Sunday, 28 February 2010

Hanging heart

The February theme on the Vanilla sugar blog over at Bubbly Funk is 'hanging hearts'. And yet again it's a challenge that has been done at the last minute!
I decided to make my heart using wire and beads something which i love working with.
I used silver wire to form a heart outline. I then threaded 5 long lengths of thin wire with pearl beads, knotted about an inch apart.
These wires were then wrapped around the heart shape over and over again.
The heart is hanging from another length of wire threaded with more pearl beads.
I love the finished effect and think some beaded hearts will look good at Christmas time made using gold wire and using red 'berry' beads.

A closer view of the heart

Friday, 26 February 2010

Christmas animals

Well I have finally got round to blogging my cards for the BubblyFunk 25th club for February. The theme this month was 'animals' and as a lot of my Christmas cards have animals on then I decided to make 2 cards this month.
The first was cut using my new big shot die which cuts a scalloped card blank. I also managed to cut the scalloped mat by rotating the paper in the die to make the scalloped edge all the way round.
The holly leaves and bird (which was supposed to be a Robin but looks a bit like a dove- I think it's the curved wing that needs changing) were drawn free-hand and edged with pen lines as were the edges of the scallop.

The second card was made using a chipboard reindeer bought from hobbycraft. I inked the reindeer using metallic pens and then covered it all with glossy accents. the white highlights were added to the reindeer using gel pens.

I am determined to do the March challenge in pelnty of time!!!