Friday, November 28, 2008

Now I have to create over 50 of these!

Inspired by someone on Splitcoast and eager to try out copics, I created this design version. (The orginal used SU's Garden Whimsy stamp set and if you've seen this creation, please help me find the link.) You'll see variations of this layout in the next pictures--a central square image that holds a family photo for 2008. We had family photos taken before Henri's transplant and I wanted to include a photo but still have a hand-crafted design. I also used square nestabilities and embossed with my cuttlebug 'Spots and Dots' embossing folder.

Using the same general layout without the 8 small squares in the background, I case'd one of Nichole Heady's designs (Just Because). I love her use of the Scor Pal to create an embossed grid background! The rounded corners are hers too. What's new? I turned the image into a pocket for my family portrait again and printed a sentiment in chocolate on white cardstock, which I mounted on the photo mat. This is my quick, go-to design when I run out of time making over 50 Christmas cards. No stamping; just beautiful paper.

Again, same general layout here, but I used my D'Vine Swirl cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss the top part of the background in SU pacific point. I love StampingBella bellas and spotted a swirly scene on their website. I wanted something a little different--fatter trees and more swirls!--so I created my own similar winter scene using Adobe Illustrator, my Wacom tablet and pen, and a lot of learning time! I printed my image on 110lb Xerox cardstock--I'm sure this doesn't compare to PaperTrey's white or other coveted papers--but it worked with my copics to colour the trees and the shadows. I then used Michelle Zindorf's technique (check out any of her amazing tutorials), covering the trees, swirls and snow with VersaMarker then heat embossing in clear. I sponged close to the embossed image and out to the edge, then gradually further out from the image with soft sky, baja breeze, pacific point, not quite navy and possibly night of navy. The snow and trees are highlighted with Stickles.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Nancy, these are STUNNING! Your colouring is amazing and the layout is wonderful!