Sunday, 26 April 2009

Ooh-La-La - Tilda in Paris!!!!

I decided that as it was Spring, and Paris went beautifully with Spring, I would make a card on this theme, and have followed the great sketch from Mumur for my entry for Friday Sketchers. The card also fits in with this week's Papertake Challenge just announced which features stripes and spots.
There is quite alot of detail in this card to explain, but quite simply the papers again are a mish-mash of digital downloads, but I am proud to say that some of them I even made up myself - gosh I am learning. The photo below shows a close up of the detail of the front of the card. I have paper pieced some of Tilda's clothes, and the flowers were made using a paper punch and then using a ball tool to curve them. The flowers are Mulberry which have had a small amount of glitter added.

The inside of the card is made up with the Magnolia Eiffel tower stamp and another Tilda image. I have matted up the papers on the inside so in the end this became quite a heavyweight card.

The front of the envelope box features the same inside detail on the front with a black bow and the inside of the envelope has the same spotted detail taken from the front of the card.

I would love your comments if you have a moment if you stop by. Thank you xx

Monday, 20 April 2009

A Pocket Full of Posies

My Pocket Full of Posies card fits beautifully with the brilliant sketch for 2 Sketches4you. I have turned up the corners of my paper to form a pocket, which is then tied with a ribbon and filled with pretty flowers.

The flowers are all the same digital flower, which I have digitally coloured to match the papers and then shaped and curved with a ball tool. The flower centres are finished with small pearl brads. The flowers are layered up using 3mm double sided sticky tape. The papers used in the card are all a mixture of digital papers which I gather together to form the colour theme that I was looking for to complete the design.

The inside of the card has again been finished with pretty papers and ribbon and I have made a box style envelope which is thick enough to take the height of the card after the layering. The front of the box envelope follows the same design as the inside of the card and is finished with a butterfly and ribbon.

If you would like to see more detail of the cards, click on the photographs and it will give you a full size view. Thank you for stopping by and I would love your comments if you have the time. xx

Monday, 13 April 2009

Pretty as a Picture

A triple entry for my card this week, called Pretty as a Picture. The card follows the theme and sketches for Cute Card Thursday - a floral theme, Papertake - a pastel theme and Splitcoast Stampers - sketch SC224.
I have made a recessed window card, forming the frame following a template I found on Splitcoast stampers under their resources page. I wanted the effect of this card to be almost like a picture on the wall, with a 3D effect.

The papers are digital downloads from various sources but the main floral paper is from Kate Pertiet, Blossom n’ Grow - downloadable from Designer Digitals. The stamp is a PSX stamp – Tulips in a Bucket. I am a massive fan of PSX stamps, a company that went out of business some years ago, but there is a strong following now, especially in the United States for collectors. After I stamped and coloured the image 3 times, I then covered the tulips with Glossy Accents, cut out the tulip heads and layered them onto the main image two more times. I wanted to create a feeling that the tulips closest to the front were actually reaching towards you. The background to the stamped image is a digital design I created from various images.

The inside of the card features green gingham paper onto which I digitally created a design to form a botanical scene. The envelope carries through the botanical design and is finished with matching ribbon. The image has been coloured with Copic Marker pens and the ribbon is from Ribbon Oasis.

I would love your comments if you are passing by – your feedback is always welcome. Thank you. xx