Archive for March, 2012

Birds

March 6, 2012

These are some bird cards I’ve made recently from painted card, wire and a bit of embossing.  The top one is a Congratulations on the birth of your baby card, hence the little bird with the mummy one.  But I’ve also made one and used it as an Engagement card.  Since I thought of the idea I’ve made 6 of them and I seem to be addicted.  They’re so much fun to make and great to use up scraps of painted/stenciled paper that I experimented on.  I gave them wire legs because I wanted them to be quirky.

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I can’t believe it’s March already

March 3, 2012


My March page is ready! I only finished it last night so I was a little late this month. It was a lovely way to de-stress after a week at work though, I must remember to do something creative/crafty on Friday evenings in future. The background was sprayed with Dylusions inks in lemon yellow, satsuma, poppy red and bubblegum pink (and I ended up with very messy hands after doing that!).  I then stamped the leaves from the Dylusions Around The Edge and coloured them in using my inktense penciles.  I also stamped a sort of frondy grass stamp by Hero Arts in Dusty Concord, Broken China and Shabby Shutters Distress Inks all across the bottom. The other edges are stamped with another Hero Arts circly-wavy design with Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks.  March was done using the free button flower stamp coloured with inktense pencils from Craft Stamper, only gluing them in the centres to make it a bit 3D.  The stalks were inktense pencils with extra leaves from the Around The Edge set again.  And the butterflies were another freebie from Craft Stamper.  The days were done using a set of typewriter letter stamps and the day squares are all random distress inks and Crafters Workshop stencils experiment left overs!

And here’s February all finished – the eagle-eyed may notice it has an extra circus tent now because I read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern twice this month and loved it so much that it sneaked onto my journal.  Also, the circus is black and white with a hint of red so it fitted with my colour scheme.  I just love the descriptions in the book of the clothes, the circus and the wonderful Wunschtraum clock. It’s difficult to explain what it’s about without spoiling it but I really enjoyed it.  (P.S. It’s not out in paperback yet so I borrowed the hardback from my local library).

And here’s a close up of my March flowers.