Saturday, 22 February 2014

Spring Daisy

I decided to just have a play morning this morning before I go and watch the 6 nations. Since I decided to close Crafty Ann's last year, I've neglected lots of my own stuff so I decided it's time to dust a few things off and this is the first. The papers, bow and butterflies are from Butterfly Garden from Daisy Trail and the daisy is one of my own from the 3D flower collection. I have turned the pre-coloured daisy/gerberas into a kit for use in Craft Artist and if you want it, you'll find the download link under the freebies tab above. The gerberas come in 5 colours and there is an instruction sheet for how to use them too. Having made my daisy, I copied it twice and re-sized to use as embellishments.
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Friday, 21 February 2014

Spring is in the air!

Well the sun poked it's head out for a little while this morning and it made me hope for spring so I thought I'd give it a help along with a spring themed card! I created the card in Craft Artist 2 (how did I manage before I got this program????) using papers from the freebie kit you can get from the tab above. I changed the colour of one of the papers to make it more cream - just in case you're searching through them trying to find it. The digi of the daffodils in the mug is one of my own. I decided to keep this one simple so only added brads/card candy which I made from the green paper.

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Thank you for coming by today, I hope you're getting to see a little sunshine too.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

With This Ring

This is another double pager for my niece's wedding album. I couldn't resist the lovely photo of my great nephew and great niece so it just had to be scrapped! Lewis looked so proud to be 'in charge' of the ring cushion, although if her expression is anything to go by, I'm not altogether sure that Ellie fully trusts him not to drop them, lol! I created the pages in Craft Artist 2 using a mixture of kits with the bulk of the embellishments coming from one I got a couple of days ago. A lot of the members of the Craft Artist Creative~Cappers group I belong to on Facebook, have been experimenting with 'out of the frame' techniques and I thought the the photo with Lewis holding the cushion was a perfect one to use this technique for. I couldn't do it for the other one because the photo doesn't have Kerry's full fingers on. Below you can see what the pages will look like side by side in the album. 

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Thank you for dropping by today.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

A Little Birdie Told Me...

I picked up a lovely kit yesterday from Studio Dawn Inskip Scrapbook Graphics called Spread a little happiness. I made it into a kit ready to use in Craft Artist and was having a look through the papers and elements to see what's in it, not intending to make anything but this card just seemed to start taking shape! I was also trying something out because our February challenge on a small forum I belong to is 3D. Digital 3D is acceptable so I wanted to see if I could make it look as though parts had been cut out and decoupaged so using cut out studio in CAP2, I cut out the just the bird's body and just the heart of the charm. I did a lot of mucking about with the shadow under the bird's body, changing size, distance, blur and colour but decided not to use the 3D tools because it changed the colour of the bird too much but used the 3D tools on the heart as well as mucking about with the shadows etc. To make it more tactile, I do intend to add these two things to the card as decoupaged items in reality, but the question is: do you think I've succeeded in what I set out to do?
I've got my niece's birthday card sorted  for next month so I'm happy - just need to get her twin brother's done now!
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Thank you for dropping by today, I hope you aren't suffering too much with the awful weather we've been having.