Saturday, 29 August 2009

Tilda in 3-D

I have made a 3-D card for the just Magnolia too challenge blog. This was a very interesting challenge so I had to give it a go. The prize wasn't too shabby and I love a chance to win something ;) I've been working on this card for days and realized that the deadline was today (actually in about an hour) so I'm glad I finished it. Phew.

The 3-D work I did was 3-D tape on Tilda (there is the whole image, an extra dimension to her lower body and head and finally an extra is her bandana and kneepart) I also applied dimensional medium to the flower that is by her side. I thought that cutting the flower out like that and not glueing it stuck was brilliant (she said modestly, lol).

I used an amazing sketch from everybody art challenge that I just fell inlove with. I mirrored it. I even used the tiny little hearts showed on the sketch. Speaking of hearts: that's the theme for diecut dreams. Well, actually it's "hearts and flowers" but I already have flowers from the papers. I also did some stitching and added the cute buttons with thread through them for this week's theme at the creative inspirations challenge. And if that wasn't enough I managed to fit the theme at just Magnolia too. Their theme was "ribbons and bows". Oh, and finally there was a friendship theme at cinspirations this week. The little pink square in the corner of the card says "special". It's a part of one of the the cuttlebug embossing folders. That's it, lol. I've been quite busy today. Two cards and one more on the way :)

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Monday, 24 August 2009

Mistletoe pooch

A lot of Christmas going around in blogland. Today is actually exactly 4 months until Christmas. Are you panicking yet? LOL

I made a Christmas card with this adorable poochie for this week's creative card crew challenge.

The Christmas theme is also on the Simon says stamp challenge blog. I'm entering their challenge with this card too.

I also used a sketch from this week's friday sketchers challenge. It was harder than I thought since I've been tired today. I used the same papers as for the last poochie card from this line. I'm thinking about making a set of 4-5 cards and listing it on etsy.

I turned this sketch upside down... it looks like there is a wreath hanging above him. I've been getting better at using my leaf dies too.

Promarkers used: berry red, emerald and cinnamon. Gold glitter brad in the middleflower, the others have glitterglue on them. Poochie has dimensional medium on his nose.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Foxy foxes

Here's my entry to the sugarbowl blog this week. I have turned the sketch they had upside down and made my own flowers from two different punches and different cardstock. I usually follow sketches exactly as not to get disqualified, but this time I just had to use the quickutz fox instead of the two panels. I actually bought this die for this stamp only, lol. I don't have any sugarnellie stamps yet, I got this image from a friend and it's on top of my wishlist :) I must say though that I always thought the fox was hiding behind the girl. Now that I coloured them in I see that he is quite thin and sitting next to her instead. I still feel like he's hiding behind her and have a hard time seeing it differently, lol.

It's a quite simple card using three different coordinating patterned papers. The papers are so beautiful though that I feel like they lift up the whole look. The little flowers on the left panel are glitterembossed and the background paper has clearembossed details. Just stunning! A great card for autumn, don't you think?

Promarkers used: umber, burnt umber, henna, ruby, berry red, saffron and pastel pink. I added glitter stickles in the middle of the flowers and on the girl's buttons.