Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Not a Bad Bird...

Nice to catch up with you again.

A new technique for me (all techniques are pretty much new to me, 'cause there are so many fun supplies and natural resources to use to come up with something new.)

Up until now I've been petrified of using watercolours and I'm glad I finally dispelled the myth (in my own mind) that this medium was to unforgiving.

I was pleasantly surprised with the results.

The first one is a mandala created using a compass and by using circles within circles, you can get these incredible patterns. I filled in the shapes using several different shades of watercolours but mainly kept it to a grape/grey scheme with washi tape and grey embossed stars.

The second one I am absolutely thrilled with and it was sooooo simple too.
Circle background filled in using a small circle stencil and shades of watercolour, then stamped with a texture stamp from Kaiser craft and lorikeet stencil placed on top and daubed with green ink, outlined in black. "For you Mum" sentiment
stamped in memento black ink and 2 "chopstick" offcuts adhered on top.

I would like to enter the second one into the Perfectly Rustics New Technique Challenge and the Case This Sketch challenge No 120


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Sumptious Sapphires

Hi everyone, I've missed you so I thought I'd pop in and show you the first card I have made using a box card template.

There are quite a few tutorials on how to construct these beauties and I express my appreciation to the engineers behind them.

My lovely neighbour asked me to make a special card for her parents 65th Sapphire Anniversary and this is how it turned out.

There a 3 floral inserts, 3 heart handles and 3 panels of beautiful paper so I am entering this into the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge.

A painstaking undertaking, no mistaking it!

See you all next time... huzzah!