Hiya folks - me again!
Second post today - scroll down for The Creative Cottage Sneaky Peak!
Well, it's a bit blooming chilly outside today, so no gardening for me!! I will have to be content with my crafting (oh dear, how sad - LOL) My second post for today is showcasing one of my new images, the Poinsettia, available now in my shop. I did one last year, but this one is more flowing and free and looks a lot better (if you ask me).
I have coloured this with my usual watercolour pencils, scanned it in the compy and printed out for the layering. Some folk have asked how I manage to get my reds to print out so red - I have used my regular Epson printer, with original cartridges not compatibles (colours go all wierd with compatibles I find). I print onto some matt coated paper from my local Tesco Extra store (General Use matt coated photo paper). I also make it a tad lighter in the printer settings, otherwise it comes out a bit too dark. Hope this helps you all peeps!
So, my layout is from the sketch this week at Midnight Madness. Didn't get to play last week - too darned busy!! But I have made the extra effort to play this time! Here is the fancy version sketch:
I have printed out a nouveau style border in red on a creamy backing - too faint to see the pattern (darn!) This has been placed onto dark green cardstock which I have smeared gold metallic rub-on around. The sentiment is computer generated using an 'art nouveau borders and corners' typeface, made very large and in red, with the words done in 'Birmingham' in green. This was printed on a yellowy-gold background and fussy-cut. Lastly I put some stickles on for a bit of bling.
I am entering a few other challenges with this card too, so here goes:
Colour Create : Red, Gold, White, Cream (sorry - used some green too!)
Totally Gorjuss : Flower
MAWTT : Christmas
Just Inspirational : Christmas
OK, best be off and get some work done now then. Stay safe and warm folks!!