Monday, 14 July 2014
Halcyan days by Crafters Companion
Good afternoon everyone...Genny here. Today I'm lucky enough to be sharing the cards that I have made using the fabulous cdrom Halcyan Days from Crafters Companion. It is available to buy from Julie here at jb-crafting supplies and is worth every penny. I have just loved working with images on here and whether you are a cardmaker or a sewing addict..the inspiration is outstanding. The artwork featured is the work of the very talented Abigail Mill who specialises in machine embroidery. Never before have I encountered a card making cd that has inspired me so much to get my sewing machine out.
The cards that I have made this week are the sort of cardsthat I would make to send to a friend just to say hello. The first card features this amazing cottage..how cute would that be on a new home card. How cute printed onto fabric and turned into a cushion. On this cd there are the fabric companions which you can print onto printable cotton and then transfer onto whatever you fancy.The second card uses one of the sentiments that are featured on the cd. There is an abundance of choice here...just lovely words to send to a friend.
My third and final card for today features this cute hedgehog. On the second and third cards I have made up a patchwork background using scraps of papers that would have otherwise ended up in the bin. I just cut up the scraps and randomly stick them onto a plain background. I tend to stick to either 3 or 4 patterns. When it is dry I go round with a fine liner pen and add some faux stitching.I love doing this on many cards but felt that it went particularly well with these images..after all the images are made up using small pieces of fabric.
I hope that you like the cards and that you will really consider adding this cd to your own library. For me this really is the cdrom of the summer. The images are so cheerful..nostalgic..whimsical..you could find something for every age and either gender. However you feel inspired..if you need any new goodies for your stash...and let's be honest..who doesn't just love new stash..pop over to jb-crafting supplies and speak to Julie. So until next time..take care and happy crafting...Genny