Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Here are my D & E pages for the KCUK Chunky Alphabet swap.  I think the D page is a little over the top and the letters would have looked much better further over, but I decided to move them in to make binding easier… very difficult when you don’t know how the recipient is going to bind her book.
I make no apologies for using one of my favourite stamps again – I really love this little girl.  May even add some colour to her before she goes in the ‘done’ basket, lol.  This is the page you saw on my desk, unfinished, for those of you who are WOYWW snoopers, lol. 
Don't you think she'd look perfect with a pair of Doc Martin's on?  He, he - can just picture it now!
d  for dream again
I used Memories Pigment inks to make the background, applying Direct to Paper, then overstamping in the same colours before embossing the whole thing with clear powder.
This one’s been made a while but I couldn’t post it until my DT card was live.  I messed up with the Sunshine Yellow Adirondack pad cos my mask slipped (sounds like something Freudian, lol) but then thought it looked quite realistic and arty, so I left it as it is.
e for elephant 
It’s Free Theme over at Crazy Amigos for the Summer Holidays, so this will be my entry.

24 very much appreciated comments:

peggy gatto said...

your elephants would make a great travel poster, love the graphic design!!

Dotpat said...

Love them Cath, I had better get started, as I am working out what I am going to use someone beats me to it,,,,,,,,,,,,

Sid said...

Great stuff, lovely effects of the sunset on the elephant one !!

Sarah A said...

Both of these are beautiful in their own way! Love both of them!!

Sarah x

Anke said...

Wonderful cards, I love the one with the girl and the on with the elephants.

Hugs
Anke

Yvonne said...

Love the "alpha" cards, Cath!

Martina2801 said...

I find both of these pieces very powerful and moving, Cath! Beautiful!

Ira said...

Love both of your cards, they're very different but so pretty!

sam21ski said...

Oooooh D does look very dreamy with those colours and as I said previously E just looks so real I could jump in xxxx

karin said...

both are great - but hte Africa themed card it's GORGEOUS!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

You really know your way around colors, gorgeous combinations! and I'd love to see her in some Doc Martins! LOL

stampdiva said...

Congratulations on becoming a Ginger Gem - so well deserved. OTT - I can't see itm myself, the Dream page is so gorgeous, yes, one of your favourite stamps so why not use her again and again. Lynne x

cockney blonde said...

Love them both Cath, x

Helen said...

Love them both, Cath but the elephant one is particularly striking - the colours you've used are really effective.

Helen x

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful creations! That girl image is just too sweet, and the sunset if beautiful!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

love the gorgeous images you used on these pieces! that little girl really tugs at my heartstrings!

Artyjen said...

She is a cutie...can't wait to see her with the DM's! LOL
Thanks for well wishes...I always thought I'd pass on being on a DT but I've always liked this particular challenge and I think it will give me the kick up the you know what I need!!
xoxo Sioux

Lottie said...

These are absolutely stunning- the little girl stamp I think is a real classic - she never dates -and she is adorable.

I can almost feel the African heat of the desert with the second one
xx

Spyder said...

these are fabulous, yes even the sun where you 'slipped' look very artistic!
(Lyn)

Suzanne C said...

Both cards are lovely. The zindorf is a beautiful scene. The turqouise has so many wonderful layers of stamps and colors.

Jack said...

I can quite understand why that delightful little girl is a favourite stamp. And as for the elephant page - hmmm, looks familiar, LOL. xx

Annes Art said...

Both of these are beautiful!!

Hanne said...

I like both! I have the first stamp too. It is one of my favorites:)

Femmy said...

both are fantastic, love the stamps and you used such beautiful colours!!