Monday, July 12, 2010

Vroom Vroom

I know it's late (again) but I've just loaded a new sketch onto my Sketch File Blog.  As well as the sketch there's a call-out for joining my new little Design Team if you're interested- so pop over and have a look, I'd love it if you'd join in whether or not you want to join the team.

This is the card I've made using the July sketch
I was experimenting with more papers from Funky Hand's fab Colour Me Happy (abbrev. CMH) CD.  Not only using a different colour collection - this one is called "Jovial Man" btw, but also printing onto different papers/card

I absolutely love the way the base card turned out.  By rotating the image by 90deg  and printing half size (ie A5) on an A4 sheet of card (300gsm), then trimming down, I ended up with a 14cm sq card blank with the design printed directly onto the front of the card.  As the card is "hammered" it has a wonderful texture as well as the fab pattern.  I printed the other designs I needed at 4 on an A4 sheet of 160gsm photo paper and I love the finish I achieved.  I've used a free colouring page download to make the Robo template for the motorbike, the top blue layers were also cut from a "CMH" paper, the other layers cut from black and silver card.  Three silver brads were the only other things I needed to add a bit of a highlight to the card.  I hammered them flat rather than leave them bevelled.
Really really easy-peasy :-)

The Colour Me Happy  CD went on sale from the Funky Hand website on Saturday and you can get your hands on your very own copy by clicking HERE.  I've only been on Anice's DT for a few months and I'm still learning new ways to use the designs, images, letters and wordbooks, but I'll tell you something - I love them more and more every time I use them and I love the way they are so versatile.  The difficult thing is first choosing which colour collection to use this time - and then there's the challenge of choosing which designs from within that collection to print off for my project.  It's a lovely problem to have though!

Thanks for visiting today, I hope you'll be having a go with my July sketch now you've seen how easy it is!


tracy said...

thats a great card kathy :)

Gez said...

Gorgeous card Kathy. Love your sketch.xx

Spardha said...

Love your new sketch!.. cute card!.. i'd love to try out for DT! :)

Angelnorth said...

Fab masculine card Kathy, love the colours and patterns of those papers! (Yes, I did see the DCM this week but I'd already made the sunset card and I don't like to "retro fit" when I have something that just happens to fit a current challenge - feels like just trying to get extra views!)

Kaz said...

That's a fab card Kathy, especially printing direct you clever thing! xx

Janice said...

very nice Kathy, will go and look at the sketch now.

Karen said...

WOW! I love that bike!!!!! Brilliant card my lovely XXX