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...

Monday, 22 March 2010

First Easter Card

Well I had better get started, I suppose ;)

This stamp is by CC Designs and the character's name is Emma.

This particular design isn't widely available in the UK (although it's on pre-order at Dies to Die For), but The Scrap Junkie, on Ebay, sold me this one. (And, um, for less than "Dies" has it!)
She has lots of stuff like this, so check her out if you have time :)


It isn't the sort of style I go for very often, is it? But I love the thin, clear lines and I wanted something simple for Easter this year.
I've coloured her with water-colour pencils.


I used Sakura Glaze Clear pens to make the glossy bits, e.g., her shoes. You can layer this up so that it gets quite thick, but be careful to let each layer dry out completely first. Don't push down with these pens too hard: the trick is to hold them still a few seconds, with the nib just gently resting on the paper. Then, a little pool of glaze starts to gather. Once you see this, off you go, spreading it over the image. So long as you don't push down and block the flow, it will spread easily.

Right. Only a few dozen more to make now....

4 comments:

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Emma is so enchanting with her basket of spring harbingers...it is good to see you create Helena. How is mum doing? You are always in my thoughts dear heart....

Angel and Kirby said...

Very cute! I like the simple lines!

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Hi Helena, what a gorgeous card, you have coloured her beautifully, im so glad you like her. Thankyou for the toot ;) im off to see what else you have been up to
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very cute! :-D