Friday, 27 February 2015

Another card for Another Birthday

Well, I am back again today with a card made for my best friend. Today is her birthday, and I am here wishing you a wonderful day Gail. Sorry I can't give you a hug in person.

Gail is into everything green, but also elephants. Her elephant collection must be in the thousands by now, and they are in all shapes and sizes. That is the reason that I had to use this delightful stamp from Sheena Douglas's collection, called A Taste of India.

 The gold edging on the rug is done with Smooch Accent paint. The rest is coloured in using copic markers. The sentiment came from a free set that I received with a magazine and fits perfectly with this set.

I hope you are having a creative day,

xx   Liz


Thursday, 26 February 2015

Happy Birthday to my Husband

Today, is the day that I get to celebrate with the man that I love. It is his birthday and I am taking him out for dinner and to watch the new movie, "The Second Best Marigold Hotel". I get to have a great night out with my man and a good laugh too.

     Happy birthday to Iain and I wish you all the best for the year ahead, I am sharing his birthday with you, because I made a card copying one that I saw on You-tube. It is done by the very talented  Jennifer McGuire. Every night he has a bowl of ice cream and so I thought this appropriate. However, he didn't get the joke!  Never mind, I still enjoyed making it. I have coloured texture paste for the scoops of ice cream but I think I could have made them a bit darker. The waffle cone is embossed and then coloured with copic markers.



I hope you are having a creative day,

xx  Liz

Friday, 6 February 2015

Completed Art Journal

Today, I can finally post pictures of the completed art journal I have made.

 I coloured the embossed faux leather with distress inks in Spiced Marmalade, Crushed Olive, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. When that was completely dry I sprayed it with a Mat varnish to seal it. I then lined the inside with a lovely piece of butterfly fabric that I have in my quilting stash and sewed in the beautiful leaves of water colour paper rounding all the corners for a finished
 look.
A button on elastic keeps the journal securely closed.
The beautiful butterfly fabric I chose for the inside.



To see the full video by Sheena Douglas on how to put this journal together click here.

I hope you are having a creative day,

xx  Liz