Thursday, June 21, 2012

Fascinated with Fascinators


Hi Everyone,

Today I am guest designer over at The Bugbytes - thanks Pam for letting me play.

I was messing about with this gorgeous image from Saturated Canary the other day purely and simply because I wanted to make a 'fascinator' for her to wear.  You could say I've been fascinated with fascinators since last years Royal Wedding. Take a look at some of the lovely fascinators worn by Kate Middleton here.

So armed with these images, my ProMarkers and a little (well, a tiny) piece of tulle I set about creating.  Here is what I came up with.

My first image I really only coloured the skin, then then put a little pink on the dress and some grey shadowing


I literally just scrunched up the tulle and stuck it in place with a glue dot and added a few beads.  Here is a close-up.



Then I thought it would be fun to play with a little piece of black tulle and mix things up.


The dress is coloured with the darkest greys and highlighted with a blender pen (here I change to a Copic blender as I prefer this to the ProMarker blender.)  And a close-up of her 'fascinator'.


I love the way both these images turned out, when you look at the side by side they almost don't look like the same image do they?


Thanks for joining me today - hope to see you next time.

Michelle

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Moving In, Moving On - Digital Layouts (and something extra)

I thought that it was about time that I dabbled with digital layouts again, and Kelleigh Ratzlaff over at The Digi Chick gave me a great excuse by releasing some fun new digital paper packs called Summer Lovin'.  Just take a peek at the cute Patterned Papers and the adorable Mini Polka Dot Papers.  Also check out Kelleigh's Facebook Page, become a fan and get the Solids Paper Pack for free, (she is also giving away a free printable Father's Day Card and a layered psd card template.)

I decided to make LO's of my youngest daughter going off to university.  I can't believe she has already finished her freshman year and I have only just scrapped the photos of the day she moved into her dorm!


Here is the second one.


These are both pretty simple LO's using papers from the Summer Lovin' pack and a couple of free templates designed by Jen Martakis available over at Two peas In A Bucket.

I love all the papers in this set, so decided to have a go at using the print and cut feature on my Cameo to make 'something else'.  Just got this stamp from Archivers, and with Father's Day so close, I knew my husband would be the perfect recipient of this card.


Love the way this turned out.  The image is from Art Impressions 'Lazy Boy', coloured with ProMarkers - and I just had to mount him on an Action Wobble Spring.  The sentiment inside the card reads "Recliner, remote,TV tray...there's a "nap" for that."

Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

18th Birthday Card

Hi Everyone

I have a quick card today that I made for a friends 18th birthday, which I also decided to post in the challenge over at the Saturated Canary Challenge Blog.  Here is my card.


The image is called 'Double Take' and is one of the new images released in June at the Saturated Canary Shop.  I coloured her with ProMarkers - here are the colours I used:

Skin - Blush and Soft Peach
Hair - Vanilla, Sandstone and Mustard
Dress - Orchid, Amethyst and the Blender pen. (I also used an artists paintbrush to brush Lavender Stickles over the dress to give it a bit of sparkle.)

Here is a closer view of the dress - unfortunately the photo doesn't do the sparkle justice.


I added a flower, some ribbon, ric-rac trim, a gem 'earring' and a computer generated sentiment to finish it off.


Thanks for taking a peek.

Michelle

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Get Your Wobble On (and get some blog candy)


Hi everyone, Today I am guest designer over at Papercraft Weekend Challenge.   I thought that I would have a little fun with some Action Wobble Springs.  I love these little 'do-dads', and am always looking for ways to use them.  Don't worry if you haven't got any, here is a great tutorial for making your own Make your own wobble springs.

I have this wonderful image from Mo Manning, and I think she is just 'crying out' for an Action Wobble spring.  This is what I did with her.



I colored her with ProMarkers, and cut her out - separating her body from her legs.  I then stuck the legs to the card base, put an Action Wobble Spring on her body and positioned her so that her body slightly overlapped her legs.  The sentiment is from stamp set called 'Life is Short' (The Angel Company.)  Click on the image below to see her in action, sorry the video is awful quality.

video


So there you have it, I hope I have inspired you to 'get your wobble on'.  I have some blog candy to give away - a box of Action Wobble Springs, and few more surprise goodies.  All you have to do is leave a comment on my post at Papercraft Weekend Challenge and post your 'wobble' project.  I will randomly select a winner and post on the blog Monday 18th June.

Until next time.

Michelle



Friday, June 8, 2012

Funky/Fancy Bags (day 3)

Here are the final three bags.  These are Fancy Bag file, also available from Kelleigh Ratzlaff's store at The Digi Chick (also with the FREE scallop file.)


The paper for these bags is from K & Company Edamame Stack (it's double sided so provided the perfect contrast paper for the scallop.)  To the front flap I attached some coins I picked up at the local Asian market.

The fun happens when you turn these bags around and see the cute little panda attached with an Action Wobble Spring.


This panda was cut from a free file called Kyoto Kuties, by Jin at Under A Cherry Tree.  (Such an adorable set!)

Here is a look at the back of the panda at the action wobble spring.


So here are all the bags ready and waiting to go - I hope everyone likes them.


Until next time.

Michelle

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Funky/Fancy Bags (day 2)

Here are my second group of treat bags for my scrap booking retreat in August.


These are Funky Bag #2 file, and are available from Kelleigh Ratzlaff's store over at The Digi Chick - don't forget the FREE scallops file that I mentioned on Monday that goes with them.  I just love how quickly and easily my Silhouette Cameo can cut these.

This paper is also from DCWV Lady Couture stack, the rosettes are made with paper from Stampin' Up, and the butterflies are made using a Martha Stewart punch.  A link to the tutorial to make the rosettes can be found here. I added a couple of pearls to the butterflies and inked up the rosettes - here are some close-ups.




Hope you will join me on Friday to see the last bags I made.

Michelle

Monday, June 4, 2012

Funky/Fancy Bags Galore (and a free file!)

In August I am going to a scrap booking retreat with a bunch of fun ladies,  I can hardly wait.  I have a few little goodies I want to give them, so decided that this week I would make some cute bags to give my gifts in.  I didn't want to make them all the same, so I headed over to The Digi Chick and got these cute bag files from Kelleigh Ratzlaff.

Here are the first three bags.


These are Funky Bag #1 file, and when you buy this file you get the option to get the Fancy/Funky Bag Scallops file for FREE.  The bags go together very quickly, they are all in one piece and only need a good adhesive on one flap to make them complete, (the scallop can be adhered once the bag is assembled.)

The paper I used is from DCWV Lady Couture, the flowers (Silhouette file) and scallop trims are from DCWV Glitzy Glitter Brights stack.  The bags are finished off with some ribbon, faceted gems and  Candi  by Craftwork Cards (I love those little things!)

Here's a closer look.




Thanks for stopping by today - hope you will join me on Wednesday and Friday for some more Funky and Fancy bags.

Michelle