Thursday, November 22, 2012

Inspirational Photo Challenge

WOW! It's already been two weeks!  I've been busy making cards and scrapbooks for shows that my girlfriends and I were selling at.  I will show you some of those another day though. 

This week our challenge at My Heart Pieces is making a card using the following photo as inspiration.  As Priyanka put it: "you can make anything which is inspire you, it can be a teddy bear,red roses,the color of anything from the picture,ribbon, candle, pearls anything"  

I picked the image called 'Hide and Seek'  for the flowers which I saw in the picture... The red, blue and gold colours talked to me also.  I coloured all my images with water coloured crayons and a water brush.

So my first card is a 5x6.5" black card topped with gold Magenta mesh paper held in place with red flower eyelets.  The image was cut out with Spellbinders Labels 8, then layered onto a likewise cut blue panel with red ribbon accent.  Finishing touch is red flowers accented with white pearl centers.

My second card is also 5x6.5".  I trimmed the image then matted it on dark blue, then on red.  The multicouloured paper on the right hand side is actually my scrap paper from cleaning my brush as I watercoloured the four images :)  Then I accented it with a yellow/gold fibre wrapped around a string of pearls.
My third card is also  5x6.5".  This time I tried cutting out my image and then matting on blue, then onto red flocked card, then on the card front with a piece of gold card tucked in between.  Then I tied a piece of gold fabric ribbon in a bow and adhered it to the top right corner.  And it really needed some pearl accents in the bottem left corner too!  Couldn't forget the pearls!
My last card is a 6x6".   I covered the card front with handmade paper that had a wide red ribbon placed on it.  I trimed the image and matted it on yellow then stuck it in the middle of the card.  And yes, I HAD to add the pearls again :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Something Cute

Hi there!
This week at My Heart Pieces we are to make something cute.  I think Mermaids are cute!  And so this image was selected and coloured with my markers, twice, then one cut out.  Yes, her skin is blue.  I love the look of popping out a portion of an image to give it depth!  Dug around and found the small seashells I stole from my mom's collection and then added the gold negative sheet from making sequins. (I got it from my friend I have NO idea where to get more! LOL!)  It was a happy fluke that the paint chip I chose to use had the bottom colour listed as Ocean Sea!  Final card is 6x6".

Of course I had to keep making cards! :)
This one is also coloured with markers, then I believe it is called 'fussy cut' out the image with small scissors and a blade.  I wanted to show off the Alcohol ink background I cut out using Spellbinders Labels 20 then embossed with a shell pattern (that did not show up very well).  Placed this on blue mulberry paper then saw some pale blue netting out of the corner of my eye.  So I added it over the entire thing and secured with gold brads. Card size is 5 x 6 1/2".

And this last one I took my watercolour crayons and brush to.  Used my Spellbinders Label 22 to cut out the image then hand cut a thin mat onto metalic blue paper.  This is matted onto my girlfriend's hand made marble paper, then patterned vellum.  Nice and elegant, as well as cute!  Card size is 5 x 6 1/2".

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