Thursday, 11 February 2010

Adding Swirls

Hello everyone out in Blogland and I hope, if your suffering from yet more snow this week, it is not causing too many problems for you and you are staying safe and warm.

It has been a beautiful day here, gorgeous blue skies and sunshine, although cold. Lets hope it lasts for next week and half term for those of you that are on holiday from school!!

I've had a lot of thank you and just general thinking of you cards to make recently and I think Kay Carley's Funky Flowers are great for that. They fit any occasion and so have been getting a lot of use.

I made a first batch up, which were just stamped onto a label Nestie and coloured with a glitter gel pen and water brushed with inked edges to soften them. The image was then matted onto some Artylicious BP which had been punched with a Martha Stewart border punch.

After I'd finished the first lot, I was admiring Kay's cards on her own blog where she'd been using the same stamps and she'd under stamped the image with swirls as she always does and it looked just beautiful. She generously gave me permission to try out the same idea and although mine is nowhere near as good as Kay's, (I need to learn not to be so heavy handed), it's interesting to see how it makes the same image, coloured in the same way, look different.

I'd be interested to know what you think, or do you do something else around your edges.

Thank you, as always, for stopping by. All the cards are now done and sent out so I can get back to being messy and just playing again.


chris said...

Hi there lisa loving your funky flowers card its fabulous.
love that butterfly border too.
take care love chris xx

Rose Petal said...

Hi Lisa. WOW. This is just gorgeous. Lovely image and I just adore what you have done with the border at the bottom. Absolutely wonderful. A really special touch of class.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Sally H said...

Hi Lisa
They are both beautiful! I love them x

Jill said...

Oh my goodness Lisa I think its really pretty. The butterfly border is amazing and I love the flowers. Jill x

Kim Piggott said...

Such a beautiful card Lisa!
Love your image and those colours are so pretty!
kim x

Anne said...

Very pretty butterfly border punch! Both pretty cards, but I actually like your first one best :0)

Beryl said...

I think it's a lovely effect and I think you'vee got it just right. Beautiful work.
Beryl xx


Hi Lisa - love both cards, but the first one is my favourite as the flower stamp is so elegant and seems to stand out more without the border. They are both gorgeous though!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Clarky J said...

Fab card Lisa I love that stamp set too and have just got it out to make a card or two!

craftimamma said...

I love both the cards Lisa. They are really pretty and both work equally well.

I love that Nestie label - unfortunately, 'cos I keep trying to tell myself I don't want anymore, Lol! I just missed out on the lovely butterfly border at the last craft show I went to. Must have another look for it online I think.

Lesley Xx

Clare said...

Hi Lisa,
Another beautiful card. The butterfly border is so pretty and I love the flower stamp.
Clare x

Hope Jacare said...

Both cards are lovely but I like the first one best - the cleanness(is that even a word?) of it works so well! x

Anne said...

What a gorgeous card and I think this is such a useful stamp, can see why you use it so much

Paula said...

Very soft pretty designs & the butterlfy border is a very beautiful finishing touch.
Have a great weekend.
I have quite a lot to look forward to craft wise this week as well as some up & coming stuff which I can't actually announce until later today, or tomorrow.

Kathy said...

I think these are beautiful, Lisa. That hyacinth blue colour is stunning and works so perfectly with the image, I love the butterfly border too

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Gorgeous creations.

I love those beautifully coloured flowers and your butterfly border is brilliant.

Love Jules xx

Kay Carley said...

Hey Lisa! Did you get my comment that I lrft a few days ago under this post?

Kay xx