Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

This week's layout challenge

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Here is this week's sketch:
And here is my interpretation, another Christmas card:
.....a close up of the angel image, frame and paper- all from Crafty Individuals:.... close up of corner, some peel-off stickers, filled in with a clear crystal glaze pen:
....and another angle:

Here's one I've made for my Godmother's birthday next week. I drew some daisies, scanned them, printed them out in different sizes. Then I coloured them with water-colour pencils and used a little water to wash it over. Then a few strokes of gold acrylic paint. I snipped a few of the petals so that I could lift and curl them...
It's a plain brown Kraft card, rubbed round the edge with a pale pink ink pad. The glittery leaf die cuts are from a K & Co sheet.

I like it; it's so simple. I shall have to make a little box to send it in, so that the petals don't get squished. I put it here because I suddenly realised that, at a stretch, it matches this week's layout! Well, sort of :^)


carolann said...

You have been busy brilliant work
well done hun xxxxx

Amy said...

Lovely! Very nice.
Hope you are feeling alright.

Debbie said...

Your card are beautiful Helena, I love the angel image and pretty papers. Thanks for joining us again at Sketch Saturday. Debbie x

Brocéliane said...

This card is really beautiful, love it Helena :)

Hugs from France:)


Mandy said...

beautiful card

xx mandy

Dragonstar said...

That card for your Godmother is absolutely beautiful! The simplicity makes it even classier. As you can produce images as pretty as those daisies yourself, why not sell them?

Els G. said...

Great cards! Especially the one for your Godmother, such delicate work! I'm sure she'll love it.

Gill said...

Gorgeous card, really pretty, fabulous image, thanks for joining us this week
Gill x

The Mighty Beluga said...

see, the thing is, if I could ever create anything as marvelous as this I could never send it away to someone. I'd have to frame it and place it someplace I can see everyday, and invite people to my home to show it off.