Thursday, 14 January 2010

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #65

Hello folks

I've decided it is about time I made some cards to say thank you for the children's Christmas presents, so I thought I'd attempt some challenges. This week's challenge on The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge is a nice simple sketch, which is just what I need to get me back into the crafty 'groove', and this is what I came up with.

I have used Fred Celebrating Elephant from Whiff of Joy, and coloured him with watercolour pencils and pearlescent watercolours. The papers were courtesy of some candy I won from Fran at Franmade some time ago - I think they are My Minds Eye. The sentiment is from a variety of Thank You stamps I won in a challenge a while ago, and the flowers are from my stash. Unfortunately, I do not have a die-cutting machine, and I am hopeless at cutting out circles or ovals, so I distressed the edges of my ovals, and then coloured them both a bit with chalks.

I hope you like my card. I have another one 'up my sleeve', and hope to be able to show that soon.

By the way, I forgot to post a piccie of the photo hanger I made for my daughter's friend last weekend, so I'll show that here too.

I got the idea for these photo hangers from Abby who makes beautiful creations. I have done some paper weaving for this - papers were found at the bottom of my stash, so I'm not sure what they are. The image is Queen Charlotte from Whiff of Joy, coloured with pearlescent watercolour paints and Sakura stardust pens. Flowers added from my stash. I do think it looked a bit bare, but was not sure what to add to it - it should look better with a photo added! I so hope Naomi liked her present.

Thanks for looking. I hope to be back soon, and I hope you'll pop by again sometime soon.

Love, Andrea xx


debby4000 said...

Oh this is adorable, fab image and love the photo hanger too.

Mel X said...

Hi, lovely colours and image on the photo hanger. Love the elephant on the card - such a cutie! Great colours too and a wonderful job with the sketch, looks like your 'crafty groove' is back already lol!

Thanks for joining in the fun at SCSC this week and good luck in the draw

Mel X

Kim Dellow said...

Lovely makes! Just love the little elly! Kim