Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sketch challenge #41

Makeesha has designed another awesome sketch, and with Christmas coming soon I decided to try and make a Christmas card.

I wanted to add a touch of colour with copics, but the cheapie acrylic stamp didn't take memento ink well. And I completely forgot to emboss the base with the polka dot folder, even though I had everything out and ready to go. Oops. Anyway, thanks for taking a look! :)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Welcome, baby

A friend has just had a baby boy (Congrats, Julia!) and I had to make a little baby card using PTI's Night Night Moon paired up with Card Patterns Sketch #65.

I've just started using the sewing machine to stitch on cards, and I'm in love! I'm still learning though, and the stitching on this card went slightly wonky on both sides. Thankfully, the stamped panel hides the odd-looking parts, but I really need to figure out how to keep the cardstock straight! And perhaps get a smaller needle. Thaqnks for looking!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Inkspirations sketch challenge #39

Hello all! It's been a while since I participated in an Inkspirations challenge, so here is the sketch for the latest challenge over at Makeesha's blog.

I sat down to make a card on Friday, and it really didn't work. It's boring, blah and bleargh. Not happy.

So I tried again using a technique I've been meaning to try, Versamark and chalk! I used a gorgeous set of chalks from Kaisercraft that have a pearlescent sheen to them. Love them!

If you've been visiting my blog you'll know I love bright colours, especially rainbows! I tired taking a photo of the shimmer, but you can barely see it on the stamped flowers. I would've loved more flowers stamped on the card, but I found it difficult to stamp on the CS using clear Versamark! Case in point, the off-centre circle in the middle of the orange/yellow flower. Still, I love the rainbow and I can't wait to try this technique again. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Beautiful blooms II

Just a super quick post today as I've been really busy over the past week. The room swap happened last weekend and I'm now busy sorting out stuff and giving items a new home. It boggles the mind how much stuff I've accumulated!

Things I've learnt from making this card are to stamp before sticking the flower on (the button prevented a nice even stamp) and to stamp before using the impression plate. And I'm still addicted to Beautiful Blooms II and the matching dies. PTI rocks!