Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Tender thoughts

This is the beautiful 'Tender Thoughts' from ADFD and I am entering this card in  Challenge #25 - "It's a TWINE Thing"

When I first started making cards the guidline I followed was, don't spend more than 10 minutes per card.  Ha, something I have never been able to follow and the more I do, the longer they take.  Its fabulous. 
The inspiration for this card is from the craft magazine blog, stampARTic, see link on my blog or via this page  (I have not worked out how to be sophisticated and type clik 'here' for a link as yet, any tips would be gratefully received).   You may be seeing several projects from there over the next few weeks as the tutorial pages are fabulous.  The style of this card is Magic Card and it is.

Back to this wonderful image which I have coloured with  Promarker pens and some Prismacolour pencil touches.  There is stickles glitter on the little butterfly wings.  I have used blue and Spun suger Distress Inks round the image and mounted this on fabulous yellow check paper from my stash.  The backing paper is quality 12 x 12 sheet also from my stash but I can't remember what its called, as I cut it up before checking.  I have used the twine to crochet some little hearts which are decorated with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and also used some twine bows to decorate the buttons.  Further flowers and ribbon have been used on the front of the card and a double row of Martha Stewart paper lace die cuts.  The sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly and I think this really compliments the card image. A beaded butterfly has also been created.

Showing the inside of the card with lovely verse and blank greeting panel, you can clearly see the double edge paper lace on the back of the card.

Hope you like the card and thank you so much for stoping by.  Please visit again.

Warmest wishes to all.



Tracy said...

WOW! So many beautiful elements on this card Laine! You did a wonderful job with the image and I totally agree with you that Stampartic has some of the BEST tutorials. :-) Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us for the ADFD challenge!
P.S. When you type up your post in blogger and you'd like to make a link to a word like "Stampartic" or click "here", just highlight that word, click on the little green world with the figure eight link symbol at the right hand top of your post text box and then you can pop the URL address into the link box that pops up and VOILA'! you've made a direct link to your word. :-) Hope this helps. Have a wonderful day!

laine said...

Thank you so much Tracy for your kind comments and most helpful advice. I will try this on my next blog and look very sophisticated.
Kind Regards
Laine. X

Jacqui said...

Hi Laine, I just popped over from ADFD blog and glad I did! Your card is absolutely stunning!! Whoever receives this card is one lucky person, thanks for sharing and for the tutorial link. I might have a go at this style myself. :)

Laine said...

Hi Jacqui,

Thank you for your comments. I love to craft and spend far to much time on my passion. Its so nice to get feedback.

Laine X

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