This first card was using my alcohol ink technique, but I love to layer up and add movement. I really like how this card turned out. I sent it to a friend who is currently going through a hard time and is stuck flat on her back in bed. I hope it cheered her up a bit.
The colours are subdued, but they all complement each other into a general richness, I think. Loads of different bits and bobs on this forest green creation.
Here's some Indian spice! I really like how this card turned out and it is one of my latest favourites.
I've managed to use up some fibres (of which I have SO many). I stamped on this flower in black Stazon, which was a plain boring dark brown. I then added some yellow ink, and gave it a spritz with some bronze Perfect pearls mixed with some water. It has a lovely sheen, which doesn't show up here. I also cut into the petals and cut away some of the fullness of the flower, which totally changed it's appearance from a daisy into a crocosmia - much more satisfying! The message was inked in gold, again which doesn't show up well here. I love the hot spicy tones - delicious and with an exotic flavour!
This last card is less unusual, but does use up some handmade paper, and again, some fibres. I must start using them instead of ribbons - they can add some very interesting texture.
The addition of the bird instead of a flower means that hopefully it would be suitable for a man, but it is still probably fairly feminine, with all the gem and scallop detail going on, I suppose. The bird and branch punch is from Stampin' Up - I couldn't resist it, and it has already come in very handy for card making. I will use in on a page eventually! I punched the figures using white scrap cardstock, and then coloured in the various elements with my Promarkers. Both the last two cards used K and Co patterned paper which was scrap from the Birthday Book in Thursday's post. It goes a long way! I guess this next one is a bit more masculine, being less detailed ....
What do you think? You can't see it clearly, but there is a dark brown fibre on top of the loopy detail. It is cute and fluffy IRL ... still suitable for a man? Yep. I reckon. Hmmm, now how else can I use up my stack of fibres in a non-naff way ....