Thursday, 25 February 2010
Hi and welcome to the sweetpea bloghop! Are you inpressed yet with the wonderful creations made from the new line?
If you have come from the talented Alex then you're on the right track, if not, please start at the sweet pea blog so you don't miss anything.
Today we are showing you projects made from Plate #36 ching-chou kuik sheet #10 and a new line drawn by Elaine Cox. The stamp I have used is from Plate #34 Elaine Cox's series. It's just as wonderful to colour as the rest and the details are stunning!
They will be released on Monday, but you can already order them today!
Since the sweetpea stamps are all so beautiful I want to keep the cards quite simple. I started out with a very simple design, but thought it didn't look like I had put in any effort, so I worked on it some more.
Here's how it looked first. I really wanted the image to pop:
I decided to work on it a little more, adding some more details:
And finally here's the finished one. I added some dimensional glaze to the butterfly in left corner and it made the paper curl a bit. I didn't add any edge around the card because it took away focus from it. Now isn't this a summery card. The image is coloured with promarkers and I've added some pink shimmerz to her dress and white twinkling h2os to the wings. You can see it best in the image above.
I'm entering this card for a couple of challenges:
lili of the valley - sketch
promarker challenge - baby pink and tulip yellow+stitching
cute daisy may - flowers
stamp with fun - stitch
flutter by wednesdays - open
Tip of the day:
I coloured in a white silk ribbon with the same promarkers I used for the image to make it match perfectly. This way you only need to buy white ribbons and you always have a ribbon to match. If you are talented you can even doodle on it to make it more personal. The colours on my ribbon were a bit strong, so I used the backside. I also made a bow where I added some glitterglue.
Here's how I made the bow:
Take two pieces of ribbon, the desired size of the bow x2 and a smaller piece 3 times as he ribbonwidth.
Then take the smaller piece and fold it around the middle. Don't glue on the front, only the edges in the back.
These sheets will begin shipping on March 1st.
Now continue the hop to Jennifer's wonderful creations.