Hi everyone, how's your Christmas preparations going?
I managed to get my tree up at long last, and have been experimenting with my camera, in an effort to get some artistic shots.
Not absolutely sure I've got what I want here, but at least there's room for improvement. I think I've got a little too much glare on the glass in the foreground. But the 'bokeh' effect of the tree in the background is nearly there. I'll keep trying.
~ Edited ~ From the photo above, I've taken part of the bokeh effect on the tree, and made some digital designs in Photoshop I used several brushes, and effects to create several different designs that I might use for background papers. It's also got me thinking about what else I can do. I'll keep you posted.
Let me know what you think. Do you design digital papers, and how do you do it. I'd be interested to know.
I hope you're enjoying your weekend so far. I'm absolutely shattered after starting full time work again last week. I'm working at John Lewis in Peterborough, and with all the Christmas shoppers I haven't stopped.
I'm still trying to get on with my Christmas cards, but took a break today to put up my christmas tree, and I must say it looks beautiful. I'm going to take some photos using my Canon DSLR so I can experiment a bit more with the techniques I'm learning.
Anyway back to my card. I don't very often make vintage looking cards, but I'm so inspired by some of our Scandinavian friends I thought I'd give it a go.
I used Close To Cocoa and Bashful Blue ink with the Lovely As A Tree stamp set from Stampin' Up! The base card is Very Vanilla. I also used a corner stamp from Stempleglede which I adore. I've distressed the edges of the card, again something I don't usually do.
The snowflake was made using the Winter Wonderland Cricut cartridge which was kindly lent to me by my lovely friend Louise. I urge you to take a look at her blog, she makes the most amazing creations. Thank you Louise, I'm loving this cartridge, and might buy it myself yet. I added some sparkly glitter to the trees, and pearlised dots to echo the scrolls. Thank you for taking the time to visit, and take care.
I am a fourty something wife, and mother of five. I have found my true vocation in crafting. I have come to realise I have loved it since I was a child. When I was at junior school, I used to make little creatures from wooden cotton reels. My younger sister used to take them to school and sell them. She was a much better salesperson than me, which may account for the fact that I've never managed to make a living from my passion. I have done all sorts over the years, but now am in to card making, scrapbooking, both paper and digital, and papercraft of all sorts. I will try to bring interesting topics to this blog. If there is anything you would like to see, then feel free to leave a comment. But in the meantime ENJOY.......
My designs are for inspiration only. Please do not copy them directly and pass them off as your own. If you have any questions please email me and I will try to answer.
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This is brilliant. I came across it whilst bloghopping, and watching YouTube links. It's amazing how one thing leads to another. Anyway, try this when the boss isn't looking. It beats doodling.
They must have had fun doing this, hope you enjoyed it.
Hugs Debbie xx