Friday 22 April 2016

Let your spirit soar for Leonie

Hello peeps, hope you are well.

This is the first card that I made after I received Leonie's masks and stamps and it was inspired by the kite stamp.

I started off by brayering some blue ink onto some 200gsm 'Stamp and Colour' card (Stamps Away), with the darker shade blending in at the bottom.

Next I built up my word 'soar'. I didn't have a stamp that I could turn into an R so I decided to letter-press one of the small 'aRt' masks. Since this was the part I was most likely to muck up, that is where I started.

I placed the word face down onto scrap paper and then covered up the 'a' and the 't' with low tack masking tape.

I then inked the 'R' with black Memento ink.

After (very carefully) peeling away the masking tape, I turned the word over and placed it inky side down on my brayered card. I gave it a good rub all over to the transfer the ink.

I built my 'A' with the branch stamp from the Branching Out set.  I didn't want to stamp the whole length of it so I masked off my background with some copy paper.

For the 'S' and 'O' I used a swirl and a circle stamp from Tangled Tails and Arrow to the Heart.

I finished off with the kites stamp and then coloured in the kites with a Graph'It marker (7210).

I cut the card down to a square, ready to mount onto a 7"x7" card, but it needed something to frame it. I stamped the bubble cluster from Arrow to the Heart all around the edge of some stiff white card and filled in the gaps with circles of my own using a black fineliner pen (.005)

I went around the edges with a black promarker before attaching to my base card. My topper was a bit flimsy to use the same method for getting a black outline, so I cheated and mounted it on black card with a very small border.

Pretty chuffed with it so far, but the 'message' is a bit obscure so I need to write some extra wording on.


I photocopied the design at this point so I could practice without mucking up my card :D

Several attempts later...

As Leonie often says, I then fell out with it. As lovely as the kite image is, it's not in proportion with my card and there's too much empty space.

I cut some kite shapes from patterned paper (the 6x6 Paper Firefly pad from Prima) and doodled around the edges. I attached white wire to the backs and glued on little paper bows with tiny dots of cosmic shimmer glue (my new favourite adhesive)

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
 Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog #274 Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft  Always Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge #1 Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams  Spring is in the Air
We Love 2 Create #8 Anything Mixed Media Goes
Open-Minded Challenges #4  Easter / Spring / Pastel Colors
Addicted to Stamps #124 PASTEL COLOURS
SSS Work it wednesday Pastels
 Pile It On  #106 - Doodle
CAS(E) This Sketch!  #168  Sketch
AAA #62: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Tracy Welham said...

Fantastic, very clever too. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Sarah said...

Another really lovely creation, love the fabulous sky xx

trent999 said...

Absolutely brilliant, What a super idea and so well carried out. I really love the design and colour.Take care Nick xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card. Love the way you put the sentiment together.

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Lovely job with your ink blending and beautifully illustrated from start to finish, really shows the work you put into this Kite Card.

Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

KraftyKoolKat said...

Very pretty and delicate. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at OMCFC.
Cathy DT Member

Ірина said...

So cool and super-creative!

Jane Royston said...

Really clever card! I love the way you made the word, Jane :) x

Jill V said...

Very cool - I just love how you build the sentiment - such a creative idea! Thanks so much for playing along at AAA Cards! Jill

Olga Fink said...

Xoxo Olga

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so clever! Great take on the sketch!

Carole Pollard said...

Brilliant this looks fabulous such a great card love it love and hugs Carole x

ccheney said...

I love the way you pieced together several stamp sets to create your sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams. Cindy (DT)

Unknown said...

This is very creative! I loved seeing how it went together. TFS

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