24 June 2008

A two card day

Evening everyone, I'm late posting, it's been busy and I've managed to make two cards and do a bit of drawing too. Making the most of my day off as I won't have any more time until the weekend for craft or blogging.

I fou
nd a new challenge site today Penny Black Saturday Challenge which will be great for those of us who love Penny Black. I think I'll enter the card I made yesterday.

A goodies parcel came today which is always very exciting for me LOL! I now
have the complete set of Tim Holtz distress inks which I've been collecting little by little over the last three months. I love them, they're so versatile. A new set of stamps too which are from Inkadinkadoo. I think I'll be using these quite a bit as there is a lovely wisteria type vine with entwined flowers, a couple of butterflies, a bird, three sentiments, a scroll and another flower stamp, all in all, good value for money.

Both the cards I made today were done for an SU colour challenge of white,
wasabi (green) and teal, none of which I possess! I got as close as I could with green bazzil card, Tim Holtz distress inks and a Teal Marvy marker!

The first card caused problems as it was the first time I'd used white embossing powder and it gets everywhere! I think my images are a bit smudgy because of this but I like the effect of the white embossing on a dark background. The green background layer was stamped with Inkadinkadoo Garden stamps and versamark ink to give a tone on tone effect. I angled the stamp over several areas top and bottom for a border. The sentiment panel was cut with nestabilities, stamped with the same floral stamp, a sentiment from the same set and embossed with the white ep. I tied ribbon around the background panel, added a diamante ribbon slide and mounted the sentiment panel over it on dimension tape.

I found a lovely Sugar Nellie Splashing Maggie stamp in my received gifts box and thought she'd look gorgeous in green for the second challenge card! I used a houndstooth CB folder on the card blank, cut out the image with a rectangle nestability and also a scalloped rectangle. The image was water coloured with a teal Marvy marker and Tim Holtz distress inks in Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Scattered Straw and Tattered Rose. The image panel was lifted on dimension tape over more of the teal ribbon, the sentiment from the same Garden set was stamped using the teal marker. I added a bit of stickles to the puddle and a little gem flower to finish.

Thanks for having a look,



Anna said...

Beautiful cards Chris. Your photography is fantastic too!

Clair & Sharni said...

Lovely cards again Chris & thanks for the link to the PB challenge blog, that looks great fun! xxx

Taniaj said...

Great cards Chris love how you use your ink pads to colour Tx

Laura said...

Wow Chris your cards are truly stunning, I cant wait to see more!!!
x x x Laura x x x