Phew! Told you it had loads of photos! Think I might make a few more of these boxes. They look so complicated, but are really quite simple. Right then folks, think I have bored you for long enough, so I'm off to finish up some more DIY stuff and do some DT work before I forget!! No post tomorrow, off to the local Amusement park with the family. No, I won't be going on the big rides, maybe a few kiddie sized ones with the little one, but that's as far as I go these days! LOL. See you later folks!
Saturday, 24 July 2010
Angel, or Fairy??
I hope I find you all well this Saturday morning? Good start here, except I couldn't get Paypal to work earlier! Almost didn't get to list my new images, but thankfully it is back up and running now. Must have been one of those compy gremlins! LOL. Apologies, but this post has quite a few piccies - grab yourself a coffee!!
I have been seeing all those 'Christmas in July' themes in the last couple of weeks, and thought I had better jump on the wagon before it was too late, so I have drawn some new digi's which I finally got to upload just a few minutes ago to my Delicious Doodles shop:
Thinking about it, this could also be a Christmas Angel, so that is what I coloured her as, in lovely golden colours with purple highlights to match the rest of my project. I used my usual watercolour pencils for this, then scanned into the compy to print off my layers. I did the same with the Poinsettia corner motif. Managed not to cut off the flourishes like I did with my Rose corner on yesterday's post! I have put some stickles on these for some Christmas bling.
There is a wonderful competition that has just started over at Polka Doodles, which is a colouring comp., with some fabulous prizes for the winner. Their challenge for this week is to make a Christmas something, so I decided to use this project for both! Hope that's allowed ladies??
I have also been seeing some fabulous Gift Box Cards in blogland, so I checked out the tutorial over on SCS, and decided to have a go at it myself, and this is the result, using a layout from the challenge at Pixie Cottage:
Please forgive my rather naff photos. Somehow I just can't get the colours to look the same as the project actually looks IRL.
At Pixie Dust Studio, the challenge is to make a Gift Card Holder with a Christmas theme, I know mine is a box, but you could put the gift or gift card in the drawer section couldn't you?? My next challenge to enter is over at Flutterby Wednesday. Their theme this week is Christmas but you need to include a butterfly, angel or fairy.
I am loving how this turned out. It took blooming ages for me to decide which ribbon to use. I went through almost the whole lot or organza, but nothing looked right. Then I got out my box of thin satin ribbon and happened across this gold one which went perfectly - phew! My background paper is digital and has been on my compy for ages. Can't recall where I got it now, sorry about that. The frame dp is from Tinker & Co., with gold mirri behind it. I have used gold gems and gold brads, and the flowers are punches with stickles for highlights. This fits in with the recipe challenge over at Penny's Challenges.
Must apologise for the peel-off too! Most folk seem to hate using them, but I find they have their place! How else would I have got that lovely shiny sentiment? My printer doesn't print gold embossing, and I can't get the hang of doing proper stamped gold embossing. My card always bends with the heat and looks really naff!!