Saturday, 18 December 2010

Spring Card

Good morning. I seem to have nothing but clear snow for the last couple of days so it is good to find some time for some crafting again.
This card is for the Critter Challenge #44 - No pattern paper.
I really enjoyed this one. I got right away from Christmas, Christmas colours etc and went for a spring theme.
The stamps are from Sheena Douglass' A Little Bit Sketchy range - Poppies and Daisies.
The base card is A5 in size in a very pale yellow hammered card. The flower strip is fabric and a very old part of my stash that I just knew would be needed one day.
A dark yellow linen card was embossed with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and then Spiced Marmalade Distress ink was applied on the raised areas to highlight the embossing. This was matted onto gold mirror card and applied to the base card.
The main image was stamped onto cream, slightly textured card and embossed with Platinum WOW powder. The image was tinted with Aquamarkers. Once trimmed to size, the edges of the card were coloured with Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. The small daisies were stamped, embossed and coloured in the same way. The lovely sentiment was stamped and embossed on another piece of cream card which had been cut out and embossed with a square scalloped Nestability. The edges were tinted with the same Distress inks again. The image was matted onto a piece of gold mirror card which was the waste from cutting out a frame with a Shapability. The sentiment was matted onto a slightly bigger square scalloped gold mirror matte.
All of these elements were then added to the base card. As a finishing touch the individual daisies were added to the sentiment.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Love your colors and the ink sponging really shows off this fabulous image! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch Challenge and we hope you join us again for another exciting challenge!

  2. Very pretty! I love the frame for the image! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges!


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