Thursday, March 12, 2009

A frog and a butterfly

I've made a couple of birthday cards. I wanted to try out my new water colour pencils that I got for my birthday, so I stamped a few images on water colour paper, coloured them in and cut them out... and made them into a couple of cards. It's always nice to have a few spare cards lying about....
On this one I've used the Versa Mark ink for the shooting star background and for the flowers on the yellow stripe. I like the Versa Mark ink.... it gives such a subtle colour... and it always matches the colour you're stamping on. It kind of makes a water mark on your paper/cardstock.
Here you can see it a bit better. I also used a paper with some shimmer in it for the lilac circle.
And of course, the images are coloured in with water colour pencils and gone over with a wet paintbrush afterwards.
The froggy card is already in the mail on its way to someone... Here I've used a lilac Hero Arts shadow ink for the shooting star background.
Both the butterfly and the frog are mounted on pop dots... I like them too... gives the card a bit of dimension...

22 comments:

Sonja said...

Det var fine kort.Husk at mor har bursdag snart.

Tofo said...

Wow! Det ble jammen flotte kort! Så flink du er;)

Ruth said...

Jeg blir nesten litt misunnelig. Jeg har prøvd å lage noen kort, men det blir stort sett bare tull. Lekre var de.

Nr. 11111 - det er vel ikke dårlig vel? (ler)

Lindas Hus.. said...

Hei Tonje!Lekre kort,en koselig hobby.Prøver litt ut innimellom,jeg også.
God helg!Linda :))

sol said...

Så flotte kort! Frosken er bare herlig. Ha en god helg!

sipusa said...

Hihi, flott den med frosken:-D fint det andre også da, men jeg er svak for frosk så da ble det jo det som ble yndlingen;-)

Guttemamma said...

Long time no see...! Flotte kort du har laget! Ha en flott helg, nydleige tulipaner under!!
HIlsen fra Anette

janne said...

tusen takk for hyggelig kommentar på bloggen. kjekt å få respons på det man lager....
nydelige kort du har laget. kjempe flotte.
ha en fin dag videre

~♥~ Monica S said...

Supre kort!! Var innom her om dagen.. men så var det eitt eller anna som gjorde at eg ikkje fekk tid til å kommentere...
Beamish ligg i underkant av en time sørvest for Newcastle (med buss) :-)

Monica

marit said...

Så fine de var! Ungene har laget litt kort av og til, men det blir litt for pirkete for meg. Så jeg er full av beundring!

Annemariesquilt said...

Flotte kort, jeg er veldig imponert!!!

Eileen said...

your cards are all very wonderful. Now what do you do for envelopes?

I bet you could sell sets of these in your etsy shop :-)

Goosey said...

Those cards are really pretty, I use watercolour pencils but never like that, what a great idea.

Melanie said...

Hia thanks for visiting my blog. What pretty cards! Would you believe I hadn't thought of colouring in a stamped picture?! Wonderful idea.

Ravenhill said...

The cards are so cute! I am especially fond of the froggie! What a handsome prince!
~Emily

Cathy said...

Thank you so much for visiting with me. Your cards are beautiful! Love the watercoloring; such a beautiful effect perfect for that lovely butterfly.

urban craft said...

Great job, I love handmade cards. The details are perfect. Thanks!

Gladjenta Therese said...

Nice cards! You are so handy!:)

one little simitopian said...

I love handmade things. It's always so lovely to receive something that somebody made just for you! It makes you feel special.
Thanks for visiting my blog, by the way- it's always so nice to have visitors!
Wishing you a creative day!

Matja said...

Nydelige kort.Er veldig svak for frosker,så den var jo ekstra fin:)
Ha en flott dag:)

lineroxy said...

Åj, kjempefine! Også så enkle! Du er utrolig kreativ altså :)

Anne said...

Hi, Tonje! These cards are soooo cute! I especially love the Frog Prince! He's adorable! :-)