Thursday, 15 January 2015

Wonderful day!

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Morning Crafters,
These Thursday posts do roll around so quickly!
I hope you're staying warm and safe in this wintery weather.
With this in mind I thought of Spring for the card I have to show you today.
Something to look forward to, nice Spring weather and cheerful bulbs coming through.
as we are still in the Hobby Art promotion fortnight.

This is one of those cards with a simple look but
 it's actually quite interesting and challenging to achieve.
I do like a challenge!

So firstly I stamped the main image from the set with Versafine Onyx Black.
Then I water coloured the images, I used Brusho's but you can use a variety of mediums for this such as, Watercolour Pencils or painting with Distress Inks.
I chose a lime green colour, lilac and lemon to represent Spring.
I really just roughly water coloured this image.
I also used the little frame and sentiment from the set.

I stamped the sentiment first and then because the stamps are clear 
I could line up the frame over the sentiment.
Next, on the back of the water coloured image I drew five sections to divide up the piece.
Odd number work best so I could have used three but
 decided five would look better for this.
I then cut up the piece into the sections.
The hard part is lining up the image to create the gaps and
 keep the complete image straight.
I found that lining up against the matting white layer
 in one corner gave a good starting point.
I also used a ruler to make sure I kept the outside edges straight.

By leaving a gap between the main image and the sentiment
 I could add some Bakers Twine.
I used a piece of Purple Card to layer before sticking on my final folded card.
So although this was a challenge I was happy with the end result!
Perhaps you'll give it a try...

Crafty Hugs xKx

P.S Don't forget you can enter the blog challenge HERE and win £20 to spend on crafting stash....

   Wonderful Day  VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black  Pens and Pencils  Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Mini Set 1  Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Mini Set 2  Aqua-flo Water Brushes  2mm Bakers Twine - Moss & Ivory  Plum Pudding A4 Card



  1. Very interesting concept with the re assembled pieces. Love the bright colours too.

  2. Lovely, bright colours and interesting image. Thank you for the idea, Jan

  3. Beautiful card. Love the bright colours.

  4. Great card so bright and fresh lovely for these dreary days, thank you for a great idea, Nicola x

  5. Lovely cheerful card for spring ....we have the gorse and forthysia out in bloom here so spring is well on the way love the cheerful colours and the Wonderful Day set you have used xxx

  6. Lovely bright and cheerful card.xx

  7. Beautiful, bright card. Lovely colours. xx


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