Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Adventures in Watercolour Part 2

Well actually it's part 3 but you haven't seen the second card, so I've called this part 2. Make sense? Ok then, moving on.....
Here's another image I watercoloured last night, and again it's from A Day For Daisies this time from their challenge blog, and really I should have paid more attention and coloured this one to fit their challenge rather than the image I blogged about yesterday.
I watercoloured it in with tombows again, and have added a bit of glitter on the wings (just for you B) and mounted on some blue Bazzill cardstock, and the red backing paper is from a Papermania Pink Paper capsule thingy I bought yonks ago.This one is again a teeny 4" square card. Makes one wonder what on earth I would do if faced with a 12x12 scrapbook page. Run and hide most probably.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Paper Playtime - use a Digi + red, white and blue
Crafty Calendar Challenge - June, things with wings

Monday, June 27, 2011

Adventures in Watercolour

So today I had a notion to do some colouring, and not just any colouring, oh no. Watercolouring. Could this be because it hasn't stopped raining since May 2nd? Possibly.
However, having the notion is all very well, but it does help if a body owns more than 8 tombow markers. Hence the exceedingly limited colour palette on the finished example.
The image is from A Day for Daisies and as I said, she's been coloured in using tombow markers and a waterbrush, it doesn't show up on the photo but I've also added a touch of glitter to some of the flowers. A bit of green and purple Bazzill cardstock and she's good to go. Oh, and she's also teeny tiny - I used a 4" square card blank.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
Try it on Tuesday - Here comes the sun
Fab N Funky Challenges - Summer Lovin'

A Day for Daisies - Pastel but no Pink

Thursday, June 23, 2011

the Joys of Modern Technology

So. Here I sit, tucked up in bed at 11.30pm, posting on Blogger from my cell phone. And all because I wanted to show off some photos of the Thank you cards I made for a friend of mine. Only it seems i can't upload the photos this way! Now I ask you, what is the point of mobile blogging, if you can't add a photo or two?
Anyway at least this is a post for P to read before the weekend, and I'll add the photos later. Bit of an anti-climax really. . . . .

Ok, so here are the photos - quick and easy cards 4" square using up scraps of pink paper and a digi sentiment.

Monday, June 13, 2011

For Thou Art Crunchy.....

Which is apparently what Dragons say to you, just before they eat you. Bet you didn't know that did you? I have been missing in action again for a couple of weeks, a huge number of cards have been made (well maybe two or three) and posted off, but they're not for sharing on here I'm afraid :)
Tonight's card has been made in honour of Fathers Day this weekend (phew, not running late for once), and is for the Dunderthal of our household. And here it is:
The stamp is made by "High Hopes" and he's been coloured in with Promarkers, the stripey backing paper is from the Angel Co, and the spotty paper from my scraps box.
I would like to enter into the following challenges:
The Saturday Challenge #138
Polka Doodles Challenge #23
Fab N Funky #76
Creative Inspirations #61
All to do with Male themed cards

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A bit of a bling...

Now I will admit I struggle with bling (ok, I struggle with just about every embellishment known to crafting) so when it comes to making girly, bling laden, cards for girly, bling laden friends, I leave it til the very last moment and then try and fling something together that doesn't make me cringe.
You may want to avert your eyes, as tonight's offering is one of "those".
The image is by Victoria Case at SCACD and has been coloured in with Promarkers and then cut out and mounted on some foam pads. The stripey BP was cut out with a Nestie scallop circle and then I stamped and embossed the Stampin' Up sentiment. I inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress ink, then had a random moment, and covered the entire circle in versamark and clear embossing powder, so it is actually really glossy and shiny. The bling flourish came ready to peel off and stick down, and I just added a couple more to my shiny circle to finish it off. Still quite a CAS card, but with a "nod" to blingness.
I would like to enter into the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers - Sparkly Bling
Fab N Funky - What'eva
The Outlawz - Monday Greetings Challenge Anything Goes