Sunday, 22 June 2008
This card also fits in with the Caard Varks pink challenge too. I'm not sure of the rules of all these sketches but I've seen people use one card for 2 challenges and I couldn't see anything stating that I couldn't, but I'm not 100% sure so I'm sorry if I've broken the rules!
Saturday, 21 June 2008
This is another of Friday Sketchers sketch. It's one of those cards where I can't decide if I like it or hate it. Let's just say, it didn't go as I'd planned. I'm not sure the backing paper goes with the rest, I'm also not sure of introducing the yellow either, but it's done now and gave me more practise of working with sketches.
This is quite a simple card, but I quite like how it turned out. I have used glitter on the blue parts of the stamped image but it's hard to see on the photo.
Friday, 20 June 2008
Saturday, 14 June 2008
I used a compass to do the circles and cut them out by hand. I can't wait to get my circle nestabilities, that a certain someone is buying me for my birthday ;-) I also used my lovely new Cupcake papers. Hope you like, looking forward to doing more!
Thursday, 12 June 2008
Well, thanks to the lovely Kezza for my first award on my blog, it was a lovely surprise! I have found so many excellent blogs over the last few weeks, all of them full of inspiration and ideas. It's really difficult to know who to pass this award onto but the 3 people I have chosen are:
Kate because she's been my craft buddy for a while and is new to these blogs like me!
Kitty because I adore her cards, she seems to get the colour, pattern and layout spot on!
Zoe because I also love her cards and she makes a lot of varied cards :-)
I love reading all your blogs so keep up the good work girls :-)
Thursday, 5 June 2008
As you can see, I am working my way through sharpening them all. I have tried various sharpeners, and have found a cosmetic one to be the best. Some people may prefer the pencils really sharp but I find that they're more useful with a rounded ball on the top, as I'm only going to be blending with them anyway, and the last thing I want is pencil lines on the card. I found this nice yellow tub to put them in. I was torn whether to keep them in the beautiful tin but I thought they'd be more assessible like this.
I have only made one card with them so far, though I have been playing with them. I'm not very sure about this card. I thought it was turning out ok but I'm not that happy with the end result. I showed it to mom, she said it was nice but was 'too busy'.
I'm happy with the effect of the prismacolors, though this was the first attempt using them. I think I made the mistake of overblending them, it still looks ok but need to practise and this doesn't show them in their full glory. I'm very happy with my purchase though and look forward to using them a lot more :-)