Friday, 15 October 2010
A friend asked for an anniversary card for her parents who are avid caravan fans and I knew the ideal image to use. I've always loved these Jolly Nation decoupage figures - I just wish that they would bring out some new designs! The company seems to have died a death.
I'm off to Hobby Craft today with my mam. She has recently won £300 (yes - three hundred quid!!!) worth of vouchers so I am hoping to help her spend them - share the love and all that! She loves knitting and crocheting rather than cardmaking but surely she can't be spending that much on wool!
Sunday, 10 October 2010
I didn't realise I had been away for so long!! I haven't stopped making cards - it's just getting the time to post them! Here's a couple of special requests I've recently had for little boys.
Bart Simpson is a favourite character for big and little kids and I had no problem finding plenty of images of him on the internet. What was good luck was finding an image with the name of the recipient next to it! I printed a couple of the same image and decoupaged it. I over-coloured with pro-markers to intensify the colours.
I've been experimenting with making my own backing papers by repeating an image in a table in Word then removing the lines giving the effect of a repeated pattern. I used an image of Bart's head and I'm really pleased with the result...
I used the same method for making the skull and crossbones paper on this card and enlarged the image slightly to make the three accents. The decoupaged image was a freebie with a magazine - Papercraft Essentials I think.