Monday, December 19, 2011

Nurse Nora

A little birdie told me that my mother-in-law is secretly hoping to get a pack of cards from me for Christmas.  I was totally flattered and decided to whip up a batch just for her.  Here's one that I came up with using a sweet image by CC Designs, called "Nurse Nora".
I love red, white and black together and that color combo was perfect for this image.
I used a glitter pen on her angel wings and then outlined the whole image with a pale blue Copic to make it *pop*.
When I was finished with this card, it was missing something, so I grabbed my favorite sharp implement, poked away, and drew in a quick cross stitch pattern with a black marker.
Voila!  The perfect finishing touch!
Only six more days until Christmas!
I hope you're all enjoying this time of year with your families and friends.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

One card, three looks

While perusing the latest SU catalog, I came across a sample on page 142 using a set called "Circle Circus".  I loved the simple layout and decided to "case" it, adding my own twist.  Here's my version using Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, So Saffron and Kiwi Kiss...
I added a few jewels and some faux stitching with a white pen. 
Then I decided to try the same look with another color combo... 
Black, Riding Hood Red, More Mustard.

And I couldn't resist trying one more combo... 
Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Perfect Plum and Pacific Point. 
Instead of jewels, I added a couple of green pearls to finish this one off.  I love how each card is the same, but the different color combos give each one a completely different feel.  Thanks for stopping by today!