More Christmas cards made using my block Christmas tree design, but this time I turned it into a stencil and got out the shiny pink foil.
The third of my doodled alcohol ink quarters. After some trial and error, I ended up foiling these particle trails over the cloudy background.
Whenever I make anything there are the inevitable odds and ends that are left over and they tend to get unceremoniously dumped into a convenient box and forgotten about. Over time I had accumulated at least four such piles and I decided it was time to have a sort through. Nothing much got thrown out… Continue reading Foiled Christmas trios
The only plan I had when I started this was to use up the bits of paper left over from cutting out the warm-up pieces, especially the butterfly outline. I stuck all the pieces down without too much thought — other than the positioning of the butterfly — I just wanted to get some texture… Continue reading Jungle butterfly
A quick and easy art card to finish off the mini class. Wrap a piece of cardboard in aluminium foil, then draw lines and punch holes to create an effect like riveted metal panels. Add a coat of black acrylic paint, let it dry a little and then run most of it off, leaving shading… Continue reading Supply Savvy ATC day 5
I like foil and I like stencils, so how could I not pick up a pot of Deco Foil Transfer Gel when I saw one of my regular shops had it in stock. Rather than just grab a random stencil and quickly try it out, I thought I'd do a more thorough test with a… Continue reading Test: Deco Foil Transfer Gel
This was not planned. This was the result of having a strip of double-sided adhesive sheet and a bit of the rainbow foil left lying on my desk and my head already in glitter mode for the next Sparkle & Shine lessons. I stuck the adhesive strip to a scrap of card, applied the foil… Continue reading Glitter rainbow foil stripe
I really must try to finish blogging the last of the cards I made for the Sparkle & Shine class; I got all the glittery ones done and then ran out of steam... So here goes with the first of the foiled cards. For this one, I used the balloon die cut left over from… Continue reading Rainbow foil balloon
The start of July brings the twins' birthdays, meaning it was time to come up with another idea for a cleverly linked pair of cards. Once again, my other half gave me a starting idea: something as simple as “an image that flows from one card to the other”. And that sent me off to… Continue reading Twins – night and day
Another month, another freebie with the newsletter from The East Wind, and another challenge. This time the theme is “shine on” with the requirement to include a sun, moon or something shiny. How: I printed out the digi stamp and cut out a mask for it so that I could created a gradient background using… Continue reading Misc: Shine On
Inspired by Erica on Instagram, I decided it was time to have a dig through my collections of backgrounds, die-cut pieces and bits of colouring and see if I could match them up and turn them into cards. I’ve seen these piles of odds and ends referred to as UFOs — unfinished objects — but… Continue reading Misc: Magician Mae
It’s that time of year again, when I have to come up with an idea for cards for twins. I’ve been playing with foil and Minc mist recently, so I thought I’d put the experimenting to good use and create a foil rainbow across the two cards as a background for some Copic colouring. How:… Continue reading Birthday: Twin rainbow
I love this grumpy Persian kitty. I’ve coloured him up once before — as a white cat — so this time I thought I’d challenge myself to see if I could get the necessary depth of colour for a black version without it just turning into a dark blob. How: This was not a quick… Continue reading Birthday: Grumpy black cat
So my mum called asking me if I could make her a birthday card for her brother, but she had absolutely no suggestions for the design 🤔 It's tricky enough making cards for men, but when you have no starting point to work from... Anyway, this is what I came up with… How: The bird… Continue reading Birthday: Bird crazy
What: For November’s challenge, Gerda Steiner offered up this little bear with his scarf and mug. Inspired by: The colouring on the bear was inspired by a tutorial I found over on the Color Me Copic blog. The idea: My initial idea was to foil the digital stamp and sentiment and also to have the… Continue reading Winter wishes card: Foil and Copic bear