Saturday, October 31, 2009
Here is the sketch
And here is my effort. It is a LOT busier than I normally like, but I thought the tropical colours of the Pink Flamingo DSP and the flowers from my Pretties Kit suit Tiarne to a tee. I have coloured one layer of flowers with my pastels and blender pens, and blinged it up with a filigree brad with a yellow 'fire' rhinestone brad in the centre. I have 'finger knit' the silver cord (retired) to give it a bit more thickness, and tied off the celery ribbon to resemble leaves.
Friday, October 30, 2009
And here is my card. I have a few birthdays coming up, so used a girly, birthday theme. I've taken the colours from Candy Lane DSP, and the stamp sets used are Party Hearty and Occasional Greetings. I am happy with the result, but I confess to fiddling with it until way past my bedtime, wanting of course to make a dazzling challenge debut! I may have over-fiddled, but I did restrain myself from adding brads or paper piercing! I have used the emboss resist technique for the greeting, embossing the greeting and then inking over the VV c/stock in RRRed with a brayer.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tree Trimmings and Many Merry Messages stamps, Ski Slope designer series paper (hereafter called DSP), old olive 5/8" ribbon, old olive, real red and basic black classic inks.
Holiday Lineup and Wonderful Words stamps, real red c/stock and ribbon, wild wasabi (retired) c/stock, stamp & write markers, tag punches, white embossing powder and crystal effects for Rudolph's nose. This card uses the spotlight technique, which involves punching out only a portion of the image (which saved us colouring in ALL those cranky reindeer!)
Thanks for looking, and enjoy creating all your own Christmas cards this year!