For my next batch of "29 Faces for September" I decided (along with a group of other artists) to try a self portrait.....SCARY!!!!!
I had to take the only mirror I have off the bedroom wall and place it on my work desk lol. I was going to use photos, but I do like a challenge :D
Add to that mix "only doing 10min biro sketches and oil pastels (without an under sketch) and you have to ask yourselves...."what kind of masochist is this woman!!!??"
Face no.12 (piggy eyes)
Face no.13 (sunglasses)
Face no.14 (hubby wanted to know why I'd given myself a moustache)
Face no.15 (looks about 90)
To take a break from drawing faces I then decided today I would get some cards made. I usually start with a blank card and no idea where I am going, but I wanted to make a good batch(32 cards in total). This is when pre-printed kits come into their own.
I had bought a set of 32 printed Beatrix Potter cards(cos I loves anything BP). The artwork is soooo gorgeous I didn't want to put anything on it, but then they wouldn't be handmade cards to sell would they.
I also recently purchased a whole 12x12 book of die-cut frames from Create and Craft, and a sentiment die by Tonic.
The frames are mirror card, but plain, so I put them through my embossing machine to "fancify" them :D
I also have BP CDs from Crafter's Companion, and used those to print out matching inserts for each card.
I used a mixture of sentiments cut from glitter card and peel-off stickers I have had FOREVER.
I love the clean and simple effect, a total change from my usual style of mating and layering. I used to think using pre printed card bases was a bit of a cheat, but I grew up and got over myself. Who wouldn't want to play with such fantastic images????
So now I have 16 6x6 and 16 A5 cards ready to sell on my craft stall....
and for Manon's Paper Saturdays Challenge lol
Enjoy :D XXX
P.S. I did not pay the prices you will see in the links, I buy stuff randomly through the year when I see them on sale lol (hence the room full of stash)