Haven't done much in the way of cardmaking but I did go to a friend's house to scrap last night and did a layout (scraplifted from one she had done!) and then another today!! That's huge for me!! Usually takes me 2 weeks to complete 1 layout. I am learning to be more of a minimalist though, lol!
So this is the first one I did and I am quite fond of it. Particularly the photo. This was my kids' daycare photo and I LOVE how it turned out!
I have used the Always stamp set and the Always Designer Series Paper. The cardstock is Whisper White 12 x 12 and the bird is inked in Regal Rose and then clear embossed. The sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip. The date has been attached to the side of the photo using Totally Tabs stamp set punched out with the Round Tab punch. I have also used a Filagree brad in the corner of the photo. These brads are just gorgeous!! Pretty simple really :)
This next layout was for a sketch challenge on www.blackmagicsketches.blogspot.com which is run by my friend Donna (Hi Donna!!)
There was a sketch to follow as well as a colour scheme (Red, Green, Light Yellow, Teal & Black) and a technique which was stitching.
I have used Kiwi Kiss as the base cardstock, as well as Taken with Teal,Barely Banana and Candy Lane Designer Series Paper. I have done faux stitching around the circle (too lazy to do real stitching, lol!) I have stamped the Taken with Teal cardstock in whisper white with the flower from the Always stamp set and sponged the edges in white also. The flowers are made using the scallop circle punch, just snip about 1/3 of the way in where each scallop meets. I have then layered the 3/4" and circle and another of the Always flowers punched out with the 1/2" circle punch. I have then journalled on the metal edged circle tags.
The chipboard letters are from the Loads of Letters chipboard alphabet,I have then inked the letters in Basic Grey ink and rubbed white flourish rubons from a retired set of rubons. Then I have applied Crystal Effects for dimension. I am really happy with them, I did see this idea from one of my friend Donn'as layouts so thanks again Donna!!
Ok, thats enough for now. If anyone is reading, I would love you to leave a comment. Not sure if anybody actually reads this!!!!