Sunday, 29 April 2012

Christine's Daisy

Evening everyone

Well at last I have managed to make another card.  Yesterday I bought one of Christine Gray's lovely digistamps.  I again chose to practise colouring with my polychromos pencils so I only hope Chris thinks I have done her lovely stamp justice.

First of all I have to say that the glue was still wet on the bow and it slipped while I was taking this photograph so it's not actually at that angle now!

Before Easter I tried my hand at distressing for the first time when I distressed a little case for my son's partner but before I started on the case I had a quick try on an oval piece of mountboard.  This I did by using green emulsion paint onto the mountboard and when it was dry I applied a coat of pva glue, followed by white emulsion paint and then used a heat gun.  So today I took this oval and added some Tim Holtz distress ink around the edges and used it for Christine's daisy.

I made my own background paper in Craft Artist, using the colours I had used on the daisy stamp.  Once printed I tore (neatly!) around the edges and then distressed the backing paper using more TH distress ink.  The central oval is mounted onto Coredinations card which was cut using a Spellbinders die and then lightly sanded around the edges.  I finished the card with ribbon from my stash (and made that wonky bow!!).  As usual I haven't yet added a sentiment but will do this when I know who the recipient of this card will be.

And finally I have used Craft Artist to make the insert

This is a scrren shot as I haven't yet printed it out so will decide then whether to leave it as is or whether to distress it to match the front.

As I haven't made many cards recently I haven't entered any challenges either, so I have decided to enter this one into the Crafty Bloggers Network challenge 20, "Love Paints".

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  1. WOW Catherine this is just stunning! Good luck in the challenge too.

    Linda xxx

  2. absolutely gorgeous Catherine x

  3. I love the colours in this fabulous creation, Catherine. It's so very pretty.
    Crafty hugs, Sheenagh x

  4. WOW WOW WOW This is stunning Catherine and thank you for buying my image.Your colouring is absolutely fabulous Well done on your backing paper too it all matches so well, and YES you have done justice with it. Chris xx

  5. It is a beautiful card Catherine, hope you have lick with the challenge xx

  6. Whoops meant to say luck not lick, but it does look good enough to eat lol

  7. Fabulous card, lovely image and great colouring xx

  8. Fabulous card Catherine, you've coloured Chris's image beautifully. Carol x

  9. wow stunning card catherine, beautiful colours and i may need one of this digis. louise xx

  10. Lovely Catherine and all that work .....Love your colours .xxx good Luck in the challenge xxx

  11. Gorgeous card, perfect colours too
    Jane x

  12. Katherene is a best artist,,,,,,,,super article