Thursday, September 26, 2013

Falling Skies

DSC_0053 I think I got a little carried away with the falling backgrounds, I ended up cutting quite a few! I do like the colour combination on this tho! I think I need more practice with the blending but I still think its fairly realistic.

I tried to mimic the sky colours with the cardstock skyline and I’m pleased with how that came out too:

This other one was intended to be snow, rather than stars, but if I do it again, I’ll make the dots a lot smaller!


Monday, September 23, 2013

Golden Years

DSC_2878 My parents went to a Golden Anniversary party recently and requested a card. I had seen a couple of cards on Pinterest and the blogs I read with this angled “topper” layout.

In hindsight, Im not sure I like the angle of white panel, it kind of slipped from its original placement.. but then it shows more of the gold backing card that way, so maybe it can be excused. The tree is a memory box die cut into double sided adhesive paper and covered with gilding flakes. The birds are an old SU stamp and I printed the banner and fussy cut it from vellum.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Starry Square-y Night

Before I went the circle route, I tried cutting a Robocop panel with “falling stars”… it is SO hard to make something look random!!

The Memory Box village die got a lot of use during this particular week, mainly cos I convinced my mom to buy some Marianne Christmas Village dies to make her cards with this year… so naturally I had to have a play with them, right? Is this a church or a schoolhouse? Not really sure - u'll see it again tho!

Again no sentiment – its too early!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Starry Starry Night

I came across this lovely design through the power of Pinterest and decided to use it to shape the vague idea floating around my head. The stars (and circle) were cut by Robocop and then inked the panel with Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass distress ink. I made this quite a few weeks ago and couldn't bring myself to put a festive sentiment on it but I think it will end up that way… not long now!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Danielle & Daniel

Apologies for the fairly awful photo – it was very late and I was very tired by the time I finished this card! – but here is my take on a fantastic Laura Bassen creation:
Yeah… mine ain’t a patch on hers but the client liked it so…

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thank You

This is the partner to the other teacher thank you card I made:
I kept a similar layout but I didn't want it to be the same so I found this lovely vintage image from The Graphics Fairy. There was a sum written on the blackboard but I replaced it with the words thank you, printed it out, rounded the corners and added a touch of distress ink to the edges.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Thinkin’ Outside The Blue Box

Sorry about the shadow on this pic, I was trying to make the most of the morning sunshine and that's the shadow of my bed frame! I got a pretty cool sparkle on those sequins tho, eh? You’d think I’d planned it!
For the 99% of people who have no idea, this element is the poster that appears on the door of the TARDIS in Doctor Who. I made the ‘vortex’ background myself using lots of water, watercolour paper, a lot more water and a couple of different shades of Dylusions ink…
Its my most successful inky business to date and I almost didn't want to part with it. I have the other half on my desk daring me to cover it up… I don’t think I can!