I downloaded some dingbat fonts from 2 Peas in a bucket by David Walker and whilst I liked them when I first downloaded them, because they were quirky, I didn't begin to absolutely adore them until I water coloured them, using the advise of Sophia Landry at Moonlight Inker. Her advice has been priceless!
I now can't wait to water colour images using the techniques I have learned and am practically making up for lost time!!
I am showing you a few cards I have made lately using this technique, having added a little glitter to them here and there just to make them pop off the card a little.
The first one is the new card I had to make for my Spanish Colleague's new baby card. The photo doesn't do it justice (if I do say so myself LOL!!) as it looks adorable. This card and the giraffe are hands down my most favourite cards I have made to date.
The second one is for my ex-boss who's little boy was born a year ago tomorrow on my Chelsea's birthday! He is so cute! I added glitter again (are you surprised?) to his little markings and again it looks much nicer IRL.
Once again I am showing a couple of cards made using the Pink Petticoat images - many of you are mistaking these images for Bella stamps - so please visit Liz's website (link on left) and take a look at the Lola Rose and Lilli images that she has in the boutique.
The advantage of these images for me - remember I live in the jungle in crafting terms, even Antarctica has a craft shop! - is that you can download them and them print them onto whatever you want. I print them onto water colour paper and then I use water colour pencils to colour them in. I was using Marvy Le Plume water colour pens to add colour, but I have found I get much better results with the pencils.
If anyone is interested in doing a swap with me for these images I would be glad to hear from you - this way you get to try out the Lola Rose images and I get to colour something new!! Drop me an email if you are interested.
The last card was one I made using a Dufex sticker. I'm not keen on using stickers on my cards, as people either love them or hate them, but I have so many of them I had to use them somehow! This one came out not so bad in the end. The trim is one I have had in my collection for about 10 years (no kidding!!). I bought a meter of just about every trim they had in the shop about ten years ago with a view to making some dresses for my DD, but when Thomas came along and we discovered his illness I found I didn't have any spare time to do anything and so they just got put in a box in the back of a cupboard. Then I discovered card making and they have all come out of hiding! Funny how things work out isn't it?
Anyway hope you like them.