Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Retirement Card

This is a card I painted with watercolours today for my sweetie who finally retires tomorrow. Sadly the paint bled under the masking tape at the edges but I am sure he won't mind. I have bought him a couple of presents to go with it, some DVDs on painting and a reference book on wines. Here's to a fun time painting and having a glass of wine together.

Valentine's Day Card

As promised here is a photo of the card I made for my sweetie. It is a watercolour with hearts stamped with versamark and then dusted with perfect pearls. The edge of the card is gold leafed and then all sprayed with a lustre to seal.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Kitchen Roll Tags

Trying to get back into the swing of crafting and painting again so I set myself the tasks today to make a Valentine's card for my sweetie and to make some gift tags for some birthday presents. The tags are made from the inside cardboard of a kitchen towel roll cut into three pieces and flattened. Covered with a pretty paper front and back and eyelets put at each corner to hold paper in place, then the edges are distress inked. The flowers are made from a Dr. Pepper tin cut out with my cuttlebug machine and a button placed in the center and held together with brads. I used fibres, wire and pearl beads to add dimension and texture to each tag. If you double click on the individual pictures you will get a better idea of the true colour of thses tags. Picture of my sweetie's card will be posted after Valentine's Day.