Sunday, 20 March 2016

The Lily Pad Pond


Hi, today I have a card to share with you that I have made with another hand drawn image.

The Frog was outlined with a 01 Black Uni Pin Pen and coloured with Warm Grey Copic's and a Tonic Nuvo blender pen for a base layer. I then added details and colour with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and white Acrylic paint for the highlights. I then added Glossy Accents to the Frog's eye and to the 'bumps' on the Frog's body. When that was dry I added some Gloss Medium all over the Frog to make him seem like he has just jumped from the water.


The background was made by adding 'Broken China', 'Tattered Rose' and 'Bundled Sage' Distress Ink to a craft mat and spraying with Pearl Mica Spray and pressing the Spectrum Noir Watercolour card into it. I then added some homemade texture paste through the Tim Holtz 'Flourish' Stencil and some stamping with the different shades of DI and the 'Textures' stamp set from Hobby Art. I finished by adding some glitter, sequins and splashes of white Acrylic Paint.


The Water Lilies were cut from white card with a die from Pinflair and coloured with 'Tattered Rose' Distress Ink. I also used a Texture stamp from Hobby Art to add a slight texture to the petals with the same Ink. I curved the petals and stuck the different sizes together and added some crushed yellow Mica Flakes for the centres.

The Lily Pads were made with paper clay, which I coloured with a touch of water colour paint. I rolled the clay out thinly and then used some Spellbinders Circle dies to cut out a basic circle. Then I used a Craft Knife to make the circles into more of a Lily Pad shape, curved the edges and added some embossing with an embossing stylus. When dry I added some 'Bundled Sage' Distress Ink to the tops to reveal the texture.

I finished the card by adding a Pink layer under the water layer that was made with the same Distress Ink and texture stamp as the Water Lilies and a stamped sentiment which is from Hobby Arts 'Friends Sentiments' stamp set.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations- Nature!

Crafting By Designs- March Anything Goes

I hope you like my little Frog and his pond. Thanks for taking the time to visit.
    Sally.x.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Spring Fledgling


Hi, today I have a card to share with you that uses a hand drawn image. The baby sparrow was drawn with a 01 Black Uni Pin pen and coloured with Copics and a couple of Nuvo markers by Tonic. I also added some white details with some watered down white acrylic paint and some Glossy Accents to the eye and beak.

The Ornate oval frame, scalloped border under the sentiment and the leaves have been cut from my Silhouette. The frame and border have been heat embossed with Ranger's 'Queens Gold' and the leaves have been coloured with 'Bundled Sage' Distress Ink and 'Pearl' Mica Spray.

The backing papers are from a Paper Maker collection by Craftstyle. I have distressed the edges and added some 'Enchanted Gold' by Papermania embossing powder around the edges. I added some tears to the pink paper to reveal where I have used the Tim Holtz 'Latticework' stencil and some more 'Queens Gold' embossing powder.

The glitter panel behind the frame is a piece of the blue backing paper which I have wrapped around some gorgeous glittered organza ribbon (bought from my local craft shop).

The flowers were made by colouring some white paper clay and rolling it out so that it is paper thin. I then dried the clay and cut the flowers out using a Crafts- Too die and added some pearls to the centres. The ribbons and pearls on strings are from my local supermarket and the gems on sticks are from my stash.

 The feathers are also cut from my Silhouette and coloured with the Alcohol markers before snipping the edges to make more feather like. The sentiment is from Hobby Art's 'Friends Sentiments' stamp set and has been embossed with the Queens Gold.

I finished the card by adding some pearls onto the frame and two of the corners.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations- Nature!

Frilly And Funike- Let's Make It A Trio!- The Three Flowers

Crafting By Designs- March Anything Goes

I hope you like my card and thanks for taking the time to visit.
    Sally.x.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Crafty Cardmakers #159- Go Green


    Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Pam is the hostess for this challenge and her chosen theme is 'Go Green'. 
    
    For my card I started by making the two green backing papers. The largest background was made by stamping the flourish stamp from Hobby Art's (Flourish) stamp set with Versamark ink ad embossed with Crystal Embossing powder. I then added 'Bundled Sage' Distress Ink over the whole of the paper to reveal the stamping.
    The smaller background was made by embossing the white card with the 'Trellis' folder from Couture Creations. I then added some more 'Bundled Sage'. I then cut a circle from the middle of the paper and added glitter around the edges of the background pieces.
    The fancy doily shape was cut from my Silhouette, as were the leaves. The doily has been edged with glitter and the leaves have been coloured with 'Bundled Sage' and clear Wink of Stella.
    The sentiment was stamped with 'Bundled Sage' and embossed with the Crystal Embossing powder and is from Hobby Art's (Scenic Sentiments) set. The text is a bit hard to read as my camera didn't like the sparkle of the Embossing powder. It reads: 'The Earth Laughs In Flowers'. I then added the flourish stamp in the Distress Ink around the sentiment.
    The flowers were made with paper clay, the largest was handmade and the smaller ones were made with a mould. I added some Wink of Stella to the edges of the petals. I finished the card by adding some pretty ribbon from my stash and some pearls. 

    I hope you like my card and please check out the DT's blogs as they have made some beautiful cards. Thanks for taking the time to visit. 
    Sally.x.