Sunday, 17 May 2009

Life is Good!!!

My entry this week for the Friday Sketchers, which follows a gorgeous sketch from Claudia with lots of detail, is called Life is Good. It features a pretty little h'Anglar stamp and ribbon detail. If you want to see any of the images in more detail, just click on the photographs and they will open up in a large format.

The image has been paper pieced in part and coloured with Copic markers. The papers are digital (as usual!!!) and I have built up the image in several layers and this is shown in more detail above.

Inside the card I have followed the papers through and have added another layered up image. The matching box envelope has similar detail to the front with matching ribbon bow detail and is lined in the constrasting floral paper

I hope you have the time to leave a comment - thanks for looking xxx

Monday, 11 May 2009

Singing in the Rain!!

Well I decided this week to make a card for the Friday Sketchers Challenge, I loved their sketch, and also to fit it in with Just Magnolia, with a card that features stitches.

My card is put together with a range of papers that are all digital, and the cute little Tilda image is from the new collection for Spring. I have made the image up of several layers to give depth. The flowers on the front of the card are also coloured and printed, and then use a ball tool to give the shape and depth. I have machine stitched all the different layers, including the inside. The image is coloured with Copics.

The inside of the card follows the same colours and papers and on the left hand side there is a pocket on the bottom half, that you can slip a separate note, or a voucher into, behind the tree. I have made a box envelope to match as usual, to take the height and size of the card.

Would love your comments if you stop by xxx

Sunday, 3 May 2009

A Posy for You

My entry this week for the Friday Sketchers Challenge, follows a lovely sketch from Beatrix, and I have called it 'A Posy for You'. It certainly was out of my 'comfort zone' not to make a square card, but in the end quite liked the 7 x 5 inch format I chose to use. Please click on the photos if you would like to see more detail, they will all open up in a large format.

The papers are all digital and the image is a really cute h'Anglar little girl holding a posy. The image is coloured with Copic pens and I have also added a little Magnolia butterfly to the front of the card. The ribbon is one from a previous collection from Raspberry Ribbons. Inside the card I have followed the design through and using Nestabilities circle and scalloped circle created a frame for a smaller version of the image.

As usual I have created a boxed envelope, this time for a 7 x 5 inch card. To make this I used the Enveloper Pro, and used D1 and C. To create the box effect, after I have scored the lines as per the recommendations for the card size, I carefully moved the card just under half an inch to the right of the first score line, and then carefully score a second line parallel - I do this to all sides, and this is how the box frame is made.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, I would love it if you could leave your comments, I really do appreciate them. Thank you xx