Monday, 8 September 2014

Art deco never fails

Hello my dear crafty friend I hope you are all well and had a fabby weekend, I know I did. I got so engrossedin making all the embellishments for this card I have to show you I nearly forgot about the actual card until I realised I had nowhere to put everythig I had made heheh :o)))))) oh well what can I say.

So my card well eeeekkkkkk I had a text last weekend from Phil saying can you make Dad a card for Mom. I had just about got the others done and thought that was it for another year lol but noooooooo,Also I know he loves getting her nice expensive cards and very rarely asks me to make one so I asked Phil how come he had asked me, Phil said because he had looked everywhere and couldn't find a card that said wife and 65 on so that was what he wanted no preasure then!!!!

So I pulled out all the stops for this one folks made all the embellishments and went to town with glitter and embossing powders

The card is a large 8 x 8" card and look how gorgeous those papers are I love them they are from Craftsuprint.
 I saw them when looking for the image I used on the sympathy card I made, of course I had to change the colour of them as they are originally a brownish colour but it's hard to believe they are totally flat but look so deeply embossed. I matted them onto a leather look black paper and followed the sketch from

I made all the flowers from tissue paper, coffee filter paper, distress inks seed beads and pearls
(fire brick, festive berries, barn door) I also made the spirals and berries using craft wire nail caviar(micro beads)

I embossed the corners with red  and red glitter powder and also black Distress powder  I did the same with the butterflies and hearts that I punched out of watercolour card. I also made the pearl strands which are at the back of the flowers these have been coloured with pro markers chilli red and black to match colour scheme.

I went with an art deco image as they are so classy and lend themselves to so many occasions and I know my MiL loves them and of course they scream for glitter so I HAD to oblige. I used some holographic red on the roses and some fine iridescent on her dress and head gear then I used a coarser one for the stars

you can see it better in this picture

I added 2 antique tacks to the long this panel of paper these have also been embiossed with ditress powder giving a rough grungy feel to them.
I made the sentiments on my computer and cut them out one into a tag shape and inked with fired brick then added some glitter around the edges
here is a close up of the flowers and spirals I made

so there you have my card today I will leave you with an arty pic of image and a list of challenges I would like to enter my card into
Thank  you for popping over and all your lovely comments also a big thank you to my new followers I know some of you have joined me from my old blog but it's still nice to see you over here sketch ( new= papers glitters) (old= image corners and butterflies embossing powders beads and pearls) ATG Make a card ATG Borrow a sketch (sketchnstash) ATG Tag your it (sentiment tag) girlpower


Doreen said...

A lovely design and colours,just

Always with a Sentiment said...

WOW Jacki. Oh my goodness, what an amazing creation. So much detail, beautifully embellished, lots of fabulous textures and different components. The image is fantastic, and the colours are so striking. I just LOVE IT my friend. You are such a talented lady, and have a very special gift.
Happy crafting.
Lots of love, Sandra xx

Jo said...

Beautiful card Jacki, gorgeous embellies & love your attention to detail.....a stunning make, bet it's gonna be so well loved. Fancy a home made cherry scone to go with your cuppa lol?
hugs Jo x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Jacki, I love this elegant image and the design
Kevin xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

WOW Jacki, just WOW!! I can't stop looking at it! How amazing every detail just put so much love into this one! That image is spectacular and the colour palette is so eye catching! The pearls, the flowers, the butterflies...I just love it all! What a work of art! hugs :)

Plony said...

This is so gorgeous....I like the colours and the did a great job.
Thanx for joining us at SCH.
Hugs Plony

Jytte said...

Pretty card!

Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

Jytte, DT Card and Scrap.

Gail Townsend said...

Lovely card, like your colours and such great detail. Fab design. Gail x

coops said...

so stunning jacki.really fabulous design and colours and i love the art deco image :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafts Galore Encore this month. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Erin DT x

Nancy said...

Great image and great take on the sketch. thanks for playing with Crafting When We Can.

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for sharing at crafts galore encore , good luck x

Del said...

Gorgeous card, those colours work so well with these images. Thank's for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Make A Card Challenge #9 and Good Luck!