I have been a busy bee bee-ing (being, get it?) creative but I do get annoyed with myself for not posting as and when I have finished a card - hey ho - I should know by now that's not how it works with me ;)
On to the first card, this was my second attempt at creating an Easel Card, and I must say I am pleased with how it turned out. The papers were designed by Russ Smith and downloaded from www.craftsuprint.com - I liked the colours and Roses are a favourite of my Mothers' and so I thought this would be the idea card for Mother's day (UK) coming up on the 3rd April. I added a few small bows - didn't have the colour I needed so coloured them in with my Promarker pen (mint green) - I left them to dry for a short while and then attached them to the card. I also added a few beads (from my stock) and glittered up the pattern around the edge (dark green) with my sakura Gelly Roll pen. I hope my Mother likes it!
This second card was downloaded from www.craftsuprint.com & designed by Chris Wells West. I purposely chose this flower as the recipient of this card loves Pansys. It was a joy to make as she is a very special lady and has been there for me many a time - this card is just a small way of showing her how much she means to me. I used my Promarker pen (Orchid) to colour the flourishes and used another of my Sakura Jelly Roll pens (lilac/mauve colour), I added a few paper flowers (purchased from The Factory) and included some blingy pearly beads from my stash. I really like how this has turned out. I found it strangely odd liking these colours...the last time I used these colours was when I decorated my Daughter's bedroom roughly about 13 years ago!!! lol
I found this Cyclamen flower in my stash - I had decoupaged it some time back, and then added some glaze. I added it to a doily heart, and edged the heart with my Promarker (pink carnation), I also used Martha Stuart punch to edge the Thank you sentiment - I also coloured them in using the same Promarker. To finish it off I added a rub-on butterfly.
Well that's it for tonight.