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Saturday, 21 May 2011

hey there

Hi again!

Ugh! No matter what I ATTEMPT to do on this blog, I never quite get there *sigh* oh well, it's all in the intentions huh?!

I thought I'd share a couple of layouts I've made recently and I'll do my best to follow up wtih some crafty updates in the next few days. I've been making a lot, just no time to share them with you!

So this is a layout I did with one of my favourite-of-all-time photos of Charlotte:



 Sorry about the mess you can see around this one, I  couldn't find anywhere else clean enough on my desk to take the shot! I'll try to re-shoot this layout.

I've long been a fan of Moon Ko, who makes beautiful UBER-clean layouts. Really not my style (in the i-can-do meaning), but so so lovely. And I'm so glad I tried to use her as inspiration.

This was also using a Studio Calico sketch from weeks back. I'm really happy with it.

Here's a close-up of the journalling:



I kinda love that little hand-made tag :) All papers were Studio Calico.

Now, this card was (and is) intended for my lovely friend Linda, who was ill a few weeks back. I made the card the minute I found out she was having health troubles, but it got buried under a pile of mess, good intentions and meaning-to's; SO, in order to actually force me to get my act together and SEND IT, I'm posting it here :)


The bunny image is from Tiffany Doodles   it's a digital shop. I've never really been "√≠nto" the digital style of things, but I LOVE Tiffany's work. it's really beautiful. And the best part? It ranges from sweet and life-life (like this Shy Bunny image) to cutesy and whimsical--perfect! (not to mention that the prices are AMAZING!). Please go check her shop out.


For the bunny, I printed the image onto Watercolour paper (just ran it through my normal printer) and then used Distress Inks to paint the bunny's fur. Here's a closeup:

The thing I loved with this in the end, is that you can barely see the black lines of the original image (which are already whispy and faint), so it looks like I literally painted Mr Bunny here ).

I used Antique Linen, Walnut Stain and that's about it!! (SUPER easy :))

If you have any questions/would like me to (attempt!) do a video to show you, I'd be happy to!


Here's the inside of the card. I used a Hero Arts stamp (NO idea of the name :)) sorry lol.

Ok!! SO I have kids who are causing daddy far too  much trouble to be dealt with alone right now, so I have to run!

Leave me some comment love :)

talk to you soon sweets!

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

The card is darling! It reminds me of Dustbunny:)

Tiffany said...

This is adorable! Your "painting" technique is fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing! Be sure to add it to the Tiffany Doodles Flickr gallery so everyone can see it!!