Monday, 22 February 2010

Gatefold Easter card

Jacksonbelle this week asks us to 'try a new fold' - well, I was all set to try making a 'joy fold' card - found a video on You Tube that had good ratings ... and then found that You Tube didn't want to play properly. When I can get You Tube to play nicely, I might have a go at the joy fold card, even if I'm too late for the Jacksonbelle challenge - and there's one also on Project Tuesday.

So I've resorted to an old favourite (that I admit doesn't take any thinking about) and have made a gatefold Easter card, which fits fine for Doodle Palace 'create a card using more than one score line with an Easter theme'.

It's also for:

Kaboodle 25: 'fancy folds' (although it's not really fancy, but a bit different to the norm) - I'll try to do something more fancy for this challenge before the deadline
Corrosive 52: 'wings' (the butterfly)
Die cut dreams 36: 'Easter'
Another for Spoon full of sugar 91: 'spring is in the air'
Another for Belli 85: 'butterflies or dragonflies to celebrate the coming of spring'
Cupcake inspiration 47: As you can see from the picture inspiration, the cupcakes are decorated with pale pink and blue - I know that my card has other colours, but it was the pastel look that inspired me
All supplies, except the irridescent card blank, are from Poundland.

Flowers for Cute Daisy May

For this card I've used sketch 16 on Delightful sketches:


For this week's Cute Daisy May 'flowers' challenge, I used a CDM image from sheet 62, changing the colour to purple within Picture It and using a clone brush to take off the purple on her face, arm and hair, which I then coloured with copics after printing out.

It's also for:

Quirky cards 22: 'cute'
Incy wincy 31: 'touchy feely' - the glitter card mat behind the image has a lovely texture feel and the flower has an almost suede feel to it
Lexi: 8: 'anything goes'
There she goes 43: 'birthday sparkles' - the purple glitter card and the flower centre
Digital Tuesday 46: 'all things girly'
Practical scrappers: 'stamps' - can be digi, so this is OK
Etsy inspired 76: 'enchanged beehive' - I chose:

Picture perfect creations: colour combo 1:

The papers are BG wisteria (I must buy another pad of this because I love it and most has gone now) with a little turquoise BG lime rickey behind the image mat.

BF February ATCs: flowers

The topic for the February ATC swap on BF is flowers. I've simply used one of my favourite flower stamps by Anita - it was one of the first stamps I owned and I still love it. I used textured card that I don't think would have taken too kindly to colouring with copics, so I decided to give them a rest and get the Sakura pens out - I used to use these a lot, but they've taken a back seat with copics being so popular.I dotted some crimson metallic on the petals and then blended with a white pen. The blue background to the blocks was done with an ordinary colouring pencil.

I felt tempted to make these more elaborate, but in the end I felt that they looked right as they are.