Monday, 27 April 2015

Wedding card

Hi there,

Since my sisters stepdaughter was married this past weekend, I can now show you my card to the happy couple (made a long time ago).

The motive is Wedding Couple from AuroraWings, a wonderful image for a wedding card.

The card background is light grey cardstock and the image is mounted on bordeaux cardstock.

In order to make a very romantic Card, I chose to colour the dress with my RV10 copic. I like very much how that turned out. The groom got a matching tie. Oh, and I believe I did colour his pocket bouquet before I sent the card to my sister a while back.

I added a couple of shimmering Hearts to the upper right corner to balance the image.

But way before that, actually last summer, I was asked to make the Wedding Invitations in parchment paper. 21 pcs. of them.

I was so happy that I had such a long time to make them, because it was quite a lot of work and making so many cards with the same motive can be b....., so regular breaks are needed. At least I have to have them. Here they all are, and below is a closer look at one of the cards.

The roses are coloured with my Pergamano pencils red and a slight touch of blue in wet technique.
I added a couple of small drops of Pontura paint, Crystal Clear, as waterdrops on the roses.
The leaves are coloured with light and dark green Pintura paint.
The centre of the White flowers are Pintura ocre and the white flowers are simply embossed. 
The frame, the heart and the text are traced with my Pergamano gold pen.
The two 3D Hearts are made on my grid no. 8 and glued on with Perga Glue.
A set of sticker gold rings were added on request of the Bride.
In order to make the roses stand out properly, I used a suitable pink insert paper.

Here is a closer look of the card.
I hope you liked, what I have shown you today. That's all for now.

Be happy crafting!

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Spring project

Hi there,

Today I want to show you a real spring card that I made a few weeks back.

The motive is the Sunflower Sprite from AuroraWings. I really love the Sprite Collection and have a few of them. Many of them - even though they are flowers - can be made in different colours, just like in nature.

I had some light yellow flower vellum from my parching period, and I thought it suited the image well. It can be hard to see the big flowers on the vellum in the photo though, as vellum is so thin a paper and the background is white.

I made a few punched out flowers in yellow and white and added a light yellow pearl in the centre. The corner candy are melted Hama pearls.

This particular Sprite is entered into the April challenge at Kit and Clowder, where the theme for this month is flowers.
I had so much fun making this spring project, and her colours (in my mind, it's a she) are truly spring colours despite the season for the flower itself.
I hope you like her.
Be happy crafting!

Saturday, 18 April 2015

2 new projects yesterday

Hi there,

I am going to show you two new Projects that I made yesterday.

The first one is "Wryn eggspecting" from Tiddly Inks. I simply love this Little girl. I think she's been renamed since, but the image is the same.

Well, I've joined the marker subscription classes over at and our very first project is Octavia Moonfly from Polka Doodles plus a gorgeous background. The other night I watched the video that came with the class and that background scared the living daylights out of me. 

Alyce was kind enough to give me a pep talk/kind kick in the butt, telling me that I certainly could do it. However, I decided to try the background technique on a smaller project first and thought that this Wryn image was perfect for that.

There are Things in the image that I'm not satisfied with, but I know that this is due to my using Promarkers and also the colours that I presently have. However, now I know I can do it, so the minute I get the colours I'm missing in my Copics stash, I'll have a go at the Octavia Moonfly image.

Meanwhile, Wryn has been framed and is standing on my desk. I hope you like her (unframed).

My next project is a challenge birthday project from SimplyBStamps with a freebie image called "Mercedes". I've done such a project before, and it's great fun.
This occation is for Bettys mothers birthday in August - I'm sooooo early, but when I've committed to something like this, I cannot have it laying around, then I forget about it. So best thing for me is to make it as soon as possible. I consider the chance that Bettys mother sees my blog as pretty small, so I take thelLiberty of showing the project in here now.
There was a colour theme of "White, Black and Red" to be used for this image and the sentiment, that came with it, should be used too.
It was fun colouring her and doing the background as well. When I started adding the sentiment to the image and moving it around on the page, I came up with this "design" and the rest just sort of just happened by itself.
I'm going to mail the card, when the birthday gets nearer, and am anxious to hear, what Bettys mother thinks of it.

I'm sure I'm going to use this image/sentiment many times from now on, as it's super for birthdays.

Hmmm, maybe I should ask for Cards from my friends around the World for my 60th birthday in August, 2016. We'll see about that later.

That's all I have for you today.

Be happy crafting!

Monday, 6 April 2015

Happy Easter!

Hi there,

Happy Easter everyone.

Today I'm going to show you my first Easter projects ever - as I only started making cards last September. So please be kind to me.

The first card I'm going to show you is submitted to an Easter Bunny challenge in the Scrappers Delights FB Group and you can find the Bunny freebie here and more info about the challenge as well. at least available until April 17th i.e. for as long as the challenge is running.

I've not yet started Animal Class over at Kit and Clowder, so my colouring of him and the below chicken could be much better, I'm sure, but I loved colouring them both. The flowers are two sizes of punches and I've added a Pearl to the middle.

The second Projects is my Easter Chicken:

It was fun making this one as well and putting everything together. The motive is a Sliekje Digi stamp. I did have a minor mishap with the blue sky, but I was unable to correct it. Watermarks are a great thing for covering up such things, well, now I gave up where the mishap is :-).
I happened to fall over the white chickens at the local supermarket before Easter - I also got them in yellow and I simply had to get them for my cards. I used my Molotow pen to decorate the eggs. I only just got it, and of course I had to try it and is there a better way???
That's all from me for this time. Hope I'll soon be back with more exiting projects.
Be happy crafting!