Archive for ‘Card making’

May 1, 2021

Llama Christmas card

Hi and happy Saturday.

There’s a new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown today, and being the first Saturday of the month means we have a new hostess, Fabiola, who has set us a sketch to follow.

I used some digital papers, purchased from the Lovely Studio, as the background of my card …

I had fun choosing which papers from the set to put together – I was aiming for that lush look you sometimes see in magazines for upholstery, where they mix lots of different patterns together. I think the trick is to choose patterns that have similar or complementary colours, and also patterns of varying sizes…

I’m not sure the photos do the papers justice – the colours are so pretty in real life…

I added a llama digi stamp, also by the Lovely Studio, mounted on old olive card and coloured a little with my Stampin’ Up marker pens in old olive and melon mambo…

Finally, I added some old olive baker’s twine and sequins in pink and green.

I hope you’re inspired to join the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Enjoy your weekend.

March 6, 2021

Little robin red breast

A brand new month brings a brand new hostess to set the challenges at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. The first challenge of the month is always a sketch. This one is for Deborah, whom I miss …

I spent a relaxing afternoon, colouring this stamped robin with alchohol pens.

The pretty paper matched beautifully, picking up the colours of the image, and made a great background…

Searching through my scraps box, I found a red tag which I thought fitted perfectly, not only with the colour scheme, but with the sketch too …

And finally, a glittery snowflake to add a little sparkle.

Some people believe that when a robin appears, loved ones are near. A robin frequently visits our garden and I love to listen to his birdsong – so wonderful.

I hope you like my card for this week. It would be lovely if you join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and share your beautiful artwork.

Enjoy your weekend.

 

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