Saturday, 31 October 2015

Violet - Rainbow Wedding Card

Here's the last installment of the rainbow wedding card; my second favourite double page spread - violet.  Once again, I stuck to a pearlescent violet card and the ivory pearl which matched the base card.  The theme this time was butterflies and bubbles.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Yellow! Rainbow Wedding Next Installment

This was the only double page spread where I used more than the ivory/colour of the page card.  The reason for this was that the yellow didn't show up against the background ivory as well as I liked, so I chose to use a brown to create a drop shadow effect with the die cuts.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Rainbow Wedding - Red for Romance

Here's the first double page spread from the inside of the wedding card that I posted yesterday.  Unusually for me, I mostly used die cuts on the inside, with the occasional embossing folder, rather than any stamping.  I think that I was nervous of making a mistake on the last side of four each time.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

One Week Wedding Card - Colours of the Rainbow

This card was made for my niece and her husband on the occasion of their wedding last year.  The colour scheme was the rainbow so I made a card to reflect each of the colours and a wedding/romantic theme.  It was such a big card, that I have decided to showcase it over the next week!

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Christmas Bauble Zentangle

I have been wanting to try the 'cling film' background technique for a while; this seemed like a good opportunity. This technique only works with water based ink so I am entering it in the Monday Challenge on SimonSays Stamp

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Fantasy Film Fairy WIngs

I have had the wooden back stamp of this image for ages.  I think it is the perfect image to play around with Fusible Film.  Then all I needed to do was sort out the layout of the card.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Eastern Promise

I love the combination of gold, pink and burgundy.  This card was inspired by the colours of a wedding invitation; I made it as a reply.  As the wedding was to take place at a Sikh temple, the Mandala pattern and love bird theme seemed appropriate.

Monday, 12 October 2015

With Sympathy

Never an easy occasion to make a card for; I prefer to keep things clean and simple.  The words which come with the stamp set also make a very fitting verse for inside the card.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

New Baby Side Fold Back

I made this card in green, as I didn't know whether the new arrival would be a boy or a girl.  I'm not that keen on the colour however, so next time I'll either wait and see before making the card, or choose lemon or beige as a neutral colour.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Let Your Dreams Take Flight

I must have a thing for feathers as well as butterflies, because I seem to have plenty of stamps, dies and embossing folders on this theme too! Here's how I combined them and my favourite bright distress inks - Salty Ocean; Picked Raspberry; Mowed Lawn; Ripe Persimmon.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

WOYWW Feeling Poorly

This is how I left my workbench yesterday evening.  Wasn't intending to blog today, but stuck at home feeling lousy; my husband and eldest child having generously spread their germs to me, so this is for WOYWW 331 over at Julia's Stamping Ground.  As you can see I started a new card; back to zentangle but this time planning on doing silver on black.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Die Cutting with a Difference

For this wedding card I used a mix of stamping, masking and die cutting - but with a difference.  Instead of using the whole die, I slid part of it under the image, so that the bride and groom didn't lose their heads!

Monday, 5 October 2015

Butterflies, Butterflies

I didn't realize how many butterfly stamps and verses that I had until I made this card - and this only uses four of them!  I really like the soft effect that misting the card with glycerine/water spray before stamping creates; it makes your distress ink go further too!

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Cock a Doodle Doo!

This card is not my design, but by the wonderful Barbara Gray of Claritystamp.  The step by step instructions came with issue 16 of the New Design Stencil Club stencil - which, as you can see, is a really useful background stencil.  I have been a member of this club since the start and really enjoy receiving the monthly ideas leaflet and new stencil.  I am also a member of the stamp club which also provides inspiration and a new stamp each month.  I am really pleased with how my version came out, although I am not as proficient with a make-up sponge as Barbara.

Saturday, 3 October 2015