Sunday, 14 March 2010

Sunday evening and back to work tomorrow. Ive just uploaded this valentine card I made for my husband, using my Craft Robo. I downloaded the GSD files for the background shapes from mamaws legacy. This is a great site for buying and getting free cutting files from. They're cut from manilla card and given a vintage look by rubbing over the surface with distress inks in tea dye and burlap. I've used a script background stamp to add interest, then layered the shapes onto a piece of Kay & Co paper. I converted the bird shapes into a GSD file myself. They're cut from thin card and embossed with opaque white.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Here's a 'digital dabble' I made after being inspired by a digital collage tutorial, written by Penny Bearcroft, in the Sept.09 issue of Craft Stamper Magazine. I've used different images and not taken it as far as Penny but I found her instructions easy to follow and certainly learnt a few techniques.

Darling June

I've just decided to upload this digital collage of my lovely mum. I've used a photo of her as a little girl, when she was evacuated to relatives in the country during the 2nd World War.
I've been having a go using layers in PSE and have used a letter written to my mum, from my grandfather when he was a soldier, stationed abroad. I've also used overlays from CottageArts. The final piece of work was printed onto Lazertran Paper and transferred onto an A4 canvas.