July 2009
I had a fantastic day yesterday at my son's wedding yesterday, although the final preparations were hectic.
Paul and Jess looked stunning, and I wish them many congratulations. I am so proud of them, and the rest of my children. Here's a few photo's of the day.
Don't they all look gorgeous.
Jess with our youngest daughter Sophie, who was chief bridesmaid.
Dear Husband and I - Proud Mum and Dad (I loved the outfit, and adore the hat)
Younger son Adam and girlfriend Zoe all dressed up.
Proud dad with youngest son Jordan (typical boy)
Eldest daughter Jo, with husband Stewart grandchildren, & bridesmaid Ellie (Jess' daughter)
Me with my lovely little sister
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
I used my nesties to cut the mats, and the Adorable word was cut out from one of the Cuttlebug Embossing folders...Great if you're in a hurry and haven't got the time to look for a sentiment, as is the case with me at the moment.
I later replaced the 'adorable' word with circle containing '18' after Sophie came home yesterday and said she needed a card for Vanessa, the girl she's been working with this week, (she's on work experience at our local childrens nursery). So I did a quick alteration this morning to accomodate. Vanessa loved it by all accounts, and Sophie has spent the day eating birthday cake..lucky her.
Why not pop along and see what the rest of the design team have done, and be in with the chance to win yourself a prize.
I should have a bit more time once the wedding is over, so might be able to enjoy a few more challenges as well as my DT work again. Oh and I don't know if I've already mentioned this, my redundancy is happening on July 24th. It's so close now, don't know whether to be happy or sad after 21 years working for the same place. I know one thing though...life goes on, and I'll survive....just have to figure out how...lol
Monday, 6 July 2009
Thursday, 2 July 2009
Anyway I made the sentiments in Photoshop, and layered them on to card, added a punched out flower and some pearly doodles and one thing led to another I thought I would use some of the toppers on sample birth announcement cards.
I have only used Bazzill and a few scraps of patterned paper. These cards are really tiny, e.g. 3" x 3" for the square ones, and 4" by 2.5" for the tall one. I've made some baby boy ones too, so maybe I'll do a few samples with them too. I actually love them, there would be room to add a small photo inside, and baby's weight etc.
Because of the small size, I thought you could use them for scrapbooking, gift tags, on gift boxes, and many other things too. I'm thinking of doing a kind of pick & mix thing. Mainly because I've bought things before, for one item, and never used the rest of the pack. I thought as people are on a tight budget these days, this idea might appeal...you only pay for what you want. What do you think of the idea???
I'm thinking of Save The Date cards too. I'd love to hear what you think.
Just thought I'd share a photo with you before I go....