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Saturday, 20 March 2010

This Month's Swaps

Now I know that this month's swaps for Crafty Cardmaking have been received, I can post them here. (Well, the digital challenge isn't complete yet, but I'll post that at the end of the month.)



This first card was for the 'Cute Critters' swap. Now, I don't often do critters, cute or not, but I found the image which is a freebie from Clearly Delightful Digital Designs. He's called Harold, and he's definitely cute! He's been coloured with my Promarkers and the background is one I put together using a flower shape coloured in Photoshop Elements. I did this before I did my Promarker/printed colour chart, and the yellows in the background are definitely subdued compared to the image. I've also used a Martha Stewart punch and some ribbon from my collection.



This one was for a 'brown/turquoise' swap. The image is Sarah Kay and it's coloured with Promarkers. The backing paper was made using the scrunch technique and a mixture of Radiant Rain and Moonglow ink. I've added some ribbon and an embellishment (with Promarker coloured flower) and used a Martha Steward punch.



This uses what is probably my favourite ever Sarah Kay image. Isn't it gorgeous? The challenge this time was to make an easel card - something I hadn't tried before. The papers were a freebie in a recent craft magazine and are some of the lovliest I've ever seen. I just love those colours! I used Promarkers in similar shades to colour the image and added some die cuts from my Spellbinders In Spades pendant set with Promarker shaded gems, and finished with one of the embellishments sent to me by Vixykins as part of a very generous secret Santa gift just over a year ago. (It'll keep me going for a long time to come, I suspect.)

1 comment:

Vixykins said...

FABULOUS backing paper, you liking the moonglows then :D I find them very addictive! Love all your swaps and the duck is way cute!

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