Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Journal pages

Following my find of water soluble wax crayons a few weeks ago I decided to have a play. The background was done a couple of weeks ago and left until I knew what to do with it.

I used the crayons and a damp brush to create the colour then brushed white acrylic over them – it was supposed to be gesso but I picked up the wrong tub and used it without looking. Doh! It looks ok I suppose but not what I had in mind.SAM_0540

The Paper Nation stamp seemed to fit with the words I had in mind and the flower border filled in the space on the other side nicely. It’s a straight border but because it’s a clear acrylic stamp I could bend it easily.

The doodling is not very imaginative but i’m working on it. Smile

Sue xx

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Sugar and Swirl

The postman brought me a little crafting goodie this morning so I had to have a play. I bought this lovely swirly die from a friend, it’s a sizzix Tim Holtz die called Elegant Flourishes. I’d used it before at the Bubbly retreat last year but didn’t think it would fit in my Cuttlebug, however when I found this for sale I did a bit of research and was so pleased to find it was compatible.

I’ve cut quite a few out this morning in different colours but funnily enough this is one I cut last year. The lovely little image was also acquired at the retreat but only just coloured in. She’s a Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Girl. I’ve used Promarkers in shades of purple and grey and added a tiny heart gem in her hair.SAM_0541As usual i’ve used my favourite purple and lime green combination. The papers are Henbury Lane from Papermania and i’ve edged them in the same Promarker used for the dress. The swirl is cut from green pearlescent card and a Martha Stewart punch used on the purple mat, i’ve used a purple gem at the end of each swirl.SAM_0542I’m including this into a challenge i’ve found on facebook on the Sugar Nellies group page, ‘Anything goes’.

I just realised this is the first card i've blogged in almost a month as i've been so busy with beading and crochet projects. I have made cards between times but just not shown them for some reason.

Sue xx