Thursday, 24 February 2011
Another reason to be cheerful is that I have created a page sharing this simple to follow design. If you would like to know how to make this card please visit my VideoJug Page How to Make a Kite Card where you will find step-by-step instructions with lots of photos to help you along. Please visit and if you do make a kite card or are inspired to develop the original idea, please come and tell ua about your experience and share your creations. Or if you found my instructions unclear, get in touch and tell me where you got stuck.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks for reading :)
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Using colouring pencils to colour a digital stamp is not as fashionable as using Copic Markers but for anyone on a budget the former is more accessible. So while I dream of using other mediums I am enjoying developing ideas and colouring techniques with my colouring pencils. I am now creating a small collection of original card toppers. Being able to create them in the evening is a relaxing way to maintain production ready for card making at the weekend.
You might remember these Ethiopian cross drawings from a previous post Drawing for Handmade Cards. You can also find them in their plain state on the renamed page Hand drawn Digital Stamps. If you visited the blog page under its former title Original Art, visit again. You will find out more about my thoughts and experience of using my hand drawn images to embellish my card designs. I am particularly pleased with the colouring of these crosses more than the ones in those posts. I was aiming to make the brown cross look like a carved wooden cross. Think it looks alright eh!
I don't what it is but I prefer to make cards during the day and so during the winter months I rarely go into my craft space after dark. Makes a wonderful and much needed change to find something other than knitting and cross stitching to do in a comfy sofa. Glad to say though the mornings are lighter earlier and the evenings later and once again I'll be choosing between card making and gardening. Oh I'm not complaining... I am thankful for the options. Lots to learn and do either way.
Thank you all for following my craft adventures. Have a lovely week. I've some special news to tell you but some of know already... ;)