Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Bird of Life

Another copycatcards challenge, this time with a card by Kim Archer as inspiration. I had some trouble with this, but got there in the end, and am quite pleased with the result. The paper is all Two Scoops by Basic Grey. I drew the Chinese symbol on some shrink plastic and shrunk it. According to my Chinese calligraphy book, it is the symbol for life. The bird is from Inkadinkado, and the felt butterfly & flower ribbon from BluEye Dezines.

I wrote 'life' down the bottom and decorated liberally with Kaiser Rhinestones.


I did this card for the Cute Card Thursday challenge, Snow & Snowflakes. I got the snowflakes with a Christmas card last year. The Merry Christmas stamp is from Stamp-It and is stamped in blue and embossed with Hologram Sparkle embossing powder, from Stamp-It also.

I realised after making it that it's not exactly 'Cute', but I hope it is still alright for the challenge.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Timeless Butterflies

Here I have used more cereal box cardboard! I ran it through the Cuttlebug textile embossing folder, then rubbed it with a crayon, painted it white, and rubbed the paint off roughly. I then sprayed it with iridescent gold Glimmer Mist, though it is hard to tell in the photo.

The stamps I used are all from Prima's Build a Frame sets, except the 'timeless' which is from MFT's Boho Blossoms. I went over parts of the butterflies and the word with Kindy Glitz glitter glue. It's easier to see if you click the photo for a larger view.

I made this card for a sketch challenge on the Stamp Something weekly challenge blog.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

C'est la Vie

I had a lot of fun making this card. I wrapped a couple of pieces of cereal box in foil then ran it through the cuttlebug in the textile embossing folder. Then I painted them with Jo Sonja aqua paint, let dry slightly, and rubbed the paint off roughly. The strip in the middle is stamped with Prima stamps, and lightly wiped over with my white versamagic ink pad. The banner is coloured with turquoise ink and a water brush. I then coated the banner part in dimensional magic.

This was for this week's copycatcards challenge, to use aqua, brown and a metal embellishment.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Black Butterfly

Another great challenge at copycatcards this week, to use the very striking combination of black, red and white, and a ribbon.

I love the patterned paper on this. The red is flocked, so feels nice and velvety, and the background is shimmery. It is by Cristina Re. I stamped the butterly with my home made stamp, and then embossed several times in black and stamped the heart from Boho Blossoms by MFT on it while still molten. I love the effect.


I made this card using my new stamp from Whiff of Joy. I coloured her with watercolour pencils and a water brush. I love this image.

The card is made for the Stamp Something challenge, which is to make a card using only one layer of cardstock.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Spots and Stripes

Copycatcards challenge time again. This week the challenge is to use spots, stripes and pink. I used the eraser on the end of a pencil to stamp the spots on the ribbon, and around the bird. The bird is from Inkadinkado, stamped in black and coloured over with a pen that has 3 colours of ink in. I wrote best wishes in black and coloured it with my green Sakura Souffle pen, so it is slightly raised. Some folded corners, white doodling, kindyglitz dots in the centre of the spots, and some kaiser rhinestones finish it.