Saturday, 24 November 2012

Weird Science

Probably not a typical card for an 8-year old boy, but then Simon's friend Jonathan is not your typical 8-year old boy.  A great fan of anything scientific, I thought these images from Fusion Art Stamps and DE STEMPELWINKEL would be perfect for him.
The background for both images was created using alcohol inks - Pool, Sailboat Blue, Cool Peri and Lemonade.  Images were stamped in black Archival Ink.
Gears were cut from black glitter card with the Ellison Thin Cuts Die Gears #1.
Sorry about the quality of the photo.  I doubt I'll have time or sunshine tomorrow to take an outside pic so I've just scanned the card.

Friday, 23 November 2012

3-2-1 A recipe for a Christmas card

This is my offering for the September Christmas Card Challenge at WMS - a 3-2-1 recipe (3 Waltzing Mouse images, 2 embellishments and 1 circle). I don't mind saying this one has had me stumped for a while, until I saw WMSC124 and the pieces all seemed to fall into place for me.
The focal image is from the 2011 Holiday Ornaments set and the sentiments are from the Say it Loud Winter Holidays set.
The snowflakes were cut from white glitter card using the Spellbinders Create a Flake 3 set.
The scalloped vellum circle was cut using a Nellie Snellen die and was set off by a teal glitter card circle underneath it.

Peace on Earth

I made this card for my November offering for the Waltzing Mouse Christmas Card Challenge - to use a light source. I was inspired by the brilliant sketch WMSC124 by Karin Äkesdotter and particularly her take on the sketch.  I had it in mind to create a picture postcard scene as she had done and split the sentiment.   My friend Lena came to visit me on Wednesday and brought some goodies to try out - in particular the On the edge trees die by Tim Holtz.  It seemed a good idea to add some trees to the wintry landscape I had in mind for my picture postcard.  The deer surveying this peaceful scene was the smaller Movers and Shapers reindeer die from Tim Holtz. Originally I had intended to stamp a star as my light source, but while searching for black card for my night sky I spied a vellum circle and thought it would serve as the rising moon peeking through the trees.  Papers were from Basic Grey.