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Guest Designing is fun!

I've been a Guest Designer for Conie Fong Art for a short while now and I'm really enjoying it!

I like that there's no pressure to create every day, unlike others who make videos and blogs multiple times a week. I can take my time and work on a project using one of Conie Fong's lovely images and enjoy the process.

I printed out this Conie Fong image called Gnome Sweethearts and then decided that I wanted to use up some Heartfelt Creations flowers that I'd made a long time ago, left over from a previous project. The flowers were vermillion, yellow, dusty peach and pale yellowy-tan...all decorated with gold glitter.

Heartfelt Creations stamp and die set - classic rose

Then I went in search of some matching paper. I found a large 12x12 piece of patterned paper by StudioLight from their So Spring Collection. I cut out one corner and split it in two, keeping the bottom border of the paper to make the vermillion strip going through the centre of the card.

Studio Light 12x12 paper used

Then, I grabbed some Copics, matching the flower and paper shades to the markers, and then choosing highlight and shadow colours. The following markers were used:

Greys/Whites: C3 C1 C0 C00

Reds: R17 R08 R14 R05 R02 R01

Orange/Peach: YR65 YR61 YR0000

Yellows: Y38 Y17 Y18 Y08 Y11

Skin: E04 E02 E01 E0 E00 E000

Greens: G99 YG67 YG17 YG13 YG25 YG03 YG01

Once that was done, I used a scalloped edge circle die to create the centrepiece for a cheerful Valentines Day or Love and Best wishes card. It had to be about 14x14cm square to fit the gnomes and allow the surrounding decoration.

End result - Valentines Day card made by Sandra's Cards

To finish the embellishment, I cut some flowers and vine from one of my dies, colouring the centre of the flowers blue to match the tiny section of the background paper that was blue. The centres of the flowers that popped out of the die like confetti were stuck onto random spots around the embellishments.

I also cut two pieces of rose buds and leaves from one of my dies and coloured them in with the same Copic colours used on the gnomes.

Other dies furnished the heart, also coloured with Copics, and the XOXO sentiment. Some glitter sticky dots in lime green and yellow, and a couple of blue diamonte dots finished off the embellishments. The background papers had their edges roughened up before layering.

I hope the other members of the Conie Fong Art group like my Guest Designer creation. It was certainly fun to make!

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