Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Birthday Wishes Ted

Morning guys. I'm afraid that I am not getting much time to post at the moment as am busy beavering away for this weekend trying to get lots of card samples done to provide those of you who can make it to The Craft Barn's June Extravaganza with inspiration!!  So please excuse me for neglecting my blog a little!

Today's card is one I made for The Glitter Pot's Spring Spectacular weekend using this lovely teddy stamp by Penny Black called Joie De Vivre - he really looks in the birthday mood doesn't he?

Those gorgeous background papers are by Basic Grey and are from the Kioshi range.  I think this is such a beautiful range of papers - there isn't one paper from this series that I don't like!  The wording is from my Fancy Flourishes stamp sheet.  There are lots of words on this sheet and 3 different fonts allowing you to mix and match the styles which I really like to do!

Here's a closer look at the teddy panel for you.  As you can probably guess he was coloured using Copics.  For those of you who would like to know my bear colours are E37, E35, E31 and E30.  I tend to use these colours a lot for my bears and just vary how much or how little I use of each colour in order to vary the look of them.  The subtle background is done using lighter shades of Copics along with a blender pen and I will be doing a class using this technique at The Glitter Pot in July.  Still finalising details for this but once it is ready to book I'll let you know!

To add that subtle shimmer to some of the image I used that Clear Spica pen over the top.  I managed to get the lighting right so that you can see the gorgeous shimmer that this pen gives here on the balloons and as you see it doesn't detract from the original colouring in any way.  Just LOVE this pen!  The Spicas also come in some lovely colours too but I definitely use the Clear one the most.

Then on other parts of the image I used some Diamond glitter glue which gives more of a sparkle.  I really like to layer my shimmer and glitter in this way as it gives more dimension to the image when it catches the light.

Well must get back to making those card samples!


chris said...

This is beautiful, it really is kay.
love it.
hugs chris xx

Sarn said...

Very cute!

Pauline said...

Hi Kay, I guess you can be excused lol! If you're examples are as good as last year we're in for a treat.

The PB image really is 'joyful'. While these bears are cute, I still don't think they're as cute as some of the other PB bears/teddies.

Those Spica pens are just lovely. The clear one doesn't have the 'tint' that the Sakura one seems to have.

See you at the weekend, hugs, Pauline x

Kay Carley said...

Thanks very much ladies. So glad you like it!

Pauline - looking forward to seeing you and you are right the Clear Spica doesn't have any tint to it at all which is why I like it sooooo much!!

Kay xx

G Peplow said...

Fab colours again Kay, I love the combination you've used. Looking forward to the CB weekend xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

Thanks for your comments Kay. Ive always been crafty but it was your oriental cards and Jills that first inspired me all them years ago. I'll never forget Jill and I opening the box you sent using the non seq oriental sheets and papers(can you remember think it was the cranes!!)and in being in awe of them!especially the one with the pear on! Funny what you remember isnt it. I still have that kit with the gorgeous oriental papers and just cant bring myself to use them.Think they will be stroky ones forever.!!
love debbie xxx

Lou said...

Hi!Kay,what a sweetie and just love his so happy face :o)
Lovely colours too,hope you have a truly fantastic weekend.(l'oo'k forward to seeing your treats,hugs Lou.xx

Julie said...

Only wish I could come along Kay, have fun. Such a beautiful card and what a cutie he is. Thanks for the info on the Spica pen, think I will have to invest. xxx

lisa said...

Hope you're not working too hard, Kay. I love your teddy. He looks 3D, I thought he was decoupaged at first glance, but no, just your stunning colouring. Love the sparkle.
Have a great weekend.