Good evening everyone.
Monday, 31 January 2011
Good evening everyone.
Sunday, 30 January 2011
Saturday, 29 January 2011
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
I found this paper I had printed a long time ago. It comes as a free download from http://www.shabbyprincess.com/downloads.asp and is called moody blues. This is a great free gift that I used to make a scrapbook page for my teen daughter and still had these bits left. I cut out a circle and two rectangles which I rounded the corners on from coordinating paper. Then I made one into a tag and the other into a pocket using sticky tabs to raise it up. I placed two white rectangles with rounded corners, ( I used a corner cutter to do this), on the top of the patterned rectangles, added brads ribbon and an eyelet from Craft Work using a punch to make the holes. I stuck everything on with double sided tape
including the three flowers which were also from Craft Works. I use my favourite sentiment, ‘A perfect day’ and linked it with ‘have’ which I hand wrote on the tag for the wording. Lastly I cut her out and stuck her on as if she was sitting on the white rectangle.
What do you think?
I am going to try to enter this card into these challenges;
Today I am going to have a go at writing a tutorial.
It is a little bit scary as I have not done this before! I have chosen the Shabby Chic Tilda Sitting from Sir Stampalot and I am going to colour her in blue and white with Copic pens.
To start, I am going to have my shadow on the left side. I know I should put the mark (I use scissors) on the right side but that confesses me so I put it on the same side as I am going to shadow. For the face, arms and tummy, I lay down a small section of E51.You don’t need to much just use the tip of your pen.
To finish this section I colour two small circles in R11 for the cheeks and blend them over with E00.
I then do the same again with E37
To finish this section I blend over the hair section in small circles with E35.
Next I am going to do the hair band and the jeans.
First with the very tip of the pen, go over all of the lines with B97. Then lay down B95 in small strokes going over the B97 and out to the right.
To finish lay down B93 and blend it using small circulars movements over the other two colours until all of the lines are gone or you think the shadow looks right. Try not to use too much ink as this could run into the area you want white. If this happens don’t worry. Wait until the colour is dry and it can be removed by using the chisel end of 0 and pushing gently back towards the colour. It may take a few tries but it should come out in the end.
For the top I coloured the spots in with B93 and added a little shadow around the arms, under the neck and at the bottom with C1. I try to use C1 when I am going to leave something white as I think it needs something to define and lift it.
I also wanted to leave the shoes white, but I felt they needed to be a little darker so I used C3 for the soles and the laces area.
I then used a white gel pen to colour the white spots on hair band and her belt. Then I add some highlights. I just go around and put the white where I think the light may make a shine.
Lastly I went over the belt buckle and the wings with a silver gel pen and sprinkled it with Gold Tinsel, 'Heat it Up' embossing powder, which I heated with a heat gun.
Caution I have done this before and I know it works ok, but you should check on another piece of paper before you do this. Also my pen is fine but I don’t know if doing this may cause fumes with other pens, so be careful.And here she is all finished!
Wow that was a long post, sorry.
I hope that it helps others to enjoy stamping as much as I do.
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
I have just finished this little magnolia card (for my husband!!!) but am not sure if it is to girly! What do you think?
I made it because I just love this little stamp it reminds me of summer in the garden so maybe it is a card for me!
The stamp I used is Ladybug Hearts Tilda from Sir Stampalot and I coloured her with copic's.
For the face I used E51, 50, 00 and R11 for the checks which I blended over with the E00. For the hair I uses E37, 35, 33, and blended with E31. The reds were R29, 27, 24, 22, blended with R20 and R11 and for the tummy I blended with R00.
I have layered the card in red and white plain card, which I punched with wavy lines and Fiskars heart boarder punch. I also used the Fiskars embosser to emboss the heart.
To give the card dimension I raised the heart on tabs and added an old button I found in my stash to the satin ribbon. I also found the flowers in a bag at the back of my flower tray and I think they are just the right colour. What do you think?
I am going to try to put it into these challenges, but I am having a job linking from my sight back to the challenges!
dutchdare-cardchallenges Make a card following a layout
who said three is a crowd
three of a kind
buttons ribbons and flowers
If anyone can tell me what to pick up on the challenge page to link back to my sight I would be very grateful. Thanks
I would also like to thank everyone for their lovely comments about my last card. Lynn
Sunday, 23 January 2011
I am going to try to link this card to these sites;