Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Inspirational mini book

I made this mini book for a friend of mine who is struggling a bit in life just now.
I thought the words of the 'Don't Quit' poem were perfect for this situation.

I used two sheets of Basic Grey scrapbook paper for the backing on all the pages, which are actually the 'backing' from those brown envelopes that contain 'special craft papers'! I then set about embellishing them, I coloured the verses of the poem with Pro markers and then just stuck them down and embellished the corners.

I stamped straight onto the backing papers of the 'inside' pages with some of my favourite stamps, mostly from Elusive Images, except the 'Time' page, these stamps are from The Artistic Stamper. I coloured them using Inktense watercolour pencils.....and I just love the lovely subtle muted effect this had...it's very 'vintage' looking.

Believe it or not but I DID try NOT to make this very girlie, as my friend is a bloke...looks like I've failed a bit in places though .....but I think he will love it because of the lovely words and sentiments.

Thank you for looking in and I hope you all have a safe and prosperous New Year.

Take care everyone,

Jackie x

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

plain and simple Christmas Card

A very plain, simple and quick card here. I do love the 'tone on tone' look.

I used copper coloured card and the lace tree cuttlebug folder, just mounted it onto some copper coloured mirri board and that was it! Told you it was quick and simple. lol.

Anyway, sending best wishes to you all for a wonderful and safe Christmas break.

Take care everyone, and thanks for looking in,

Jackie x

Sunday, 20 December 2009

more butterflies.....

This is exactly the same as the purple one but only in a different colour. I think this is so 'soft' and elegant and I do love the colour of this.

The butterflies are stamped and embossed in white onto vellum, then coloured from behind using promarkers. I love the effect they have given, very 'transluscent' and quite subtle too.

Thanks for looking in,

Take care

Jackie x

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Flutterby Butterfly...

This is a Christmas present for my sister-in-law who is an art teacher! Eeeks!! I just HAD to get this right! And I must admit I LOVE the end result! Am I pleased with myself or what!

Anyway, I used Elusive Images Patchwork Butterfly unmounted themeplate along with backing papers from the Artylicious Fantasy Floral cd rom. I do adore this stamp set....there is a humongous butterfly on there that will be great done on shrink plastic!! Can't wait to have a play with that one!!

The Butterfies are coloured using the Inktense watercolour pencils, which are a must have! I was really pleased with the colouring on this as I don't really do a lot of watercolours because I tend to struggle a bit, anyway thank you all for looking, and here's hoping my sis-in-law likes this gift!

Take care everyone,

Jackie x