Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #19 - Miss Anya

This week I have managed to squeeze in an entry at the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge, where you can find this fabulous sketch by Jen:-

I have rotated the sketch anticlockwise by 90 degrees & come up with this:-

I've used a cute Miss Anya image which I orginally stamped on watercolour paper so I could colour her with my stamp pad inks & an aquapainter.  Anyway, while I was away camping over the Australia Day weekend, I coloured her with prismacolor pencils instead.  Here's a close-up:-

I did the colouring without any regard for cardstock colours, but really like the somewhat unusual combination of SU's peach parfait, perfect plum, white shimmer & razzleberry satin ribbon.  Definitely not colours I normally would pull out to use together!  

Miss Anya is fussy cut & popped up on dimensionals & the matted shimmer panel is also raised on dimensionals:-

This image was lots of fun to colour, as were her two sisters who might make an appearance some time soon.  :)

The Freshly Made Design Team have some great inspiration pieces & there are some fabulous entries that you can check out at the FMS blog here.

Card Components  (all SU except as noted)
Cardstock:  Peach Parfait, Perfect Plum, Shimmer White, Watercolour Paper
Stamps:  Vintage Labels (retired)
Other:  Jewellery Tag Punch, Razzleberry Ribbon, Pearls, Dimensionals, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
Non SU:  Prismacolor pencils, Miss Anya stamp (by the Greeting Farm), Forever Jet Black Archival Ink

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Faux Silk

Hi there, unfortunately no challenge entries happening here this week, so I thought I might share a simple sympathy/support card with you:-

This one uses the easy, but very effective, faux silk technique.  Here's a close up of the lovely texture it creates:-

It also allowed me to reverse the image, as you can see from the envelope.

All supplies except the tissue paper & string are SU.  Please drop me a line if you'd like more details.

Hope you all enjoy your Australia Day celebrations tomorrow!

Monday, January 16, 2012

JAI #100 - Just Add Crowns

After a nice long break, I thought I might try my hand at the challenge at Just Add Ink this week, to "just add crowns".  So that's what I did (21 of them!)

Here's my card:-

I've made the background paper by versamark stamping & then black embossing the crown from SU's Artistic Etchings.  It looks great when the light hits it:-

I have used the decorative label punch under the oval sentiment panel, but wanted to remove the spikey points.  Here's how I did that:-

Make sure you go check out all the fabulous DT projects - JAI have put together a fun blog hop to celebrate their #100 Challenge milestone.  Congratulations Ladies!

Card Components  (all SU) 
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Poppy Parade
Stamps:  Artistic Etchings, Tiny Tags, Afterthoughts (retired)
Inks:  Versamark
Other:  Decorative Label, Wide Oval & 1.3/8" Circle Punches, Black Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Powder, Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals