Friday, 27 March 2009

Eastery swaps..

hello, gosh is Easter soon !!! I cannot believe that it is nearly the end of March, I know what s going to happen next before I know it it will be Christmas again !!!! I recently took part in a few swaps with other demos and here is what I did for one of them ( I will share the others in my next post).



I always think a bit careful when doing swaps with other demos as I know we use those as inspiration as well as take them to workshops and classes we conduct. So I try and either feature a technique or something a bit different. This time I choose a hinged card( this was an idea I have seen in one of the monthly magazines SU sends to us demos, but as it happens this was an US edition not an English one). Incredibly easy to make but wonderful and interactive. Pull the tab at the top and reveal your hidden message Cute huh? I have so many ideas this could work perfectly for, I cannot wait. I decided to use this cute little bunny from Greetings Eight ( new stamp set from the mini catalogue) and choose extremely Eastery colours for my combo, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac and So Saffron striped grosgrain ribbon. I have also used the Polka Dot and Sanded background stamp, as well as the tab punch and the coordinating Totally Tabs stamp set. Image coloured with the Marvellous Markers.
Dawn one my dear Passionettes hosted the swap, and this is the card I made for her to say thank you.
Old Olive, Real Red and Basic Black make this card incredibly striking. Old Olive designer paper, Real Red card stock stamped with ruby Red and the seedy like flower head from the new stamp set *Soft summer* olive grosgrain ribbon and the main image coloured using the following ink pads, Real red, Really rust, Old Olive, Bravo burgundy and YoYo Yellow for the centre.
I know wanted to say a HUGE THANK you to those that have visited our new challenge blog Stamp With Us, it was incredible to read all those wonderful comments and I am enjoying reading how you all got into crafting yourself, if you ve not told us yet please do so I find it fascinating reading about it. Hope you will have a wonderful weekend, big hugs Monica xxx
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9 comments :

Jackie said...

This is tooo cute! I love how it opens and the colors....tfs!!!

jenny said...

Love the Easter surprise card Monica, such a cute bunny x

Jennyx

Rhonda Langley said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is wonderful!

AuroraDawn said...

WOW Monica these cards are EVEN more wonderful IRL - I wish I were even 50% as creative as you are - you are the GODDESS of creativity :D

Aimes said...

Fab cards as usual Monica! I love the hinged idea - I might have to CASE it ;o)!
Aimes
x

Alex said...

Love the cute Easter card Monica, that hinge idea is fab!

Have a good day.

Alex x

Rosie said...

They're both fabulous and I love how you combine colours!

Elizabeth said...

I love any 'interactive' crafting, so I think that lift up card is wonderful. I am going to have a go with that this weekend.

Dana Hatch said...

Great job on the watercoloring. The hinged card is cool. The floral card is also pretty!