Monday, 11 January 2010

Making a start on my New Year crafty resolution - to endeavour to make cards

I decided that I had been whingeing enough about not being able to make cards, and that it was about time I got serious and sorted this problem out.

My first decision was to buy some embossing folders - as I see that a lot of folks use them and it adds another dimension.

My new 'toys' arrived on Saturday - but it has not been until this morning when the snow has stopped falling that I cleared a way to my studio shed at the end of the garden - making the decision not to leave it until I have made a card that I am satisfied with.


I have had to scan it in to my computer - which has given it a 'washed out' look.   It is so much more colourful in real life. Her face and hands are a pale flesh colour; her cheeks have a warm soft pink glow; the butterfly has a purple tinge and the purple embossing is more defined and a deeper colour.

I do have heating in here - but my feet are like blocks of ice from the snow clearing exercise, so I am off indoors to heat up the saucepan of soup I made yesterday - roasted pumpkin, with leeks, onions, tomatoes, and potatoes - wish I could take a photo of it - it looks lovely and chunky and the colours would rival anything Tim Holtz has come up with.  (Joke - don't want to upset the masses).

9 comments:

Vallen said...

I think you have achieved that goal. The card is definitely a winner even with, as you say, its fadedness. I love the edging and the pose. I think we are witnesses to greatness here.

sam21ski said...

Fab card Lottie, hope you enjoyed the soup and your feet have thawed out now!!!!

Sally H said...

Lovely card! Hope you have thawed out. Your soup sounds scrumptious!

Createology said...

You have definitely mastered beautiful card making. Congratulations. Please don't let your feet get so cold as it is dangerous to your health. Yummy soup you described. Thank you for sharing.

Melinda Cornish said...

it looks great!!! I love the purple embossed edges....

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous, Dottie - dunno what you were worrying about, lol. Love the colours and the embossing too - that looks like one I don't have - ooh-er!!!

themessycraftroom said...

Lovely card Lottie it doesn't look washed out on here. Well done and stop this nonsense about not making lovely cards. You do. Hope your thawed out ok. Hugs x ChrisB

Very Mary said...

Who needs warm feet when there are cards to be made?

stampdiva said...

Lottie, you are a hustler! Telling us you cannot make cards. Even though I have not bought this stamp as yet, it is am image I love. Looking forward to seeing more of your card creations. Lynne M x