Saturday 20 August 2011

Hello again... have you missed me?

Hello there,
sorry I have been missing again and I feel terrible for letting the blogging slip again, but life has a funny way of getting in the way with children, husband, extended family and friends as well as mundane things like houshold chores and work demanding my attention. 
I am happy to say I have still been able to craft here and there but not much picture taking and therefore no blogging was possible. 
I am very lucky to be on the DT for Ruth of A Passion for Stamps because not only is she very talented but she is also very kind and understanding when I don't get to create with her lovely new images.
I had a little bit of time today to do some pleasure crafting and had a play with one of her new images - "Sweet Pea". It's gorgeous and I was itching to try it out. I also have seen some people playing with the "disappearing lines" technique and gave it a go with this image. I printed with the opacity of the lines down to 20% and coloured with Copics and coloured pencils.

I am quite happy with result and want to investigate this effect some more soon. I traced the shape of the PTI Mat Stack 3 die around the image and cut it out with scissors fussy cutting the buds to the side. The Sentiment is also by PTI and I created a faux mat around the panel by placing the die onto the lavender mat and tracing with a Versamark pen and brushing over with gold Perfect Pearls. The shimmer is glorious in real life but doesn't really show in the picture I am afraid. This was an addaptation of the current Make it Monday on Nichole Heady's blog, they do it with glitter instead of Perfect Pearls but I hope this qualifies as well.
I drew the lines on the side and top with the Versamark Pen as well, mounted the panel with foam pads for dimension and adhered to a card blank.
The card is actually only 10,5 x 10,5cm small as I was in the mood for a small notecard.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Make it Monday no.50 - Anything goes
Addicted to Stamps challenge no. 10 - Anything goes

Hope you like this card and I shall be back with some (more like loads!) of pictures of my recent holiday to Portugal. I got some fab pictures of my boys and some rather unfortunate ones of myself which helped me make my mind up about joining a slimming group next week! I will deliberate over wether to show you these or not *lol*


Dorcas said...

I missed you Eisbarin! :-)
This is so gorgeous!! You know I have to say that I am not a fan of the "disappearing lines" but for this floral image it is really beautiful and works so well. Great job!

G Peplow said...

Hi there Alex, Fab colouring on your card and oh yes I love the disappearing lines idea, bit scary though:0) Looking forward to seeing your photos, Hugs Gay xxx
P.s My card from you is fabulous, I love it Thank you so much, x

Ruth said...

Hi Alex,even though we always keep in touch , you know I've really missed your beautiful cards! This was well worth waiting for!! I don't really understand the disappearing lines but it looks fabulous. The finished card is very professional looking. Thanks so much!
I know what you mean about holiday photos too - when I saw mine I went on a diet and have lost 10lb so far!! Ruth x

Janette said...

Hi Alex, so lovely to see you in blogland again, always love to see your gorgeous work. This looks so stunning, you did the no lines technique so well,have had some fun with it I can tell care.xx

Ohneilly said...

Gorgeous card ALex, glad you're back blogging so we can see your lovely creations.
Will send you a message to let you know when I get my things,
Thanks for doing that, Claire xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Yes, yes, yes I missed you! And I love, love, love your pretty card (even though it has taken you months to post anything - naughty, naughty, naughty)! I have just seen a few of these no lines colouring techniques and they do look fun. Your colouring is always perfect, Alex, and I love your simple framing.
Hope you haven't had any more accidents since June!!! Big hugs, Lesley

XxJULESxX said...

Oh i always miss you! and love the card it's so beautiful!!

Elaine Stark said...

I have never seen this technique before, it is fabulous. Love your colouring. Elaine

tilly said...

of course we have missed you, this card was worth the waiting for though lol, look forward to seeing how much the boys have grown!

coops said...

fabulous card beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Mary J said...

Gosh, how very very pretty, Eisbarin! Love your colouring!

Thx for linking them up to the Make It Monday party - hope to see you again!

Mary J x

Kara said...

gorgeous coloring!

Nadell said...

Such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at ATSC.

Hugs Nadell

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Such a beautiful focal image. Great colors too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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