Tuesday 18 December 2007

Bright Suzies

I don't know about you but I seem to have been looking at Christmas cards forever and thought it was about time for a bit of a change. Here's another card created with the stamps I got for my birthday. This one uses a sketch posted by Debbie Olsen as part of Lisa Strahl's 30th Birthday Bash over at the Cornish Heritage Farms forum.

I changed the proportions a bit and because the image was slightly too wide for the triptych to work, I've cropped the flowers to make each panel a bit narrower. I cropped each one differently for a bit of added interest. Isn't this Black-eyed Susan lovely and cheerful-looking?!

Supplies: Single Black-eyed Susan (Cornish Heritage Farms), sentiment from Woodware Tiny Phrases set, Tsukineko Brilliance Black Graphite, Copic Sketch markers, DCWV textured cardstock, orange grosgrain from stash, paper piercer

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday 5 December 2007

I like birthdays!

I'm probably getting to an age where I shouldn't care about birthdays but I just had a nice one :) As a forum friend said when I reported on my gifts "Rubber stamps, good booze and high quality chocolate, what more could a girl want?"

I got lots of lovely stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms and I'm trying to ration myself to using only one or two a day so that the excitement of new toys lasts longer! Here's the first card I made using the polka dot and Lenten Rose stamps. I have a few others I'll try to remember to blog in the next few days.

The bottom part of the background was done DTP with the olive chalk ink and then sanded a little bit to distress it. I used simple masking to make the row of lenten roses and then cut out the whole strip - less cutting and colouring than stamping them all individually!

Supplies: Polka Dot Backgrounder, Lenten Rose both CHF, sentiment from Woodware Tiny Phrases set, Clearsnap chalk ink Dark Brown and Olive Pastel, Prismacolor pencils, Tria marker (for shadow), sewing machine and olive green thread

Thanks for dropping by today, hope you liked the card!