...teeheeee, I loves a giveaway, makes me very happy to read all your lovely comments too... so thank you for all 58 of them on the card giveaway post from Saturday. Tis time to draw the winner, so what I did was asked Mr. Random.org to think of a number (remember Johnny Ball and "Think of a Number"? OR am I just showing my age? hahaha) Anyways... he chose my lucky number 13 to be the winner, which tallies with the comment left by Cornish Emma. Thanks again folks for all your comments and please can you email me your addy please Emma? On with todays post.....
Even though the samples do get chance to be seen on yonder telly, I know it isn't a proper old look at them... so I have picked three of my fave cards from the sample collection (and there were over 30!) to show you today. The stamp sets used on them are: Wildflower Art, Art For You and My Kind of Art which are all lush Studio 490 stamps. The leaves are Spellinders Foliage 2 and the flower is Spiral Blossom 3. This first card is my FAVE of all the cards I have made... ever! I consider myself to be a bit pants when it comes to card designs... I see so many beautifully sculpted and dimensional cards on my travels and I wish I could come up with something special like that... I seem to be better doing dimension on canvases and Art Parts and the like... I need a cardmaking lesson methinks! But... this one.. I like the balance of it... and I also love the kraft colour (cos it... erm.. is brown lol) I like the pile of embellies in the corner... the spiral flower was made with black card, the leaves are cut from Bazzill and the little raven and air mail piece are the Embellish Your Art goodies I had on the shows: aren't they just SO cute together! This is a card I dreamt too... the raven with the air mail thing, a flash of inspiration during a trip to the Land of Nod!
Next up is my second fave card from the batch: another simple design but this time adding a pop of colour to the base of the card. Made by popping the new Chicken Wire That Special Touch stencil over the card and lightly blending Barn Door DI over in patches... and then just making a little mat for the sentiment and bunging a spiral flower with some leaves a couple of pins... simples!
And finally, a card with a bit more substance, ie: a ton of paper! I loves Embellish Your Art for many reasons: one being that they are designed by the crafting goddess that is Wendy Vecchi... and another is the attention to detail, like the fact they are all flat backed, so no matter how much dimension you have on them, they stick perfectly to your artwork without need for clods of silicone glue. This little Star Brand bottle is a case in point, a little cut out bit has been made in the neck of the bottle... so the flower slides in perfectly and yep, it is all flat backed! Genius right! A few layers of paper and a simple sentiment and voila, a pretty card all done and ready to go. To jazz up an otherwise plain mat, I stamped the beautiful flourish from My Kind of Art onto the mat using Pale Ochre Archival Ink.. just adds some decoration without being over-powering.
Anyways, that's a few cards for you to see :O) I had a question left by Carol Q the other day... she asked which set the sentiment on Saturday's card came from... that is the Wildflower Art set hun :O) Right then, I shall away. We have an exciting day ahead. Grim is off work this week on annual leave so today we are away to spend the day with Richard & Mary and Jerry the Springer (I am sooo looking forward to seeing him (Jerry that is *snort*) cos I haven't seen him since Xmas!) And... today is the day that Richard teaches me how to play... my Ukelele! So if you see lots of riots and stuff on the news tomorrow you will know it is their neighbours out with burning pitchforks trying to get me to stop torturing my new instrument (not to mention the singing lol) Thanks for looking... have a lovely day! TTFN