Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Sometimes You Just Need an Umbrella

We've had a few 'umbrella days' recently although I think this lady would have needed more than a floaty dress to keep warm and dry with the windy conditions.  The image has  been paper pieced by stamping onto different coloured papers and cutting out the dress and umbrella with scissors before sticking them in place.  Skin detail was done using alcohol pens.  I used the same paper for the background as for the dress then simply added an embossed border and a greeting. While I had all the bits around I made a second card with dress and umbrella in opposite papers - I will probably post this another day.

Image - from Beautiful You set by Stampin' Up
Papers - free ones from a magazine
Border - Embossing folder from Crafter's Companion
Greeting - free stamp on stitched shape die cut from Stampin' Up
Rectangles - Spellbinders dies

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Pixie Snippets weeks 267 and 268

Here is my card for the fortnightly challenge in the Pixie Playground and I have to confess that despite trying to stay away from the newsagent's shelves I did succumb to picking up the magazine which was giving away a set of pretty stamps along with a nice teacup die.  I've used the die and a floral stamp from the set to make this card using up various snippets of paper and white card from my stash.  The background paper is from a pad which I must have had for many years and everything else was using up bits and pieces.  The flowers were stamped, coloured using alcohol pens with a touch of pencil and then fussy cut with scissors.  After die cutting the teacup I used a snippet of darker blue card to pop behind the detail areas.

Teacup die - free with magazine
Flower Cluster - stamp from teacup set free with magazine
Doily - Docraft die