Monday, 15 November 2010

Tickling the ivories

I really need to make a few more birthday cards - have very few in stock now. So for this one I've used the sketch on Everybody art 116:

For quite some time now I've been a fan of copics (those who visit regularly and see my WOYWW posts will often see my pots of various colours) - anyway, when we were in Maidstone recently I succumbed to buying some promarkers and think I could become as addicted to these (need to build up more of a collection).

I used some of the skintones to colour parts of this House Mouse 'tickling the ivories' stamped image - isn't it lovely? A dear crafting friend sent me some HM stamped images a while back (think I might need to try and get this stamp because I love it - I think I'll put it on my Christmas wish list).

Anyway, back to the card. The base card is a brown stardream that sparkles (which is why the photo had to be taken at an angle). I used a wide wired sparkly ribbon across the middle and two other narrower ribbons either side - it's a pity in a way that so much of the ribbons is covered by the large image, but nevermind. The addition of three prima pearls and a sentiment and the card was finished.

So now that I've got some promarkers I can take part in challenges that ask for them, for instance, Passion for promarkers 77 has the theme of the colours of old photoraphs - sepia or black and white.

Music is the focus of Aly's challenge 29 and Incy wincy's 'rock on' challenge 68, so I'm linking for those.

The theme for challenge 23 on Cards for men is 'animals' - I think this card would be fine to send to a man.

It's also for:

Pixie dust studio 48: it's all about men/boys in our lives
Order of the opus gluei 80: men
Just cute bears & friends 29: black, white plus one other colour
Town scrapper: two or more ribbons
Pattie's creations 4: birthday card
Fairytale: everything goes
Lili of the valley 73: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 138: anything goes

Guest Designer on Ooh-la-la challenge 67

This is my second card as Guest Designer on Ooh-la-la, this time for challenge 67: Rudolph the red nosed reindeer.

I've used digi papers and toppers from 'Reindeer' on the OLL Joyeux Noel CD. I produced the topper four times and cropped each layer to produce a pyramage effect. I'm really enjoying working with these OLL backgrounds etc. Just the addition of the sparkly red bow and the sentiment and the card was done.

Please pop on over to Ooh-La-La and see all the fab crafting of the regular Design Team - and perhaps join in the challenge.

I'm also linking this card for:

Bah! humbug 44: Rudolph - reindeer
Shelly's images terrifically thrilling Thursday: anything goes with Christmas
Crazy4challenges 63: Christmas
There's magic in the air Magical Monday: glitter, ribbon & Xmas card
Stamp something: November digi day
Some odd girl 9: backgrounds (digi)
Bee crafty 42: Christmas 2
2 sisters 13: Christmas
Really reasonable ribbon 12: Christmas theme
Crafty pad 97: Christmas sparkle (on the bow)
Pollycraft 70: a glittery Christmas (sparkling bow)
Crafty Hos: fall colours (can be Christmas)
Scrappy frogs: merry Christmas
Creative inspirations 47: anything Christmassy/winter
Other lovelies 34: K for knot in the bow
Fairytale: everything goes
Lili of the valley 73: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 138: anything goes
Creative Friday 30: free theme
Cupcake inspirations 85: