Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Another quick card for today

Last year I created a set of cards for Australian Simply Cards that used the triple stamping technique. While experimenting I made this card that used the same stamp from Darkroom Door that I later used for the submitted card (though that one used a purple/lavender palette).

I loved this technique as it was fun matching up the layers once they'd been stamped (very similar to pyramage) and I loved how this card turned out.

The shine on the blooms is Diamond Glaze and looks much better IRL.

Anyway, bye for now.

: D

Sunday, February 23, 2014

So Much to Share...

Wow! Such a lot to share with you that's happened over the last week.

Firstly ...da dahhh! I found my necklace! It was caught up between the doona and blanket on the spare bed. Mum came to stay the night for her birthday and I removed the quilt and there it was. Even though the sheets had been replaced since the last time she slept over, I'd only rolled the blankets down and then rolled them back up again. (I know - not the best house-keeping practices, but ..?) I'm sure you'll be able to see from the photo why I was so anxious about losing it.

Next of all, I received my copy of the latest Australian Simply Cards (issue 65) and was chuffed to see one of my cards featured on the cover. These cards were made for a technique feature about using brayers. I loved how these cards turned out and am so happy that they were highlighted.

Finally, I'm sharing with you a card I made using my left-overs. This is similar to one of the cards used in the above magazine, but I used sponge daubers instead of a brayer to get the colour variations and I used another stamp than the one used in that issue. (That one was much nicer).


But I have to admit this set of stamps from Stamp-It (siset070) are great if you want to do that "water reflection thing".

Anyway, got work to do - I'm off to do some quilling.

Bye for now,
  : D

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Has anyone heard of Mine Craft?

I have to share with you a card I had to make for my son's best friend (who, like my son, is obsessed with the internet game of Mine Craft). His party was this afternoon and at 10.00am today I still hadn't thought of what card to make for him. Alex had rejected my idea of a robot and said I should make a Endertron 9000. Wahh???? We settled on a "Creeper" face from Mine Craft. You can see my result below.

While I'll be the first to say it's nothing great, from all accounts, he thought it was cool and especially liked his present, which was - you guessed it - a Mine Craft Beginner's Handbook!

Anyway, bye for now.