Firstly if you live in the UK, what is going on???? It's nearly April and we are a few inches deep in snow and it's freezing. I've never seen a March like it.
It's a new week at Live and Love Crafts and a new theme, and I think you are all going to have a laugh along the way, but I first have to report some cruelty behind the scenes. We all love Sandy but this week she has targeted us all to re-do a card that we made a long time ago, as far back as you can go. We have all been cringing at the thought and I was hoping I wouldn't be able to find the stamps, but I'm honest and I did so I am here today under duress, lol. Seriously, we still love you Sandy and thank you for making us do this, even though I am still cringing and daren't open my laptop today, it is actually good to go back and re-create a card you made before to see how far you have come, and to all those emails that I respond to about my colouring, I always say practice, practice, practice and hopefully you will see the difference.
So here it is the THEN and the NOW side by side. This happens to be my very first card that I made using a coloured image and my very first colouring. It dates back to January 2009. I think it's fair to say that I have always liked flowers but my love for embellishments has definitely grown, lol.
They have both been coloured using distress inks for a direct comparison and on NOW card I have used PionDesign Lily of the Valley 12x12 paper and you will notice a little shabby white frantage around the edges of the image, hehe, love this stuff. The lace at the bottom is just beautiful.
A little Angel resting on the bark heart, cute.
I have used the little present charm with the words, "for you", perfect for this card. The snowflakes were cut out with accetate and dipped into diamond dust.
A cascade of flowers consisting of KortandGodt Berries, Gardenia, Flower sprays, white poppies and Chrysanthemums all with a dusting of Gesso.
Enjoy the rest of the week everyone, I can sit back now mine's done and see what the rest of the girl's have re-created starting with Tina tomorrow, so be sure to check back, it will be awesome!
Hugs Tracy x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
Dream Valley - Pearls and Lace
Christmas Stamping all year long - Anything Goes
Charisma - Diecuts
ABC Christmas - Fabric or Felt (I'm hoping cheesecloth counts)
Through the craftroom door - Anything Goes