Well, after winning last week's Papertake Challenge ('excited' was not the word to describe my voodoo type of dance around the kitchen when I found out - my husband thought I was mad - nothing unusual here!!) - I was even more motivated than ever to make up my new card for this week's Challenge this afternoon. I have had a relaxing weekend playing around with some papers and embellishments I had downloaded from Krista Designs (as per my entry of last week with links below in my list of favourite blogs) and other predominantly scrapbooking websites I had spotted on the web. These papers are ideally designed for scrapbooking , but I just loved their antique effect , so when the Challenge for this week was to feature 'stitches', I thought they fitted the brief nicely. The hard part was finding enough colours in the watercolour palette to colour the Tilda stamped image and still keep within the colour tones of the embellishments and papers, I think I just about made it!!!! I would love your comments xx
Monday, 18 August 2008
I have had immense fun this afternoon putting together the Papertake Monday challenge with a really lovely sketch design from Katharina. I had downloaded some really fabulous papers from Designs by Krista (check out the link in my list of favourite blogs) and what was even better was that it was a freebie from Krista's site. I printed them all off over the weekend, and the challenge today gave me a perfect chance to put them all together. I hope you like the card.
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Well, here I go again, I am just crazy about bag cards at the moment and have now made 3 in the pretty Melon PP papers, each one a little different. I however quickly realised that I had not got an envelope that would fit the adjusted template I had made for the bag, having increased it from the original A6 size on the PP Template download, to almost A5. The finished bag is slightly taller than the standard C5 envelope - so I thought I would make a wrap to cover the card. The picture shows a melon bag and alongside it the wrap, featuring again the Melon buttons, with another bag inside it to show how it looks altogether. My husband thinks I am absolutely mad, his comment being 'What's the point of that, you cannot put it in the post' - aghhh - some men just do not understand 'creativity' do they??????
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
I am still enjoying making the handbag cards following my previous posting, so decided to make another one, this time using the new PP Melon kit. I used my computer to cut out images from one of the papers and from this I created the flower and button embellishments in Photoshop. I hope you all like it - would welcome your comments.
I downloaded the Templates file from the Pink Petticoat website and just fell in love with the handbag. I looked at the inspiration section of the website and saw a gorgeous handbag by Designer Stephanie Jo Mayne, and I could not resist having a go at it. The photo shows the bag I have made, but the design idea is totally Stephanie's and not mine. I wanted to do this design particularly as I felt it would really test all of my skills and it sure did. I am so proud of it, it sits on my dressing table - goodness knows how long I will leave it there - probably until I make another card I love as much.
The main bag paper is PP and is actually black and white, but I coloured all of the flowers with Lyra Watercolour crayons which are my favourite find at the moment. I just love this hobby, it enables me to mix my love of art with creating really lovely cards for myself and my friends.
Friday, 8 August 2008
Monday, 4 August 2008
Dawn thanks for the fabulous comments. You are right, there is definitely no stopping me now!!! Been busy again today doing another Hippo design. I coloured the image totally in Photoshop, laid everything out on a new A4 image, and then was able to cut all the decoupage pieces from one print. The paper on the front and back of the card is also from the Big Dots range from Pink Petticoat.
Saturday, 2 August 2008
These cards were made for some friends who were getting married. I could not decide which one to give them, in fact how strange it is that when you make a card to give to someone, you enjoyed making it so much you want to keep it. I nearly ended up going out and buying one, but I did give one up in the end. The cards were made all from papers and images from Pink Petticoat, my favourite site at the moment.
2nd August 2008 - Well here it is, my new creation, and only the fourth card I have ever made. I have to admit I loved this one so much that I did not want to give it away, so I made another one to keep. The image and paper is from my top favourite site Pink Petticoat - you really cannot go wrong with the absolutely stunning images and papers to download. I'm off now, ready to think about my next creation xx