Friday, October 23

Fight like a Girl

I've a friend at work who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, and after seeing this image on splitcoast stampers, (a digi from whimsie doodles), I just had to make her a card.I used Fleur di lys spellbinder dyes and a ribbon with a flower and button, the image is coloured with whispers pens and I've added a few gems. Nothing more to say really.Just that all my hopes are with her.
Tracie x

Thursday, October 8

Poinsettia Passions

I am so excited to show you this card. I fell in love with the image as soon as I saw it. I limited the number of colours (red, black/silver and white), so it would give the traditional image a modern look.I simply printed out all the elements, matted the dp onto silver mirri and mounted it onto the red card base. Then I cut the image and some silver mirri with nesties label die, sprayed the flower layers with glitter varnish and decoupaged it up. I then added a chunky red bow with a heart pin and finished by adding red and silver gems to the poinsettia's. The verse I created in "mcs", and printed it out with the dp, I love making fancy greetings like this.So quick, so simple, but it's probably my favourite Christmas card I've ever made. Hope you like it too. Thanks for popping in.Tracie x

Fairie Dreams

Morning ladies, I've had a break for a couple of weeks ... catching up on family etc. I have a couple of cards today, both made using "My Craft Studio". You must all be fed up with me making cards using the PC, but I'm so in love with this program, I can't tell you how much fun it is to have complete control over the images you use. Choosing size, colour, orientation, tint the list goes on and on, anyway back to the cards.
On this one I wanted to use a floral corner image I found on "mcs - floral cd", it comes in decoupage layers, which I thought was a different slant on a card, rather than decoupaging the main image, decoupage the corner detail. I chose a fairy image and a butterfly and colour coordinated them with the corner image and dp. I matted the dp onto brown and gold mirri card, punching the bottom edges to make it pretty and then mounted this onto a burgundy card base.
I then matted the fairy onto brown and the greeting onto gold and brown card that I'd run through my cuttlebug with my scallop nesties and added both of these to the card with some brown organza ribbon in front of the fairy but behind the greeting. I continued by adding the corner decoupage and adding gold glitter pen the the flower centres so they would match the glitter on the butterfly. The butterfly I sprayed with gold glitter varnish, decoupaged the three layers up and added pink mini gems for the body. To finish I made two double bows (one slightly larger than the other) and glued them to the card.I love the way it's turned out, lovely and soft colours with a feel of magic. Hope you like it, back later.
Tracie x