Friday, 29 August 2014

Shaker card

Hello all

I am running a card class next week at my craft group I attend and wanted to show the ladies an example of what they will be making.

So, for my Farnborough girls, here you are:

It's a shaker card with a complete clear front panel, with seed beads inside, so you can see the greeting inside the main card.  It is embellished with punched flowers, mine are trying to look like water lilies, but we can experiment with different shapes and colours.

If you have any other ideas and would like to bring some card and embellishments for that instead, that would be great.

See you next week ladies.

Happy Christmas

Ha!  That caught you out.  Just checking you're awake.

I've made a quick Christmas card for the Less is More challenge, which this week is a sketch.  And it's voluntarily one layer as well.

I copied Ardyth's idea of shading only the corners to imply a frame all around the picture.

Must dash.  Have a good weekend.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Is a butterfly an animal?

Hello and welcome to the weekend.

I have made a butterfly card using the fabulous technique demonstrated most beautifully by Maile Bells here.

I think it's a lovely simple variation for a card layout, and can see me using it for my Christmas cards this year.

I'm hoping that a butterfly counts as an animal, so that I can link up to the Less is More theme this week.

Enjoy your longer than usual weekend if you are in the UK.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Flat foliage

Happy Monday to you

I can't believe I'm five days earlier than usual for my submission to the Less is More challenge.

It's one layer week (so glad I actually remembered in time) with a theme of foliage.

I've made two Christmas cards using the same Dreamweaver stencil.

This one was my favourite until I stamped the greeting downhill :-(  It looked straight on the clear block too.  May just have to add a better one over the top.

I like the crass stitched look.

To get the writing through the stencil I had to ink the stamp and lay it face up on the desk then press the card down into it (I also dry embossed it first).

As an unrelated item, I also made another Christmas card (go me!) where the same image is stamped onto acetate and then you tuck the acetate into the border in the right to make it stand proud to give a three dimensional effect.

Enjoy your week.  Bye for now.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Butterfly Birthday

Hi there

This is a really quick post to submit to the Less is More challenge this week, which is a range of colours including yellow green and blue.

I sponged some vellum with various colours of Brillaince ink, then die cut Memory Box butterflies and inlaid them.  Stamped greeting in brilliance Sky Blue and a few sequins to be on trend.
Have a good weekend.