A second blog post in as many days - I'm on a roll here. More Christmas cards to go out today to a bunch of lovely ladies I know. I have been working on them for quite some time.
The reason it has taken me so long to complete these cards, was because of all the colouring with Pro Markers (and don't even get me started on choosing the various papers for backgrounds.) The stamp is called Keisha by Loralie Art Stamps, and I knew as soon as I saw her in a the wonderful Artsy Store I had to have her :)
Here is a close up of some of the detail - stickles and beads in a bottle used for the bling. The "Diva" cut comes from the cartridge Rock Princess, and is cut at 1". I am embarrassed to admit here that I took these photos before I had actually finished them, there is now a crown with a little more bling on the Diva cut. I really should have taken more pictures, but I was already covered in stickles/glitter and didn't want to risk getting in on the camera as well.
As I mentioned yesterday I love my Pro Markers (hope Santa brings me some more) - the colours blend so beautifully, and even though I'm a complete beginner I didn't think they turned out too bad. I have to say a big thank you to Enfys from Going Buggy - she was the one that introduced me (via her website) to Pro Markers and she has done some great tutorials with them. I got my Pro Markers from Carpe Diem Store, they are an amazing price when you compare them to Copics.
These cards also involved another favourite thing of mine to do - paper-piecing. I know since having die-cutting machines I am quite lazy when it comes to scissors, but I really love the look of changing these stamps with different papers. Another close-up for you.
Well, that is all for today. Who knows if I keep all this crafting energy up I may post tomorrow as well ...