Sunday, 24 February 2013
Sunday, 17 February 2013
Well it certainly feels more spring like this morning. We have some lovely sunshine here and as soon as I have finished this post we are going to have a walk along the seafront to blow the cobwebs away. I love that it doesn't get dark so early in the evenings now.
Here is my card for CD Sunday this week.
I used a backing paper from Toreads cd from Crafters Companion for one of the layers and the punched out flowers that I made using Petal Pairs punches. The harlequin background is stamped using a set of stamps by Inky Doodles using Distress Inks. This was my first go at doing this so I was pleased with the result. I then just used Scattered Straw Distress Ink to soften the edges.
The cute Toread image was stamped onto white card and mounted onto card cut using a Spellbinder die. For a change I decided to use my long neglected Prisma Pencils. I didn't get on with them very well when I first bought them. It was using gamsol to blend the colour that I felt I couldn't get enough control over and then I saw a great tutorial on the web just using the pencils without gamsol and I feel really happy with the result. In fact I like the effect on the hair better than using alcohol pens. I might experiment and use the pencils for hair and do the skin tones with alcohol pens next and see how that works out.
Anyway that's my card for this week. Please do visit my fellow teamies as they all have some very different inspiration for you.
Thank you for looking.
Sunday, 10 February 2013
This week at CD Sunday the theme is On Your Bike and has been chosen by Beryl.
I used Joanna Sheen Faye Whittaker CD for the bicycle wheel background. I stamped the bike which is a rubber stamp by Flower Soft and coloured this with alcohol pens in neutral shades. I then added some flowersoft to the baskets on the bike. I matted and layered with black card and finished off with some ribbon and braid tied in a bow. Don't forget to visit my fellow teamies for more inspiration this week.
Thank you for looking.
Sunday, 3 February 2013
Our theme this week at CD Sunday has been chosen by Caz. I do hope you will play along. I really enjoyed making this one and hope you like it. I used a CD that I haven't visited for ages which is Joanna Sheen's Victorian Companion CD. I used two of the matching backing papers - the lower paper has clock faces on it so I over stamped the lighter backing paper at the top of the card with a rubber stamp clock dial. It also gave me an opportunity to use the Marianne die cut of a clock. The border and masks are Spellbinder dies. Don't forget to visit my fellow teamies for more inspiration this week.