Saturday, 2 August 2014

Pick of the bunch

Morning crafters, I hope you're all well. The weather here is wet and horrid I guess we have seen our summer now and this is it for the rest of the year, such a shame I love the summertime especially when it's hot like it has been but all good things come to an end as they say...:o((((((

Well I have card for you  it's not come out IRL how it was in my head but I'm pleased with it all the same.
I set myself a challenge to make a card woth out an image EEeeeekkkkkkkk and then told a friend who said she had every faith in me that I could do it, so I couldn't let her down could I ??

So here it is I must worn you this post is tad pic heavy as there is a lot going on on the card

 I have also done something else completely different to and that is use papers from paper stash not my digital papers (well I used 1) the others are from docrafts papermania capsule collection

I  tore the papers to give a distressed look and then inked the edges with Antque linen, old paper and then either shadded lilac dusky concord and seedless preserves DI to give an extra grundgy feel

then I layered them with a piece of lace between the first and second sheet then tulle between the next then finally lace

 I generated the sentiment on my PC using a mix of fonts cut out with spellbinders label die scrunched it up and inked with a mix of the purple DI then using versa mark ink dabbed it here and there then added some embossing powder and set it with heat tool.
I then cut a mat out for the sentiment and did the same with that, I got 2 nail brads that where silver in colour covered those with emaossing powder and set that to make them look copper looking.

 The bottle I used here is one that I got from a £ shope it had nail caviar in and as I have a few of them I have put the contents in a larger pot so thought I would put them to some use I inked the bottle and dipped it in the embossing powder (now I hadn't got a clue if this would work and was half expecting the bottle to shatter with the heat of gun) but I'm really pleased with the look of it  I had to ink the plastic stopper to make it look older and not so plasticy (is that a word lol) anyway I also made a sentiment to go in here too.

The butterflies are metal and again have been given the embossing treatment

 I added a die cut birdcage which was also embossed but I coloured the birdies with a PM I made the 2 little fushia flowers on top of it

 Then I added flowers from stash I was going to make all the flowers but as there was no image I wanted them to make a statement so needed some bigger ones

 You can see the papers in this one and the embossing I do like how it turned out

So there you have my card for today I hope you like it and I will be entering it into the following challenges ATG ATG Word play Monochrome Words


Sue Fraser said...

Hi Jacki. Love the new blog and the hairstyle. It really suits you - quite the femme fatale!! Your card is very different from your usual style but it's gorgeous. Very busy and almost mysterious but it works brilliantly. Hope you're keeping well.

Bonnie McLain said...

Jacki, this is so pretty.. I love the colors and all the FLOWERS... my fav.. GREAT piece... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous,love the fab design and

tilly said...

wow, what a lot going on in this fab creation, love all the embossing and distressing, a great make

Crabbies Cards said...

fabulous card, thank you for sharing with us over at a girl who crafts.


Michelle said...

You did it Jacki - you did a card without an image and it is really beautiful. You should be so proud because everything about it is gorgeous - I love it!!! Well done you!!
Thanks for your comment on my son's card. He did do it. He's been practicing so hard with his colouring, trying to get it perfect. He may very well beat me lol Have a lovely Sunday - Michelle xx

Pink Blossom Creations said...

Love the shades of purple you have used on your creation. Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge
Caroline x

Chelsea said...

Beautiful card Jacki, love the tiny bottle and all gorgeous flowers.

coops said...

so gorgeous jacki.i love all the inking and distressing and your details are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

butterfly said...

Lovely card, illustrating the words so well. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Country View Challenges.
Alison x