Saturday, 18 May 2013

RSVP Card and a teeny note card .....I know.....another card!


Hey everyone.  I'm back again.  One minute you don't see me for dust and the next you can't get rid of me!   As you know, the reason for me being MICA (Missing in Crafty Action!) is that I was making Wedding Invitations for my Brother, Jay and Karen's pending nuptials this upcoming Summer.  But, now that I have completed all their wedding invitations and the wee boxes they were individually posted in, I have a bit more time to focus on other crafty things.  So what did I do with my new found freedom.....I made an RSVP card for Jay and Karen's wedding.  Go figure!  Anyway, about the Wedding Invitations ..........I hopefully will be showing them shortly.  I'm so excited for them both.  I still have a lot more things to make for the actual wedding day but they can't be shared until after July.

On to the cards.  I seem to have made A LOT of cards lately.  What is going on?  I'm not a card maker!  I saw a tutorial from the incredibly talented Jennifer McGuire (boy if I could make cards like her, I'd be able to call myself a card maker, lol).  She was using the Tim Holtz Distress Markers to colour a stamped image, but she was using the markers as water colours.  Now, I am RUBBISH at colouring (pre-schoolers can colour better than me!), but this video inspired me to have a go.  If you want to see how its done properly, the link to Jennifer's video is HERE.

I didn't use her embossing technique on my card.  But I added stickles to the image just to make it pop that little bit more.  You can't really see the stickles in the first photo but you can just about pick out a few wee sparkles in the above photo.  The stamp is from Kanban and is one of my favourite stamps.  As you can see I went a little too heavy on the pink surrounding colour at the bottom and middle of the image.  But it was my first attempt at any type of water colouring, so I'm not going to flog myself in public for being a little heavy handed.  For a first attempt, I'm pretty chuffed.

And here is my second attempt.  This is just a teeny tiny wee note card I made to go in with a RAK Ive got to put into the post and I wanted to add a wee note card to it.  So I quickly did this one. It turned out not too bad.  I think the shading, particularly on the leaves, is much better in this one than the first one.

So, this is it.  My little cards that I made, which were actually surprisingly quick to make.  I'm pretty chuffed with them considering my extreme lack of talent with cards and colouring.  And honestly, I'm not phishing for compliments.  I know I can't colour and my cards are very simple when I actually make them.  In fact, I'm so bad at colouring and drawing that when it came to selecting my subjects for my GCSE's, my art teacher told me that under no circumstances was I to even consider picking art as I couldn't draw a straight line with a ruler!  Charming!  He was totally right of course, I was completely hopeless at drawing and colouring.  But thankfully art isn't just about a bit of drawing and colouring.  I had a very creative mind and could pretty much make anything from nothing.  But ask me to draw even a Stick Man, well, that's when things got complicated, lol.  The poor wee guy looked like a bus had driven over him, reversed and drove over him again!  Anywhoodles, thankfully I didn't let his comments stop me from creating.  Though I was also very aware of my limitations and not a complete stubborn numpty........so I decided to pick Music instead of Art, lol.  

I hope you have a wonderful crafty day, whatever you are creating and wherever you are.  Oh Looksie, I don't know whether you've noticed or not.....but Spring is here....kinda!  Woowhoo!

Toodles Noodles.......Loops xx

11 comments:

  1. I thinks your cards are really pretty!! and i love both of them.. they are so simple and so elegant!

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  2. I think the cards look fantastic! I'm trying to dabble a bit in watercolor and will have to check out the link you posted.

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  3. For a girl who doesn't make cards and can't colour you've done a blooming good job hun - I'm not just saying so Lee. If I don't like something I don't leave a comment - you don't want to hurt peeps feelings after all. Will go check the link as I struggle with water colouring Karen x

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  4. I think these are marvellous.

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  5. Gorgeous cards Lee, love the very beautiful images and fab colouring.

    Donna x

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous!! The flowers look amazing!! I love the sparkle!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. These are stunning - so simple and yet so beautiful. Love the detail with the sparkle.
    Hugz
    Ea

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  8. both so stunning lee.i love the gorgeous floral images and your colouring is beautiful :D

    xx coops xx

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  9. Two fabulous flower cards Lee, love the sparkles around the edges, make your roses look even more delicate! Hugs, Ira xox
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  10. Lee, your art teacher is the numpty. You are brilliant, creative and a grea artist my dear! You know what they say about those who can do...
    your water colouring is wonderful! Methinks you have been keeping hidden talents :-) hope you've had a great weekend. Love Maxdy x

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