Tuesday, 17 January 2012

No birdie can fill your shoes

This is a very clean and simple one layer card for Less is more 50: one layer card - birds.

I stamped the Janet Klein's lovely Stampotique stamp with memento and coloured with copics. I'm quite pleased with the sentiment that I thought up:

You will be missed
No birdie can fill your shoes

It was difficult to get a proper photo or scan of this, so this is the best I could do - the card is much whiter irl and the pink colour of the birdie more obvious.

This is also for:

Penny's 70: birds
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Timbro scrap mania 40:  wings
Cute card Thursday 199: you're having a laugh!

Pink, pearls and swirls

What a lovely combination - pink, pearls and swirls. Hot pink, black and white is one of my favourite colour combos.

The card follows the sketch for Sweet sketch Wednesday 136-73:


The pink background is an offcut of card which has been stamped with an Inkadinkado snowflakes swirls stamp, inked with versamark and heat embossed with white detail. The other papers used are all DCVW scraps that I've had for ages. I stamped the Clarity stamps baubles with versamark and heat embossed with hot pink powder. Just the addition of a few pearls here and there and the card was complete.

This is also for:

Cards und more 45: stripes and pearls
Creative inspirations 145: swirls & pearls
Sparkle creations Christmas 2012 week 7: flourishes
ABC Christmas: A for anything goes
Christmas cards all year round January: non-traditional colour + bonus: embossing
The pink elephant 131: favourite colour(s)
Art impressions 47: pink, pink and more pink
Do you stack up 54: pink
Sugar creek hollow: embossing
Pixie's crafty snippets 3 (apart from the hot pink background that I stamped and embossed, which started off as a solid cardstock, other papers were all snippets)

Silhouette scene

This is one of the best cards I've made, but I enjoyed making it. It's been a difficult day, so I felt I needed to play with inks and this is what I came up with, using some new Clarity stamps (will come back later with the names of the various stamps I used, but want to get this posted now) and a brayered background using a rather smeared Adirondack stained glass (I must buy a new one). I didn't do the brayering very well at all, but I quite like the rather misty look it created, so I decided to stay with it.


This was prompted by City crafter 91: back to black - using any black silhouette image, also Quirky crafts 2 2012: silhouette, Make my Monday 32: create a scene (nature(,  and Craft a scene 1: anything goes (must be a scene).