Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting! Here you will mostly find stuff about cards - making cards is what I do when I'm not doing my 'proper job'.
You are welcome to use any ideas you like, I would appreciate a mention if you copy any cards on here Thank you x
There will be stuff about cats (I currently have 4!) most of whom have turned up on the doorstep and moved in!!
Coffee is what I will be drinking as I update the blog!
I hope you enjoy your visit
This card is one of my samples for the TV last time. No stamps on this one - just one of the Abstact squares stencils from Clarity.
As soon as I saw this stencil, I wanted to colour block it! I had a quick look on the web to get some ideas and came across the work of Piet Mondrian - so it is with apologies to him, that I present this card!
It is very easy, but attention to detail is key
I traced round the stencil to get the black lines round the edge of each square - I started by using my normal fineliner pen - too thin, the line didn't show well
Then I used a promarker - too thick , lots of 'blobs' in the corners
Finally, I tried a sharpie pen - just right!!
I was quite careful picking the colours I used too and tried several different shades of each before I made the final decision (I used promarkers for this)
Then it is just a case of careful colouring - I did several layers in all the squares to get a deep, block colour with no streaks or pale bits. I was also very careful to keep in the box so there are no little bits outside the lines.
I was very tempted to add a word or message, but Simon said 'no!' and just this once, I did as he suggested!!