Anyhow one way and another here we are with only a few weeks until Christmas... really I don't know where the time has gone! However, as yet and the fact that I've only just begun to make my Christmas cards, here's a card I made for a friend's recent birthday, although I must admit that I was a little late in sending it and it arrived the day after her actual birthday (Oooh I feel another note to myself coming on.... doh!)
I'm just beginning to get into the habit of colouring with my alcohol pens (Spectrum Noir) and still finding my way with them but was quite pleased with the results for this one. I added a bit of definition with my new Spectrum Noir Pencils too... I hadn't believed the difference adding these can actually make but have to say seeing the 'before' and 'after' I was really pleased that I did try them out.
The card is 8"x8" square with various mats using printed and foiled papers from my stash. I've handstamped Norma J Burnell's gorgeous image 'Mid Summer Dragonflies' from Sweet Pea Stamps available at 'Scribble and Scrap.co.uk' (http://www.scribbleandscrap.co.uk/) - I confess I'm slightly 'addicted' to this artist's stamps and am adding more to my collection whenever possible! The coloured image was then cut out using Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight and again mounted on a handcut mat of the same foiled card as used with the decorative background papers. The greeting is a 'Lillibet' Wooden Sentiment (again from Scribble and Scrap) which I triple embossed using Cosmic Shimmer 'Amethyst Mist Lustre' with a top coat of Moon Glow 'Imperial Crown Purple Gold' powders from my stash. Nearly forgot to mention that I glazed the dragonflies' wings with the clear Sakura Glitter Gel pen, shame you can't see the effect on the picture, anyhow I hope you like her....
As it's been a while since I showed anything that I've made, I'm going to enter this card into the Scribble and Scrap Challenge (http://scribbleandscrapcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/challenge-32-always-anything-goes.html) which is well worth a look!
Until next time, stay safe and warm