Here it is, the very first post on my very own blog. I thought I’d tell you about the most recent card I made. It was a friendship swap on the doCrafts website – http://www.docrafts.co.uk/ .
Over the weekend I had no idea what I was going to make; I felt very abandoned by the muse of inspiration. 🙂 Following a suggestion from Sarita in California, I had a look a the Hero Arts blog & found this layout.
The paisley paper is from Capture the Magic, (I LOVE paisley patterns), the green paper is from an old QVC kit. Everything else, the buttons, brads, flowers, ribbon, is from my stash. I found the sentiment on a friendship quotes website.
The card on the HA blog used a patterned paper on the top, but I liked the green plain with just the two gold peel-offs at the corners.
This is a simple card, deciding what the embellishments were going to be was the hardest part, but at least it got the creative juices flowing again, albeit slowly!
I hope butterflyt, my August swap partner, likes it.
And this is the second card I made. Again the layout is from sketch on the Hero Arts blog, but this time I adapted it slightly. The original layout was landscape & the gems were actually on the ribbon. But I’m quite pleased with how this turned out.
I used the same paisley paper as above as backing paper, the purple paper on top of that is a sample from Crown Paints! I used an Anna Griffin stamp in gold on the tag & covered it with vellum. Coloured the peel-off flowers with a blue vellum writer. The small flowers are Papermania, the large paper ones from QVC. The ribbon & the gems are from my stash.
I made this card for Eisbaerin, another doCrafter. She sent a wonderful selection of Tilda images & swirls cut from her new Cuttlebug. Hope she likes it!
I’ve got some more doCrafts challenge cards to make & I’ve been asked to make a card for a new baby boy. The brief is sky blue, grass green & a grasshopper!! 🙂