Welcome to the ESAD Sneak Peek Blog Hop for the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues that will be available from 4 January.
I chose to get my three faviourite products from the catalogue in my pre-order Beautiful You stamp set, Falling in Love DSP and the gorgeous Watercolour Pencils. I have incorporated all three in my cards today. The Beautiful You stamp set has three lovely ladies, which I have named Dancing Lady, Umbrella Lady and Stylish Lady.
The first card uses Dancing Lady but I have added the umbrella from one of the other images. I did so by stamping it onto Floral Boutique DSP and then just cutting out the umbrella, adding a handle simply by drawing a straight line to her hand.
I love using the watercolour pencils to colour, here I have used them simply as pencils, using a range of pressures and layers to build up colour and add depth to the image.
As you can see in this close-up I have added some colouring to the umbrella using the lovely watercolour pencils.
My second card uses the Stylish Lady and this was one of those cards that I imagined in my head but took a bit to get down on paper just how I wanted it. I am not sure it is 100% right yet, but I am pretty happy that I have achieved the effect I was aiming for.
On this front panel I stamped the lady onto acetate then flipped it over so that it was in reverse, I have cut an oval out of the front of the card to create a window to the inside.
Here is the inside of the card on which you can see I have added the "mirror" using silver foil paper. I wanted the recipeient to see the two beautiful ladies on the front, then open the card and effectively see herself in the mirror as she read the sentiment.
Time to hop on over to Josie's blog to see what she has been inspired to create in her sneak peek.