Friday, August 23, 2019

29 Again?!?

Hehehe you know how that one goes, right?

Somehow the expression on this woman's face needed a sentiment like that to go with it! She is from The Queen (4591)  set and the sentiment is from 29 Again (4372)

The current challenge on the  Art Impressions blog is for gingham, which inspired my choice of papers to go with the more vintage style illustration. It all fitted together for me, retro in every way.

On the inside I added a sentiment from yet another Art Impressions set - Spring Chicken (AiCS40) which I stamped on white paper allowing for easy writing of a message. Using the Notebook Edge Die from Your Next Stamp to trim the top of the paper created an informal look.

The card idea came from a video by Maymay on YouTube HERE

Come and join us for gingham fun over at the AiChallenges!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Mama Bear & Cubs Jigsaw Puzzle

Great image right? Cobble Hill  Has really lovely images. I want to buy half of their puzzles (at least! LOL) All their puzzles are 'random cut' which certainly adds to the challenge and the enjoyment for me.

And here it is done - I liked it and didn't care for it all at the same time. Really curious, but I also know I'm not likely to build it again soon...if ever!

What I did LOVE about it is the paint work...I could SMELL the oil paint and the linseed oil! Absolutely loved that. But the putting it together process was meh. At best... but just look at these details...

..and finally Mama Bear and cubs

I'm glad I took these pictures as a reminder of this one as I will trade it for another puzzle given the chance.... and will probably regret it sometime in the future HA!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Cat Lover - Happy Birthday !

I love this image, Cat Love,  by Mo Manning - over at Mo's Digital Pencil. Mo is a first class illustrator and her digital images are a pleasure to work with.

I turned it into a birthday card for a cat-loving friend and used coloured pencils to colour it. Keeping it simple I added a small piece of designer paper and embossed the front of the card for texture. A little piece of organza ribbon wrapped it up nicely. The sentiment is computer generated.

Inside I added a simple birthday greeting on 'note paper' trimmed used  'Notebook Edge Die'  by Your Next Stamp

Finally I added a few paw prints to the envelope (stamps by Penny Black)

I'm entering my card for Challenge 282 over at Mo's Digital Pencil Blog

Cat Love - Mo's digital Pencil