Monday, 30 January 2012

Busy Doing Northing

Afternoon folks

This morning I headed up to my craft room quite early - decided everything else could wait because I wanted to play.  I spent a very happy hour or two messing about and then settled down to actually make a card.  I recently bought one of Sheena Dougass' "Little Bit Sketchy" stamps (Busy Doing Nothing) from Crafters Companion and managed to cut it out last night so decided to use that today.

I stamped the image onto some Elegance Satin paper from Joanna Sheen, coloured it using my ProMarkers and cut it out using a Spellbinders nestie.  I intended to spray it with Spray and Shine from Crafters Companion but picked up the wrong can so it ended up being Spray and Sparkled instead!

Here is the finished card


I have used Tim Holtz distressing ink in milled lavender around the edges of the oval and dusty concord along the cut edge before mounting it onto yellow card also cut with a Spellbinders nestie. The yellow patterned backing I made when I was messing around - I inked up an embossing folder before embossing a piece of Neenah card.  I then dusted over the surface with some pearlescent Cosmic Shimmer mica powder, though it's difficult to see on the photo.  Here is a close up


Finally I embossed a piece of Coredinations card from Crafters Companion using a "Special Touch of Mica" mask (ivy) and lightly sanded it back to form the other piece of the backing.  Overall I am quite pleased with this card and hope you like it too.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Catherine x

18 comments:

  1. Catherine this is really stunning. Love the colours and the layout.

    Hugs
    Linda xxxx

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  2. Love the way the little girls skirt is dimensional.. and the way you have set the card.. gorgeous

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  3. love your card the colours is lovely

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  4. Gorgeous card as always catherine :O) love the colours. Chris xx

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  5. beautiful card and image , great colors to xx

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  6. Such a cheerful card, it's lovely.

    Jackie x

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  7. Sweet card Catherine!
    Hugs
    Dawn xxx

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  8. What a gorgeous card Catherine - love everything you have done! Debbie x

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  9. Lovely card Catherine I love working with this stamp

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  10. Really sweet, love the embossed background and the image is so cute
    Lindsay xx

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  11. I'm chuckling she looks lovely all spray and sparkled! :0)
    Very nice indeed hun.xx

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  12. Another lovely card. Love the colour combination.x

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  13. This is lovely, Im sure it looks much better sparkly, can never have to much sparkle on a little girl

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  14. Great card love the way you have done it .Melaniexx

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  15. Thank you for all your lovely comments ladies - they are much appreciated.

    Catherine x

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