Sunday, March 25, 2012

Christmas in March

I realized it was the 25th and last year I made a Christmas card most every 25th of the month and hadn't done so this year. If I don't get crackin' I won't have any Christmas cards when I need them.

I hadn't used this image but once or twice and think she is so pretty so I pulled her out today. Tilda is colored with copics. W1,3,5 for her dress. R49, 46,44 (I think) for the roses and trim on her dress. G9,6,3 for the leaves. YR23,21 for her hair. B60,W1 for the background. I used gold stickles for her halo with some star dust stickles as accents for the halo and flowers. The paper is capella from basic grey. I roughed up the edges of some of the papers. The lace was sitting on my desk and I thought it would look pretty with some ribbon woven through it. Added some swirls from a memory box die and then put some nail head stickers in the corners.
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Friday, March 16, 2012

Irish Edwin

My son-in-law is 100% Italian born on St. Patrick's Day so this card is for him.

Of course Edwin has to be dressed in green. He is colored with copics and his tie has little white dots on it. I edged the papers with a dark green marvy ink pad that I have had for years and years. The pad stamped okay for the swirls but when I edged with it pieces of the pad broke off adding bits of dots around the image. I used a tissue and tried to smooth the dots out a bit. The dark green clover or flower is done with 4 scalloped hearts from stampabilities and edged with a light green chalk ink. The lime green flower has a brad in the middle. The brads in the corner have their prongs broken off and attached with glue dots because I didn't decide to put them on until the card was all put together. The swirls are from the angel company. The green cardstock from DCWV around Edwin was run embossed with dots and then I used a piece of sandpaper to take the color off. I used the saying May the road rise to meet you... Irish saying for the inside.
This card fits in perfectly with the green challenge over at Just Magnolia.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Rose College

I made this card to go along with the book Behind the Beautiful Forevers that we are reading over at What a tough card to make. I haven't finished the book yet but much of it is set in the slums of India. How do you make a pretty card about slum life?

The image is from the angel company (retired) and is colored with copics. I tried to use scraps, found and discarded items or reused items to make the card. In the book one of the main characters finds and sells junk so that is why I chose to use these items. In the beginning the one boy uses a rose a description about their lives so that is why I chose a rose. The clock face is from a watch of mine that broke. The brass rings were some my kids found on the ground a long time ago and brought them home to me because I might be able to use them in a card. The bee charm was on an old ATC from a swap. The heart I had used on a purse I had made but it fell off. The fence is a punch from Martha Stewart (which wasn't working very well) because there are fences around the slum. 
Let me know what you think about this card. I would be very interested in hearing comments as it was so difficult to make.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Fight 2

Finally got to doing my second card with this image. I printed it out a couple of days ago so had no problem with the ink smearing. I usually don't have that much forethought to print them early. I get an idea and I want to run with it. lol

The spray at the bottom is a die cut from memory box. I usually use a glue stick to put them down but this time I poured out some diamond glaze and used my finger to smear it around. A little messier but it worked better. The dp is some old from tac. I am trying to use up some of the stuff I have. I have way too much. I know you all know what I am talking about.