Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Wedding Card

Here I have used a simple 8 x 8 card (my favourite size).  I have embossed onto centura pearl for my backing paper.  I just love the quilted design on this one.  I have layered that up and finished off with tattered lace die corners and bells.  The bells are mounted onto glossy pink and cut out.  The card is finished off with bling and pearls with a co-coordinating greeting.  The inside is work in progress but I am sure will compliment the outside beautifully.

Well I know Christmas is well out of the way but I just wanted to share with you how the simplest thing can transform a card with rustic dimension.  I made a batch this year using Raffia. When used in conjunction with great colours it sets them off beautifully.  What do you think? 

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Just one of my watercolours... poppies are my favourite but I am going to have a go at doing some fantasy designs .

Don't we just love Tattered Lace for simple stunning designs?

Steam Punk Window Frame

I guess when your Son is in his 20's and an avid car mechanic the obvious choice would be a steam punk card.  
As you can see I used real screws ans nuts and bolts from the garage to embellish, with good effect I think.

The card is a box window frame card with good old acetate for the window.
The lady inside is decoupaged to add extra dimension and cogs inside are built up to a 3D effect.  This is such a versatile style and in fact can take days to make.
Any comments welcome thank you.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Testing 123

This is a card I made for my beautiful granddaughter for her 2nd birthday.  One of my favourites. The card is an 8 x 8 made into a 3D picture frame.  Acetate is used over the front to form a window.  The variations are endless.  I have crocheted red flowers to accent the corners.  My old skills are these days very useful and somewhat "trendy" dare I say?