This fortnight's challenge over at Crafty Ann's is a photo inspiration. The photo is this one:
So here is the card that I have made.
I have used the tropical beach digital image and coloured it with chalk pencils and softening out with paper nibs and cotton buds. The edges are distressed with Tim Holtz's distressing tool and this is highlighted with Tim Holtz's Dusty Concord distress ink. I then printed off the image again onto plain old copier paper, cut it out and then used it as a mask so that I could use my new ink dusters to colour the sky. I found a circle of paper so used this as a mask in one corner. I used three different colours for the sky: Tim Holtz's Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass and Dusty Concord distress ink pads. The tartan backing paper is from Crafty Ann's, the vellum is from my scraps box and the card is then simply finished off with ribbon, various flowers layered up with a brad in the centre, hand drawn flock of birds and a Crafty Ann's ticket sentiment (yes, the ticket sentiment is normally for the Christmas period but I thought this card would be nice if you knew of someone going on a special holiday.
Please go over to Crafty Ann's to look at the cards made from the rest of the Design Team.
This card also fits the following challenges:
One Stitch at a Time - Your favourite colour - purple
Monday - Lollipop Crafts - Very girly
Digi Doodle Challenge - Anything goes
Stamping Vacation - Tropical
CRAFT Challenge - Using vellum
Gingerloft - The great outdoors
ABC Challenge - H is for holidays
Frosted Designs - Distressing
Stamping Vacation - No traditional fall colours
Paper Romance - Your favourite things - would love to live by the sea, colour purple, flowers, distress inks and my new ink dusters
Hodge Podge - Anything goes.