We've had a bit of a heat wave this past week, and it was perfect timing as the Tall Ships were in town! You'll not believe me from this photo looking at that sky, but we didn't have a drop of rain and the sun shone :)
They headed off today to Portrush, ready to start their race to Norway tomorrow. Not sure I'd fancy crossing the North Sea in one of these though!
So in celebration of our Tall Ships visitors I've gone for a nautical themed card today.
My image is an oldie from Lili of the Valley. Coloured with watercolour pencils and a few highlights added from my Wink of Stella pen. Blue BP embossed with an old Ellison folder. Star dies from Taylored Expressions (which I also 'winked'!)
I was asked to make a 60th birthday card featuring a hedgehog .... so after a root round my stash I came across this little Penny Black hedgie.
And of course I was busting to have a go with my new Lawn Fawn cloud dies ;) I like how the little hedgehog is looking up towards the sentiment.
Coloured with watercolour pencils and some Wink of Stella clear glitter added to the welly boot and to the snail's shell. I also added some clear gloss to the snail and to the soles of the boot.
Martha Stewart butterfly punch.
I also chalked some clouds in the BG, but it's not really showing up in my pic.
I've coloured my image with watercolour pencils and then used my new Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to highlight the fenders and wheel trims (I'm seriously loving this stuff!!) Just noticed though that I forgot to colour in my doggy's nose
I've been making thank you cards for teachers these past few nights and must confess most of them were CASEd. But with the pressure off, I thought I'd get creative with the last two.
My sentiment and apples are from a Verve set that I won a while ago, and the alphas are from Sarah Hurley. I think I deserve bonus points for these cards for completely finishing a card stack and using up all the pretty ittybitty pieces that were too nice to chuck! Helps to take the guilt from a recent shopping trip ;) One of my new purchases was a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen which I coloured my apples with and which I'm absolutely LOVING! Card 1 -
This is the first Graduation card I've made! It's for my 11-yr old nephew who's 'graduating' from primary school and is off to High School in September. Graduation ceremonies in schools are quite a new thing for us in Northern Ireland ... used to be the only graduates were from University!
So anyway, this is the first time I've used this Taylored Expression stamp that I've had in my stash for a few years. Coloured with watercolour pencils in the school's colours, and then popped up on dimensionals. I used some glossy white embossing paste on the BG to get a bit of texutre/interest.