Monday 28 July 2014

Falling in love again

Hello my lovely peeps,I hope you are all well the weather here although it has gone a tad cooler it's still lovely (oh I love a good hot summer).
Well I have truly settled into my new craft station and I'm falling in love with card making again I can't tell you how good that feels,it's been a long time since like this and I hope it shows in my cards.

I'm not the only one that has taken a shine to my new craft area I now have a crafting partner can you tell who it is
No I don't mean Mickey & Minnie I mean the big ginger lump on the desk, yep Scruff  (oh and just to let you know the uneven desk isn't bad workman ship putting the desk's together but it just shows how bad the flooring is unlevel in our house)

Look at that face

So anyway enough about my little man, onto my card

I started this card last night designed it then printed off the papers and image. Then cut everything out and inked up and it was so good to be able to just leave things out to dry and not have to put everything away (meaning the flowers I made).
 So when I got back today and could sit and put it together everthing was in one place and dry and ready to go

For my flowers I used coffee filter papers some metal flower shapes (to draw round) spray bottle water and aqua marker

 when I had finished the first step they looked like this

 to get to this I cut them out (yes by hand) then sprayed with water I used about 3 coffee filters for this then put colour from aqua marker directly onto paper then using a water brush moved the colour around the flower some I did from the centre out some from the edges in. It depends what look you want.
then I started to out the together

using some stamens I brought back from USA to make the centres I layered the flowers using glue gun to stick in place

 I used 2 different sizes smaller for the inner part and larger for the outer petals
here is the final batch with leaves a better tutorial can be found here

So with that done now onto my card

 I have used papers from they were freebies but that was a long long time ago so not sure if they are still available they are gorgeous so delicate and feminine.
I faux matted them onto some green paper (also freebie) and distressed edges and inked with bundled sage DI the I matted onto white card which was also distressed then inked with spun sugar DI

 I added ribbon from stash in a light green organza and a darker green grained ribbon making a double fussy bow on top of this I added a gem

Now the image is from the ubber talented Chelsea Le again and this one is called lovable Avie and isn't she just
I have coloured her in with pro markers colours used are

Skin :- blush, soft peach, sandstone
Hair :- nutmeg, light fawn, buttercup
Dress :- sand dune, tea rose, baby pink, blossom, dove grey
Petticoat pink pearl, sorbet
Ribbon and bow :- aniseed, pear green, marsh green
Leggies and shoes :-khaki, light beige, cappuccino, cinnamon, chestnut, burnt umber
Rabbit:- blue grey 1,2,4  dress:- watermelon, trick or treat

 Here you can see the finished flowers put together.
Finally I popped in a matching insert

 using the backing papers to make it and also bringing the image into it I then added a small verse

 So there you have my card for today I hope you like it and I will leave you with an arty view and a list of challenges I want to enter it into. Thanks for stopping by and I will see you soon Clothing technique  ATG  Flower power Handmade flowers  ATG  optional hand made flowers ATG ATG  ATG ATG ATG ATG


Michelle said...

YAY Jacki - so glad you are back into the cardmaking and enjoying it also, because that is the most important bit. Scruff is ADORABLE, what gorgeous fur. Your card is gorgeous and some time in the future I am going to have to have a go of making them flowers. They are beautiful - Michelle x

Always with a Sentiment said...

OH WOW Jacki, How utterly gorgeous is this. I love the cute image, but my favourite part is those flowers. I am definitely going to have to look at your tutorial.
You make the most amazing cards, and it is so lovely to see you back enjoying your crafting and coming up with these beauties.
Love Sandra xxx

Chelsea said...

Hi Jacki, your card is so so sweet! I love it so much! The flowers are awesome as well, everything goes so beautifully together. I love that you printed the image on the inside along with the super sweet message. Absolutely gorgeous work!

Kim said...

This is so adorable. Love how you created your handmade flower and your design is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

ike said...

OMGoodness that card is just divine. !!! I LUV your filter flowers. :-)
Your floors must be real bad ??!!! Gorgeous kitty - I hope he is absorbing all your crafting tricks and hints :-D

IKE in Greece xx

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Unknown said...

You have made such a sweet card! Love the colors and the way you made these beautiful flowers. Thank you for joining our 'anything goes' challenge at Crafty Catz and good luck in the draw!
Anna xxx

Debra Miller said...

Wow - coffee filter flowers - that turned out fabulous too. Beautiful card Jacki. Thanks so much for joining us for our Anything Goes Challenge at 2 Cute Ink! Hugs Deb

Debra Miller said...

Your coffee filter flowers turned our fabulous. Beautiful card too Jacki. Thanks so much for joining us for our Anything Goes Challenge at 2 Cute Ink! Hugs Deb

Crafting with Darcy said...

Jacki, your paper flowers have blown me away. Coffee filters!!! I must try this--fabulous results!!! I love your card too! and Scruff is just adorably purrfect!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.

Betty said...

Your new blog is fab Jacki good to see you back crafting. I love your new desk. I'm still crafting on table in lounge though I must say most of my craft stuff is all over the house. I'm so untidy,yet I still can't bring myself to play about with distress inks. My cards are about the only tidy thing about me LOL. I love the cards you've been making especially this one. I will have to be brave and try those flowers

Rita said...

Stunning card Jackie. Thank you too for lovely comment left on my blog. Need to buy some coffee filters now and try your beautiful flowers. Hugs Rita xxx

Unknown said...

Beautiful Card :-D Thanks for the Link Up :-D

Unknown said...

Beautiful Card :-D Thanks for the Link Up :-D

butterfly dream cards said...

Jackie what a beautiful card, and a lovely blog ....i love the do know we have a limit of 10 challenges honey.....but despite that i love every b it of your card..

Fiona DT

tilly said...

a beautiful card and I love your flowers, so pretty, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and hope to see you again

JoanieMc said...

Wowzers Jackie! You really rock! Your card is awesome!!!

I love the image, she is adorable and beautifully colored. Your flower making and using them as embellishments on your card is fabulous!!! Thanks for joining Through the Purple Haze Challenge and hope to see more of your creations here.


Lucy said...

Very clever flower making. I love flowers made with coffee filters - its gives such good texture.

Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges. Unfortunately as you've entered more than 10 challenges you won't be included in the vote for a prize, but now you're Mojo's returned (woo hoo!) I hope we see you on another of our challenges.

Lucy DT x

Bonnie Irvine said...

Your flowers are lovely and contrast beautifully with that gorgeous ribbon element. I like all of the layering and that beautiful image. Great design. Thanks for playing along with our Flower Power Challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

Unknown said...

So handsome! So pretty! Your fur baby is so cute!!!! I love my furbies and I always instantly love anyone else who would post their cat pictures on their blog! :)