Thursday, 25 September 2008

Autumn Owl

Hello, I made this card for my Dads birthday which is next week. The oak leaves where made using my wonderful cuttlebug. I used three different coloured Stardream pearlescent card for the leaves then sponged them with three or four differnt coloured Brilliance ink pads to get the autumn colours. The veins were made using a fine embossing tool. The picture was sent to me by a friend and I printed it on Ink Jet Artist Canvas Sheet, then mounted on some gold Mirri silk card. The little acorns are buttons with the shanks cut off that I got from a seller on ebay, I believe they are Dress It Up buttons. The Sentiment is an Impression Obsession Stamp , which is stamped on a scanned and lightened version of the DP. If you live in the UK Impression Obsession don't sell overseas but you can get any of their stamps from Stamps and Memories. Just send them an email with the catologue number of the stamps you want and they'll special order them in for you. Any way I've waffled on long enough. Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

The Begining and Pretty Pressings Challenge

There are two pictures, one taken with a flash and one without, and I'm not happy with either. The grey lines are actually glitter and are supposed to look like little snow mounds there is also glitter on the snowballs but you can't really see. And there are crystal snowflakes on the die cut snowflakes, again they don't show up up well. I did a bit of cross stitch to match the stitching on Tilda's jumper and gloves. The fir trees are stamped with versafine Olympic Green and then I used Sakura GellyRoll white pen on them to make it look like snow. Hope you like it :)

Card Ingredients
Stamps - Magnolia
DP - Doodlebug -Sweater Stripe and Snowdrift
Base Card and Snowflake die cuts - Stardream Pearlescent White
Die Cuts - Snowflakes - Bosscut
Nestabilities - Classic Circle and Classic Scallop Circle
Embellishments - Dress it Up Tiny Crystal Snowflakes
Sparkle N Sprinkle Crystal Ice Glitter
Rangol Stranded Cotton White
Colouring - Derwent Coloursoft pencils and Sansodor