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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Lots of Circles....

That is this fortnight's theme over at Hobbybook Designer Challenge...

For someone who is always going around in circles, this should have been easy...hmmmm.
My first attempt with lil red riding hood and using Hearty Bears papers and Accessories just would not come together....I am still determined to make it work so watch this space...

In the end I went for the Love me, Love me Not digital stamp and I paired it up with For You papers, patterned and plain..


Once again I did the card digitally and again I printed the stamp direct onto the background before colouring with promarkers. Other than mounting the whole thing onto a purple card blank, the only thing physically added was a bit of stickles frosted lace glitter glue on the swirls and also on the buttons to make the printed thread stand out more, I think this worked quite well...


I am still new enough at this digital manipulation (I have just found the magic of digital punches lol) to find myself running my finger over the card to remind myself it is just a flat picture. I still have loads to learn and really need a more advanced bit of software but most of them my pc is too old to support...

Still, I am enjoying myself with what I have and it will form a foundation for when I can upgrade.

Well, that is me done for now...I hope that you will head over to the Hobbybook Designer Challenge  Here and share your circles with us.

Thank you for dropping by, I really appreciate it and I will be back with something new shortly.

Love and Hugs xxx


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Christmas in July at Hobbybook

Last fortnight we were in Summer over at the Hobbybook Designer Challenge...this week we have skipped a season to Christmas, it seems strange with the good weather at the moment...
For my DT project this time I used Bird House bear digi and the papers and elements that go with it....

This was a first for me, I have always shied away from trying it as I was scared of making a mistake....I have been doing layers and backgrounds digitally for a while but for this I used the image directly onto the background. This meant that I had to colour it extra carefully (not too easy when your hands like to misbehave) but I think it works quite well. I did three layers of different bird house papers ending with a dotty one, it was easier than I thought to add the image and to colour it with promarkers...

Then it was just a case of adding a few digital embellishments...all from Bird House elements...


I used white flock on the teddy's hat....


glitter on the bird house...

and on the floor.

Anita's 3D glossy glaze on the flowers and added microbeads for the centres.


For the top border, also from the elements, I also added the glaze and finished it with small pearls. I was quite impressed how the whole border does not look as if it is really printed flat on the paper, amazing what a bit of shadow can do...


finally I made a 7"x 7" card to mount it on, this is the back of it, the front and flap were made using the same spotty paper as the top layer of the card and the back is another of the papers...

So that is it, my Summer in July which I am a wee bit pleased with....

You can find ALL the elements used in this card in the Hobbybook shopHere


Monday, 7 July 2014

Monochrome Christmas

I have been having a bit of a play with some Christmassy bits....yes I know...it is only July but you can never start to early. The speed I do things I probably should have started in the New Year!!!

The first one I have to show you is using Monochrome Christmas from Stamping Dragon Designs. I did a bit of digital manipulation to try and make three sheets into a book....



I used the papers and the elements, I then printed out a larger book shape to mount it on using a template and another of the papers. I used the matching stand template and used a paper matching the rosette I had printed...I had to use double card to give it enough strength as my printer only lets me use a light card.


I covered the brad type element with Anita's 3D Glossy Glaze and then finally cut a bookmark out of the same dark paper  and added a few gems to the bookmark and the card itself...


I hope you like this book card and thank you for stopping by, hugs Sarah xx

Stamping Dragon Designs have all their Christmas stuff on special during July and you can find them


Saturday, 5 July 2014

My first Lelli-bot makes...

I recently got my first Lelli-Bot digi stamps and I have now got around to colouring them and putting them into a card...


I used two of the gorgeous Prom Dresses...'Emma' and 'Lisa'.
After colouring them with Promarkers I added a touch of Hunkydory
Diamond Sparkles to both dresses. I then coloured just the mannequins and edges of the dresses on seperate digis. The coloured dresses were cut out and mounted onto the part coloured digis with foam pads...


Once they were finished they were crying out for a shop window to show them in all their glory. I love to use acetate, especially to make a bowed front to a card, sometimes plain, sometimes with elements added like butterflies to give the impression of flight and sometimes, as with this, to create a shop window.

I adapted an insert sheet by Christine Crowther that I had in my vast craftsUprint folder, using it to mount the dresses and then with the centre removed to stick to the acetate to make the window.


I added some finishing touches....some lace at the top of the window, a few paper flowers in the corners and a sentiment.
The whole thing was then mounted on a white card blank. The only thing I am not sure about is the white border I left...my idea was for it to look like the white wall surrounding the window but I am not sure it works...

I hope you like the card and thank you for stopping by to visit...

Sarah xxx

You can find these digis and lots of other loveliness