Thursday, 13 January 2011

New Home Card

Good morning.

Thursday already. Nearly the end of the week. It is all down hill to the weekend from here! Excellent. More time from crafting!

This card is for the Crafty Creations Challenge  - New Beginnings. I chose New Home for the theme as I just love this cottage stamp by Clarity. A lot went into making this card so here goes........

Card size A4 in cream hammered card.

Background paper - I designed the pattern  in My Craft Studio, printed it on a laser printer and hot foiled it in gold.

Tag - coloured with various Distress Inks, stamped with the cottage in brown, the sentiment, computer printed as I did not have a suitable stamp, tinted with ink, trimmed and bonded to the  tag and some lovely rusty coloured organza ribbon threaded onto it.

Flower embellishments -  cream card, sprayed with various Glimmer Mists, stamped with the flower (sorry, I can't remember the manufacturer) and cut out when dry.

Matting layer under the main image - white glossy card to which was applied various colours of alcohol inks with gold mixive added.

Main image - white glossy card (A6). Cottage stamped applied so that it is the opposite of the stamp by using a brayer. Cottage stamp applied directly to the card above the reflected one. Same technique for the trees. The water was brayered in place after running the brayer over crumpled paper Sky brayered on after masking the main cottage. Hills added in the background by sponging ink over torn paper. Finally the edges were ined to give a vignette look to the completed artwork. Thanks to Barbara Grey for all those techniques.

The image and 1st mat were mounted onto cream card to give definition and the card was assembled to give the finished look.

Challenge link: Crafty Creations - New Beginnings


  1. Well Shirl that is stunning and I can see youve certainly done a lot of work as youve described its gorgeous. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  2. Beautiful card, love the image andhow you have coloured it and the tag. Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Creations challenge this week.
    Jenni x


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