Friday, 20 March 2009

Oriental ....

I haven't posted the card I made for my Monday Mojo spot on Dottie's World, here it is:

...and an alternative version cutting around the parasol:

The Holly & Madison bundles are so versatile. The original is perhaps more generic but don't let that put you off the second bundle. I think the card(s) above could be used for anything, whether Mother's Day, Birthday, Friend, or "just because"; so just because it features an oriental image that doesn't mean it's going to be difficult to use. The K&Co Mira products would look fabulous with this image too; here I am using mainly DCWV Far East products.

Please join in the challenge on Dotti's World, last day tomorrow! It's a fun sketch challenge PLUS you could win a prize just by entering :-)

Karen xxx

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Copic Challenge - Pictorial Inspiration

Interesting challenge over on the Copic Challenge blog today. This challenge is based on this picture

I used the picture to its full potential, exploring colours and shapes equally. The horizontal lines are represented by both the flowers and scalloped chippie shape. The vertical panels are obvious and all the colours were plucked from the painting.

Everything has been coloured with Copics, from the images through to the background papers, the Chippie shape and even the flowers. I used an image from our latest Holly & Madison's World Tour download bundle.

The meaning behind the three pictures? Well I wanted to focus on a strong colour from the painting for each one. It is intended to be the same girl on holiday (see how she gets browner in each picture?), so same bag, hat and shoes but a girl can't wear the same bikini every day!

It's quite a plain and simple card but it shows the Copics well I think.

These are the colours used:

Please join in the challenge, we are sponsoring it so you can get your hands on a free download bundle of your choice ☺As usual the other DT members have created some stunning work.


Sunday, 15 March 2009

Sunday Challenge - Sketch

My turn to set the challenge today on Dottie's World and I decided that a sketch would be nice.

One firm stipulation is that the card must have some sort of fancy edge, mine here is a row of Easter eggs as I decided on an Easter themed card.

Once again I am using the lovely Holly in the Garden image, it is so versatile. My chicks were cut on my Silhouette but the beaks didn't cut well so I did those separately. Same with the legs, too spindly when cutting small so I had to draw them instead. Gawd knows what happened to the tiny circles that was meant as eyes but you only notice they haven't got any when it's blown up like this LOL
Holly and the chicks were coloured with Copic markers. I also colured some of the hyacinths in the basket with them.

They look quite cute sitting on top of the card I think. The Easter Basket with eggs was also cut on the Silhouette, although I pinched one of the larger eggs from the egg border - which I also cut on the Silhouette! I didn't notice until just now that one of the pens has bled around the hat. Oh well, I actually think it looks as though I intended to do that LOL

Pop over to Dottie's World and check out the amazing card created by the design team! Oh and I am offering a prize this week also, so don't miss out.

Thanks for looking x