Saturday, 5 March 2016

Happy Mothers Day for Crafty Calendar

Hello peeps



It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Calendar today. This month's theme is

Mum's Day/Special Female


We have 2 fabulous sponsors this time. You could win 3 images from A Day for Daisies OR a £10 voucher at Wild Orchid Crafts

For my card I have used a beautiful image from ADFD called Two Girls and Mom

I started by printing the image onto Neenah Solar Card and again onto copy paper.
I cut the copy paper version out and put zig 2-way glue on the back so I could use it as a mask.


 Next I took a Hero Arts flower stamp and coloured directly onto it in with the brush nibs of my Spectrum Aqua pens - this first colour is Purple, with some Meadow in the centre. I stamped the first impression onto copy paper as I didn't want the colour to overpower the main image. I spritzed the stamp with water and then stamped onto my project - I did this a couple of times without reinking my stamp.


After repeating this with different colours (Heather, Peacock Blue, Aquamarine, Spun Sugar DI) I then removed the mask and coloured in the image with Graph'It markers

Skin: 4115, 4155
Hair: 3210, 3255, 3190  / 1210, 1230, 1270 /  3210
Dresses: 6130 / 7105 / 4115, 4135

I hand-scribbled the greeting on (scary) after a couple of practice goes and added a border around the whole card. I ummed and aahed at this point whether to scribble lines around all of the flowers to fit in with scribbly look of the stamp.  Not wanting to ruin it (obvs),  I tried adding lines to a couple of the flowers I'd stamped onto copy paper (when I was getting rid of the first layer of ink). They looked good but I didn't think it would work with the paler colours of my background so I just cut the copy paper versions out and added them as 'embellishments'.


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Crafty Cardmakers - For a Special Woman
Dream Valley Challenges # 126 - Mother's Day
A Day for Daisies  #142 Add Dimensional Flowers
Allsorts #353 - International Women's Day
Cardz 4 Galz #17 Woman or Women
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #120: anything goes with a twist .... a touch of spring
Crafty Friends Challenge #26 -FLORAL - FEATURE A FLOWER(S)
The Craft Barn  Clean and Simple w. flower and a sentiment
A Snowflakes Promise  #17 - Anything Goes with a a spring theme
Oddball Art Stamps  Add a Sentiment

Thanks for stopping by, and please pop over to Crafty Calendar to see the fabulous makes from my teamies
Katrina x

13 comments:

  1. Wow, this is really impressive Katrina, so pretty and suits that gorgeous image perfectly xx

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  2. This is beautiful Katrina! Such a lovely image and the background is gorgeous, such soft delicate colours. You're very brave to hand write your greeting -but it looks perfect with this design!
    Have a great weekend
    Chris
    x

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  3. Lovely image and ideal for a mothers day card, love your colouring and layout.
    Hugs,
    Kaz x

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  4. Beautiful card, I like the colours
    Kevin xx

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  5. A beautiful card Katrina and perfect for our theme.

    Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

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  6. What a lovely soft, and somewhat ethereal design! Perfect for our current 'special woman' challenge.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Lin
    Crafty Cardmakers

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  7. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card over at Allsorts theme
    "International Women`s Day"!
    Have a happy day;-))m

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  8. What a lovely card and picture on it! This must be a very sweet mommy!
    Thanks for joining our challenge!

    Aly DT Cardz 4 Galz

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  9. This is gorgeous, and your stamped flowers look so beautiful as a background to the pretty image :-)
    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  10. Lovely card and I liked how you created your "background". Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.

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  11. such a pretty card!

    thank you so much for joining in with the crafty friends challenge xx

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  12. What a beautiful card and image, thank you for sharing your card with us, good luck and hope to see you next time..
    Hugs Babs DT Cardz4Galz x

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