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Saturday, 4 September 2010

Swinging by to say hi! (Haven't I got another post called that?!!)

I experimented with red hair today - and succeeded I think! I really struggle with the Copic marker reds - they always bleed and I end up throwing out my mini masterpieces, lol!! This time I used the technique to colour a little bit before the line so it bled only up to the line - voila, it worked! I used this week's Anyone for Anya sketch....



It was a simple but very difficult sketch - whatever I did with it, the card was just boring! To give it some depth I layered all the matting, the image and added glitter glue to the wings and butterlies (although the stupid photo doesn't show it!). It took me hours! Blimey, one day I'll regularly make cards that takes less an hour!!!!

I've had some lovely comments about the inside of my cards - I simply use any left over scraps of paper and cardstock. I also have a stash of different Nestabilities label dies done up in light white cardstock and just layer them up in about 5 minutes - that's it! I will make the scraps fit somehow, no pre-thought goes into it! I often don't add a sentiment to the card until I'm ready to give it to someone so then I can make it more relevant. Anyway, give it a try - it really does finish the card off nicely!


Paper/cardstock: Bazzill cardstock, October Afternoon Farm Fresh paper pack
Stamps: CC Designs Nora on a Swing
Mediums: Copic markers, Stickles glitter glue in Diamond (wings and butterflies)
Accents: none
Tools: EK Success Large Lattice edger punch, Nestabilities label die and scallop scissors (inside card)

14 comments:

yvonne said...

Mary, this is such a cute card, love the papers you have used, just love this image
Thanks for joining us at Anyone for Anya
Yvonne x

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Mary,

Wow, love the colors on this card!! What a cute swinging lady this way and very pretty coloring!!

Hugs,
Wendy

chris said...

Hi Mary, wow wee, I love her red hair its so perfect. its all brilliant. hugs chris xx

Hetty said...

This is a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Anyone for Anya.

gr hetty

Sandie said...

Gorgeous!! Your colouring is so great. Very pretty colours and I really like the lattice border.

Thanks for joining us on AFA? this week, good luck!!

Anita said...

This is such a cute card. You did a fantastic job on her hair.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

This is just adorable, Mary!

Thanks for the tips on decorating the inside of a card. I just bought a die cutting machine and need info on what kind of dies are most useful and how to get the most out of them.

Pami said...

Hi Mary

What wonderful sweet card, I love the colouring.
Thank you so much for visiting my new blog and for your support and advice. I really do appreciate it, especially as a new blogger!
Take care
Pam x

Whimsey said...

Great card; love the DP you've chosen - looks like such a beautiful outdoor scene. And I love that lattice punch - just beautiful!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh my gosh so ADORABLE!!!!

funky farm scrapbook barn.co.uk said...

I think you've worked wonders with the red hair!!! Such a pretty card. The image is lovely and looks really good cut around the actual image rather than a circle or square etc! xx

Silli said...

Oh MAry, your card is wonderfull..This is one of my fav. papers... Love it muchly...great coloring too...BIg hugs

Monique said...

So Sweet!! I love the plaid paper :)..Have a great weekend !!

Sue Upson said...

Isn't it odd how we all struggle with certain colours, I swear blind that pink goes over the edge every time no matter how careful I am!! Love this image and the papers are gorgeous Sue xx

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