This is a fantastic cardstock to work with. Double sided sparkle, more off white than brilliant white and does mute colours. Ideal for ideas that are doubled sided, wedding invitation & can be purchased with matching paper. At the moment it's 20p. Working with Promarkers you have to be careful, less is more, it blotches if you try to do too many overlayers, but to it's advantage the colour sinks under the surface and the sparkle shines through to give a very uniform, sort of 'sealed' appearance of the sparkle.
All backgrounds created using Paintshop Pro - varigated tool, highlighting the colours from the main graphic, varying from light to the autumn yellow colour. However (there's always ..) the colours needed lifting, but probably over done, since I've lost the 'dottiness) which is there !
Using what I think is my own idea, since I don't recall seeing it before or demonstrated. Merely draw a circle then using a blade cut middles across the circle then diagonally across the circle. When I made the background card I also coloured the inside.
Looking as it were for soft greens, I came upon this piece of clipart, which inspired me to think of jumping out of the jungle, well that sort of thing. I've printed on both sides of the card and mounted on green card stock. Photography getting better Sony digi in natural light Had to laugh to myself with this card, since I made it, it has several qualities, i.e. SPRING as in JUMP, so I submitted it to Joanna Sheen's challenge, my second, last one didn't for some reason upload, but this one did !!
Back to my roots, clipart and Microsoft Publisher. Printed this one twice in order to layer the easter eggs. You can download and use Microsoft clipart in most applications, the colours are usually vibrant, a bit of luck with the old digi camera on this one!! wonders never cease
Samples of this home handmade card batch ^^ click the how to make it link above. Again I'm suffering with my lack of photography skills, but this truly is a beautiful texture, well just imagine, Cosmic Shimmer, Sticky Fingers, Perfect Peals and Moon glow, all swished and blended together. And this Dandellion stamp has magic of it's own.