Anyway, inbetween escaping into Edward & Bella world (just about to start 'breaking dawn' now :)) I made this birthday card for my nephew. It started out for the challenge over on Sugarbowl (card for a man/boy) but then decided that one can wait seeing as I've got 2 wks to play along to that one and I can try to do a more manly card for that. This one is better for the Truly scrumptious challenge as I used the sketch and it also fulfills the added option of 'card for a child' :) Don't usually use such bright colours but these images just screamed bright colours to me.
I wanted to use up the scraps of dp so used it to decorate the inside but then the left hand side looked a bit bare so coloured and stuck in another image :)
- Images: All the images are from the 'Mary Hall' Sugar nellie stamp collection over at Funky Kits. Wasn't that keen on them at first but the 2nd release had some cute ones which called out to me and they are really fun to colour in as they are full of detail. The fab sentiments on the front of the card are from a woodware clear set 'ice cream parfait'. Ones on the inside are various Hero arts ones I've had for years
- Colouring: Copics. Then used glaze pens over the ice creams and the kid's glasses and some stardust pen on the cakes and hairbow.
- DP: various bits from stash, non branded. Main bit was the red check I wanted to match the tablecloth :)
- Others: Used one of my new EK success border punches around the main central image. Love this one, as it gives a really diddy border and even though it's supposed to be an arrow head, they look like hearts to me. made a 'manly' flower by distressing couple of circles and adding brad to centre and typed nephew's name out using ATB tapewriter and cutting out with SU word window punch.
Talking of border punches, as promised here are some photos of the new slimline EK Success Edger punches I got in the post the other day. (Got mine from Oyster Crafts).
I love my Martha Stewart and Fiskars punches and probably don't need anymore but I do love them so and couldn't resist some more, I'm sure you understand 'that' feeling LOL. Added bonus to these is that they clip shut, so take up less space to store ;)
I got a new Fiskars one whilst I was at it (the first one on the left), called 'Upper crest' then got 4 EK ones but I've added in my Fiskars 'threading water' one in the photo so you can see the difference in size between that scallop and the new EK 'dotted scallop' (thought that might be useful for anyone interested -I know I wanted to know and it took me a while googling trying to find that out!)
As you can see the EK 'dotted scallop' is lovely and diddy and I would think similar to the MS mini hearts one which I don't have and thought would be a good substitute. The remaining 3 in the photo are 'parisian', 'arrow border' and 'dotted wave'. The photo below that is to give some idea of size comparison of the actual punches - about same length as MS but bit shorter then Fiskars but about half the depth of both of those when they are 'sanpped shut' so can be stacked and stored easier. Shame they aren't all like that.
There are a few more I want but they didn't have so they will go on my 'to get' list! (really want the 'binding edge' one plus 2 'nice to haves' would be the 'fleur de lis' and 'alpine trail' ones).
O.K, book and a spot of lunch is calling me then it's work for the evening. Sorry I've not been round my usual blogs (blame the books!) but I will try to visit this weekend! Thank you for all your lovely comments, which is always appreciated.