Wednesday, 16 May 2012

May Musings

I can't believe how quickly time has flown over the last couple of weeks. I have had three demos this month and the Docrafts products have been tremendously popular this time. Too popular in many cases as items had sold out before I could even get to the demo. Good for the stores, but disappointing for everyone who hasn't been able to get one of the fantastic goody bags yet. Don't give up hope, they are back in stock now so I'm sure shops will be getting them back in soon.

I have added about forty card samples to my Docrafts gallery from my demos so far and as I still have four more bookings in June, so there will be lots more to come. Here, I just wanted to show you a few of my favourites so far. So this is my top ten. Hope you like them :)
These are both made with Lincoln linen Capsule papers from the May goody bag. The left one is a Papermania 8x8 stepper card. The Wellington topper, message, buttons and big bloomer flowers are all in the goody bag. The only other addition was some gold lace ribbon which is from the Cousins jewellery range. It was a perfect match for the papers.
The right hand card started out as an A4 sheet of white card which I folded to make a tri fold card, then cut off the top at an angle to give a waterfall effect. I covered it with two papers of the same design but with reverse colourings. I used a different paper design to make a punched ribbon strip to stick around the bottom of the card. Matching ribbon, flowers and buttons are all from the same Capsule collection.
The sentiment tabs are from the Wellington range.

This pair of monochrome cards are made using the Bexley Black Capsule Range of papers, ribbon, bow and buttons. The teacups image is a stamp from the Lucy Cromwell range and it is coloured using Kuretake alcohol markers. The ribbon down the spine has been pleated onto double sided tape to give a ruched effect.
The lighthouse stamp is one of the new Michael Powell images. I have watercoloured it using just a black Whispers brushmarker pen. The sentiment is one from the Papermania Sentiments pack.

Both of these cards are Michael Powell stamps watercoloured with Whispers brushmarker pens.
The lighthouse image is matted onto Wellington paper and embellished with Portobello Road ribbon. The harbour scene, which is Tenby by the way, is matted onto green Papermania textured card. The ribbon has been coloured by hand with Kuretake alcohol markers.

The Michael Powell beach huts have been another runaway success, selling out very quickly. The stamped image on the easel card has been coloured with Kuretake alcohol markers to give a really vibrant scene. It was stamped three times and  decoupaged. The backing papers are Portobello Road which are free with the May Creativity magazine. Some shells have been used to create a stopper.
The shaker card uses one of the Michael Powell toppers. The frame has been made from a piece of card from the Designstax pad, die cut with a scallop nesting die. Some Cousins seed beeds have been used to create the seashore. The bunting and message were extras from one of the Michael Powell card kits. The edges of the card have been inked with a cats eye chalk ink pad.

These final two cards use papers from the Wellington Ultimate die-cut pack and they have both been made using die-cutting techniques.
The green flip-flap card has been stamped with the sentiment from the Wellington stamp set. The girl image is a card stock sticker. All the edges have been inked to soften them.
The easel card has been made from a Kraft recycled square card using a scallop circle nesting die, with an extra piece added for the easel front.

If you would like to see more samples featuring Wellington, Michael Powell or Lucy Cromwell, please check out the Docrafts website where I'm sure you'll find something to inspire you.
Or even better come and see me at one of my demos in June and you can see them in full colour :)

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