Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Tanya & July Graphicat Sketch

I am excited to have a great friend celebrate her birthday the day after mine and to be able to finally have a blog to join in with others to wish Tanya a Happy Birthday!  Hope you have an amazing day Tanya and are treated like the Princess you really are!

Here is my card for you Tanya!  I also followed the Graphicat Sketch for July on this one.

The image is Delphine Cocktails from Pollycraft, I coloured her with copics and paper is from my large stash.  The sentiment is from Graphicat Designs . I had white flowers that I coloured the edges with copic and used my blender pen to spread through the petals then used a red gem brad in the middle. The gems at her neckline are Sparkles from Close to My Heart and the ones edging the black are Kaiser Craft. I used Liquid Pearls for her bracelet.

I did put Glossy Accents on her Margarita but even in the close up it is hard to see.

If you didn't start this Hop at the beginning then you are going to want to pop over to Janet's Blog.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

PollyCraft Challenge

Well amongst working on renovating our bathroom, a visit from a great friend and hiking to the sand dunes I did finally manage to finish off this card for the Pollycraft Challenge #102 Summer Fun.

The image is Summer Things - Cool Cat by Pollycraft, papers are a grand mix of pieces out of my scrap bin, the sun I printed off my computer and then clear embossed, bling is from the $ store and the phrase Chillaxin' (combo of chilling out and relaxing) is my own.  The ziz-zag border on the bottom of the card and around the phrase are done with the new Creative Memories Border Maker system.

We have hardly had warm enough weather to want to splash around in the water like this but a girl can dream!  Hope you enjoy the post.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Teaching the Old a New Trick!

I was blessed with the opportunity today to catch up with a friend from high school and as a bonus she taught me a new colouring technique.  Was a wonderful time all around!

Not sure if there is a name for the technique but it makes me think of stained glass art.  I will attach my pictures first so you get an idea of what it looks like then I'll add the instructions.  I had a really hard time trying to get a picture that showcased the glitter.

This is a very basic instuction so please contact me if you want more specific details. To do this you need a raised outline sticker, sookwang tape, glitter ritz and copics.  A raised outline sticker is carefully placed on a sheet of sookwang cut/sized to the sticker (depending on how intricate the detail is on the sticker this can be easy or very challenging).  Cover the entire sookwang sheet with glitter ritz (we used warm hue), remove the excess and rub in well.  Pick an edge inside the sticker and add a thin line of a vibrant dark copic colour.  Now here is where it gets really neat - use your blender pen to move that colour through that section of the sticker.  Decide if you want to add different colours to differentm sections, use a colour theme or even blend different colours within one section.  I had so much fun with it and my 9 year old daughter watched and has also done an image as well.  It is so easy but looks so amazing.  After I completed my project I did find that I had emptied my blender pen so not sure if it was low or if I used too much.

I can't wait to show some of my friends now how to do this - thanks again Tanya for the visit and for teaching (and learning togethor) how to make this technique work.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

July Card as 1st Post

All right - this is my first post (attempt anyway).  I worked on this summer themed card and am happy with how it turned out.

The image is Pollycraft -Blue's Branch, the papers are all Echo Park Paper, I coloured with Copics, used Glitter Ritz on the small heart and tried out the brand new Creative Memories border maker for the upside down picket fence and wove matching paper through it.
I am entering this card in the Creative Accents July Challenge, Summer and for Pollycraft Challenge #101, The Great Outdoors.  I was tempted to do a rainy card based on our awful weather lately but pushed myself to a sunnier option!
I hope you like this first post.  I won't have things on here daily but will try to post weekly!
Hope your weather is drier than mine!