Monday, 1 September 2014

Best day ever

Hello fellow crafty friends, I hope you all had a marvelous weekend.I had quite a slow but productive one. I have one more 65th birthday card to make for my MiL's birthday in a couple of weeks but at least I got 2 done the first being the red one I posted on Saturday.
For today's card I have used a Sugar Nellie image called best day ever, When I saw her I just had to have to have her, so I did :o))))))

This card is from me and Phil and I am really pleased with the finished look  I did at first do a decoupaged version but decided I didn't like it (after colouring the image exactly the same 4 times gggrrrrrr :o/ )

anyhooooo here it is

 Again it's an 8x8" card so quite a big one.
 All papers are as usual freebies and have been distressed and this time I didn't ink them (gasp shock horror) it was trying not to bite your nails but I was determined to have white edges for a change lol.
I matted them onto white which I also distressed but not inked. I machine stitched some of the papers and faux stitched some
I added a piece of blue flower shaped lace to the long thin strip of paper which was from my stash

 As I said the image is from Sugar nellie and they are having a DT call at the mo so I thought I would enter this card see if I got anywhere but more about that in a mo

she has been coloured in with my trusty pro markers and I used

Blush, soft peach, sandstone, pastel pink (skin)
Tan, cappuccino, satin, nutmeg (hair)
Cloud blue,  blender  (flowers)
Pastel blie, glacier blue, blue pearl, cornflower (dress)
Pastel pink, ice grey 1,2, 5  (mouse)

 I didn't realise until just that the card they have on the blog showing this image is also in blue although that is where I saw it first (me thinks I need my eyes checking haha)
I cut the image out using an x cut scalloped oval the ickle mousie ended up having his tail chopped off it was easier than cutting around him so I just decoupaged him over when I had inked the edges, yes I had to ink some edges come on I had been really good until then hahah.I added some cheese clothe/ gauze behind image for texture.
I also decided to add random seed beads around the image don't ask me why I just felt like it so I did (what else can I say but I think ok)

Now the flowers I have made again except the roses and the blue flowers with yellow middle I made them but they were already cut they just had to have the stamens added and shaped and I put more than one on per flower I also made the spiral stamen and then berry heads too( I quite enjoy making them and they are so easy to do).

then I made a start on the inside, now usually I make my insert digitally and all one layer but I decided I wanted to do it a little different this time so I printed off the main insert papers as it's 8x8 I had to do it one sheet per half then I printed the next layer with the oval digitally cut out and bringing the image into it for the one side and a verse on the other then I inked these and then stuck manually onto the other piece, so inside has a bit of dimension too.

 forgot to say I used tumbled glass DI

 Now as I said the lovely peeps over at the sugar bowl are having a DT call so I am going to enter my card. I think everyone loves Sugar Nellie images so I'd be mad not to.


 So there you have it I'm keeping everything crossed and I will leave you with an arty view of image and a list of challenges I would like to enter this card into.
Thanks for popping over see you soon  Birthday  Stitch in time( real and faux)  ATG Birthday


Michelle said...

Aaawwww this is a gorgeous image and a gorgeous layout. Love the flowers you have added too! Michelle x

McCrafty's Cards said...

An absolutely gorgeous card Jacki I like the sweet image the flowers and the embellishments
Kevin xx

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hi Jacki. Oh my goodness me, what a fantastic creation. So beautifully created, gorgeous colour and your attention to detail is just perfect. Good luck with the challenges.
Speak later.
Love Sandra xx

Doreen said...

Gorgeous,love the colours and all your

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Your MIL is sure to love it! Beautiful card and fabulous composition. Good luck in the DT call. Hugs, Wends x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Jacki, just WOW!! All those gorgeous layers of lovely blue papers with the shabby edges!! You know how much I love me some shabby! Your image is darling and your flower arrangement is perfect!! That beautiful sheer bow is such a delicate embellishment, I just love it all! Big bear hugs :)

Chelsea said...

Hi Jacki, this birthday card is so sweet! So special to get a handmade card on a special day. The flowers look amazing and your design is wonderful!

Gail Townsend said...

Gorgeous card, I love this image, your colouring is fab. Good luck in the DT call. Gail

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Jacki, love the super cute image. The pretty blue and all the details are so scrummy.

Donna x