Wednesday, 23 June 2010
I'm back again for the second time this week - shocking, I know :) I've been feeling a little better and really felt like playing around with paper again. Woohoo. I'm way behind on my sweetpea DT commitment so I wanted to play with as many sweetpea images as I could. Hopefully I'll finish more cards as I've gotten new stamps from the Elaine Cox' collection. Can't wait to colour them! I even managed to squeeze in a small album I made, so I'm up and about like I haven't been for so long.
But first my magical card. The image I've used is called time flies. The colours I used were from one of the challenges at JPhobby's cyber crop that ends on thursday. JPhobby is one of my local scrap shops. The colourcombo was orange, blue and brown. I found these papers that were so spot on, don't you think? I really wanted to make the card over-the-top as I sometimes feel like I don't decorate enough. I love those dekadent cards with enormous amounts of embellishments and layers. So whenever I felt like stopping myself I ignored that impulse and inked, tore and layered some more.
I worked quite a while on this card and loved every second of it. As usual I coloured the image with promarkers, cut out with a circle nestability and layered on a bigger circle of orange bling cardstock. I added stickles glitter in colours "waterfall" and "stardust" on her and on the middle of the cut-out butterfly. The blue cardbase is stamped with a butterfly stamp with versamark ink and then embossed with a lightblue embossingpowder with some glitter in it. On top of that I added a piece of orange patterned paper with glitterembossed parts. I tore the top and bottom to make it a bit more vibrant. On top of that are two pieces of paper. They are actually cut as one strip from a 12x12" paper and then cut in two. I used a cornerpunch on them and after that I cut out a scalloped circle with my nesties which I embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder. Finally I stamped the text "mystical wishes" that can be found on Elaine Cox' sheet 5 plate 46 in a blue ink and embossed with glittery powder. I then layered it on a tiny piece of orange bling cardstock and attached to the right hand side of the card. And there you have it :)
Beside the colourchallenge I used a sketch from cute card thursday and the theme "cute as a bug" from stamptacular sunday challenge.