Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Touch of Music

I have been MIA for some time now with my postings.  Sorry about that but life took over and so did the dreaded Tax man and getting my computer back on track.  I have had huge wrestles and many hours of hair pulling trying to get my computer back to how it was and I think I have finally won.  Now the only thing hanging over me is getting my tax return done so fingers crossed that over the next few weeks I will get on top of that and then I will have plenty of time to play and post!

This card was from class three weeks ago!  I just love the new Music Notes wheel and look forward to spending more time creating with this.  The colours for this one are, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler (of course) and Whisper White.  It is a really quick and simple card with the most time spent doing a running stitch through the grosgrain ribbon to gather it up.  You can do the same look by running a strip of tape along the card front and then "tuck it" as you go.  Actually sewing it makes it a little more permanent though and you can play with the gather.
The words are from A Word For You on page 110 which is a gorgeous new set, I just love the font.

This second card uses Artistic Etchings which  I nearly didn't buy but I am glad that I did.  The colours are River Rock, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.  The River Rock and Very Vanilla layer have En Francais stamped in River Rock Ink and have been edged with a dauber in River Rock.  It is very hard to see in the photo but we stamped the medallion from Artistic Etchings over the En Francais using the Champagne Shimmer Paint.  Now if you haven't got your hands on the fantastic Shimmer Paints yet, what is wrong with you?!!!!!!!  These are the MUST HAVE product of the year!  You can stamp with them, make a shimmer mist that sparkles or colour them and have a sparkling ink.  The options are endless and they can just lift an image giving your cards a whole new look.  Make sure you add them to your next order!

1 comment:

Sonia G said...

I love your anniversary card! Cherry Cobbler and Black make a striking pair!

Thanks for sharing!