Monday 20 September 2010

Fairy Flutterfly


Sorry, I've been a bad blogger over the last few weeks. I've been struggling to get some decent photos to show you - still not quite there yet but trying hard!

The card below is an easel card based on a card that Paul Church made for me. We did it in a class a couple of weeks ago and it went down very well. I printed some floral vine backing paper from the Wild Rose Studio Spring Papers CD on both sides of a 300gsm white card and then used the WS Designs Octagon Layering template to create the base of the card. I used the layering template again to make the toppers for the front of the card. The stamps are all from the Polka Doodles Fairy Flutterfly Beviboo set and they've been coloured using promarkers. The Daisy Pattern Cuttlebug folder was used to create the backing paper behind Beviboo herself.

I love the simplicity of the next card. Again, I've used the WS Designs Octagon template to create all the layers. The patterned backing paper is another printed from the Wild Rose Studio Spring Papers CD. Once again the Daisy Pattern Cuttlebug folder has been used on the top layer. I have stamped the butterfly from the Beviboo stamp set on to the patterned backing paper and have cut it out and then popped a coloured in Beviboo on top using Pinflair Glue Gel.

Hope you like the cards.

Sunday 25 July 2010

Rock Hard Fairies - remember them?

I found a stock of Rock Hard Fairies decoupage sheets that I'd forgotten about. I used to love the images on these sheets so decided to get them out again and make some samples to perhaps do in class.

I picked some of the fairies which were easier to cut out (from left to right) - Lexi, Jinx, Diva and Cursilla. I used the WS Designs Screen template to create a shaped card and then used the same template to create the shapes for the backgrounds which were cut from cream card.

I chose a distress ink to tone in with the colours on the fairies clothes and applied it to cream card with Cut & Dry Foam. I used (from left to right) Rusty Hinge, Pine Needles, Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint.

I put each background piece through the Stars Cuttlebug folder, used a sanding block to pop out the pattern and used the template again to help me stick each background in the correct place on the base card.

I shaped each decoupage image using my bone folder and stuck them down with pinflair glue gel to keep the dimension.

Finally, I created a faux stitch effect round each panel using an Inkssentials white pen.

I'm really pleased with the result. Hope you like it too.