Here we go with a few cards I've made.
So the first few are using the gorgeous Picnic in the Park papers from Serif - I've nearly finished the pack now - just so cute and very me at the moment. First is a lovely landscape card, with the rabbit stamp I've used quite a few times now that really reminds me of Peter Rabbit. Finished with the brown button and cream ribbon tied through and made into a cute bow. Coloured the image with my faithful promarkers.
Next up is more of the same papers, but green toned, layered with some lace and then my new clarity stamp from the club. Coloured in and a sentiment stamped. Finished with some lemon rosebuds from the deadly flower sets (see a previous blog!). Very pleased with this cute card and loving the new stamp!
Finally - some different papers I hear you say! Well another freebie pack with the magazines that are definitely not free! Debbie Moore stamp I have used before, stamped onto clarity card so nice and shiny. Made strips of from the stripy paper to cross over and then added the lilac deadly rosebuds in a little bunch to finish off. Image coloured with promarkers again!
Some different cards in style now. Inspired by the class Helen did last month I found some lovely black and cream card in my stash that has a lovely sheen to it and teamed it with the red. Stamped in black the dandelion stamps from Personal Impressions and added some glitter to them. The horizontal panel then added the cream ribbon. Also added three red gems for additional bling and hey presto!
Not sure about this one as think I might have over embellished! Some lovely papers though. Papermania I think for the spotty one and central panel as double sided card, Pumpkin from Stampin Up for the orange border. Punched with the Martha Stewart punch. Flower from the Personal Impressions set like the dandelion above, then added some touches with a white marker pen and some glitter glue. Then went a little OTT with the paper flowers, adding white pen and the buttons. Finally some bling with the gems on the bottom too.
Back full circle it seems - some of the gorgeous picnic at the park papers again and a gingham bow. Then found a cute sticker in my embellishment stash I haven't seen for ages and so here we go! Simple but I think quite effective - but maybe it's just because I love these papers so much!
Another departure from the norm. Some floral paper - again a freebie pack from an expensive magazine - and some of the papermania card mentioned above and then stamped the Clarity naked tree with some spring type of leaves in the celery ink from stampin up. Added some gems to the tree and then wrapped the organza ribbon and mounted the card on orange.
OK so thats it for the card making - but what else have I been up to. Well at the NEC I bought three mdf letters from the WOW stand, one for C, V and M. Well I've struggled then to get the courage up to do anything with them. About 2 weeks ago I decided I ought to do something - so started with a coat of creamy brown acrylic on the C. Since then I've gone to town with ripped papers (you'll never guess which paper stack I've been using - oh yes the gorgeous Serif Picnic in the Park ones!), more paint, stamps, golden glaze, PVA, buttons, wooden flowers and pearls. And today I finished the C. No picture as yet as waiting for the varnish to finish drying but will post really soon I promise. I was so inspired today I started on the M too. Princess M of course required a different style and colour scheme - as indeed will Hubby V, so hers is a pretty pretty one and not far off being finished, where is mine is more in keeping with altered art I suppose. Have to work out what on earth to do with hubby V's now ... sure the inspiration will be just round the corner though! Such fun!
So there you go ... a very new departure for me ... looking forward to sharing it with you soon to see what you think ... but now must sign off so can get hubby V to turn football off the tv!
Happy crafting all - night night!