Tuesday, 2 November 2010

A very Pink Girlie christmas

Hello fellow bloggers, well I have been trying to get on with my family cards for christmas and have finally made a start. I have made 2 of these cards for the little girls who love pink!

I started off with pearl card with has a lovely sheen on it, I then diecut a teddy this is the 'boo the bear' fab when made with other colours. I chalked him in a baby pink although from the photo it is hard to tell. I then finished with lots of glamour dust and lots of glossy accents it almost looks like shiny plastic when in the light. I made it all 3d by adding foam pads where needed. The ribbon is organza from my hoards of ribbon stash! the snowflake is layered and of course the fab mariannes and I have added a brad and rhinestone spacer which then has the chain attached to the rear and a snowflake charm to finish.

I added all the sentiment on the pc through my virtual card in publisher and it also has like a watermarked background with a hint of snowflakes. The stars are from the xcut punch which cuts thick cardstock like a dream.

Well thats all for now. I have just ordered some Tilda papers so am waiting for them to arrive.
I have a compressor and airgun arriving shortly this week so I can have a play with airbrushing with my copics so will make a post on those. I was going to do a comparison between the stamping cardstock, promarkers and copics soon i may even make a video if I can figure out how to put it all together.
hugs to you all

Monday, 1 November 2010

My first card using copics

Good Morning my fellow bloggers
My fab hubby has bought me some copics for my birthday and have been playing with the for the last few days. I prefer them from promarkers because they seem to blend more smoothly and with little effort. I have used the Neenah solar white cardstock which certainly is one of the best to use with alchohol markers and I have to tell you that this was extremely theraputic.
I have used paper mania exsquisite papers and I love the neutral yet pastel shades they really complement each other well.
I have mounted the onto some pearlescent gold shimmer beige card although it doesnt show up so well in the pictures.
The flowers were from Wild orchid crafts have a large stash of flowers from the toppers I used to make so they are coming in really handy now, when I mean a large stash I mean about 5 drawers full!!! I really like to add a bit of greenery with flowers I think it sets them off lovely and is a nice contrast for all the light colours.
The charm is from my stash and as I wasnt going to use distress inks on this card I wanted a nice bright silver charm and this one is really decorative and goes with the pink beautifully.
I have use the georgeous pretty pink satin wide ribbon and made one of my signature bows lovely for making puffy and a great addition to this card. Finally the pearls! I wanted to add something else but couldnt decide what so I have left it at that, although I still think there is something missing.
I hope my colouring comes up to scratch, One thing about me is that I will persevere to get things right and will have this down to a T Soon (I hope lol) as they say practice makes perfect.
I would also maybe like to be part of a design team, I would love that but dont know how to go about doing it can anyone help me? please contact me if you can point me in the right direction.
Well thats all for today I want to go back and play some more.
Will be back soon