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


Sarah said...

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

Chris said...

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

Karen Knott said...

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

Bad Kitty said...

lovely card
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I like the colours
Kevin xx

brenda said...

A beautiful card Katrina and perfect for our theme.

Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Lin said...

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

Thanks for sharing with us.

Crafty Cardmakers

Mervi said...

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

Aly Smedes said...

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

Kat W said...

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

pst said...

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

Lisa xx said...

such a pretty card!

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

Babs said...

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