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Saturday, 7 February 2009
This is a star card made for my mother's birthday, a little while ago. I used Starburst Stains and stamps from The StampMan, by Non Sequetur. Two stamps are from Stamp Addicts. I wrote a line in each page which became a poem, at the end.
Painted in light.
After the storm through the window,
The Butterflies Dance to
The Music of Life.
I have entered this card into the challenge at Daring Cardmakers, called Oriental Splendour. It is NOT to use red and black (not necessarily oriental colours, anyway) and the colours here are pinks and purples and gold. The cover of the star book is a page of the Far East stack by DCWV, and the cord ties are from my stash. My mum was thrilled to bits with it, and still has it up on at the side of the bed...
Friday, 6 February 2009
This is my card for Rainbow Lady's Rainbow Challenge this week. I decided to do yellow as I well and truly "did" red the other day. I made all the backgrounds here except the pale lemon glitter card. The stamps are from Umount, for the swirls and flourishes, and full bloom from Hobby Art. I just went for all my yellow sprays and dabbers. The beads have slightly distorted the scan, but I expect you get the idea??!!
This is a very special award from a very special blogging friend, Ann, who has been so supportive and helpful since I began a few weeks ago. I am so honoured that she has added my name to the list of 5 (plus a couple more, 'cos she has so many lovely friends!!) she has chosen to receive this.
I would like to pass it on to these people who have had nice things to say to me and who do some fantastic work on their own blogs, so check them out, if you can...
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
The letters are formed from card, dyed with alcohol inks, and the white flowers along the bottom, are made using vellum through a Cuttlebug border folder, with white Pen Touch behind for greater effect, and attached with 2 red brads. It's not a work of art, but it was fun and VERY red to do!!!
I am entering it as a double challenge, for My Time to Craft - a little birdie told me - and Mixed Media Monday - fruit, chosen by Hermine, whose own offering is lovely. I have stamped this one with the Partridge in a Pear Tree theme plate, by Elusive Images, in saddle brown stazon. I masked the tree, after embossing it with gold ep, and printed the script pear 4 times, and coloured in with Sakura pens.
The bird and large pear in the centre are raised on 1cm pads, and the whole is distressed with my usual old paper and brushed corduroy. I used A Field of Sky, by A Stamp in the Hand, to add pitted looking dots, to help the aged look and mounted the whole on a sheet of my fav DCWV Fairy Tale paper. Thanks for looking, I appreciate all the comments I get!!
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
The backer uses the dragonfly stamp from the ghostly front image, and the stylized flower folder. The tiny stamp is floral scroll from the Hobby Art set. I picked out the dark blue and creamy colour from the paper ribbon, to make a double bow at the side. It's interesting to see the card made up, I think.
Monday, 2 February 2009
I used some shiny card and printed various circles with several distress inks. I embossed with clear ep, then laid a mask and sprayed with glimmer mist in fully purple. I finished off by brayering with Big n juicy gumdrop to take the whiteness off the clear spaces. The cloudy moon is a Stamp in the hand, printed in purple stazon, masked, then brayered with the gumdrop and cut out with a large punch. The whole postcard is mounted on a corner of a sheet from the DCWV Fairy Tale pack, to pick out the marigold colours in the circles. I SO enjoyed this... thanks for the challenge Hermine, at Sunday Postcard Art.