Thank you for calling by - I love to see that you have visited. Today I am able to share some cards that I made for a Guest Designer spot over at Digital Two for Tuesday. Cora shares the most amazing digital images sourced from old books, dress catalogues and the like.
She sent me the two images that she is sharing today, and this is what I did with them. This cottage just cried out to be a masculine card, so that is what it became.
I coloured the image with chalks, sponged the edge lightly with brown ink, and mounted it on a very dark green card. The base card was scored with the Scor-it tool. I wanted a wee bit more detail, and as I had no brads, I punched some dark brown card with a 3/8" punch, glued them on and then put a drop of dimensional magic glue over them to give some shape and gloss. What took the longest with this card was actually finalising the colour card to mount it on!
This is being linked to
Stamping Sisters In Christ - Depicting Water
Based on this scripture John 4:10, 13-14 (NIV) Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water." Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
The next card had a lot more detail in the image and the card itself - The image was coloured with a combination of mediums, but primarily watercolour pencils - I decided to cut into the image with an oval nestibility. To mount it on the purple scalloped part oval was an simple decision, but when put against the lace that edge was lost, so I eventually added the green layer, trimmed very closely, before the purple.
The detail on the purple was a gold dimensional glue.
The base that the lace, and then the oval was mounted on was a olive/gold paper which I had run through the Cuttlebug fleur-de-lis folder, distressed the edge of and then stitched onto the paler base that had been sponged with a similar coloured Whisper dye ink, Mossy Stone.
The butterflies were part of gift given as a thank you for "cat sitting". They lacked an elusive 'something', so I sat and scrabbled through all sorts of odds and ends until I came across the green bugle beads which were glued in place - they seemed to just pull the whole thing together into a pleasing result.
I am linking this to
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #69
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge #3 - Vintage, distressing etc
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #75 - distress it
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May you day be blessed.