Monday, October 31, 2011

Paper pieced peachy owls

Here's another series I completed recently. I started out working on some paper piecing while watching TV. I haven't done much and wanted to practice. Since I didn't know how things would turn out, I used colours that aren't my favorites. When I finished a few owls and liked them, I then had the challenge of making cards in colours way outside my comfort zone. Since I was already uncomfortable, I keep going and even made some bows. What do you think?

Oh, and can anyone tell me how to add photo captions or other text after the photos in the Blogger iPod app?? I've still got lots to learn!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Returning with butterflies.

So I didn't do much crafting over the summer and definitely no blogging. I'm happy to say I was spending my time playing outside instead. One of these days I'll throw up some more paddling photos.

Since the weather started to change I've spent a lot more time playing with paper. I've done a number is card series-making multiples of similar style cards. Here's the first set, based on a similar card I made while ago. I actually made another set of the leaf cards before branching out to the butterflies.
I stamped happy birthday crocked on one card and then tried multiple shadows. I didn't like that so tried fixing it with an overlay. It's not great, but I guess that happens some times.

I'll save the next set for next time. And I should be blogging more as I learn to use Blogger on the iPod. It's much easier when I can take photos and blog all on the same device!