Sunday, 26 January 2014

A day late...

Oh and I was doing so well blogging every Saturday night but flu scuppered me this week.  Anyway, here is the 18th Birthday card I promised last week.  Hope you like it.

The card is 8x8".  The focal point is one of Mitzi Sato-Wiuff's amazing images "Dragon Lore", coloured with promarkers.  I've mounted her onto a piece of black card stock, embossed with one of the "A Little Bit Oriental" folders from the Sheena Douglass range and highlighted very sparingly with some Pebeo gilding wax.  

Until next week,
Mani x

Saturday, 18 January 2014

I demand a recount!

Well, this is the week I have been dreading.  My eldest daughter turns 18 on Wednesday! Obviously, there is something wrong with the maths here as no way am I old enough to have an 18 year old!  I shall just have to keep looking at the little one (soon to be 5) to feel younger :)

As I can't post a pic of her 18th Birthday card before she sees it, I shall post the second of the cards I made for her last milestone birthday, her 16th.  I made her two cards as one was for my Mum and Dad to give to her.

Jordanna loves Steampunk and Victoriana and, as I mentioned in the post with her last card, her 16th birthday present was a full Steampunk outfit.  So I kept her second card in this theme too.  It is another 8 x 8" square card.

  The main image is a digi stamp by Kenny K, coloured with Promarkers.  I cut her with a thin white border to make sure she popped from the background paper. 

I used number stamps from Crafters Companion.  However, the stamps were heavily patterned and the pattern didn't fit in with the style of this card.  So, I stamped them in a very, very pale ink, trying not to get too much of the middle transferred onto the card.  I then random stamped with various steampunk images, some plain ink, some embossed and making sure I went over the original lines to alter the original shape of the numbers.  Then I cut them out, inked them with some Distress Ink and matted them onto black card that I cut by eye.

Lastly, I used some Cosmic Shimmer gold pva to create some texture both on the numbers and on the background, to tie them together.  I cut some cogs with a die and kept them black as I didn't want them fighting with the main images.

Hope you like it and don't forget to leave a comment if you like it or want more info
Mani x

Saturday, 11 January 2014

New Year's Resolution

Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and New Year.  My New Year's Resolution is to be more active with my blogging.  Now Daughter No.2 is all settled in school, I have finally got some time to concentrate on Drusilla Designs.

So, to a new card.  The one I have chosen today is a completely out-of-season Christmas card.  I've chosen this because I wanted to show off the amazing artwork by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff (Aurora Wings) and to show that when the artwork is this stunning, you can really let the art do the talking and keep the rest of the card simple.  Try to enhance, not detract.

The image was coloured with Promarkers and given a little inking around the edges with some Distress Inks. The background is a beautifully printed vellum and the card is embellished very simply with a single Marianne Dies die cut and some clear gems.  The bow on the bauble brings in  a touch of colour, reflecting the fairy's bow.

Hope you like it and good wishes to you all for the year ahead,

Mani x