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Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Well, apparently I am a child because I have MEASLES would you believe! Have had them for over a fortnight so no wonder I have been feeling a little off colour - probably picked them up in the airport or on the mainland somewhere - that's what you get for going off-island! Viruses and germs!  However, am feeling a bit better and managed to make some cards over the last few days, even if the brain was a little slower then normal!

Made this one a few weeks ago and just competed it - it is from scraps and used a digi image called Citris Topiary, coloured with Copics and a frame made from Nestabilities Label 1, a rub-on and a button.  It was origionally for a colour challenge that I didn't get to enter using yellow, brown and green.

Friends Having Fun - Colour Challenge Two

I have decided to enter this competition - using the three colours turquoise, yellow and terra cotta. There is a bit of terra cotta in the colouring on the bird image! Just peer really closely!

This one was intended for my MIL for Mother's Day (not sent yet). It containes images stamped from two different sets - the butterfly is from a TJ Designs - Song Birds set and the bird is a freebie stamp created by Elusive Images, and again coloured using Copics. I also used Dimentional Magic on the bird and the buttlerfly to make them shine.  The card is all SU card - Craft, Teal, Black, and Whisper White - and the punched edge is a Martha Stewart punch Doily Lace. Some ribbon, lace, flowers, SU crystal bling, and two pins completed it.

This one was created using the polished stone method - I stamped the images three times with Versamark ink and embossed with White Opals embossing powder, then over stamped with Versamark with the second stamp. I used two images from the SU set Oh, So Lovely. I spounged the shiny white card over with SU Elegant Eggplant ink and polished off the residue with a tissue.  I then cut the images into three panels and mounted them on white card that had been swiped with the ink around the sides. This was then all mounted again on a piece of Elegant Eggplant card.  I added a Tim Holtz tag and some ribbon. I used another SU stamp set for the sentiment on this ( Happy Moments).  Inside I put some purple paper I had floating around in the stash and a piece of white stamped with one image from the set in the same ink, and repeated the idea on the front of an envelope.  It was supposed to be for a challenge that I am too late to enter into now, but here it all is!

You can see inside a little better but the colour is not correct as it was taken at night under a poor light.

Now I am off to make some more as the itching has stopped and the steriods have started to work better (no, I will NOT be able to complete in the London Olympics now, so the Pole Vaulters can all take a sigh of relief!) and I have started to feel MOJO juices rising! Au Revoir to my sister-in-law and her husband as they leave today for five weeks touring in  Europe - soooooo jealous - and hope the ash and the Greek protests are all in the past and the Euro is not too bad for you!


Erica said...

Great cards! They are all beautiful! Thanks for playing along with FHF!

Alison said...

These are all beautiful! I really love the polished stone effect! The Color Challenge card is so, so pretty! Thank you for joining in with Friends Having Fun!

Betty said...

You do beautiful work...

Susan Hogan said...

Thank you Betty and Alison - greatly appreciated

Madeleine Bouquet said...

Lovely cards! Thank you for playing along with our Color Challenge at Friends Having Fun!:)