Monday, 14 December 2009

Reluctant Cardmaker meets reluctant stamper!

I've known the talented Elisa for a couple of years via the forum at www.craft and she is one talented lady - her blog always inspires me and one day I will do digi! She claims to be a "reluctant cardmaker" but just check out this cute digi stamp that appeared in my inbox yesterday - I had vowed to use ink at least once a week and well digi images are almost stamping and I did use my Tim Holtz distress inks on the card base.
Card is made from ivory linen and then inked with Weathered Wood and Peeling Paint, the gorgeous swirl is part of one from ZVA creative - I buy the large swirls and snip them apart, so I get 3 or 4 cards from one. The button came off my daughters outgrown and too worn to pass on trousers and the ribbon is a bargain bin find from long ago. The digi image is by Elisa and I added the sentiment before I printed it off, coloured with promarkers and I added glamour dust to the wings.
Sorry for the poor photos but I only seem to get chance to do stuff in the wee hours.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

folded frame picture tutorial

Hope it makes sense!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

paperplay - no red or green

So Elisa's challenge was to use no red or green in a Christmas project - looking at my last few posts you can see a trend emerging - I love, love, love these little folded frames and they are so much quicker than a Christmas card - I think my nearest and dearest might get them instead of a card this year...
So this time I downsized and started with a 7inch and a 6 inch square of scrapbooking paper from Cherry Arte and Memory Box Co - when folded you get these really cute sized frames - perfect for hanging on the Christmas tree (except I haven't bought mine yet, it's top of tomorrows must do list). Tied with ribbon and little button detail with some confetti snowflakes that I use every year and yet they never show signs of running out. I added a bit of glamour dust to the photo for extra sparkle.

Friday, 4 December 2009

first time using promarkers and Caardvaark challenge

And it shows! I didn't have the complementary colours - only one in each colour group but I like the way they colour, although did have some bleed with the pens on the paper. The image is a digi one, based on a photo of my dd - since she was born, she has been my golden haired child and that explains the rather violent yellow hair - Gold is the only yellow I have at present - hurry on Santa!!! Her dress is Berry Red and Ruby, shoes, Olive green and her face is blush, satin and pastel pink.
Anyhow, I resisted my urge to bin the lot and cut and mounted her with nestabilities labels 1 and inked the edges with old paper and peeled paint Tim Holtz distress inks.
The frame is a folded sheet of 12 by 12 secured with brads, the edges of the frame are drawn together and held with a length of white satin ribbon. Sentiment and snowflake from Papermania elements range. This weeks Caardvaark challenge is to use a digi image.