Tuesday, 28 October 2008

"Is it very far from hence?" asked the wolf.

Yet another Warwick Goble image from Dover, this one of Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf. I printed text from the fairytale for the background, sponged it with some beige ink, then sprayed it with iridescent gold Glimmer Mist.

The leaves are coloured with inks and then sprayed with the Glimmer Mist too. Here is a closeup to show the glimmer. It's easier to see if you click it for the larger image.

The lace is dyed with tea. It started out pale blue.

I love Goble's artwork. It is beautiful.

Monday, 27 October 2008

We are all Wanderers

This card took me a little while - I couldn't get the embossing to work on the vellum, until it dawned on me to use my detail embossing powder. I printed the quote onto the vellum, then heat embossed it in Queen's Gold. The image is a clipart sample from Dover and the papers are Bohemian Threads by Kaiser. The oval behind the woman is calico, frayed a little.

I made this for a competition, the theme of which was Vintage. That is why I have distressed the edges of the paper. Normally I find damaging the paper in this way quite "distressing", but I am getting used to it, slowly. I usually like my edges to be nice and crisp. :-)

Thursday, 23 October 2008


This card I made yesterday afternoon for the Stamp Something Challenge this week which is a sketch challenge. I had coloured the mushroom with watercolours a while ago, so it was pretty quick to put together. The stamp is Mushroom Lane Library, by Cornish Heritage Farms. I stamped and embossed it in silver. It looks quite different at different angles, which I like.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

A Few Cards

Well, it's been a rough couple of weeks since I posted anything, but here are a few cards I've made. First up, my card for this week's copycatcards challenge, which is to use beads. I have done two rows of beads on my card. They are blue and purple. It's easier to see if you click to the bigger photo. The image is an illustration by Warwick Goble of a fairytale called The Six Swans. It is a clipart sample from Dover. The writing in the background is a passage from the tale, which I printed onto some textured paper.

This second card I made for last week's copycatcards challenge, which I set. It was to make a round card. I'd never done one before, so it was a challenge for me too. The background is embossed with the floral fantasy cuttlebug folder. The stamp is from Inkadinkadoo. The flower was white, but I sprayed it with toffee apple Glimmer Mist. It has a lovely gold sheen to it. The hearts were punched from the "overspray" on the white card I put under the flower when spraying.

And finally, this card was made for the copycatcards challenge the week before (I do like these challenges) to make a Christmas card featuring the colour blue.

Friday, 3 October 2008

For Mum

Hello Mum, Happy Birthday! Here is your card. I don't think the photos really do it justice, but you will see the original soon I hope.

The card is actually a card and present in one. As you can see from the photos it has a removable tag which you can use as a bookmark if you like.

I hope you like it.

Love you x