Firstly I'd like to say hello to my new followers - it's lovely that you feel you would like to listen to my ramblings and look at my little creations. Hope you're not disappointed!!
Anyhows onto today - well it has been one of those days. All day to make one card, ages to pick image (with Lisa's Waste Not Wednesdays in mind), ages - in-between housework and baking - to colour and, oh silly me, decided to use a colour combo that I haven't used before then - super daft me - also decided to cut around the image rather than cutting it out with a die.
Guess what - I didn't like the colour, I'm rubbish (are you allowed to swear on blogger? I do hope not, otherwise my posts would be blue!) at cutting and it looked dreadful, so then - lightbulb moment - decided to go round the outline with black Promarker. What happened - I smudged it!
I think you can guess where that image ended up - oooh yes filed under 'b' for bin!!
Back to the drawing board and second attempt is below, still not 100% happy but happier. I just can't seem to get back into the creating groove at the moment, everything is a hard slog. I don't know maybe it's just the winter blues.
I also am not going into the temper tantrums we've had from little boss this evening, suffice to say (apart from being a good girl and eating all her dinner) she has gone to bed early! Hubby and I are very grateful that she is now sound asleep and hoping that she spends the next 12 hours blissfully asleep - fat chance!!!
So my card:
Detail of image:
Kratin' Kimmie - Angry Ballerina; coloured with my Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I Glamour Dusted her underskirt for a bit of sparkle and chalked around the image whilst in the die. The sentiment came with the stamp.
Papers are all First Edition - Bird Song.
I'm rather pleased the 'kraft' backing paper - it's the inside of Christmas wrapping paper, got to be inventive if I'm not buying and I don't think it looks too bad.
Martha Stewart punch
Brad, gems and ribbon all from stuff.
So enough waffle from me (hope I haven't put the new followers off!). Am off now to spend an hour or two before bed savouring the peace and quiet!
Hope everyone is keeping well and see you soon,
A challenge or two:
Sketch Saturday - Week #190
Passion for Promarkers - Week 132; Theme - Humour
I love Promarkers - Challenge #100 - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge - Challenge 40 - Favourite Colour Combo - well it does change a lot, but I do seem to go back to Pink and Green quite a lot, so I'm picking that!