Monday, 30 January 2012

2 cards

Just a quickie this morning to say I've nearly got my crafting mojo back.

I've joined the PolkaDoodleDandies FB group and we had a challenge to use the sketch that Nikky Hall had done specifically for the group in a project.   I've had a Grand calibur for a little while but not really used it for one reason and another.   I don't have hundreds of dies but I do have Labels 1 in both normal nestie size and grand nestie size.   So after I'd done some colouring I dug out some papers I just happened to have lying around and used various sizes to produce the following

Thee background to the top image is coloured in using linen flexmarker, then I coloured over the top using the focus colours.  A little bit of decoupage going on as well.

Most of the papers used were double sided and I cut the middle bit out of one of the layers to use on another card.   But I didn't know what to do with it.  Now given that my sister had given me some Core-dination card from Crafter's Companion for Christmas and I had not used it I thought I'd have a bit of an experiment.  So using an Impressability stencil and the GC I produce some background paper, and doing the whole sanding down thing made it look quite nice.    So I now had the background prepared, but needed a bit of a focus, so decided I wanted to have a watercolour "something".    So pulled out a stamp (Popcorn the Bear) and my Whispers watercolour pens and had a go.    I'm not entirely happy with the end result, but it's it's passable.

And here it is.

Later folks


1 comment:

  1. Great cards, I'm in the Polka Doodles dandies group too, but didn't have chance to make anything with the digi. Xx


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