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Saturday 26 January 2013

Copic Marker Europe DT Card - Tara

Hello my lovelies how are you all? Yayyyy its the weekend I soooooooo love weekends I get to spend lots of time with all my family...........what more could I ask for :0)
Todays card is for the Copic Marker Europe blog. Now most of you know my 2 most favourite things to colour are faces/skin & hair I could sit & colour these all day long, these never stress me out, never worry me & I find them so relaxing to do. Everyone has a favourite thing they like to colour, these are mine.
As you know I had a huge love of Sweet Pea stamps as well as Hannnah Lynn but I havnt done a Sweet Pea stamp for sooooooooooo long, well they have now gone digital woooooo hooooooo I lurve digi images the most. So I went over, (yes its took me a while to find out they have gone digital lol) & brought a few images. 
My 2 fave artists over there are Ching-Choux Kuik & Karen Middleton, I love her faces thats she draws. This one is by Karen Middleton & is called 'Tara', isnt she so beautiful!!

I have used 2 of the new dies from MB, LOVE these ones the most I think ;0) I've used 'Fresh Foliage' & cut it out with white card & dabbed Gesso all over it to give it texture. I also cut out 2 of
 'Forget Me Not Stem' in a sage green card.

I decorated inside to compliment the front, I also kept all the flowers neutral so the image would be the main focus. I added a 'Metal Corner' which I painted with white Gesso.

I have added beautiful white & sage green lace from my stash, the green is showing its true colour though for some reason. I also stamped the sentiment in Ivy green.

This pretty lady was of course coloured with Copics, colours used are........
Face - E13, E21, E00, E000, E0000, Cheeks R20 & Lips R85
Hair - C9, C7, C5, C3, C2, C0
Leaves YG97, YG93, YG91 & Blender pen to lighten bits of them.
I also added White Liquid Pearls to the berries.
The background around her was done with G000 & the Blender pen.
I matted her onto a Spellbinders die which was cut out of grey card & then dabbed with White Gesso.

Papers used are Pion Studio Of Memories 'Collage & Ring Of Roses' & I inked all the edges with Weathered Wood DI. Papers are light to let the image again be the main focus.

Ingredients used................
'Tara' by Karen Middleton - Sweet Pea Stamps
Pion Studio Of Memories papers - Live & Love Crafts
Metal Corner - Live & Love Crafts
White Liquid Pearls - Live & Love Crafts
Scalloped Pearls - Wild Orchid Crafts
Memory Box 'Fresh Foliage' die - My Crafty Heart
Memory Box 'Forget Me Not Stem' - My Crafty Heart
Spellbinders 'Oval' frame
A4 Card, Lace & sentiment are from my stash.

Well thats it from me, I will be round to catch up with you all during the day, its been a rough week but I shall not bore you with the details my lovelies. Anyhoo's hope you all have a lovely weekend, taker care especially if you have snow..........we had a lot of fresh fluffy white stuff last night ;0)

Thank you as always for your support it means the world to me.
Tatty bye, enjoy your weekend my lovelies & take care mmwah xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tuesday 22 January 2013

Papertake Weekly GDT Card - Tie Up Your Loose Ends

Good morning my lovelies how are you all? Sorry I've been missing in action for few days I've had severe withdrawal from a certain pill I'm on as the prescription didnt get done last week, so I had to go 4 days without, so its been a weekend of suffering. I tried go down Ben & Megans on sat as I dont like letting the kids down but ended up back at home an hour later & in bed for the afternoon.

Anyhoo's I did manage to finally make my GDT last night for the new challenge over at
 Papertake Weekly, this week its.............
A fab challenge & come on who doesnt like bows ;0)
Now you know when you have an idea in your head, yeah well this didnt turn out the way I wanted it to, but its starting to grow on me...........I think lol.....
No image cus its hard to colour with the shakes, funny though lol. This is a 'Thank you' card for Ben & Megan give to their nanna (my step-mum) as she has helped them out with moving. I'm putting a thankyou verse on the inside.

I just went with dies, flowers & of course a bow.

The die underneath the flowers is a new die MB 'Lavish Branch' & I added 2 cus I loved it so much ;0)
Also added Marianne 'Corner', love this corner die I think its my fave corner die ;0)

Papers are MME & the key charm is idea lol, I think maybe Ebay... Also added
 'Cheese cloth' & some 'Jute fabric' for a bit of texture.

I used Cheery Lynn 'Birdcage' die & then drew around the die on some music backing paper to put behind it, raised it up a bit & added a MME brad to the top. I also cut out Marianne 'Bird On Branch' die. The button & ribbon are from my stash. Inside of course was decorated as always.

Ingredients used............
MME papers - MCH
Cheese Cloth fabric - Live & Love Crafts
Marianne CReatables 'Corner' die - MCH
All Flowers - WOC
Jute fabric - Live & Love Crafts
Cheery Lynn 'Birdcage' die - MCH
MB 'Lavish Branch' - MCH
Melissa Frances 'Pearls' - MCH
Marianne 'Bird On A Branch' die, ribbon, button, charm & card from my stash.

Teresa at My Crafty Heart has some fabulous new MB dies now in stock, also the next new release of Saturated Canary rubber stamps is due about the first week in Feb, pop on over & have a peekskie around ;0)

Hope you will join us all for this fab challenge.

I'm off to do a bit of catching up before I start the housework, but will catch up with the rest of you later.
Thank you sooooooooo much for your continued support, it means the world to me mmwah.
Tatty bye my lovelies xxxxxxxxxxxx