Monday, July 19, 2010

Wish Big

Hi Guys,

I hope you are all relaxing and enjoying the sunshine. I have been very busy designing cards for my August classes, and wanted to share one of them with you. I first used this technique about eight years ago, and decided to try it again with this Hero Arts Butterfly.

I love this image 'cause it has just the right amount of space to colour. I used my Dove Blender with Lyra watercolour crayons to colour and shade. I don't know how well the shading will show up on the butterfly, but I am happy with how it turned out. I used blue chalk with a cotton ball, and applied shading around the images. The background image is also by Hero Arts, and I randomly stamped the circle in Memories baby blue. I then added green rhinestones to the heads of the butterflies for a little shimmer.

Thanks so much for stopping by.



Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Monday

Hi guys,

Hope you are all keeping cool on this very hot and sticky day. I can't believe that it is July already. I had such a long list of things I wanted to do this summer, and I feel like summer is just whizzing by.

I wanted to apologize to the wonderful ladies that came to my Birthday Party at for not putting up their pictures and the rest of my birthday cards. I forgot to bring my camera, and, Heidi (owner of pointers) took all of the pictures and sent them to me, and for whatever reason, we just couldn't download it. however, the pictures are on Pointers website. Thanks so much for your support and good wishes.

On the today's card, I decided to revisit one of my layouts that I did last year by punching out this gorgeous BoBunny patterned paper with EK success circle punches and Gina K "Friends Are Forever" stamp set which I love.

I stamped the flower with black Memento ink and then stamped the heads of the flowers again, cut them and then layered them onto the card. I coloured the flower with Prismacolour pencils and odorless mineral spirits. I used green rhinestones in the flower and pink rhinestones on the side. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. I don't know how well the rich colours of the paper and my colouring will show on screen, but the colour is a rich plum, pink and green, and ,I coloured the flower with plum and pink.

Hope you like my card and thanks so much for stopping by.

I would love to hear from you.