WoooHoo!!!! my new camera arrived late yesterday afternoon so I am back in Business, as I was saying yesterday I have been trying my hand at clean and simple not sure yet whether I am cut out for this style, I really admire all you girls who produce such stunning cards without the use of embellishments and backing papers, I have a long way to go I am afraid.
I am quite pleased with this one but not sure if it fits the criteria, (but you must admit it is a pretty drastic change from my usual fussy cards). Since I have had this little darling little Lili of the Valley “No 7 Bear” I have wanted to colour him in sepia but I hadn’t got any Hot Press Watercolour Paper, keep forgetting to Order it, so I decided to try and get the effect using Copics, (colours below). Last week I ordered a few Co-Ordinations Pads and Distressing Pad from Crafters Companion, I love this card and the effects you can achieve with just a little work, I run the dark brown card through the Cuttlebug in the Happy Birthday Embossing Folder, then sanded it down with the Distressing Pad. The only embellie is the Tim Holtzs Adage Ticket which I have stapled to the corner.
The Copics used to Colour my Lili of the Valley “No 7 Bear”
E35, E31, E53, E50.
I will show you another couple of Clean and simply cards , I am very brave as these should really go straight in the bin but I would really appreciate your comments on where I can improve on this style any criticism and advice would be appreciated as I would really like to conquer this style. Both cards have been made using Lili of the Valley Stamps.
Martha Stewart Border Punch and Fleur De Lys Spellbinder have been distressed with Distress Ink “Forest Moss” The Copics used on Lili of the Valley Garden of Wishesare:
Flesh: E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair, E71, E70, E40
Dress & Wings : B04, B02, B00, B0000, Goo, G0000
and finally my first effort
This one was made using flowers and swirls from the Lili of the Valley Folk Flowers A5 Sheet from Clear Additions Collection. I know I have been a bit heavy handed with the Distress Ink on this one, (I told you it should of gone in the Bin).
I did promise I would do a few tutorials on colouring hair, folds and pleats I will make a start today now I have my camera.
Hope you have a good day