Sunday, 15 September 2013

Sweet Pea Stamps - Ching-Chou Kuik - Iris Grace

Here is a card I have made using a Sweet Pea Stamps image by Ching-Chou Kuik called "Iris Grace".  This image is available as a digital stamp, single rubber stamp and as part of a multi-image plate (Sheet 53, Plate 248 - Iris Grace comes on the multi-image sheet with Tropical Queen, Bird of Paradise and Sparkling Angel).

The image I have coloured in with Promarkers/Flexmarkers, highlighted areas with my Sakura Stardust clear pen and distressed around with Tim Holtz's Brushed Corduroy distress ink.
I used a Spellbinders scalloped circle to cut the aperture out of the front of the card.  I then cut out the same shape from a piece of corrugated brown card.  It took a few times to get it to cut as it was quite thick but it did it in the end.  I then painted the die-cut shape with some acrylic paint and then distressed.  I tried using some acrylic paint a few years ago and bought some.  I don't cope with smells well at all and although I painted the item outside and left it in the garage for some days when I came to use the heart shaped box I had to throw it away after a few days as the smell was still lingering and making me bad.  Why oh why do some things have to smell so bad?  I love the effect of the Crafter's Companion sparkle sprays but even after doing outside and leaving in the garage it smells too bad for me.  The same goes for the Creative Expressions guilding waxes - lovely idea but such a strong overbearing smell that made me cough so much I've not had them out since!!!
The backing papers I have used in conjunction with kraft card are from the Polkadoodles Double Sprinkles of Kraft Cd-Rom.  The the papers/embellishments have been distressed with Tim Holtz's Brushed Corduroy distress ink.  The card has been finished off with various die-cut shaped, peel-off sentiment and flowers with peel-off circle centres.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Let's get krafty
Simon Says - Emboss it
I Love Promarkers - 3 different shapes (square card, rectangular cut image and scalloped circles (along with other shaped embellishments)
Paper Crafting Journey - Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Hip to be square
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Pan Pastels - Make it blue
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes and optional twist of "Happy Fall Y'all"
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes

Now if I wasn't on the Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team it could be linked to that challenge as well as the topic we have there for this fortnight is "use kraft paper/card"!!!!


scrapadinne said...

Gorgeous creation! :) I love the embellishments.
Thanks for joining us at CCC this week! :)


Danni said...

So very pretty! Wonderful color combo!

Kathyk said...

Smashing project. I've never really had a problem with acrylics - there's an eco range which may smell less strongly


Berni Cuttino said...

What a delightfully sweet card! The design is eye catching and I love the color palette on your design. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.

coops said...

so gorgeous kym.your colours are beautiful and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

Lisa Carroll said...

This is beautiful! Love the color palette. :) Thanks for joining us in the 'Emboss It!' challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Kym

fiona walker said...

Thankyou for joining us at Challenges 4 everybody a gorgeous card. FionaDT

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so pretty Kym, gorgeous colouring of the image. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.

Cathy DT

Daryjka said...

Very nice colors :)

WeirdCat said...

Fab card, beautiful design and totally agree with you on smells, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
Ruth x

Wendy Fraser said...

Such a pretty card, I really like the image and the colour combo. Thanks for joining us at I love Promarkers xx

Barbara Thompson said...

Beautifully done Kym! Love that image! Thanks for playing this week at 613 Avenue Create!

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Kym, that image is beautiful, I do love Sweet Pea stamps. Thanks so much for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
Claire xx