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Wednesday, 23 June 2010

This Month's Swap Cards

I belong to a Yahoo group, and I sent of a couple of swaps for that earlier this month. Now I've heard that they've been received, I can show them here!


This first one was for a swap called 'Flaming June'. I used another image from Trees A Ward in Digistamps.  I was keen to try blending several colours in this, shading between red and gold with a couple of stops along the way. I used Promarkers, of course.

The 'splotchy' paper is from my collection and the butterfly one is one I made for another card, but the colours were perfect to use here. I also used a Martha Stewart punch, some ribbon and a sticky gem.




This second card was for the new alphabet swap, and the letter was 'A'. I struggled a bit with that - I couldn't think of any 'A' images I had, until I remembered my Dover flowers CD. In there, I found an outline image of some Avens. I coloured them, again with Promarkers, and cut and layered the centre circle, adding a sentiment I found online. The backing paper is from a magazine.

4 comments:

Rebekah said...

These are so bright Josephine! The flower has been coloured beautifully, your swap group sounds great too! Hugs Rebekah x

Mina said...

two gorgeous cards Josephine...such fabulous bright cheerful colours too
Mina xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Gosh Josephine these are beautiful I love the flaming June image the colours are great and the second one oooo is gorgeous I love them both fabulous work.
Hugs
Lorraine x

treesawardincrafts said...

Hello Josephine, that's bleeding good. I love both those cards, but for some reason I am leaning to toward the top one. Smashing cards, Hugs Teresa xxx

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