Sunday, 31 August 2008

Tiger Staring

I quite like this card. I made it yesterday for the latest copycatcards challenge (it's back!) which is to make a card with white, orange and black. I immediately thought of tigers, so I printed out a few tiger pictures I'd drawn and picked this one to use on a card. I drew it back in 2004, so long ago!

I made the background paper with crayons, paint and an iron. So much fun! I made a few different colours, and will be making another tiger card with one of them a little later.

There is a bit of reflection off the tiger part, because it's printed on glossy photo paper. I had to take it under a light though because it's so rainy and dim today.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Two Scoops of Cake

Yay! Another card! The paper on this one is Basic Grey Two Scoops, and the cake and present stamps are from the Meet Me at the Cafe set by My Favourite Things. I coloured them in with Sakura Souffle pens, and cut them out and stuck them on the scalloped circles. The top and bottom circles are attached with foam dots, so are raised. The swirls on the edges of the circles are done with another stamp from the MFT set.

Monday, 25 August 2008

Bohemian Owl

This card is soon to be on its way to Scotland. I used the owl from Inkadinkado's Birds Galore set, and the paper is Kaiser's Bohemian Threads. The photo doesn't really show the colours properly, but I couldn't get it any better. The owl is embossed with clear embossing powder. I like the way the paper's circles mimic his eyes - circles within circles.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Birthday Dragons

Here is the card I made for Martin's birthday. I finally had some sunlight to take the photo in this morning. I drew the dragons, but the quote was printed from the computer. The inside says "that's why you close your eyes when you kiss, cry or dream."

It's kind of hard to tell in the photo, but they are purple rhinestones on the left and red ones on the right. I also outlined the flames in a sparkly pen (hard to catch in a photo) and also went over the dragons' horns and spikes and the spot things on the sides of their faces with the sparkly pen.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Gypsy Proverb

Here is another card using the Bohemian Threads papers and another "vintage" image from Dover. She reminded me of a gypsy fortune teller (or what I imagine one might have been like) so I chose a gypsy proverb for the card.

I outlined the woman and some of the words with glitter pen, and went over the 'highlighted' words too. It doesn't show in the photo, but in real life it is a nice effect.

This is a very different style for me but I think I like it.

Monday, 11 August 2008


I made this piece for the Arty Girlz Challenge #46 - Vintage. I'm not really sure what defines a vintage card, but I have used an old image, and paper that reminded me of something you might find on the inside cover of an old book. The image is an illustration by Warwick Goble and was a free clipart sample from Dover. I printed it on watercolour paper for texture. The patterned paper is Bohemian Threads by KaiserCraft. I LOVE the paper. The pearls are from Kaiser too.

The little dog is actually serving to hold the piece upright. I haven't made it a card yet - not sure if I will, or use it for something else - and it didn't want to stay up just leaning against something.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Puzzled Bird

I used my Cuttlebug puzzle cutting die for this card, and one of the birds from the Inkadinkado Birds Galore set. I sponged each puzzle piece then put the puzzle together and stamped on the bird and the leaves.

I also outlined the bird with glitter pen, but it doesn't show up in this photo.

Christmas Stamps

These two cards were both made with old Christmas postage stamps I had been hoarding - one from 2000 and one from 2005. The background of the Santa one is sprayed with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist, and the black border in the other card with Silver Glimmer Mist. I also used a glitter pen to outline the oval and on the "Season's Greetings", though you can't tell in the photo.