Sunday, 31 May 2009

Cats and cards

Hi everyone how's it going, I hope everyone got great weather and having fun crafting.
First off a bookatrix card.
I was inspired to try this after seeing my best friend Sarah do an amazing bookatrix card for a friend who was leaving work to be a happy granny.
Sarah does these great books with complmenting colours and eye catching detail yet they are unclutered and light i'm rather jealous of her ability to make them so nice. She use's vellum and prints lovley asying on it for the front layer.
I dont have a great printer so instead i used a saying stamp from The Unmounted Stamp Company. I should have done it in purple but was having problems getting the ink to stay on the vellum.
I used mixed card stock flower things i got cheap from hobby craft and silver stickers. It no where near as nice as the one Sarah did but i have learnt loads in making it.
Our cat Bilbo....
I just have to show you the look on her face....
Pee'd off or what.
I think she was having a bad hair day or something.
Anyway that's all form me so far i have artists block and don't feel motivated to do anything though i really should.
Take care everyone and happy crafting.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Leaving Card

This is a leaving card for a great lady at work.
Why Witches well shall we say its an office joke that shes in on.
Hand drawn and mounted on card. I CANT BELEIVE HOW EXPENSIVE A4 ENVELOPES ARE!
Anyway take care and happy crafting.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Little dragon and bunny work

Hi everyone, hope your all well and the weathers nice and sunny.

Here's my little dragon,
Can you help him grow big and strong.


The site is safe and sercure all he needs is a freindly click now and then. He is very lonley.

Also heres a quick scan of the rabbit drawing i'm working on:

I am now working on the ears as these are harder and fiddly, I used to think Bunnies were easy to draw.

Dutch look so simple, I was wrong there are so many colours there, shadow and detail. I have a even better respect for them. I still need to do a good 12 hours with this to polish it up. I'm happy with the head and shape it now down to layers.
I just hope the owner will like it.

I need to do this more, it makes me feel good. Drawing like this and using differernt mediums is fun though can get samie though, Thats way i do such a wide range of stuff. I'm Not going to stop drawing other things.

Anyway Take care

Happy crafting
Many thanks
From Me

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

I'm back

Hi everyone,
I'm back, no more Jury duty for me. Saddly this means i have to go back to work which is not so great.
Anyway on with the cards. There are four to show you today.
I was having a sort though of my craft stuff I have so much to use and make. I decided to do a group of speed cards (under 5mins to make).
I had already coloured the images, which i keep in a little box and have to hand and i also have a box of cutout shapes so all i had to do was work out a layout and extras.
Though i still had to think carefully before using the glue and foam pads. It was also quite hard to find bits of card that went with the colours used on the images.
The bits that i used to make all of these cares are:
  1. Pennyblack Images
  2. Gems
  3. Coloured card
  4. Promarkers
  5. Metalic sticker
  6. Glue & foam pads
I find it a good way of providing my family with cards with these simple quick no fun designs.
I am sorting out some personal fun over the next few weeks i then hope to have some more cards and stuff to show as well as an update on my Smudge the rabbit drawing.
I have also stuck a little chat bok on the site and will be playing with the layout so sorry if things start looking very strange.
I will be up loading some stuff later, so till then take care.....
......and happy crafting.
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