Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Happy Birthday at Sundays With Crissy

Hello everyone - can you believe that it's February already?! Seems like only a week ago that we were stressing to finish Christmas cards in time to catch the post!

Anyhoo, on to my card today.....the theme this month at Sundays With Crissy is HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and I chose this lovely image by Crissy called Love You Sis because I've been wanting to use it for ages. It seems a perfect image to use on a card from one sister or friend to another. Using Paint.Net, I merged it with the fence image (Petals & Palings from Make It Crafty) and coloured it with Copics. The pinks are a little outside of my comfort zone, but I had to justify buying the RV63 and RV66 last year by actually using them at last! And as it turns out, I quite like these shades now as they're not as candy-pink as the lower-numbered Red Violets tend to be.


Images: Love You Sis, by Crissy Armstrong
Petals & Palings, by Make It Crafty
Colouring: Copics and Polychromos
DPs: Prima Annalee and Papermania
Metal corner: Wild Orchid Crafts
Computer-generated sentiment
Flowers, centres and doily from my stash

If you'd like to join us in the challenge this month, pop over to the challenge blog and upload your project. There prize for one lucky winner is some digis of your choice from the talented and super-lovely Crissy.

Thanks for dropping by today, I'll see you soon; in the meantime Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Just to show I haven't been completely idle...

Hello bloggers! I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone that has been leaving comments for me whilst I've been away, even though I couldn't visit or leave comments, it touched me that you'd still drop by, and kept me going while I was feeling so poorly. I'm still taking it easy, but glad to be colouring and crafting again. I am NOT glad to be suffering a messy work area once more, I did like having a nice clear dining table, he hee.

Anyway, following Chrissy's post recently where she was asking about what Kraft papers were light enough to go through a printer, I promised her I'd try my Kraft and tell her the results. Well, as I'd test-printed some images, I thought I'd at last get round to experiment with colouring on it. This was my first attempt, using the lovely Summer Dreams by Make It Crafty. I used Faber Castell Polychromos (I only have about 30 shades at the mo) without any blending with Sansodor, and I quite like my first go. I find some of the pencils nice and soft, some are very hard and scuffed the paper up on the hat ribbon. I might have a go with Prismas next, although I only have a handle of pencils. Hope you likey:

Here's a quick card I made using this image and some scraps of paper which happily matched the colours in the image. Not sure what I think of this one, but I'll definitely be colouring on Kraft again:

Will have a DT card to share in a few days....till then, happy crafting!