Friday, July 4, 2014


Hi!!! I hope you have all had a wonderful week!!! I'm just stopping by today quickly with a few cards I made early last week. I have been meaning to get this post up for days, but things have been quite hectic around here!!!

The first card I want to share with you is a beautiful girly card containing lots of beautiful textures and elements, as well as some mixed-media work. The background was created using a combination of gesso, gelatos, watercolor paints, and perfect pearls. I have added twine, thread and calico for extra texture, before building my layers of paper and embellishments.

'Best Wishes'

I have mounted my banner on foam tape, and wrapped some cord around the top, finishing off with some beautiful Prima flowers and a Studio Calico wood veneer which I have used for my sentiment.


 The second card I wish to share with you today is a fun, bold and more masculine card. I created it for my younger brother who will be 18 soon!!! I actually struggled with this quite a bit. Every card I have made in the past has been full of flowers, glitter, sequins, ect, and over all quite girly. Clearly these items do not spell out 'Great Guys Card', and I didn't want to create something that an 18 year old guy would be embarrassed to receive.
I persevered though and I am happy with the final result!!!


I have simply used gesso and watercolor paints on the background, adding some washi tape and the orange bakers twine when dry. Once again I have made a little banner and wrapped the top in cord to feature as the main element. I completed my banner by adding the '18' using gold alphas and the DA chipboard arrow which has been painted in gesso and a variety of watercolors to give it that marbled look. For balance I added a little chipboard hexagon from MME to the middle of the arrow. 


My final card is another beautiful feminine card which I have made as a gift for my Mom.
  I have used quite a bit of wet-media on the background, and it warped my card a fair bit so I apologize in advance if my card looks an odd shape!!!

'Thank You'

Once again I have created a mixed media background using gesso, gelatos, and watercolor paints. I have also created a variety of texture using various materials, paper, Prima flowers and a wood-icon from the Princess collection. The ornate chipboard frame is from Dusty Attic and has been painted white with gesso, then colored with gelatos in coordinating colors. I have once again used a Studio Calico wood veneer for my sentiment.

Before I go I wish to say a little something to you all......
 'Thank You to all who visit my blog, and especially my lovely followers. Reading the comments you guys leave me, and knowing that I inspire you guys truly means so much to me. Sometimes when I suffer creative blocks, just reading your comments gives me the boost I need to start creating again so Thank You..... I hope I can continue to inspire you all for a long time yet!!!'

I will be back again over the weekend to share with you all the layout I created for the CSI and ARTastic Collaboration case-file, CC-2. In the meantime you can check out the case over on the CSI website here. It runs all month so you still have plenty of time if you wish to enter!!! I hope you all have a great weekend!! I am off to spend the afternoon getting all messy with inks and paints!!!

1 comment:

  1. DIVINE cards!!! You do pretty so beautifully ----& you must be soooo proud of ur guy card.... Looks perfect for an 18 yo boy!!!!!


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