Although my late father was very good at watercolour painting, it’s not something I’ve ever really done much of. I decided to give it a go with this Craft UK lily stamp & Derwent Inktense pencils. I didn’t think it turned out too bad for a first attempt!
One for the boys! My son’s best friend will be 12 on Thursday. He’s very sporty so his card had to have a sports theme; I’ve had this Paper Nation decoupage in my stash for a long time. I saw a 6″ square stepper card online & came up with a template to recreate the same thing in metric (I can’t work in imperial!) I hope you find it useful.
The central image for this card was created using the Clarity Hummingbirds stamp, Perfect Medium & mica powders. I made the main image a year or so back at a card class at Weavervale Garden Centre but was waiting for a suitable occasion to use it. I didn’t have the right stamp to create the greeting so had to use peeloffs, something I rarely do these days. I chose a circular shaped greeting because of the circles on the main image, and a rectangular pearl ribbon buckle to echo the shapes in the backing paper. I’m pleased to say my Mum loved it!
The poppy stamp on this card must be my most-inked stamp. It’s by Inkylicious & it’s such a beautiful image that creating a beautiful card is quite easy! I’m still not sure about Kraft cardstock but as I’ve got lots of it I’m not going to waste it; this time I toned it down a bit with backing papers.
I don’t often use pre-made toppers these days but I loved this one from Hunkydory and I thought it was really appropriate for a little girl’s first birthday. As usual I stuck with clean & simple, I really should step out of my comfort zone every so often!
This card was for my next door neighbour who owned a big & daft Golden Retriever for a number of years. This digi stamp from Just Inklined, coloured with Promarkers, was perfect.
This card is to cheer up a friend who’s going through a rough time at the moment. It’s based on an idea I saw Barbara Gray demonstrate on Sunday on TV but although I can use a brayer, I couldn’t get it right this time & used my Inkylicious brushes instead. I also had problems with the floral stamp as it’s such poor quality – this was my third attempt & I still had to try to disguise how bad it was by colouring over the top with a Promarker & adding pearls! Time to buy more stamps!
This is for a relative on my husband’s side who is obsessed with Albion vehicles; the images were downloaded from the internet (copyright Frank Hilton, John Burke, Patrick Glesca & others), and imported into Craft Artist Professional to create the backing paper. I would normally ask someone’s permission before using their photographs but as they probably all know the “birthday boy” I wasn’t able to do that. I hope they won’t mind as I won’t be using them commercially.
The numbers are white chipboard, coloured with Umber Promarker then embossed with one layer of UTEE. This provides a textured surface which disguised the fact that Promarker colouring on chipboard is patchy!