Monday, 16 April 2012

Scenery Cards

Last Thursday was my birthday.  I received lots of lovely presents including a cushion, called a 'back rest pillow', perfect for sitting in bed to read, a dvd of a favourite tv series, chocolates, and a new 'friend', a very soft white teddy bear.   My DH took the day off work to spend with me, and we went out for a family dinner in the evening.  We had just arrived home from dinner when a friend dropped in unexpectedly with a gift, a small white teddy wearing a garland of flowers.   This little teddy bear is just gorgeous and is handmade using felting and sewing.  I have a very clever friend!

I have quite a collection of teddy bears, so these two newbies should feel right-at-home.

On Saturday, I taught a class at Alice in Paperland which was entitled 'Scenery Cards'.  The ladies each made 4 cards using masking, sponging and colouring techniques and all quite enjoyed learning new skills.  The original idea behind these cards was to be a One Layer Card, but changed to include layering with mats.

On the 'roses' card the image was stamped first, then masked and the lace border stamped over the top.  Remove the mask and it gives the appearance of two layers.  I then coloured it using brush markers.  The 'sunrise' card was sponged using chalks - the hills were simply torn edges of card moved around at different angles, and the tree was stamped last.  The tree stamp is from Penny Black "fantasy" and the rose from KaiserCraft "English Rose" collection.

The 'butterflies' and 'birdhouse' cards were made using the same masking techniques.  Both these cards use KaiserCraft stamps "Tigerlilly" and "Loire Valley" collections.

Have a crafty day!

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