Sunday, 29 January 2012
The colour in the photo makes it look blue but in real life it's shades of green, with a bit of blue on the swan's body and the ribbon is sort of dark turquoise. Anyway this has hammered card as the base with cuttlebugged background papers. One is a pearlescent paper and the other is coloured with kaleidacolour fresh greens ink pad. The pearlescent strip is a Martha Stewart border punch. The scalloped circles are nesties, a dark aqua and a green glitter card. The swan is an Inkadinkadoo set I think (I must stop throwing away packaging!). It is coloured using pencils and sansodor and has tiny sparkly flat back gems on the wing.
I did some stitching in a multi coloured thread to attach the papers to a white card matt and added the dark turquoise ribbon threaded through the sentiment stamped in silver on an off cut of white card which I trimmed down and rounded the corners.
The colouring was done before I bought my copics, but I still often use coloured pencils blending with sansodor. It's so relaxing.
I might try to take another photo to get a more realistic shot - but considering that I use my phone camera (!) that may not be possible. I should invest in a decent camera really, perhaps then the cards would look better on here. The trouble is I am too impatient and just want to put them on the blog even if they could look better (promises, promises!).
Hope you like it and thanks for taking the time to look.