Sunday, 18 April 2010

Joanna Sheen Forum Fat Book Challenge textures


have just completed a challenge for a fat Book. This is like an ATC but you use a 4x4 base. The subject was textures. I have now sent my 11 pages and have been very busy. I decided to use a theme throughout. I used on each one an embossing folder called bird call by cuttlebug. This had been purchased a while ago and never used. It now needs a holiday!!! I then did as many variations using different techniques and materials. Hope you like them.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Sorry pictures from previous blog. Hope you like them.
Hi everyone. Well one good thing about the snow is that i have managed to make a few cards. As all my materials are in my workshop at the bottom of the garden i have had to make in the house. I set myself a challenge. I had purchased a CD Rom from Joanna Sheen called Royal Horticultural Society Collection (RHS). It is a 3 disc set with art work from various artists. I have never made anything from a CD rom as i prefer stamping and colouring. I then took some square pre made cards, and printed off a number of toppers and backing papers from the CD Rom. I used 300gsm white card for the toppers and some paper i have had for ages , Conqueror Natural Parchment 90gsm which i had from staples. I was pleased with the printing.
I added to that gold and silver mirri board, a packet of brights plain card, a packet of flora paper and a packet of darker plain card. These came from The Range. I then proceded to make over 30 cards. I experimented with different folds of the card and numerous ways of presenting the toppers. It was an interesting exercise and for sinple cards i was quite pleased with the finished effect. I did eventually get bored as ther is only so much you can do with toppers.
Well back to the stamping and colouring, distressing etc etc.