Tuesday, 27 September 2011

A sketch for LIM a TUT and a RAK, :0)

Cor!! That's a lot for a title, hope you're still here, welcome:0) I've been a bit AWOL recently recovering from an infection after my op but I'm on the mend now so I hope to get back to normal a.s.a.p!!
LIM this week is a sketch, after our marathon effort to get to 1000 submissions last week, Chrissie and Mandi have been gentle with us:0)
This is my card following the sketch, pop over to LIM for the details.

Stamp by Butterfly Kisses Nautical

I  was extremely lucky and received a beautiful card and some stamped images from Sandra over at Stamping for Pleasure, so kind:0) Thanks so much my friend:0)

Look at the super card she sent too!

It really cheered me up and now I've got some brilliant House mouse images and more to colour, YAY I think I'm going to be busy!

I've done a quick Tutorial on my snowman's background, some comments suggested that it could be a good idea, I hope it helps.

Stamped in Memento London Fog

      Masked with Eclipse tape. If you've never had this tape it's sooo good, mine's 6ins tall and is about 33 feet long. I've had mine for about 5 years and there's still quite a bit left, (it's not cheap and I'm mean with it.) You unroll some, lay it on your work mat and stamp your image onto it, then cut it out, simples!! It's all tacky like post it notes but all over and it covers/ masks really well. It also resists distress inks if you're not too enthusiastic with your rubbing, LOL          
Then Sponged with Cut and Dry cut in a rectangle and angled in the direction of the wind. I had some Shabby Shutters green on the sponge but only a little and it took off the real brightness of the Broken China. I usually  dab off some of the fresh ink, you can always add more if you need to.

When that was fairly good I removed the mask and splashed with water and dabbed dry to remove snowy splodges

I coloured with Copics but I've left that off as there are many tuts for those techniques.
I hope I've not bored you to tears and told you loads of stuff you know already, Gay xxx


Suze Bain said...

First of all, glad to hear you're feeling a bit better. Secondly, woah, that image on your card is stunning and thirdly, thank you for the snowstorm tutorial, that was a fab card! xx

Bonnie said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing the how tos.

Bonnie said...

It's me again. I love your collage card and I'm so glad you're on the mend!

craftattack said...

Great card and glad you are feeling better! Valerie

Doreen said...

Your card is gorgeous Gay and a fabulous Tutorial.xxx

Spardha said...

Fab card!.. Take care! :)

Chrissie said...

The colouring on your card is wonderful Gay and your tut is super. I've never heard of this tape but I think I may have to get some as I rather enjoy masking in its various forms.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Evil Edna said...

thank you for that not only it is a really good tutorial but also has a merkat aside.EE

Linby said...

love the card-so detailed.
Thanks for the tut.

Dotty Jo said...

Sorry you've been a poorly bunny - hope you are feeling better now. What a spectacular card - my jaw hit the deck when this one appeared! Jo x

Jenny said...

what an intricate stamp and coloured so beautifully Gay. Thanks for the tutorial, I love to see how fellow crafters work their techniques :)
Cute lot of images you received too.
Jenny x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

FAB tutorial and I love you LIM card too.

Hugs, Sandra x

Vicky Hayes said...

What a stunning image you've used for your LiM card! I'm so sorry to hear you've had to contend with an infection as well Gay. Do hope you're on the mend now. Sandra's so kind to send you such a lovely card and the images. Love the tutorial! Vx

Jenni's Jems said...

Love learning new techniques and it worked so well on your card feel cold just looking at it! :-) ,sorry that you haven't been well x

Carol said...

Fabulous card Gay, love it. Great tutorial - more new stuff to try :) Glad to hear you're on the mend too. Carol x

Linda R. said...

Oh my sweet friend. I do hope your infection is much better by now. That must have been no fun at all.. Your card is sooooo beautiful. What an amazing image. And thanks for the tutorial. Looks like fun.

Hugs, Linda

Gio said...

That wind effect is wonderful and totally new for me!

Thank you Gay.

Anonymous said...

The card was FAB and tks so much for sharing the technique! So much to learn....:)
Take care and best wishes for a speedy recovery! :)

Suzi B said...

Hi gay... love both cards. the colour on the Butterfly Kisses stamp is enviable and I like the way the snowmen are being blown in the wind :0)
Suzi b xx

Aileen said...

Super LIM card. Very interesting image. Love the tut on the snowmen. x

Jan said...

Great cards Gaye xx Jan

Debgem said...

I hope you're really on the mend now - nothing worse that feeling poorly. Take care x

Your LIM card is stunning - the image is just so beautiful, and I love the sentiment too.

Mandi said...

WOW Gay, your card is fabulous
Superb tut on the wind effect......wonderful
Thank you
LIM Mandi

fatmonica said...

Brilliant card!

lisa said...

Love your LIM card, there's so much to look at and thanks so much for the snowman tutorial. I shall be giving this a go.
Glad to hear you are mending nicely.
Take care
hugs Lisax

Dolly Daydreams said...

Gay , hope you are truly on the mend this time ! Cor what a card i had to enlarge it to see all the fabulous details just amazing work and as for the tut, brilliant how clever you are. Love the snowmen and your sponging is fabulous.


The Crafty Elf said...

Glad your feeling better and I wish you a speedy back to normal - quick recovery! I have to say Gay....I'm always so intrigued by your work. Something different and fabulous every time. Love the tutorials too!

Loli said...

Hola Gay, FANTASTIC JOB!!!, your colouring its' beautiful, very origianl creation, well done.
A hug from Palma

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card Gay, beautiful colours with the image.
Thanks for the tutorial, will give it a try.
Avril x

Karen said...

Thanks for the instructions. I loved the card and the background captured "blustery" so perfectly! I really expected to see the hats blow away. Wonderful card!