Sunday, 18 January 2009

My first..

......of many cards I will be doing using the free Sale a bration sets, that can be earned with a order of £45.00 until the 28 Th of February. The set I have used here is the Botanical Blooms and I had a bit of fun with my markers as I have decided to watercolour the blooms rather than using the set as a two step stamping. The cute origami box is one I have made using a tutorial from SCS but next time I think I will just make an easy box and add the sides, the origami method takes a bit of time. It ended up so cute, perfect for so many gifts, and this will be filled with something yummy. Check out the fancy corners they were made with my scallop edge punch from SU, also see how I have used two colours on the sentiment stamp? those clever markers allow you to add 2 or more colours to one stamp>

I have also made a card to go with it. Again a layout found on SCS that I have scribbled out on the back of an envelope so I cannot find it now, but if you seen it let me know and I will add a link to it( I do remember that it was a card with green and pink colours). The colour combo is Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and a bit of Choc. Chip. I am constantly amazed at how well Choc Chip goes with everything, I go through loads of packs of this colour I just love it!!!! Sentiment from Circle of Friendship another of my firm favorites, round sentiments work so well on any layout and I love to layer them for even more interest, SU punches do a fab job for this kind of layering. The bloom and leaves were stamped straight onto a long narrow piece of Whisper White and coloured in using the following markers, Summer Sun and Only Orange for the blooms and Cert. Celery, Yo yo Yellow, Old Olive and Gable Green for the leaves. Can you see how bright those images are? you don't need to spend loads and loads of money on expensive colouring mediums, those markers are highly pigmented and give super results. Now the flowers and leaves on the box were done on watercoloured paper, still lovely and bright but because water was used to blend the colours together, the effect is different, I love my markers they are so versatile and come in every single colour SU does so easy to coordinate.

I have not been crafting for myself at all this week as I have been busy with DT work and UStamp projects as well so I am sharing stuff that was supposed to be shared while away, hmm I will have to get cracking LOL. Hope you had a super weekend Hugs M xx

ps. My ribbon share is FULL but I have started a second one as I had more interest, need some yummy ribbon? get in touch and I can fix you up with some. xxxxx

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