Well folks, my internet is still playing up and my headache is lingering, but I was determined to try and get something made and posted before I go away next Friday!
I have been experimenting with some things I have wanted to try, techniques, products and so on.
So, if the internet will allow, I will show you what I have been up to.
First up is one that I have been meaning to try for a while and that is, just draw some lines in black marker in a random, geographical design (not thought out in any way) and colour the sections in with felt markers - I wanted to see what kind of results I can get with these cheap markers - they are certainly vibrant. One thing that I did notice was, that you see every stroke, but I think that that gave the sections a bit of added interest, a bit of 'texture' so-to-speak. This is the result.
My second card is one that I have made with a panel that has been lying around since I realised that I had cut the wrong corner off of the embossed panel for the project I was making at the time!
I also wanted to try to work with thread and try the technique that has been popular with everyone else for a long while (I am always late to the party) and I used it behind the sentiment die cuts. This is that one.
Up next is a very simple one that I made from a practice piece that I tried out. My clever DH made me a home made stamp press with a hinged lid and I wanted to try double stamping (deliberately not inking the stamp completely and then inking it again to make sure it stamped in the same place . . . it did!) Of course, I couldn't just then throw it away, so I mounted it on to a base card that I had stuck patterned paper on and this is the result.
This last one is one that I had been experimenting with water-colouring backgrounds in various ways and I decided to make this one into a card. I got out a cover plate die that I hadn't got around to trying yet and cut it out of my water-coloured panel and mounted it on to a dark grey panel. I then added a flower that I had already stamped and coloured, some vellum leaves and a couple of butterflies and this is the result of that session.
Right, my lovelies . . . here goes . . . let's hope this post doesn't 'time out' . . . it has been a little better today, so fingers crossed!
If you have had the patience to get this far in the post, thank you so very much for your visit. I appreciate you all. Have a wonderful evening. Hazel xx