Monday, 5 October 2015

Twice made card


I should have worked late tonight. I really would have needed to prep for my meeting with the big boss tomorrow. Instead I came home to craft. At least I have my priorities all worked out! Today was another one of my "where did Mr Mojo go?" days. I ended up making this card twice as I destroyed the first version by doing a stupid polka-dot background. So I had to start again from scratch. I've had enough of watercolouring for today, that's all I can say. At least the second version turned out better than the first, so I guess it was worth it in the end.

Sadly, we have now entered that half of the year when I can't get pictures of my cards in daylight anymore and for the next six months or so I will sadly have to ask you to put up with the horrors of flash photography. Oh well, it's almost Christmas, and then it's just a few short months until spring. Whoever said my glass is not half full?

Today's card was partly created in my head while stuck in traffic on my way home. Then it took a detour to polka dot-ville and ended up in my bin. Second time somewhat luckier. My inspiration was the gorgeous image over at Just Add Ink. I was inspired by the colours, the layout of the fun collection of spherical stuff which I think resembles the shape of the flower stamp I used. I was also inspired by the grey stripes in the right side image, and the bling-y mirror for the silver sentiment and small gems, and the sheer curtains were an inspiration for my vellum sentiment panel. I have to say I really love this inspiration image! For the layout I was also inspired by the current Retro Sketch. I am also linking up over at STAMPlorations October challenge where the theme is stamps + fave colour combo. I have two mostest favouritest colour combos, pink and green, and purple and turquoise. I guess pink and brown would be up there as well... anyhow, this time I went for pink and green, with a bit of gorgeous grey thrown in for good measure. And while I'm at it, why not link up at STAMPlorations anything goes as well.





I started by die cutting watercolour paper using a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die and stamping one of the gorgeous flowers from STAMPlorations Bloom Sketches in Staz-on ink and coloured with Stampin' Write markers and a watercolour brush. I masked off the central "panel" with washi tape and coloured with Tim Holtz Hickory Smoke. I really love this new grey from Tim, it's just the perfect grey. I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn in Versamark and heat embossed in sparkly silver before cutting into a banner. I matted the flower panel onto lovely hammered white card. I just love the texture of this cardstock, and it looks so great with the watercolour paper. 

Card: 300 gsm white hammered card, Daler&Rowney 300 gsm Aquafine watercolour paper, Dovecraft 110 gsm premium vellum
Stamps: STAMPlorations Bloom Sketches, Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings
Ink: Tsukineko Staz-On Jet Black, Versamark, Stampin' Write Markers Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Tim Holtz Distress marker Hickory Smoke
Other: Papermania Silver Tinsel embossing powder, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die, adhesive gems from my stash (no brand, ordered from eBay)

10 comments:

Christine Blain said...

Well, you made a stellar comeback from the polka dot disaster! This is STUNNING. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week; love your card!

Nikki Spencer said...

Well l think it was worth it!..:0) Absolutely beautiful and your colouring is just superb! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

inkeverywhere said...

Stunning card - I really like the way you have coloured those flowers. And from one who also often works late......I like your priorities. Chantell JAI

Jan said...

This is gorgeous and well worth the effort of the redo! Your colouring is stunning and I love your silver greeting too. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

delysc said...

Absolutely love your card! Glad you persevered! Thanks so much for playing along with us at JAI this week!

Becca Cruger said...

I'm having the same issues with my card photography right now - lots of gray North Dakota days! Regardless of the brightness, I love the way your card turned out - such a pristine, lovely design. Thanks for sharing it at STAMPlorations!

Aileen (mum) said...

I have not used this flower yet but you have so inspired me it has moved further up the list of to does. What a wonderful eye catching card. Truly beautiful. I have never heard of hammered card stock will have to look and see what it is. Everything you did on this card is brilliant.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

What a beauty. Congrats on your shoutout at Retrosketch.

Wei Wei Wang said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love those pink flowers and your fab take on the sketch. Thank you for sharing at STAMPlorations.

Robyn Oliver said...

A really beautiful card