Sunday 31 July 2016

Awesome & Happy Birthday

 Today I have two cards that I am posting at the same time, rather than doing two posts. The photos of this first card are a bit wonky as I was being particularly careful not to let the card fall forward as the glossy accents was still drying and I didn't want to end up with crap/dust fluff caught in the drying glossy accents.Might ruin that 'awesome' look!!!

I bought the die I have used here to cut out all these cute little squares at the same time as the octagon  one but only just got around to using it. I have coloured the squares on this one the same way as the others, with Inktense Pencils in shades and blended with water.

I used the negative to help me do the correct layout on the card front 
and glued all the pieces down. I then added glossy accents to them all.

Finishing this card off with a die cut sentiment 'Awesome'.

The next card is another boys birthday card. This time I have used stamps from

two Alleyway stamp sets that I was lucky to get at the time that the shop was closing down.

Rather than stamp the full robots which would have then ended up looking like the main feature on the card I did halves here and there. Then I filled up with the nuts and bolts and circuitry. I coloured with warm greys and cool greys for a bit of difference as there is so much grey. Gave my waving robot a blue glass face and our girl robot a pretty bow. I added a little red by using it on the bleeps you can see here and there.

I finished off by outlining the main characters in B000 then again but finer with B00. Anything that wasn't clearly stamped I went over with my multiliner pen. This is quite a large card so I made it a long card and the 'birthday' die sentiment is being held up by the robot and the birthday is holding up  the 'happy' sentiment.


Both Cards

The Robot Card

The Robot card

the square die cuts card.

Something Tactile - the glossy accents is definitely tactile so the
Die cut squares with glossy accents.

The Robots Card

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


Esther said...

What absolutely beautiful colouring, Aileen! I'm always in awe of the super smooth and blended effects you achieve with coloured pencils. Fab layout too, very contemporary and then softened with the more scripty sentiment. Great LIM entry, thanks so much for playing!

Cathy said...

Love both of these cards Aileen. Your blended inktense pencils look amazing and I LOVE those little robots, looks like dp! Cathy x

Mac Mable said...

Particularly like the first card, they look like mini works of art on the wall. Fun second card. x

Mrs A. said...

Awesome indeed and what a great idea o use the glossy accents on top. They really do shine. your second card is a good one for thr boys. Love those little robots. Hugs Mrs A.

Kathy said...

Your birthday robot card is out of this world. Truly amazing coloring.

Susan said...

Nice job on you blending, the glossy accents give the squares beautiful shine and dimension! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Anonymous said...

Awesome. Love the robot card - so much detail.

*Vicki* said...

These are super fun designs Aileen!! I love the colorful square CAS design with the glossy shapes!! The robots are absolutely darling and colored up perfectly!! ;)

Patti said...

Hey! great cards Aileen : ) Those glossy accents really are the perfect touch and the robots? .... simply huggable!

Thanks a bunch for joining the fun at Seize The Birthday!


Kathyk said...

Popped here from LIM - fab makes and super colours


coldwaters2 said...

Oh my those shiny squares are ACE brilliant colours and a great design, the second card is full of fun and delight I am sure any youngster would squeal with joy when receiving this, excellent work Aileen and thank you so much for your comment on my blog it means so much to me
lorraine x

I Card Everyone said...

I can't even think about this beauty tipping over and spoiling those gorgeous boxes! So smooth, Aileen - do you have a special trick for that? You're also a champion random-stamper! LOve those bots! xx

Cara said...

Two wonderful cards, I did giggle about the glossy accents, so been there! Cara x

Shona Chambers said...

Your rainbow card is just fantastic and the colours really pop with your CAS design. Love the glossy accents too!! So glad you shared this with us at ATSM!!

Chrissie said...

Just love these awesome shiny rainbow squares!
Great design too!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

Love the rainbow colours and that gorgeous gloss you've achieved on your squares.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oh YES! This is my kind of card! Absolutely adore those rainbow colours and popped with gloss and shine is just AWESOME! A fabulous take on our tactile challenge Aileen and Thanks for sharing and playing along at Less is More this week.

shirley-bee said...

Both cards are fab, Aileen! Love the randomly stamped robot background. Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday!