Monday, September 13, 2010
Not many good photos from today, no photography indoors, changeable weather, small garden etc. all leading to not many shots to sort and edit.
At time of writing the NT site was down for maintenance, hopefully come and check this link when it's back up. :)
"On trend" is one of my least favourite expressions. That is because it is abused ruthlessly on QVC.... Like "School Boy Error" on Masterchef and "Journey" on Strictly Come Dancing.
Included the inside of the card on this pic, as I normally decorate them too, just using clipart and things, but I think its a nice added extra.
One of these is for my cousin, who is getting married very soon.
The blackboard (greenboard?) paper, and the apple paper the apple was snipped from, both came from a set from Poundland, that I have made several school themed cards from. (Thanking the teacher card normally.) I always check poundland for potentially cheap crafty things. It can be very good for stickers!
Tried to do a few 3D pics of the crayons and ruler and pencil sharpener, and then put on a real rubber band. ( Very well stuck on, so not at all easy to pull off!)
Lots of interesting info about it on the Wikipee!
I love red and green together, and am fed up with only being able to use it at Xmas, so I am liberating my red and green crafting items and using them not at christmas too. So there. ;)
Smudge and Mitten Kit still at £1.99, not die-cut tho!
Note to self : Need a new "guitar card" idea.
Background Paper -
We R Memory Keepers, White Out Collection, Nonsense, Splish Splash.
This is for my almost-brother-in-law, who has a golden retriever called Charlie. :)
Card for my almost-sister-in-law. :)
So this was meant to look like a tower of cars, piggybacking, and going on holiday together... this was not meant to look like a car crash! oops :)
Gave it to my father-in-law and confessed the problem, I dont think he minded much :)
Joy Ride, Zoom Zoom, Cosmo Cricket
Nutmeg Autumn CSP569 Cosmo Cricket
This is because I saw a stamp set in TKMaxx featuring some electric guitar and grungey boy things. I didn't buy it because I wasn't sure I'd use it enough to justify spending £3.99.
Because I made that decision, I have since had orders for 3 guitar cards. erf! ;)
TKMaxx is getting in lots more craft stuff at the moment, some good bargains. Hero Arts stamps occasionally appear too. Yay! :D
Got the cheap wrapping paper at Boundary Mill, in the sale, and thought it would make a nice wedding or anniversary card. Have lots left :)
I created two sheet of paper covered in cosmic shimmer mist, one purple, one green. I stamped the images using black ink, and then pieced the images together. I really love the paper piecing technique and this is one of the several goes I have had at it.
Back ground paper is Nook and Pantry Cupcakes, Basic Grey. Not sure if this was the best venue for it, but it was luscious and I wanted to use it :)
Using Hero Arts Stamp sets -
Happy Animals CL155
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Uploaded a few pics onto Flickr. Have decided to include my photography in my blog...bits of it anyway.
Link to the illustrator and magazine a few entries below.
I'd pop in a link to the Creative Expressions website, who make the shimmer mists, but the website I think is there's is really poor, and isnt worth looking. :p
This card was for my friend Merv who is an owner of a very lovely gecko. I hope he liked it :)
Mainly I discovered that I dont have the right inkpads to print on painted surfaces. I even brought some gesso! I've purchased some more bits and pieces now so I can have another go, but this was my first!
The lady was an image in the National Trust magazine, really interesting person, and I'd like to visit her studio in Liverpool - Margaret Chambré Hardman.
No, I am not a fan >_<
This is another David Parkin design, featured in "Simply Cards" magazine.
I scanned the image and printed it out, then used watercolour pencils to colour it. Added some stickles glitter glue and gems. Flowers were uncoloured and I used my copics to colour them in. Added a feather too :)
Friday, July 09, 2010
Actually got round to using some of the free images that come in the centre of "Simply Cards" magazine. I really liked these ones by David Parkins and they were lots of fun to colour in too!
I love my copics, but it's just so much easier to use watercolour pencils...
If you missed the mag and would like the images, I could always send you a scan. :)
Used nestabilities on the Cuttlebug for this. Restricted colour palette in an attempt to stop it becoming too bitty.
90% of my cards now are commissions. Its good to keep being challenged.
PaperArtsy kick ass. :)
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Friday, March 05, 2010
Anyway, fancied doing something different for this one...bit more modern?
Uploaded another batch of pics onto Flickr, you can get there by clicking on the picture.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Its a small triptych (3 x 30cmx40cm canvas) and really it was meant to be a stopgap measure to cover a lighting socket issue until they found a piece of art they liked. Its been hard to find exactly what they want, so I thought atleast this would be better than nothing. I think they want to keep it now...
As it I didnt quite get enought time to finish it properly, if they are keeping it, I might take my paints and smooth off some of the rough edges and qwerky issues, I didnt really finish the sky at all!
The middle canvas is twice as thick as the other two. And I had to do a bit of photoshopping to swap the order they were in, cos they were designed to be in this order, but were put up in reverse..it didnt really make much difference tho, apart from to the water line.
They look ok in a thumbnail :)