Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Happy Anniversary Mum & Dad

Hello All! Just wanted to share the card that I made for my parents for their ruby wedding anniversary. It is Paris themed, as they are going to there to celebrate!

The stamp is a Papertrey Ink Stamp, which has been coloured with Copic Markers (Petals : R59, R39, R29, R27 & R24. Flower centre : YR24, YR23, YR21 & YR20). I then rubbed the whole image with old paper distress ink to mute the colours and help blending with the paper. I used the R59 marker to colour my clear rhinestones, so it looked like there were a few rubies on there!

Punches are Martha Stewart,with nesties and glimmer mists to sparkle up the die cuts! The small lock and key embellishments are Prima vintage treasures. I just love these!
I was pleased with the way the vintage seam binding has turned out, as I died it with Copic ink (YR21), colourless blender and then sprayed it with Tattered Angels Creme Rouge glimmer mist. It dried so quickly I was able to use it almost immediately, which was a good thing! You can see the different colours in the picture above!

Thanks for coming to visit! Kxx

Monday, 1 August 2011

TPLC02 - Shades of Sunshine

Hello Everyone! Back so soon! Here is my card for The Paperlane Challenge - TPLC02 Shades of Sunshine. I have got to confess to absolute panic when I got this brief! Lol! I just don't 'do' yellow - which my brain said was the colours I needed!
So, after raking through the DP that sits beside my desk, I found the delicious Echo Park Springtime papers that just work so well with, you guessed it.....Bazzill Kraft cardstock!! Lol! (If anyone wonders why they can't get hold of any of this is because I have got it all!! Love it!!!) Seriously though, Caz stocks this wonderful stuff at The Paperlane.

I have opted to not use a character stamp today, which is unusual for me! I have chosen the lovely flowers from the Summer Fun collection. They are really cute, and look lovely coloured. The layout is really simple as I wanted the colour to be the standout thing on the card, rather that the layout and embellishments.
Here is a close up of the detail of the stamps. The flowers have been stamped and coloured the twice so that they would stand out. The image has been coloured with Copic markers, and the frames are all Nesties! Like I asked in this post yesterday, would you like to see the Copics that have been used for each image? If you think it would be useful, please let me know in the comments....I'm not sure if there might be enough 'out there' if you know what I mean!

The lace effects down the side are both Martha Stewart border punches, which I picked up at The Paperlane. They are really delicate and break up space nicely, with small touches of Viva Decor Pearl Pen, and pearls hand coloured with Copics to match the DP. The sentiment is from Hero Arts, one of a 'go to' set that I have had for a while!

Hope you like what you see! Look forward to seeing all of your entries!

Back Soon! Kx