Thursday, 9 September 2010

More cards for the stash

I've been busy colouring up a storm. We've been trying to clear off our PVR so we can get it replaced. We have a lot of shows taped off, but they are all corrupted and won't play back without being all pixellated and pause-y and stammery. It's really annoying and we have deleted everything except the shows we really want to watch. So, we have been watching the last season of Spooks, or MI-5 as it was called on American broadcasts. It doesn't broadcast very often, so we are putting up with the poor quality of viewing and are able to piece together most of the plot. Anyway, colouring while I watch helps me get through the worst of the poor recording as well as the scary scenes.
Once I had a tidy pile of little coloured images (Sunshine Designs by the Stamp Barn), I mounted them on some Early Espresso mats and turned them into cards. These ones are for the bazaar stash. The top one has a blue and orange colour scheme, with patterned paper picking up the colours (this is how I tell myself it's a good thing to have so many Basic Grey 6x6 packs - I can match any colour scheme...and now two more are out there that are wooing me with their siren song). The card base is a new SU colour, Pear Pizzazz and the sooner I can use it up the better. I'm not falling in love with this green - I like a yellower green and I find this one a bit flat.
The bottom card is another birdhouse from the same cube, this time blue, yellow and green. The card base is a mis-stamped scrap, with the worst of the slippage covered up. I didn't have a green mat to match, so I made one with distress inks (a handy tip to get a good colour match). I was doing all right with my Dimensional Pearl (mushroom - a lovely pearly colour, way nicer than it seems like it's going to be, burdened with a name like "Mushroom") embellishments, but I see that by the all-seeing eye of Sauron the Scanner, they seem to be in ascending order of size, matryoshka doll-style. I'll pretend it was meant to be that way. Besides, the lighting at the church bazaar isn't very good and these will be in plastic sleeves. I did dither about the American spelling of neighbour, but wasn't willing to go to extremes in rub-on reconfiguration for a card that will be sold on the cheap. Again, will rely on dim lighting and plastic glare to disguise my slightly anti-Canadian sentiment. (Let the record show that I love my country deeply and pepper my written communication with u's at every oppourtunity. And I always say "zed" and "about" the right way.) Also, there are quite a few snowbirds in the parish, so possibly one of them will have a new American neighbour requiring a welcoming card. Or am I overthinking things????

1 comment:

  1. Things like that niggle me too with American/English spelling. Beautiful cards - gorgeous soft colouring. Perfect for passing the time for distracting your vision from those adverts or bits that make you jump lol

    I like watching Lewis too. :0)