Sunday, 27 April 2014


This one was made for a friends wedding. The colour was decided when I found out the colour of the bridesmaids dresses but I didn't know what the outcome of the design would be as it evolved over time.

I started with die-cutting the base using Spellbinders Grand Decorative Labels One which I then embossed with a Die-sire A4 folder. I then threaded the ribbon round the edge, this had been coloured with the purple Promarker as it was originally white. The card base made with purple cardstock from Papermill direct and a larger spellbinder die from the same set as before.

I then printed 4 copies of a Just Inklined image of a wedding cake onto Neenah card-stock which I then coloured with Promarkers using Purple, Orchid, Lilac, Leaf Green and Bright Green. I then decoupaged the images and heat embossed the purple areas with a holographic embossing powder to add a little bit of sparkle (although this doesn't really show on the photo).

The roses were made using Martha Stewart paper clay and left to dry overnight. The edges were then lightly inked with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I cut the leaves from Centura Pearl using the Tattered Lace Summer Rose die which I then coloured using the Leaf Green Promarker. The roses were then glued to the die.

All the words were cut using the Tattered Lace Sentiments dies and the whole things was glued to the topper base which was then added to the card base.

Due to the dimensions of the roses I had to make a box for it. This again has some more paper clay flowers and various dies all Tattered Lace. The initials are those of the Bride and Groom.

A special card for a special day.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Colouring Hair & Skin

After the enjoyment of colouring my Mothers Day Card I decided I wanted to colour some more as I find it very relaxing and therapeutic. I decided that I needed to improve my hair and skin colouring so I found a lovely digital image on Anonymous Stamps called Windswept which I printed a number of times to practice different colour combinations. All the images were coloured with Promarkers and in addition to the colours listed the blender pen was used in places for highlights.

Blonde Hair
No blender pen used on this one.

Sandstone, Mustard, Vanilla, Ivory

Dusky Pink, Blush, Ivory

Purple, Amethyst, Orchid

Brown Hair
I did struggle with getting the highlights on this one.

Umber, Cocoa, Cinnamon

Dusky Pink, Putty, Satin

Antique Pink, Dusky Rose, Pale Pink

Black Hair
Not sure if you can call it black or whether it should be grey! 

Black, Ice Grey 5, 
Ice Grey 3, Ice Grey 1

Coral, Tan, Putty

Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Tea Green
I still want to do some other colourings of these like light brown or dark blonder and maybe a red head but I thought I'd get these up on the blog.