Sunday, 29 January 2012

Tonal Swan

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.


Sandie said...

Beautiful...I love your colour palette...

Sandie x

Catherine said...

It's gorgeous - even if the camera doesn't show up the true coloour. I love the way you have done the two backing papers too.

Catherine x

Linda said...

Hi here is how you get my blog candy on your sidebar.

Hover over the picture and right click mouse and save to your pictures.
Go to top of blog where it says "design" click on that it will take you to the layout of your blog.
On the right hand side it says "add Gadget" clikc on this and scroll down until you see picture. Click on this and there are a couple of lines Browse and find the picture of my blog candy.
In the first Line put what it is i.e Linda's blog candy.
Second line put when it finishes i.e. 24 February 2012
Then save this and it should be on your side bar.

Linda xxxx

Craft Owl said...

Gorgeous x