Friday 25 April 2014

LOC Challenge #30 - Spring Fling

Spring is in the air...! :D  

How lovely has the weather been over Easter..? !  It's been a joy to see the sunshine and be able to walk the dogs without them coming home resembling some kind of mud-monster!

Over at Left Of Centre  Spring has sprung too - the theme this week is Spring Fling and we have two amazing sponsors who are offering prizes from their fab digistamp collections!

I've selected a Delicious Doodles image because a) it's really pretty and b) Teri Sherman, who does the drawing, is not only an amazing artist but a lovely lady too.

It's called 'Snowdrop Fairy' and can be found in her shop along with many other lovely images.

I gave it a fairly simple 'treatment' because I felt it is such a pretty, delicate image it needs no bells and whistles to improve it.  I just matted it onto black card, then aqua card and mounted it onto some pretty aqua paper I had in my stash (maker unknown I'm afraid!) .  The filigree black frame is a Spellbinders Labels One fancy die.

I did effect one little extra, I decoupaged the fairy and layered her with a little Pinflair glue, just to give a little extra dimension.

Please do pop over the LOC and have a look at my amazing teamies creations - they are very passionate about our little challenge blog and really do appreciate any love left on their personal blogs!

Why don't you have a go yourselves and try for one of the lovely prizes on offer?

Go on...! You know you want to.... ;) !
Ei x

Entered into the following challenges.

Friday 11 April 2014

LOC Challenge 29 - Anything Goes - Dark theme!

Left Of Centre have such a lovely team - really pleasant bunch of ladies and we all love a bit of a giggle!

My very talented teamie Lisa has discovered a real talent for drawing digistamps and has given our followers four of them, which I think is very generous! Hop over there and have a look - you can ask for copies of any you fancy too!

This week the theme is 'Anything Goes' - but with a dark twist!
We have two sponsors this week - Smeared Ink and Limited Runs - do pop over to their blogs too and check out their fab images!

I've had it in mind to add to my dragon digis for a while and have a dragon-mad friend with a birthday on Saturday so I drew a new dragon - Draco -  and here is the card I made for her!  Draco will join his wife Draca and there may soon be the cracking of little dragon-eggs! ;)

I used a sheet of A3 black card scored and folded for the base card. 
I sprayed this with Cosmic Shimmer sprays.
I then did the 'Faux-leather' technique on the front using a Sheena embossing folder to which I'd added a coating of Opalite inkpad in Crystal Blush.

I matted the image onto green/verdigris glitter card and navy plain card which I edged with gold Brilliance inkpad
A couple of antique gold hinges and a brass 'boss' finished the job!

Draco is over on Eiglassing now.

Due to a phenomenally hectic week in which I lost all internet, phone and tv connections amongst many other traumas, I was very late getting this one in this time  - thankfully I have a very understanding boss-lady - I'd sack me! :D LOL!
Hope you like Draco and join us over at LOC to join in the fun!
Ei x

Lots going on at Chez Eiglas... ;)

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