Thursday, 16 February 2012
Oh Christmas Tree!
Evening, all! I intended to spend half term crafting, but the best laid plans of Maggies and men gang oft agley! Partly that's because of the dreaded Housework, partly because... (drumroll!) I have a Kindle! Being me, I also ordered a proper book at the same time, and both arrived in the same box, which amused me.
So this card has taken me 3 days to make!
The sketch at Sketch Saturday looks really daunting at first - lots of circles! I actually like it a lot, though it took me a long time to find embellies for the smaller circles that I liked.
The image is another elegant lady by Christina Dee from Tickled Pink Stamps I thought she'd look good as a bust. She is coloured with Promarkers, and Speccies for her hair. The bow at her neck and the candy canes are Glossy Accented, and the lace on her outfit is covered with Glamour Dust.
I cut her out (mainly because I made a right pig's ear of distressing round the image) and put her on foam pads for dimension. I offset the green card mat to echo the pattern of the two circles in the top right corner: I used a Nestie Floral Doily for the background and added more Glamour Dust.
Flowers are from stash and Wild Orchid (the poinsettias.) Sentiment is good old Lili of the Valley. The ribbon is ancient, I can't remember where or when I got it!! The papers were a freebie, 'Milton & Co Christmas' from last year, lots of rich colours in this stack!
Now I must make a card for my daughter the Bookseller, who's very cross with me for buying a Kindle!
Have a good evening, all, and thanks for looking!
love Mags B x
Promarkers: Sandstone, Dusky Pink, Coral; Chestnut, Burnt Umber; Emerald, Pine, Holly; Poppy, Crimson; Gold.
Speccies: IG6, 8, 10