Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Fir Trees

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 Good morning crafters, Kirsten here. I'm taking Lisa's slot today to give her a chance to catch up after her busy & successful weekend at the NEC. She will be here on Friday & Saturday.
Today's card very nearly failed at the first hurdle. I began by swiping various distress inks - Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint, Chipped Sapphire, Broken China - onto my craft sheet, spritzing them with water & laying a piece of white card on top.
Then I applied Black Stars Sparkle Medium through the Imagination Crafts
 Fir Trees stencil on top & set it aside to dry.
When it was dry, the first thing I saw was the outline of the Picked Raspberry distress inkpad, slap bang in the middle of the card.......... 

After much gnashing of teeth, I wondered how the trees would look if I cut them out. Not bad as it happens........

I scraped some Diamond Sparked Medium onto the Imagination Crafts Blue Snow background card, layered the trees & added a few embellishments & liquid pearls........

Not a bad rescue if I say so myself. :)
Sparkle Medium Black Stars    Sparkle Medium Diamond     Fir Trees     Blue Snow      1/2 metre of silver Diamond Mesh     Seam Binding Ribbon   Liquid Pearls - Platinum  Spatula     Stencil tape 25mm x 25m
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  1. That worked beautifully Kirsten. I thought it was only me who dropped the ink pad onto a project!!! x Gill x

  2. I'd say it was a pretty good rescue! The finished card is fab! xx

  3. Looks great and I do like the idea for the background even if it didn't work this time!

  4. What a fabulous rescue attempt...lovely card and the touch of colour adds to the trees. I bet you were gnashing those teeth a bit to begin with though...I would have probably just binned are clever!

  5. Clever rescue. It looks lovely with that background too. Thank you, Jan

  6. Good save Kirsten! Love that scraping of SM on the background, never occurred to me to use it in that way!

  7. Thanks everyone for the kind comments. I must attempt the background again, this time spritzing more water onto the inks before I lay the card on top.

  8. Hi, its such a good feeling when you save a project and it turns out so good, lovely trees.x

  9. This is gorgeous, the trees look gorgeous and the background looks amazing.
    Sue xx

  10. Fantastic save! Love the colours of inks coming through the trees, looks deliberate and fabulous! mo x

  11. Amazing. I would have binned it and started again!!

  12. Brilliant, love how the trees look cut out. Great save.

  13. Well rescued, we crafters do not usually waste anything


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