I don’t make many Easter cards, in fact this year I’ve only made two: one for my mum and one for my other half’s bunny-loving sister. This card was actually made last year, but never made it onto the blog.
I’ve been so disconnected recently that I nearly missed the start of the latest Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge. This is challenge number seven and I’ve taken part in all the previous ones; I haven’t always coloured every day, but it’s always been fun, not only creating, but also seeing what everyone else is doing.
This card was created on 29th November; day 29 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge.
One family member has a liking for bunnies so I have been keeping my eye out for one to put on a Christmas card for her. This from Stamping Bella caught my eye; it’s not sold as a Christmas critter, but with a red stripy hat and suitable surroundings, it can soon be made appropriately festive.
Quite often I’ll be inspired by a card I’ve seen; I’ll get a flash of an idea triggered by a layout or a technique or just the way someone has used a particular stamp. But I always try to put my own interpretation on it, to use it as a springboard to something completely different. So the idea of CASEing someone else’s style is a tricky concept for me, but I wanted to give it a go, and who better to be inspired by than Kelly Latevola.
Strong colours, shadows, blue outline, emphasising black lines, outlining text in white, and much shininess… I like the result and I think I achieved what I set out to do. It’s not completely “me” (obviously), but there are definitely elements that I will adapt to my own style. All in all, an interesting experiment.
Another catch-up post; this card was originally made on February 4th as part of the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge.
I am slowly working through my backlog of digi stamps and using them to experiment with different mediums. This is my first proper attempt at colouring with Stabilo markers.
Another month, another cute digi stamp from Gerda Steiner to play with.
I can’t believe that it took so long for it to dawn on me that making a whole row of small frilly-topped carrots might just be a little fiddly to colour. Or that fussy cutting several individual carrots might also be more, well… fussy. But once I had the idea for the card I wasn’t about to discard it and start again from scratch.
I have thought of so many different designs for this month’s challenge image in the last three weeks, but I wasn’t really happy with any of them. Then I finally came up with one that I actually liked enough to make.