Friday 6 March 2009

The Eyes have it

Nearly everything I've been making recently has been in preparation for my sale for Tearfund.

This time, I've done this ATC 'just because'.

I'm officially too late for these challenges, but on Think Monday think ATC last week the subject was 'the letter E', on Lots to Do challenge 8 was 'the eyes have it' and on Created by hand a couple of weeks ago the topic was 'letter of the alphabet'.

Even if it is too late, I still enjoyed doing this. The face image is a Judikins stamp coloured with copics. I'm not sure what the background paper is (it was in my offcuts box).

Blue and yellow card

This is my first card for Inspirational Card Sketches. This week is sketch 6:

As I used blue and yellow, I've combined this with this week's Arty Girlz challenge 75.

The check background is a Making Memories paper, but I can't remember what the blue and yellow paper is. The Tilda image has been coloured with copics.

Challenge 2 on 365 cards is to make a card using only two embellishments, so I added a flower (well, two together to be precise, but counting it as one) and a paisley shaped brad in the centre.

I got this image in with some others from a win on ABC recently - I think I need to get hold of this stamp.

Baby cards for 365 sketch 1

Having made a start earlier in the day on challenge 6 on the new 365 card blog, I'm now going back to challenge 1, which is a sketch: I've made two simple baby cards to help replenish my stock for next Saturday:

Birthday Box

You can see a birthday box that I made last year here.

The reason I'm showing it again now is because on the new 365 cards blog we were invited to make a card box or show one that we'd already made.

I'll just show the finished box, but if you follow the link above you can see how the box started off (laundry tablet box) and how it finished up, including the card inserts for inside.

Copics and Penny Black

This is the sketch on Copics Colour Challenge 3:

I flipped it to the left and made this card, incorporating challenge 38 on Penny Black Saturday blog 'something to eat'.
This is the first time I've taken part on either of these challenge blogs.

These are the copics I used:
0, E00, E02, E11, E21, E35, E37, R29, R59, RV04, RV23, RV29, Y08 and YR07:

Pink, orange and brown, hot chocolate

This card is for Mojo Monday 76 sketch: It's also for Dottie's World, where this week's 'Inspire me' is this picture:

I was going to make a card with cupcakes on it, but in the end I decided to use the colour scheme, which also fitted the 'pink, orange and brown, hot chocolate' on this week's Papertake weeky.
There is a similar colour combo on Kwernerdesign's colour inspiration 44 (a challenge I found on someone else's blog):
The papers I used are Ethan Kate Evening Wear 'tile check' and 'brush stripe' and the image is 'Juliet', a Charmed download:

I coloured the image with copics:

Bright and cheerful Easter card

This card is for Sketch Saturday 40:

I flipped the sketch on its side and made a few adjustments to fit the stamped image size.

I stamped the image quite a long time ago and couldn't remember whether I did it with Stazon - think I did - so didn't dare try to use copics on it, so I went back to Sakura glaze for the flower part and karisma colour for the leaves etc.

The theme on lili of the valley this week is 'bright and beautiful', so I'm linking for that - and also for March 1 challenge on JB set by Bex 'gems'. I have to confess that the gems on the edge of the image panel came about because I smudged a bit of yellow and had to cover it up!

I could find a matching 'Happy Easter', so I ran an orange pad over a cream one.

I found a new challenge blog site - 365 cards - and bookmarked it, but the days have gone by and I hadn't yet done anything for it. However, today (day 6) is 'flashy Friday': the idea is to make the card sparkle - I hope my gems make it sufficiently sparkly!