Friday, 25 June 2010

Happy midsummer's day my friends

Today I would like to take the opportunity to show you a card made for a friend using my latest DT loot from sweetpea. This is the first time I've chosen to get some stamps drawn by Elaine Cox. This one is called little seahorses mermaid. I really love the cute little seahorses and the fresh zesty colours of the patterned papers.

I also want to wish you a happy midsummer's day that we celebrate here in Sweden today. Hoipe to see you back here soon again. I'm really trying to update so you have something fun to see.

The card is made to fit the theme "friendship" this week at Simon says stamp.

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Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Magical wishes

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.

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Tuesday, 22 June 2010

First Christmascard of the year

One of my local scrapshops are having a crop at their forum. There are a bunch of different challenges and it all ends thursday 24:th. I haven't felt this inspired for a long time and started on different projects. Papers, stamps and promarkers are flying everywhere. I just hope I'll be able to find it all later :D

So the first challenge I finished was a Christmas one: not use Christmas stamps (textstamps were ok) or papers. I foound this adorable qk die I bought a while back and never used. I dryembossed the snowflake background and cut out "skates" from another cuttlebug embossing folder. I  inked the text with silver making the lowered text white. I got the brilliant idea of drawing little skates on the raindeer and silverembossing them to make them stand out. I also embossed the edges silver powder. It was a little difficult making the skates even because of the raised and lowered snowflakes, so it looks a little messy. But if I make it a bit neater I think this would be a great card to make a batch of and give away as a present.

Isn't he just adorable sliding around?

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