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Sunday, 2 August 2015

To a Fabulous Friend

Here is a bright and cheery card I have made for a female friend using a Ching-Chou Kuik image available from Sweet Pea Stamps called "Dragonflies" and is available as a digital stamp.  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers, added Stickles glitter glue to the wings, added some pearl dots, tore around the image for some texture and inked with a chalk ink pad.

The backing papers I have used are all from my scraps box.  To add some more texture I have put two pieces of card through a Crafter's Companion Textures hessian and distress embossing folder and inked one with my Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade distress ink and the other with my Mustard Seed distress ink.

I have then used some pages from books leftover from my bookfolding creations and cut them out with my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.  I have inked half of them with my Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade Distress ink and the others with my Mustard Seed distress ink.  Instead of curling the petals I have used a pair of tweezers and folded each petal in half.  Yes it took a while to do as there were 8 flower layers but it gave a nice spiky effect flower.  I alternated the layers between the orange and yellow and held together with a brad.

I have finished the card off with a Craftwork Cards sentiment, grosgrain ribbon, satin ribbon and some lace.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Pea Stamps Progressive Challenge Part 1 - Anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes with a twist to make it feminine
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Citrus (orange and lemon)
Brown Sugar Challenge - Animals
The Ribbon Girl - Card Challenge
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with option of happy birthday
Robyn's Fetish - Use kraft card stock on your card
A Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
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Jacee said...

Lovely design, great colours, fabulous!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Kathy S said...

Love your layering and dimension for your Animal entry at Brown Sugar Challenges. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us and we hope you'll join us again soon. Good Luck!

Lynda said...

stunning card, love the layout. Thankyou for joining us over at Brown Sugar for our 'Animal' challenge. Hope to see you again Lynda xx

Lynda said...

Fantastic, I love the glitter on the wings, so pretty. Thankyou for joining us over at Brown Sugar for our 'Animal' challenge. Hope to see you again Lynda xx

Pam DeChellis said...

Beautiful card creation! Thanks for playing at 613 Avenue Create!

Lin said...

Love the dragonflies, and all the wonderful texture you've added around them, Kym! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 96 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

NGCARDS said...

A wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Aurora Aurelia said...

wooow..Kym.. this is gorgeous.. love your layout design and colour choice.. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge #15.. Hope to see you again at our next challenge .. Good luck at the draw ;)


Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Wow Kym! Your card is gorgeous! Love the flowers, your coloring, the sparkles, everything about it. Great job!

I am having a blog celebration; with lots of prizes. I would love for you to join as a follower (if you aren't already), comment and add your link. I am already a follower of your blog.

Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again in the next challenge. Good luck in the drawings. Hugs, Gloria DT


Chana said...

Hi, Kym, it seems like it has been a while since I visited your blog. Nice project with lots of wonderful textures and layers! Thanks so much for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Tracey Boley said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours and the layout.

Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle.

Hope to see you again soon.

Tracey DTxx

chanya13 said...

Fabulous card with lovely image. Love colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge, Agnieszka DT