Monday, 4 May 2015

Make your own - Crafty Cardmakers and More


This fortnights challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More is to 

While my first instinct when making a card is to reach for my (rather large) stash of papers, it is great to make your own unique background from time to time - and it's good when you can't quite find the colour paper you are looking for too!!

Anyway, here's my card

I started by stamping the lines (from a Stampin' Up Grunge set) with versamark and clear embossing powder, then layering up Peacock Feathers and Bundled Sage distress inks, then overstamping this with a Dictionary Stamp with the Bundled Sage and a splodgy stamp (also Stampin' Up, the latter is also in the Grunge set), then a diamond stamp in a very light dusting of weathered wood.  

My image is from Saturated Canary, and I coloured her in similar colours, but did her eyes in a lilac blue, and very contrasting hair!

I'm not sure who will be the recipient of this card, so will add a sentiment later (probably about 5 minutes before I need to post it!!)

That's it from me today!

Have a great week, and hope you can join in with the challenge this time

Sue xxx


Anonymous said...

Oh Sue shes GORGEOUS! love the image and colours, great job, hugs me xx

Brenda said...

Your background is wonderful, but your little SC image is perfect! I love her gorgeous eyes and hair! Brenda

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous tag Sue lovely design.
Hugs Julie xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Such a wonderful tag Sue!! I love the Peacock Feathers and Bundled Sage together! Cute image, love the purple hair. hugs :)

Rebecca said...

Awesome background Sue and I love this image so beautifully coloured.

Hugs, Bec x

Lin said...

Awesome tag Sue. Love all that fabulous pattern under the ink and the texture of the stamped and embossed lines. Your little girl is beautifully coloured too.


Sally Dodger said...

A brilliant card. I love all the layers of inking, stamping and embossing and your colours are very pretty. Sally.x.