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My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

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Sunday, 30 May 2010

Nestabilities - use the small dies

Hi, it's sunny again - perhaps summer has returned!  I have today managed to finish planting up my tubs and hangind baskets now they need a bit of warmer to bring them on, and in the meantime I'm back crafting.

I sat on the sofa last night and coloured!  I had a new stamp from Elusive Images and although Glenda had supplied a coloured image for guidance, I found it a challenge with my Promarkers.  After three attempts I was pleased with the colours and the shading of the leaves.  On I went this morning to triple embossing - but the card was too thin and the result was poor in places.  I liked the image so much that I wondered if I could salvage it in some way.  The answer was YES!

I stamped the image straight onto the front of the card and edged the centre fold with three lines.
 A few of the leaves I watercoloured....

then added my cut down embossed image and a sentiment cut
 with the smallest circle die.
So from disaster came a card that I had no idea that I was making!
Now I know why I don't like throwing things away!!


Jackie said...

Wonderful bit if salvage work there Ikki, the card is superb :o)
Jackie xx

Max said...

Awesome! I never throw anything away either and always manage to salvage something from my 'muck-ups' - that means I very rarely feel guilty about wasting things.

Max's Craft Creations
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Chrissie said...

Great image, great card!
I have a drawer full of odds and s***s that I have coloured and then wondered how I was going to use them. Maybe I should dig them out!
Always an inspiration!

Unknown said...

I hate throwing things away too, beautiful card and stunning image.
Your colouring is superb.
Christine x

mrs ann said...

Lovely card and I am sure it's a better card for it's adjustments.X

Netty said...

Smashing card, love the design. Annette

Christine said...

Gorgeous piece of work, I have had this particular stamp for a while and it's one of my favourites.
Beautiful colouring too
Christine xx

Unknown said...

this is lovely Ikki... I love Glenda's images too and am going to have a look in her sale while she has free P&P this weekend.

Paula x x x

Noreen said...

Brilliant - just goes to show how resourceful we are & how we can manage to utilise so many things. It's incredible how often the card we plan evolves into something quite different. xx

Anne said...

That is a beautiful card ans so clever to to rescue the original. The exter layer really works.


Sallie's Place said...

Beautiful colouring and I do like the different effect the watercoloured leaves gives.