Hope you are all well and are having some sunshine where you are? All is wet and soggy up here in Scotland (again), but are we downhearted? Well, maybe just a bit, LOL.
Which is why I decided to cheer myself up and make this here card using my newest release in the
I have done one of my favourite cards, a twisted easel, and have used a sketch for the layout of the front part (deets in challenge list at bottom of post). Here is that part then:
My papers are from a brand new FREEBIE from an old buddy who is making a welcome return after having a really naff time of it away from blogland. Remember Tinker & Co? Well Jo is making a comeback and is sorting through her store as we speak (can't wait 'til it reopens) and has got a new blog too, with the papers seen here as her first FREEBIE. Why not pop over and take a looky. . .
Back to the card then! Papers from Tinker & Co, as are the elements on the front - the big flower and the ribbon. I printed the flower a few times, and snipped it in layers and popped it up with foam pads. The ribbon I printed twice, once for the bit going across, then again for the tied bit so I could give it the 3D treatment!! I added some gems in the corner for some bling, and put stickles on the image on the daisies.
On the base I used those papers again, with the blue one punched in the corners with an MS Around the Page corner punch. The flowers here are all handmade with card from my stash using punches and brads for their centres. I then put little dots on their petals using dimension paint. Love that effect!! Also added a couple of heart shaped gems, one to help the card stay up, the other just to equal it out.
Above you can see the flower and ribbon in detail. Meant to add some stickles to the flower, but completely forgot about that until now as I sit here typing! Oh well. . . The detail on these elements is just fab - you'd never tell they were just paper until you look closer!!
And lastly a close-up of my image, Sniffing Daisies, coloured with the usual watercolour pencils, scanned in and printed out for the layers. I have got into the habit of having the image appearing to come out of the frame, which is an effect I saw many moons ago when I used to watch an artist do his paintings on the telly, anyone remember Bob Ross?? Sadly I could never reproduce his wonderous pieces, just haven't got the patience to let oils dry, but I remembered what he used to do and this is my way of doing it.
Okee-dokee peeps. Gotta dash, as I have had the building start date (22nd August) so I need to get the rest of the house sorted and reorganised. So if anyone wants any of that stuff I have for sale in the tabs at the top of this blog - then get in quick as I REALLY NEED to shift it NOW!!!
Another little thing folks -
don't forget the Delicious Doodles DT Call
- just over one week left to get your application entries in!!!
Challenges I am entering with this card -
Creative Craft - Summertime
Bunny Zoe's - Easel Cards
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Petals
Creative Inspirations - Summertime
I Did It - Children
Kenny K - Fun in the Sun
SSDS - Friendship
Totally Gorjuss - Sketch
Crafty Anns - Summertime
Raise the Bar - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Digi Day