Monday, 28 October 2013

Love is the ........


My niece gets married next month and I've really enjoyed making this card for them. Kerry always appreciates the cards and pages I make using photos of her children so using a photo of her and her fiancée had to be a given really! The glittery heart brad I made in Craft Artist and the locket is one of my own embellishments (created from one of my digi stamps and given the gold treatment in photoshop.) Everything else came from a kit I just treated myself to from Escape & Scrap called Cherish with various effects applied using CAP2
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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Beauty of Autumn


At first, I couldn't get this card to come together and then all of a sudden it 'clicked' thank goodness! The squirrel is one of my own digis that I painted in ArtRage then used in Craft Artist Professional 2 (CAP2). The orange backing paper is also one of my own and everything else came from a variety of different kits. I'm especially pleased with the fancy edges of the orange bp so I'll tell you how I did those. I had already given the paper a chalk edge (found under styles then paper edges) before  I decided to use one of the border punches that came as part of the recent 'patch' for CAP2 and decided to see what would happen if I used it on the paper I'd given the edge to instead of a new piece and the result is what you see. I changed the colour of the edge from white to a dark brown because it went with the card design better, but the picture below shows it in white so you can see it more easily.


I'm quite pleased with this bit of experimentation because it's quite a good way of giving some definition to the punched design without having to add another layer. 

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Saturday, 12 October 2013

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas!

It's the weekend again already! I hope you're having a good one and that the weather isn't too bad where you are. I'm in Christmas mode again. I've been experimenting in CAP 2 and created another 'die cut' which I promptly turned on it's side so that it could accommodate one of my favourite Kenny K digis that I spent a few happy hours colouring using ArtRage. I decided to go with some good old fashioned matting and layering and keep it almost monochrome. I used the same shape that I used for the centre of the die cut for the sentiment.
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Saturday, 5 October 2013

Gingerbread Christmas


I decided it was time get started on this year's Christmas cards - I'm usually well ahead by now! I put this one together using a Christmas kit from Molemina and some effects in CAP2.

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