Saturday, 15 February 2014

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 16: mid-month sketch


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 16, which is to make a card based on this sketch:


The sponsor for the challenge is Lacy Sunshine and I used her 'keiko' image that was kindly supplied. Please click here to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and to join in the challenge.

I used some long neglected papers from a Far East stack by DCWV that I remember receiving as a Christmas present some years ago. I used quite a lot of the papers soon after that, but for a long time it's been in a box with lots of other papers. I cut into a new piece for the background, but used a couple  of offcuts for the two strips, brushing all edges with fired brick distress ink. I printed the keiko image directly on to a piece of the Far East paper (well, it's more like card than paper really), which is textured and coloured it with ordinary colouring pencils (made quite a change to alcohol pens). I even found a few chipboard stickers to use that had come with a matching pack from DCWV (it just shows that it's worth keeping all those little bits and pieces). I tore around the image using a perspex oval template and used another larger one for a background piece, lightly brushing the torn edges with some of the fired brick.


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Pixie's snippets week 111
Hiding in my craft room 136: super scraps Saturday
Lacy sunshine 26: use a sentiment
A creative romance: let's get sentimental
Whoopsi Daisy: include a sentiment
Bloggers challenge: two or more pattern papers
Squigglefly 6: square pegs - square card
Little blue button 2/14: using only image rubber/clear or digital stamp
613 avenue create 58: anything goes
Crafting by designs February: anything goes
Inky linky 44
DL.ART February: anything goes
Sister Act 44: anything goes
Make it Monday 177

11 comments:

  1. Great snippets card Hazel. they say that Oriental is set to return and this is a lovely example. Gorgeous image too.

    Hugs

    Di
    xx

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  2. Great snippets card Hazel. they say that Oriental is set to return and this is a lovely example. Gorgeous image too.

    Hugs

    Di
    xx

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  3. Gorgeous Hazel! I love the paper you used to print the image on - it's got such great texture. The torn edge and the way you inked it almost look like sewing. Very beautiful card. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

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  4. Wonderful papers and color palette! The sentiment is lovely too! Your design sister Pam

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  5. Love the colors and paper that you chose. Wonderful card! Monica

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  6. Your card is great. Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine. Hugs, Lene

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  7. Love your colored image and the sentiment. Fabulous card Hazel! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday. Hugs, Lisa DT

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  8. Hi Hazel,
    What a great design, love the colour tones you have used,
    Hugs
    Suzy x

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  9. Gorgeous!! Such an amazing card and a great way to use up some scraps!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM
    Jenscrapstoo

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  10. What a pretty card :)

    Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week.

    -Angeline DT

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