Happy Weekend crafty friends I hope you are all fine and dandy and have lots planned For me it will be card making (did you expect anything else haha) I have an anniversary card to make as although I knew it was coming up I totally forgot about making the card (eeeekkkkk) so I best get cracking.
My card for you today is another cutie and again not an 8x8” (I know I’m having withdrawals too!!!!).
I have decided with this one to do an A5 tent I don’t do many of these purely because of the fact they are a nightmare to take pics of the insert and you end up having your fingers in the shot. )0:
The papers are from pixel scrapper and I have again resisted the urge to distress the edges I just inked them with hickory smoke and worn lipstick DI the sketch I used for the LO is by Jules (sketch 17)
The image is by Mo Manning it’s another of her new releases called Lou and I have coloured him with my polychrome pencils. I have to say I totally enjoyed colouring this image in he is adorable (although I have done it as a girl card I think it can work as either)
After colouring the image I cut out a mask and started to do the background on the image. I do this by using distress inks in various colours and stippling brushed. You do sometimes feel that you have put way too much on but once you take the mask away you can see that most of the time there is hardly anything there, it’s always best to go lightly though building the colour up. It would be a shame to have spent all that time colouring the image to ruin it by adding to much background (never done it myself but I can imagine cough cough)
For the embellishments I did think about adding flowers or something along those line but then I saw my big jar of buttons and thought why not use some of those… so I did I also used embroidery thread for the bows in a metallic and normal thread.I kept the sentiment to a minimal and just added ‘precious’
For the insert I again used the same papers for the front and brought the GORGEOUS image through I decided to colour it in again for the simple fact that I enjoyed colouring so much. The paper I use for my inserts is a mat finish so it does allow some blending and layering of colour but not as much as the paper/card used on the main image so I went for a softer look but over all I’m happy with it. I also thought about what to put on the insert as wording and decided to carry on the sentence from front, making a short greeting. (are the memories that you're making every day)
So there you have my card today I hope you like it and I will see you very soon
Have a crafty weekend and I will leave you with another look at the image and a list of challenges I would like to enter it into