In the meantime, I've got a couple of cards to share with you today. My first card has been made for a few challenges:
- Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC82 - a lovely sketch from Anya
- Colour Q - cQc122 - just love these colours!
- Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge - WMSCCC12-01
As soon as I saw those wonderful colours from Colour Q, I knew that I wanted to make a Christmas card with the Nutcracker Prince resplendent in his uniform of red, pink and black!!! I didn't quite make enough Christmas cards last year, so this year I'll be making sure to make cards as and when I can - to join in with the WMS Christmas Card challenge go to the WMS blog and join the forum! The theme for January's challenge is to feature a day or nighttime sky, and you need to use some Waltzingmouse stamps. I've used Anya's layout for the card.
I started off by stamping the Prince onto some white card, embossing him, colouring with Promarkers and then cut him out. I tried to make a hill effect with the text stamp - it sort of works. And I stamped snowflakes in my day time sky in shades of pink, red and kraft - it's a fantasy world!! For my scalloped banner, I used the deep daisy stamp on some red foil card, cut a piece of regal rose card and attached a dotty ribbon over it. To finish it off I added some black embossed hearts. Finally, I used a Fancy Tag for my label sentiment, sponged on some red and stamped the sentiment in black.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Nutcracker Sweet, Compliments of the Season, Sewing Box Hugs, Text-it
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Real Red, Regal Rose, Crumb Cake; Versafine - Onyx Black
Spellbinders: Fancy Tags Three (S5-031)
Promarkers: Poppy, Crimson, Salmon Pink, Khaki, Black, Blush, Ivory
Accessories: Martha Stewart - Deep Edge Daisy Punch; Clear embossing powder, ribbon and card from stash
Recently I was asked to make a 21st birthday card. I emailed a couple of sketches with suggestions for layouts, Diane told me what she wanted and off I went. I decided to do a mock up, just to make sure it was okay. My first attempt was far too formal, especially as the card is for a 21 year old! So I grunged it up a bit! She liked the mock up, so I made it last night.
This is an 8" × 8" card - you need something special for a 21st! I started off by lightly spritzing the card base with some Cosmic Shimmer silver and then stamped the funky circles - they are second impressions as I didn't want the images to be too strong. Then I used the graffiti stamps in pale grey and stamped them randomly around the card. I added the grid stamp in shades of green for a bit more depth. To finish the card base I spritzed again with more of the silver and some purple. The card has a lovely shimmer.
For the postage stamp squares I made my own coloured card. I used my Promarkers to make the dark and mid blue squares. The large postage stamp has been coloured with a few Cosmic Shimmer Mists - silver, purple and green - it not only adds shimmer, but gives a lovely metallic feel. The computer and book image and the runner were from the web and have been printed on satin photo paper - Aidan is at University and loves running! I finished off the card by making the "21" from a stencil and my Promarkers. To make Aiden's name I used one of my Cuttlebug alphabet sets. I'm really pleased how this turned out.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit Boy, Off Beat Backgrounds
Inks: Kaleidacolor - Blue Breeze, Fresh Greens; Memento - London Fog
Spellbinders: Postage Stamps (S4-348) # 4 & 5, Standard Squares Lg (S4-126) # 4 & 5,
Promarkers: China Blue, Indigo Blue
Accessories: Cosmic Shimmer Mists - Silver, Purple Violet, Meadow Lush; Card from stash
We've had a big skip delivered this morning so that we can declutter (again). It's is really amazing how quickly you can build up "stuff" - things that I might need again, but in reality am unlikely to go back to. That's all for today - I'm off to town to send the 21st card to Diane and get started on a bit more house stuff! I'll be checking in tomorrow for a few more challenges, but I suspect they are going to be the last for a while!! Sob! See you!