Saturday, July 23, 2011

Dancing shadow


Taking one image from the Dancing with Shadows CD I've created a selection of cards trying to make them all a wee bit different. 


 Front of card completely covered in a background bluebell paper which is inked around the edges with Tim Holtz plumice stone distress ink. the main topper is layered to give a thin blue frame. 

A plain while card with the edges distressed with stormy sky ink. The topper consists of three layers cut using nestabilities labels seventeen dies.

 Pretty in Pink ... Same bluebell image but mounted on pearlised pink on a distressed milled lavender card.  

Friday, July 22, 2011

Better get tidying ...

This little corner has been very neglected of late. Studying and work have gotten in the way of a lot recently so not much happening.  In the mean time I have bought the Shapez component for the Creatopia as the latest toy for the craft room. Shapez is basically a die cutting machine so having fun cutting and embossing scraps of paper and card. There's something very definite and satisfying about that crunch as the die cuts through the card. I don't know sometimes it's the little things that amuse. 

Background is embossed, die cut flower shapes in different colours and textures layered.

Layering multiple die cut shapes.

Multiple die cut shapes using x-cut and nellies dies.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Pretty Parchment

My first at home attempt at parchment craft after attending a workshop at the Ulster Folk Museum last weekend.
Parchment craft is quite a slow technique but the effects can be stunning.
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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Moody Blues

Thinking about the project on colour. So starting with an inspirational holiday photo....
New Zealand

The intense blues of the sea and sky and the green of the foliage fall on the colour wheel next to each other, called analogous.

Other images which demonstrate these colours ...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Doesn't time fly

I just looked when my last post was and I'm hanging my head in shame. Not sure that I can blame it all on the snow although boy was December a surprise. On the plus side the attic got finished and I was so impressed that I have a lovely new bedroom up there. The holidays just zipped away but not without the fun of learning to build (or in my case read the instructions) ikea furniture.

Ah well, time to dust the cobwebs off the keyboard and start again. I'll be posting some updates from the December classes (before I forget) and then concentrating on the project which has been set with the theme of "Colour".