Monday, 25 May 2015

Commissioned Christening Card

This card was commissioned by
my friend Claire (the ex train buddy)
& recipient of the dog canvas
a few posts below.
My design brief was non religious christening
with a theme Peter Rabbit.
Here's what I came up with.
Have to say, I'm quite proud of this!
First image is  a sleeve to
cover the card.

Front cover of the card

The next  two pictures,
are of of the inside.
The 2nd picture showing the
message tag in place

Close up of the message tag
reverse left blank for Claire's
message to baby Archie.

Final shot just shows the width
of this card/book

Materials used;
Papermania Xcut Woodland Scene
(I wanted this to resemble a tunnel book
& so I mounted each layer on foam.)
140lb Watercolour paper
American Crafts White cardstock
Embossing Folders;
Brenda Walton / Papermania
Rectangle stitched dies - Lawn Fawn
Derwent Watercolour pencils;
Deep Cadium 6
Scarlet Lake 12
Deep Vermillion 14
Prussian Blue 35
May Green 40
Cedar Green 50
Bronze 52
Vandyke Brown 55
Gunmetal 69
Computer font - Harrington
Computer Software Silhouette Studio
Rubber Stamps - Crafters Companion

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Rod's Birthday Card

As I said in my last post, sharing Claire's birthday canvas,
it was also Rod's birthday and today I am sharing his card.
I got this stencil new recently. I really love TCW stencils
especially ones designed by Rebekah Meier.
I felt this design Mini Harlequin Circles just
spoke to me for a male card.
I added texture paste through the stencil and dried well.
I then over stamped with a Kaisercraft Stamp Dictionary
I coloured the background with Gelatos  & Ferro Gold paste.
I die cut two TH men, snipped off the brolleys
& reversed one so they appeared to walk side by side.
I added shadow with my Big Brush brown pen.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Happy Birthday, Claire (& Rod)

Today I am sharing the canvas I made for Claire.
It is also Rod's birthday and I will share his card
later this week. He hasn't seen it yet!
The photo belongs to Claire.
The picture is of Bailey and Baxter.
Bailey belongs to her mum & dad
Baxter is Claire's baby.
This photo was taken in November.
(At least I'm sure it said that on Facebook)
Materials Used;
5x7 Crawford & Black Canvas Board
Gesso - White & clear
Tim Holtz Tissue Melange - stencil Lace
Clear texture Crackle paste
Embossing Folder Falling Hearts
Bo Bunny Stamps
Papermania Doily die - white paper blooms
Hey Little Magpie - Turquoise Dewdrop
Memory Box foliage die
Gilding Wax - Pearl Moon
Dylusions white linen paint
Hero Arts Shadow Ink Wet Cement