Thursday, 17 June 2021

AYLI Tip

 Hello peeps, hope the world has been kind to you this week and that you have had some crafty time to yourselves. My work room is west facing and gets extremely hot in the afternoon and evenings so I have to plan my crafty time carefully at this time of year. Not sure why I felt the need to tell you that but hey ho!! Anyway, an early morning visit to the work room resulted in this......

I am in the driving seat over at AYLI this time where we are all about your crafty tips. Blogland is such a kind and generous place that we are hoping that you will share your little pearls of wisdom with us.


My tip for you is one that I use almost every time I make a card and that is to choose your paper before you colour your image so that you can make perfect colour choices and therefore coordinate the card. I always have the paper next to the image as I am colouring and then construct the card afterwards. Jules shared another rectangular sketch last week, #4, so I had to try it out!! Thank you again Jules.



The papers are from a  Craftwork Cards Julie Loves  pack and the stamp from a Woodware set. Perfectly coordinated colouring with Promarkers and a little bit of Stardust Stickles on the pom pom.


I remembered to make two this time!!


Finishing touches were seam binding and a little star punch with a matching pearl and enamel dot.

I hope that you will have a tip to share with us and look forward to seeing what you make.

See you soon


23 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Great card designs and it is chilly out there and here down under. xxx

cotnob said...

Two super cards Sarah, a lovely image and great papers.
A fab tip, it is a nightmare trying to find papers to match a coloured image.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Lynne said...

Your cards are lovely Sarah and pretty colours too. I've learnt the hard way about not getting papers ready first and searching through them all after I've coloured something x

meg said...

A brilliant beautifully coloured snowman jumper,Sarah love both colourways and your papers

brenda said...

It's a very pretty colour palette Sarah, I rather like it as an alternative to the normal season ones.

B x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Fantastic cards, love those snowman jumpers! A great tip too, one I always use when colouring my images.
Lorraine

Elaine Stark said...

Super cards and a great tip. Elaine

Carol S. said...

Lovely cards with Christmas jumpers. I am always telling myself that I should get my papers first and then the image coloured!! Do I do that....No!! But I must try Sarah!! Hugs, Carol S.xxx

Lynne in NI said...

Great cards Sarah, I love your snow dude jumpers!

Julie B said...

Perfectly matched colour choices here Sarah! I know I should choose the DP first but I am often found searching through the mountain, oops, sorry 'pile' of DP for the perfect one after I've coloured my image!! My craftroom is the same as yours, West facing but if I close the curtains early enough, the heat is not too bad. Stay cool. :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Playing catch up after my holiday. These are so cute, love the colour combo.

Sue said...

Awww gorgeous cards Sarah they are really lovely...it's been raining here tonight but at least all the windows and doors are finished! Can't believe how nice they were and never seemed to stop..might have had something to do with the footy tonight LOL hugs xxx

Chrissy said...

Your little jumpers are so cute Sarah, love the colour combos and great tip re papers, I'm used to floundering and go with stripes if I cant find anything..lol..gorgeous cards.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Pat said...

Two delightful cards Sarah, beautiful papers and lovely image.

Pat xx

Katrina Bufton said...

Gorgeous cards and a great tip. I usually colour my image first then spend ages trying to find something that matches :D
Hugs,
Katrina x

Jules said...

Hi Sarah

Yay!!! So pleased you are finding my rectangular sketches useful .. .. .. they have a long way to go to catch up with my square ones LOL!! Thank you for the shout out!

Your cards are lovely. A beautiful colour palette.

I must admit I do the opposite to you. I often sit and just have colouring sessions and then match my images to my backing papers.

Hope you are having a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Jane Savage said...

Stunning card, Sarah the colours are delish!! Like you I always pick the papers first before I colour! Been caught out by not doing that more times than I can mention.🙄xx

Brenda said...

This is a great tip, but one I find difficult to do for some reason. Your beautiful cards are a perfect reason why I should work on this. I love the sweet images and the papers are just perfect!

Debbie said...

Two adorable cards Sarah, loving the pastel colours and what a fab tip. I remember this tip from a while back and it really does help. Hope you're ok. Those jumpers are so cute too. Hugs xx

SarahR said...

Those are very cute images and lovely cards, Sarah. Great colour combinations, do like pastel colours,

I never used to pick papers first, in my previous incarnation as a card maker, this time round I've taken to doing that first. Must be said makes life a lot easier this way round. Still got too many paper pads though - so choice is hard sometimes - do I use the ones I love, or save them for later (and for 'later' read never to be used but only to be stroked and admired)!!

Sarah

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Love the colours

Lena said...

These are lovely Sarah. You had just the perfect papers for these cards. Love the cute sweater :-)
Hugs,
Lena

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous both of them! Love the colours and paper combos and that card layout is lovely too. Fab cards. Hugs, Wends xoxo