Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Lazing on a Sunny Day - for 2 challenges

Good morning. I managed to sneak some time for another card this week. This is for 2 challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers #41 - Fabric
Critter sketch challenge #55

The layout is from the sketch challenge and the fabric elements are the ribbons on the buttons and the patterned flourish layer.

Buttons - hand made from Fimo, stamped with a pattern and coated with mica powder (Perfect Pearls) before baking. Ribbon threaded through and trimmed to length.

Fabric - plain cream calico which was dyed with Distress ink and Glimmer mists. When dry it was stamped with 2 different flourish stamps by Sheena Douglass in 2 different colour inks, trimmed to size, frayed and mounted onto the light blue mat.

Main image, by Clarity Stamps, stamped on glossy white card, trimmed with a Nestie and the edges tinted with Distress ink. This was mounted on a scalloped oval mat again cut with a Nestie.

Swirly central border cut with a Martha Stewart punch.

The card was assembled with D-S tape, extra tacky D-S tape for the fabric and Pinflair glue for the buttons.


  1. Hi Shirl, why not steal a bit of time to craft, I love your card its so fabulous looking, the swirls in the background and your image is beautiful, love the buttons to. with hugs Shirleyx

  2. Great card, love that background fabric. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

  3. Fabulous card Shirl, always love your creations hun.xx

  4. great card and use of the sketch! thanks for playing the critter challenge.

  5. Wow great card & I'm totally impressed you made the buttons out of Fimo!! I so want to try that! Thanks for playing along with us at Critter Sketch :)

  6. Fab card! I love your fabric background and your handmade buttons are gorgeous :)
    Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Fiona x

  7. Great card. Love the image! Thanks for playing along in the Critter Sketch Challenge.

  8. Great card hun, well done for using fabric to stamp on, wonderful to see hun

    Thank for getting crafty with us at Crafty Cardmakers xx

    Judie xx

  9. Shirl, this is a real stunner. I love how creative you have been here from making your own buttons to making your own background with the fabric you altered.

    Thanks for joining in so attentively with our fabric challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin xx


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