Friday, June 25, 2010

Winter at last!

Winter is here at last - at least the COLD bit is (15c today only 2c last night) ....but still no rain.  We are nearly 130mm behind in rainfall to date for the year, probably means even worse restrictions come this summer.  It has given me a bit of time to spend uploading photos from my archives, so here are some more cards, starting with a few "Baby" cards....

The first card is a card for a baby girl, I used my Silhouette to cut out the words from "so sweet" pink paper, I coloured the background (that showed through) with Metallic pink pen, added a flower from Die Cuts With a View Pretty Posies collection and a chipboard pram - with tiny buttons on the wheels.  Some doodling with the metallic pen helps tie the colours together.  The cut-out letters were then used for the scalloped edged card finished with little flowers with pink rhinestone brad centres; inking the edges of the card helps soften the whole look - especially with such strong colours on the strip of paper at the bottom of the card (which helped "ground" the word Girl. 

This card for a baby boy was so simple to do - cards like this are great to have on hand.  The chipboard elements came from a ($2 shop)doorhanger set that I cut down; add a bit of ricrac some metal star shaped brads and a bit of blue metallic pen and presto
This card, while technically not a "baby" card could easily be adapted for that purpose.  The image is from a digikit by Bev Luedecke that I strengthened the colour in (using Photoshop).  The background paper has a few butterflies on, one of which matches the colour of the giraffe beautifully - even though that doesn't show in the photo! I used marker pens to colour the white sticker that says "Ella's" in the same yellow - once again hard to pick in this photo!!  The scalloped circle was cut out using a Fiskars punch, as was the plain circle inside it.  The sentiment was a sticker bought in a pack in BigW!  Another nice easy - and inexpensive card