Sunday, 10 March 2013
Hi again bloggers
I belong to a stamping group as I think I have mentioned in the past – its a yahoo group called StampersUk and I love the challenges and swaps that are offered on there
Recently I took part in something new to me – an image mingle – so the idea was to use stamps you haven't used or rarely used from your own stash – stamp out a number of images and post them off to your partner
So next part – my partner sent me her stamped images and to say it was hard really doesn't cover it!
The images I was sent were either too small to do anything nice with or the best one - in my opinion – needed to be coloured
And that is were my problem lies....
I don't do colouring – at all!!
Because I can't!
And that was the reason I sold all my promarkers...
In the end I opted to do an image of 2 puffins – it was a small image but luckily it was central to the set size of the card
It still needed to be coloured but at least it was a minimal amount
I used a range of blue chalks for the sea and the sky – then added some pale yellow and pale pink chalks to the sky which really don't appear to show on the photographs
I used shades of green chalks for the land which blended in naturally with the sea and sky.
I ended up using an orange pro marker I borrowed from class to do the beaks and feet as well as highlight close to the wings.
Then a light grey pro marker to edge and add a light shadow.
That was the colouring part done
SO – for the card I used a pearly dark blue card to make my A5 card blank, I randomly stamped the edges of the card using a swirl stamp and versamark ink pad then sprinkled with gold sparkle embossing powder and heated it.
The image had the 4 corners punched with a lovely cut corner type punch, this was then matted onto a piece of lighter blue card then onto lemon glitter card – each time I punched the corners before gluing to the mat – and always leaving a border all round.
The matted panel was then attached to the left side of the card front using double sided tape.
Using the Tim Holtz rosette maker I created the rosette using orange card and added a plain brad to the centre – this was then stuck to the top right of the card with extra strong tape.
A Just For You sentiment had the corners cut then matted to a scrap of gold mirri card which I also cut the corners of – this panel was placed at an angle at the bottom right hand corner.
To decorate the card I added 3 shiny gold card candy at the top left corner and also the bottom right corner then finished with 2 amber AB gems which were glued to the main image.
Last thing – a sprinkling of glamour dust!!!
Well its all parcelled up ready to go in the post tomorrow – fingers crossed my partner will like it!!
Hope the weather is better with you than with us just now!!!