Monday, November 29, 2010

Card making: Christmas cards

I just made my first bunch of Christmas cards, this year I decided to try some color combos for the first time, like, red and light sky blue!
It is evident nevertheless that I was desperate for some traditional red and green, so I colored all the images using these colors, even the little house!
I accented some details with Sakura Stardust clear pen (remember how you liked Sakura Stardust pens in last year's JYC layouts? You only have to buy the clear, the sparkle is soooo good, much bolder and more intense than the clear Atyou Spica from Copic.
Run Forest, ruuuun! LOL!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Project: Christmas Tree

All these lovely christmas projects, cards, etc that I see in your blogs made me realize I was wayyyy behind my christmas preparations, so I started with something very easy, fun and quick: a little flourish wooden tree by Kaisercraft. Sorry for the lousy photos but I couldn't take a decent one no matter what!

I made it for my office at work and I wanted a really lively and sparkly result, (can't you tell that I'm a traditional all red-green christmas girl?)LOL

The execution was quite simple:
- colored the trunk with copic markers
- colored the tree with distress inks except the flowers, birds etc. that I colored with copic markers
- sprayed the lot with the water-Perfect Pearls mix
- adhered Martha Stewart's microbeads on the flame and the flowers
- and finally covered the birds lightly and randomly with white glitter

 Here's a close up

Last touch, I used tiny pearls for the eyes of the larger birds and...ready!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Project:: Shadow frame #2

A friend of mine got married in July and I decided to make her a special shadow box: I made a fake magazine cover with a photo from her marriage using Photoshop, printed it and then embellished the frame.

 All the flowers, leaves etc are from an Inkadinkado clear stamps set that I colored with my copics.

I highlighted a few details with stickles

I heat embossed with white embossing powder some metal butterflies I had and added a strip of Flower Soft at the bottom. 

For the background I stamped with the Hero Arts "Old Letter" stamp and distress ink.
The result is really fresh and pretty, just like a new bride!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Card Making: Watercolor birdie

It's been a while since I did a card, so here's a new one, I made this one for my friend's name day (Dimitris)!
 After priniting a BW image, I decided this time not to use my copics (isn't that a first!) but instead I used distress inks as watercolors and did a fast coloring of the image. The truth is that the paper pilled a bit, next time I will use watercolor paper. I also drew with a black pen some details, like the outline of the bird, etc.
So, after coloring it, I just adhered it on a brown cardstock piece that I had already treated with the edge distresser and then adhered the lot on the card.
Last touch, a faux stich with a brown marker and ... ready!


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