the card base is made using hammered white card stock from the papermill direct. The image is from Saturated Canary and coloured with Spectrum Noirs - I used BT8 and IB3 for her dress, BT3 and IB3 for her shoes and stockings, FS4 AND FS8 for her skin and i think GB7 and OR2 and OR3 for her hair.
Hello, just a quick post to share a birthday card I made for my friend at work and enter my first challenge at Spectrum Noir. I usually use Promarkers for my colouring but was seeing more and more about the Spectrum Noir pens around the web and after a bit of research decided to give them a go. One of the most appealing things about them for me is you can buy refill inks. There are a number of promarkers that I use much more than any other and would love to be able to refill them.
Anyhow I used some of my Christmas money and bought two sets of the 24 packs, brights and pastels and I love them, the fine nib is really good for small detail and the colours are beautiful. The darker colours are quite intense so I find laying down the lighter colours first helps, then you only need a little of the darker colours and it's easier to lay down.
Morning, so the decorations are down (actually ours were down on the 1st), and schools are back this week, things are all getting back to normal after Christmas and yet I still have loads of cards to share with you from Christmas.... I was so busy making them I didn't get round to share them on here so I wil now -
I kinda failed on posting more at the end of last year so I'm going to aim for at least one post per week and try to enter some challenges this year as well.
Part of my Christmas was some cash, so I ordered a couple of packs of Spectrum Noirs and I can't wait for them to be delivered so I can get stuck in with learning more about colouring. I bought one of the colouring tutorials from Make it Crafty but not had a chance to use it yet.
I have a few photo's to share of some calendar easels I've made
This is a thank you card for my friends parents
and these two were for some girl's at work
I have loads of Christmas cards to share so I'll try to pop back later.
Well so much for posting more often.... I've been rather busy with making Christmas cards for orders, so much so that I've not even made all the cards for our family and friends.
Well I'm off work till the 26th now so I can get stuck in.
Here's one of the card's I've made for a customer
I got this set of stamps free with the Do Craft's Magazine, coloured it with Promarkers. The white linen card base and red card are both from the Papermill. The Christmas paper is from my stash and I've finished the card with a paper ribbon and pearl buckle and a sentiment from Craftwork cards.
Friday and Saturday's posts appear to be missing... so here they are now..
the cake image is from MelJen (where she's having a 20% off sale at the moment) and the girl is from Layered Lillie from Little Musings which is a fab group of images you can build up yourself! These have been coloured with Promarkers. The lime card is from DCWV Rockstar stack and the blue card is from Papermill
and onto Saturday's card, this one is for a friends birthday and just like myself is a Twilight fan,
however as I'm team Edward she's Team Jacob....
For this card I created my own backing paper using kraft wrapping paper inked up with some stamps a rather interesting photo I found online, sentiment printed from word and finished with a rather cute work image from Pixie Dust Studio coloured with my promarkers and topped with some glossy accent to give him a shiny nose and eyes. She loved it...:-)
So I decided as I haven't posted much this year that I'd give my blog a new look and try to post more....
In the process of creating my lovely new headers I came across some online software that allows you to alter photo's or pictures its called FotoFlexer you can add text change the look or size of pictures, and it's really easy to use. Give it a try.
so here's today's card
It was a birthday card for my mum from my daughter. I used an image from Saturated Canary, coloured with promarkers. I've used scrap paper upcycled from last years calendar and printed the sentiment using word.
In case you weren't aware I have a page on Facebook to show off my cards and projects for sale and I've been looking around the net today for hints on how to add more than one photo to a picture so I can share a bunch of pictures at the one time without harassing too many people.
I came across bighugelabs which not only allows you to upload photo's and create mosaic but loads of other fun things to, go check it out, you can log in with your Facebook id if you like and it's free. (I believe there's a paid for option also available but the freebie has loads to do).
Here's the picture I created to post on Facebook
you can change the colour of the border if you like and you can have as many photo's as you like.
These are some chocolate wraps I've made for Thank you gifts for teachers. The chocolate is handmade by a work mate and is sooo scrummy.
Here's another picture I've made today from some rather old piccies of my daughter