Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Airbrushing fun

Hello Peeps.

I'm thrilled to announce that I have been selected as a member of the new Lili of the Valley Design Collective, so you may sense a bit of a theme in my next few blog posts :D

The MDF hearts I ordered from Joanna Sheen arrived yesterday so I thought I'd make a little wedding keepsake with some LOTV papers and stamps.

First I covered both sides of the heart with one of the papers in the 'Antebellum' paper pad
(poke the holes through on the first side before doing the second)

I wanted to add a little resin flower but the colour didn't match at all.

I tried colouring direct with my graph-it markers but couldn't get into the crevices 
(also it looked horrible and patchy)

So I spent a very entertaining ten minutes huffing and puffing over the chisel end of some red and purple markers to try and 'airbrush' it.
It blew off the table several times before I had the sense to glue it to my craft mat!

I stamped a couple of the LOTV Sentiment Tags onto white paper and cut them out, 
then threaded some white organza ribbon through the holes

It's finished off with a white die-cut branch (from Marianne I think)

That's all for today, I'll be back soon with my first Design Team submission. 
Yay, can't wait !!

Monday, 23 March 2015

Alphabetti Spaghetti

Afternoon All x

I thought I'd show you the birthday card I made this afternoon.
Ideal for people with three letters in their name!

Start off with two 5"x7" cream card blanks. One will be decorated on the front and back (M and A).  The other will be decorated on the right hand side of the inside of the card (X).

Cover the centre of each panel with a post it note (cut down to 5.5cm x 7.5 cm)

Stamp all over with various styles of the same letter. Here I've used a mix of Hobby Art, Lili of the Valley, Indigo Blu, Inkadinkado, MSE, Docrafts and See-D's with 'Walnut Stain' Distress Ink

 Remove the post it and roughly draw around the blank area with a fine liner pen

 Blend some distress ink around all four edges of the panel

Put the post it back over the middle and drag some ink 
over the bottom and right edges to create a shadow.

This just gives it a little bit of dimension

  To assemble the card I glued the back of the 'A' panel to the blank panel to make a zig zag.

Clear as mud?!

Hope you can work it out, here's the finished card:

Hope you have a good week, whatever you're doing.