Hi everyone, sorry I haven't blogged for a few days, I've been struggling with vertigo and fatigue related to my fibromyalgia. I managed to spend some time in my craft room yesterday afternoon and this is what I came up with...
I borrowed the gorgeous House Mouse stamp from my best mate Sue, it's called 'Gone with the wind'. I've used it to make a card for my daughters to give to my Dad when he turns 75 at the end of May. When we were kids (I have 3 older brothers) apparently my Dad used to 'borrow' my brothers kites all the time...I don't think they got a look in. I've been having a go at a few different techniques lately and for this card decided to ink the card blank rather than use a backing paper. I've used distress inks (forest moss and faded jeans) which I then rubbed with a baby wipe to blend it in. When it had dried I embossed it using a mask and then inked the edges with tea dye distress ink. I coloured the image using copics and also drew round the inside of the die with pale blue while the image was still in it. I then inked the outer edge of the image plate with tea dye. I cut out a Bonsai tree using a Spellbinder die d-lite. I then coloured this using distress ink and a water brush to give a water colour appearance. This then got dunked in the melt pot. I love the result. I used a cloud and a tag to add the sentiments. The ribbon has also been coloured using tea dye. Here are some close ups...
I would like to enter this for the following:-
House Mouse and friends - weather (wind)
Love to create - punches or dies
Cards for men - animals
The squirrel and the fox - Furry Friends
Make it Monday
Thanks for visiting. I hope I'll be able to come back soon. Happy crafting
Very cute card that I saw on MIM! NancyDReplyDelete
Gorgeous card love your image and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs ShirleyxxxxxxReplyDelete
hoping you feel better soon and love how you have used this super image, thank you for sharing it with us at the house mouse and friends Monday challengeReplyDelete
Hugs Kate xx
This card is super nice and I'm sure your Dad will get a big kick out of it especially because of his history of "borrowing the boy's kites. LOLReplyDelete
Ooh this is such a cute image and a great card, thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxxxReplyDelete
This card is really cute and the detail are fab! Great design!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!
Love to Create Design Team Member
What a great card Helen..and lots of memories too.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..
Gorgeous card, love the image and fab layout.ReplyDelete
Love your card and what a great idea for your Dad's birthday, seeing that he loved your brother's kites when they were young. Love how you colored too. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card and colors Helen. Visited from MIM..LozReplyDelete
Great card and I love all your extra touches. Happy Birthday to your dad!! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.ReplyDelete
Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
DT member of Love to Crete Challenge
So sweet, love the image and the tree looks fabulous. Thank you for joining in with the House Mouse & Friends challengeReplyDelete
Lindsay GDT xx
Super cute Weather related HM creation fab take on the chall theme..great colours & layout.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing at HM & friends Weather chall this wk.
smiles Christine x
Cute! Saw you on M It Monday!ReplyDelete
So sweet!!! Thanks for participating in our Love To Create challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!ReplyDelete
A Little Bit O' Paper
Darling card I saw you on MIM. Had to take a closer look. I love all the details. Great die and great coloring.ReplyDelete