Monday, 20 February 2012

A Recipe for you at Crafty Cardmakers

This time at Crafty Cardmakers we have a recipe for you from Kim who would like to see 1 image (preferably stamped), 2 backing papers and 3 embellishments one of which must be a heart. This time we are sponsored by the fabulous Di's Digi Downloads with a $10 voucher to spend in the store.

I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!

When I read Kim's requirements I thought anniversary card so that's what I made. I used my Tatty Teddy CDs to choose two backing papers, I used some flowers to create a border, added my lovely image, a sentiment and created a heart to go behind Teddy which I made very transparent. All these were done digitally.
I found some flourishes which I cut up to create the corner embellishments and added a little heart above the letter i in anniversary.
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Monday, 6 February 2012

Monochrome Magic at Crafty Cardmakers

This time at Craft Cardmakers we have been asked by Beth to use shades of one colour, she is allowing one other colour to create highlights but thats all.
I don't usually make monochrome cards as I like different colour combinations on my cards but I had bought the Pollyanna and Pals CD which has lots of lovely monochrome images on it so I used one of these. I printed the topper sheet and decided which one to use then I found a black card to put it on. I know I should have found the card and then chosen the topper but it just didn't work that way this time lol!
As I had a square card and a rectangular topper I needed to trim the card and decided to make this a decorative feature using a punch. I had been playing with my embossing powders and decided to use them to create a faux frame around the card and to highlight the punched edges. I lined the inside of the card with some silver paper as well.
This is not my usual style but I like it and will probably send it just to say hello as she is posting her own letters.
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