I'm getting hooked to these little fellas and am loving all the challenges over on the Forever Friends Challenge blog I must admit, the theme this week of Oriental was a little bit of a struggle for me. It's not that i don't love oriental because i do! But trying to fit a bear into it was the difficult bit. In the end i decided to use the Far East paper pack by DCWV to stamp the present on that the bear is holding. In total i stamped the bear 4 times to get it how i wanted. I've used an oriental stamp for the background with some shiny red card for matting. Finished off with black ribbon and an oriental coin thing (sorry don't know what they're called) with some red cord. I hope you like it.
Friday, 23 January 2009
The challenge on the Forever Friends challenge blog this week is all about ribbon. Being creative with ribbon without just placing a bow on it. My idea was the use ribbon as a border so i have used 4 different types of ribbon on the 4 corners of the card and then wrapped some black ribbon around card to make a frame the bear in the centre of the card. I've stuck with a purple theme as it's my favourite colour and left off a sentiment because i couldn't quite find the right style to put on it.
Sunday, 18 January 2009
I decided to use the ATC that I made for the Forever Friends challenge into a birthday card for my brother. I've kept it simple by just adding some more of the star paper down the left hand side of the card to co-ordinate with the paper on the ATC and then used some spotty ribbon down the middle. I've then used peel offs for the happy birthday text and the silver border.
I always try and make family cards more special and i wanted to do something slightly different to a standard card this year so i've done this one so it can be hung up.
Saturday, 17 January 2009
The Forever Friends challenge blog are asking us to make an ATC this week. Not something that i usually do but i thought i would make one and then use it as a card topper for my brothers birthday card. Here is the design i came up with.
I've used some Forever Friends paper from the celebrations 6x6 pack and the tool bear stamp coloured in with Rosewood Marvy Le Plum pen for the bear and then watercolour pencils for the rest of the image. I've used a Whispers pen for the stitched effect doodling around the edges and to write the word Brother.
Sunday, 11 January 2009
Made this card yesterday for my friends little girl who is 1 in a few weeks time. It's not very often i get the chance to make childrens cards and i wanted to make this one nice and girly which is why i went for the pink and purple colour scheme and the fairy image. The fairy wings have been coloured in with the Sakura star dust pen to add some glitter and the rest of the image is coloured in with Whispers pens. I've used a mixture of the Stamped cricut cartridge for the name and George Basics cartridge for the Today. The one is just something i did free hand and then used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to add some texture.