Afternoon all ,well what was bright warm sunshine an hour ago has turned to dark skies and buckets of water falling from the heavens with occasional rumbles of thunder though no lightening yet, thank goodness we got back from our outing for lunch when we did.The one good thing is that this rain will hopefully stop it feeling so muggy.
I made this card earlier and now have chance to post it though hope by the time I get around to taking the pictures its a little bit brighter (if not and I end up posting tomorrow you'll know that the rain stuck around for longer than expected). Apologies also for the photo quality as hubby still hasn't got around to sorting out restoration of my windows profile with all my photo editing on so pics are simply uploaded and I am not the worlds greatest photographer.
I made this card with one of my friends in mind her birthday isn't till September but as time just seems to disappear of late thought I better get prepared.
I wanted to push myself away from the clean and simple style I seem to be drawn to making of late so actually spent time working out how I could achieve that without getting into choosing what papers to use to match the image and all that.Many of you will know i'm not a pink girl so guess I really tried to stretch myself by using pink as my main colour must have really been having a brain storm or something like that.
I started with the Atlantic hearts layout which itself is fairly CAS and then decided I would use a lace stamp from the stampman to create the backing layer but to use a glue stamp pad and cover with glitter. I sprayed this with hairspray to try and stop the glitter getting brushed off too much. I used one of the deeper pink colours I used to colour the image to edge the card layer and then stuck it to the base card which I had already added a layer of stripped pink forever friends paper to.
The image I chose is a lily of the valley fairy but after colouring with promarkers and adding sparkle to her wings with a sakura gel pen I fussy cut her as she was a little too big to fit onto the spellbinders die cut rectangle I had decided to use.I added a foam pad under her wings to give a 3 dimensional look. I actually think she looks better stuck to the die with the dandelion seeds spreading towards the edges of the diecut.
The sentiment is also lily of the valley which I stamped in memento ink and added some roses and a blossom style flower around to balance the card.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;-
Aud's sentiments-fairies and a sentiment
fab n funky -things with wings
the corrosive challenge - utterly feminine
creative card crew - lace
die cuttin' divas - celebrate
fan-tastic tuesday -glitter
shopping our stash -layers
ruby's rainbow - die cuts or punches
papertake weekly- to die for
seize the birthday - anything that flies and birthday
in the pink - flyaway
Atlantic heart sketches-layout
Allsorts - roses
QKR - use a diecut