Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Sentiment for a Friend

This fortnight's challenge at Aud Sentiments is "A Sentiment for a Friend"! We are sponsored by Doodle Pantry, who have absolutely gorgeous designs.

My school friends have just joined the new parent club, so it seemed ideal that since we are meeting their little one in the next few days, my card for a friend should be for her!

So here it is: a classic kids design in the Noah's Ark image.

Here's how I put this together:

Background and waves, sunshine, rainbow are designed and placed in Craft Artist (using "Pirate Boy" embellishments and some "Penguin Aviator" - I'll link the store where I got these when I remember!)

The sentiment was added and the name printed on a separate sheet to make 3d.

I coloured the Doodle Pantry image using Spectracolour coloured pencils for the ark, Noah's hair and the lion's fur etc. The rest is coloured using Promarkers.
Then it was just the bows, buttons and pearls to continue the nautical/baby theme.
I hope you like it!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Easter or Spring Sentiment

Hello! My goodness it's been a while since I blogged. Let me explain...I had an internet disaster and my browser went a little haywire. I'm not the most clued up on troubleshooting and I lost all access to Blogger, which kept kicking me out for having "suspicious requests" from my browser!

However I have now installed three different browsers and an antivirus, and found one combination that works! Phew!

So I'm back with another design team creation for Aud Sentiments, where this fortnight our theme is an "Easter or Spring Sentiment".

A Day for Daisies has graciously agreed to sponsor this challenge and provided me with a stunning image to use!

It was beautiful, as you can see below.

As soon as I saw it I thought of a card I had seen on Pinterest which paper pieced an old book for the girl's hair. I decided to recreate it.

Here's my creation:

I made this in Serif Craft Artist 2 Professional, and made use of my newest purchases. I used a kraft paper background, then paper pieced old book pages into the image. There is a slight shadow on the book page sections to add some depth.

Then I used the Digiboss Border Dies to add some embossed detail, and used the embroidery stitches to add some decorative edges to my layers!

I hope that you like my creation. I'm slowly getting used to crafting with a baby in one hand and my laptop in the other.

I'm also entering this into A Day for Daisies - Pastels challengeBearly Mine Spring ChallengeKaboodle Doodles Spring is Coming ChallengeScrap Creations Spring ChallengeCity Crafter Challenge Spring and A Song in Your He{art} Everything Grows Challenge.