Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Shabby Chic Sketch

Wow I didn't think that I would be entering any challenges for a while. As the end of the year looms I have sooo much to do at work and home. Reports, Christmas and birthdays anyway I was needing a break and this card came together quite quickly. I am entering this card in two challenges the first is Magnolias Down Under Challenge which has the theme 'Shabby Chic' and Just Magnolias using Donalda's sketch. Like many of you I just love Magnolias and I have found my niche using 6"x6" cards its just so much fun. Anyway here it is....
I have coloured Peony Tilda using my Copics in the following combinations.
Flower- B95, B97, G28
Dress, Ribbon, Shoes and Socks- E41, E43
Skin- E00, E50
Hair- E25, E27, E37

All the paper I used was out of my scrap folder which I was pretty excited about. The pearls are Kaiser and I coloured the three on the top of the card with Copic B97. I also just adore my new butterfly punch which is by Christina Re. Until next time........

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fiona Marie Christmas Swap 2010

This year as I was blog hopping I came across this link www.fionamarie.com/ and decided that I wanted to participate in the 2010 Christmas swap. The theme was to create a gift bag and place a fat 1/4 of fabric inside. I looked at the links and decided that I wanted to make my own design. I found the pattern in my copy of Homespun Volume 11 Number 9 that had just arrived on my doorstep. The project was titled Teeny Tiny Tote. I then investigoogled and found a  free stitchery design  at the stitchingcow  that was perfect. I used burgundy thread rather then red to match the fabrics that I had used. Now for the fat 1/4 while visiting my local quit shop The Blanket Box I had already chosen and was ready to leave fabric in hand when the gum leaves fabric caught my eye. What a perfect fabric for a new quilt friend who loves green and lives over the other side of the world. Hopefully when they see this fabric in the future it will remind them of a friend down under.