Saturday, April 25, 2009

The belated thank you's..........


The following 2 cards are the ones I made whilst my boys were away. I decided to get out both of my 'robot' sets from Darkroom Door by Rachel Greig. I have only used them a couple of times but they are so cute! As the images are so fine, I had trouble with stamping them onto watercolour paper because of the grain, but I guess that just makes them look rustic ;) Anyways, the first card has both robots stamped straight onto Kraft cardstock with Chocolate Chip ink. The front of the card has the girl robot who has a paper piecsed skirt on, and the inside of the card I have gently used a blender pen to colour in his hair - seem to always ball up the paper when I use a blender pen :(
Anyway, this card goes to Kari who is such a lovely demonstrator - have only met her once, but she has bent over backwards for me. (please excuse the writing on the left card - didn't photograph it till after I wrote in it. I always forget to take photos of my cards!)

The next card was a tag I cut from my slice then I used stars also cut from my slice machine, stuck onto the kraft cardstock and sponged with chocolate chip, red, and tempting turquoise. I then used the stars, arrow and lightning bolt from the same stamp set and stamped them in chocolate chip. Made my own decorative cardstock! Cheap too! lol I stamped the girl robot onto watercolour paper (this is where the image doesn't come out too sweet) and then using an aquapen, coloured her in using various inks. I then added two brads for her 'bras', stamped 'you're awsome' in three ink colours, embossed with clear embossing powder, and then cut them out and stuck them on! Tada.......easy peasy. This thank you card goes to Alisa who has been an absolute gem. Thanks Alisa!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mothers day and some very belated thank you's!

Hi All,

Just wanted to share some cards with you that I made in a fit of spurts the other day. My darling sweet partner decided to take himself and our very boisterous, hard to handle at present, son off to stay at MIL's the other day for two whole days! No boys in the house! Yayyyyy.
So what's a girl to do with so much time on her hands and with only one child to handle (and a very easy one at that!)? Make cards thats what!

Using Whisper White as the base cardstock (something I rarely do), I randomly stamped the flowers using staz-on as I was planning on watercolouring the image - which I must say went better than I had hoped. Not had much success in the past using water on cardstock but wanted to try a technique I saw on Melanie's site which meant having to use cardstock. I just added a strip of coloured cardstock for contrast as was too lazy to try the second part of her technique (check it out!)

Anyway, ran out of steam. Will post the other cards later - just making sure the receivers have received them first!

Supplies: In Full Bloom (SU!), Whisper White and Cameo Coral cardstock, Purely Pomegranate double stitched ribbon, rubons, markers, aqua paintbrush.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Another Male Card.........

Hi All,

Another male card? Yes I did it! They are the hardest cards for me to make - especially as I really have no specific generic male stamps.

The sketch I found on Amy's site. I did have some difficulty in getting the colours right but I think I managed okay - okay well, I used the colour wheel *wink*. The tag used was cut out with my slice machine I distressed the edges and sponged it with some ink. I went through my old stamp stash (ie. non SU stuff that I have in a tin) and found a multiple greetings stamp - bit like those date stamps that have the roller on the side. Used that to stamp the various greetings on the tag. The chipboard letters were coloured in using a marker and then slathered with crystal effects (gotta love that stuff!). I used every day twine for the card and just wrapped and weaved it amongst the strips of cardstock. The rest is self explanatory! Now I just have to post it.....

Recipe: Sanded Background stamp set SU, Really Rust, Bordering Blue, Mellow Moss, Kraft, Whisper White cardstock SU, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red ink SU, Versamark ink, Heidi Swapp chipboard alphabet letters, crystal effects SU, twine, dimensionals.