Thursday 13 January 2011

CCT#147 - Monotone but not Monotonous!!

Great theme this week on Cute Card Thursday - monotone. I have chosen browns as this really is my favourite colour (DS calls our house "the brown house lol!!)

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I have coloured this Sugar Nellie digi image with Promarkers and used Basic Grey papers and SU card and ribbon. The flower is home made and I've used EK Success punches. The sentiment is from Innovative Stamp Creations "Friendship" set. Some Swarovski crystals and Prima pearls finish it off.

Tuesday 11 January 2011

Passion for Promarkers #82 - New Baby

There's something not right with Blogger tonight - my header has gone and I cannot see any of my photos. I hope it comes back and this works okay!!

Fabulously good timing this week on the Passion for Promarkers blog as I had a card to make for a little boy born to friends on Hogmanay.

I have coloured this Magnolia stamped image with Promarkers and used Glamour Dust on his wings before putting him onto my hand-cut cloud. The paper is K&Co and card is SU. I've used a Martha Stewart punch on the border and glued some of the little punched-out stars for the cloud. Ribbon is from Fantastic Ribbons, pearl from Bunny Zoe's Crafts and little pearls are made with the Pearl Maker Pen from Cuddly Buddly. The sentiment is Paper Makeup, heat embossed in white and cut out using a Nestabilitity.

Well - I don't know if I am talking to myself or not tonight - depends on whether Blogger decides to play!!

Monday 10 January 2011

Inchie Swap #1

Over on the UK Stampers Forum (link in sidebar), Sid is organising an Inchie swap based on the Continents. We are to do nine Inchies (same or different) and will get nine different ones back. At the end we will use our 54 different Inchies to make something. This is the first one - "Africa".

I went with the fertility angle and the theory that all life began in this Continent. It wasn't easy to fit all this onto something one inch square but I am pretty pleased with the way it turned out.

The background was created with Adirondack Dabbers in Sunset Orange and Red Pepper then over "splooshed" with gold. I inked up part of a huge round native-style stamp I have had forever-and-a-day (code for I can't remember who made it) with black Ranger Archival. A Swarovski gem, computer-printed sentiment (font size 4!!) and about 10 coats of Modge Podge glossy finish it off.

I am really excited about this swap and cannot wait to receive all those little pieces of creativity over the next few months!!