Saturday 16 March 2013

Up, up and away!

A departure from my usual stampy style today - only the sentiment is stamped on this one! 

It struck me while making this that it was probably inspired by this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge so I'm linking there. It wasn't a conscious thing but I knew the dare was "acute angles" and having gone to sleep trying to come up with an idea for a seven year old's birthday card, I woke up thinking kites for no apparent reason.

I don't own a kite stamp so I found a clip art kite and used it as a template to cut DCWV cardstock for a paper pieced kite. Lots of acute angles in those tail bows even if the kite itself has some right angles in the mix!

Clip art kite
Essential Messages by Hero Arts
DCWV textured  cardstock
Adirondack ink by Ranger (Stonewashed)
Versafine ink by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)
Sewing machine and thread
Corner Chomper
Foam pads

The recpient seemed pleased with it which is always a relief when it comes to kids' cards - I find them hard enough I never know whether I've pitched them about right or not!

Thanks for stopping by, hope your weekend is a good one!

Saturday 2 March 2013

Spring is in the air

I'm not sure that spring really is in the air yet (although we have both snowdrops and crocuses up in the garden).We're having a postcard swap on Bubbly Funk though and our theme is spring.

The person on the receiving end of my card is Net so I went with a bird theme. It's an imaginary bird, not coloured to look like anything I've ever seen!

I printed the wording out (mirror image) on the glossy side of a transparency and transferred it onto the card. I find that printing onto the card sometimes gives you a result that looks a bit too perfect and this transfer technique is just slightly grungy. I did the O separately so I could stamp and mask the bird first - I wanted the fat birdy shape to largely stand in for the rounded letter.

The HOPE letters have some doodling in both black and white marker on them and the bird and spring leaves are coloured with Copics. Since this is going through the post without an envelope that's about it!

Bird Notes (Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets)
Autumn Leaves (Sheena Douglass)

Paper: smooth white

Ink: Adirondack by Ranger (Espresso and Lettuce)

Computer and inkjet printer
Transparency sheet
Copic markers
Copic Fineliner
Posca white pen 

Thanks for stopping by!