Monday, 31 October 2016

For a special friend that always sparkles

Hello my lovelies I hope you all had a grand weekend and this post finds you fine and dandy. Did you remember to turn the clocks back?? That extra hour in bed was so lovely lol.
Anyway I have a card for you today that I made a while ago but couldn’t post it on here as it for a very special friend who’s birthday is today. 

It’s an 8x8 card (I know I love that size I can’t help myself) the papers are from pixel scrapper and have been distressed and inked with distress inks then I have splattered with diluted paint and frantaged them to make them look even more shabby chic.I rolled one of the corners added cheese cloth behind to add texture.

The embellishments are mainly handmade (flowers are anyway) the butterfly was die cut inked and embossed then frantaged a little and added pearl detail to the body. The bird cages are made from candle holders I cut them out (about 4 of them) layered them on top of each other and then once dry inked and frantaged. I made the bow from organza ribbon.

The image is from Mo Manning and I have coloured with polychromo pencils
The sentiment was printed off then I added clear embossing powder to give and cracked glazed look and added some glittery binding to the edges.
To make the insert I found o verse that was very fitting for my friend so I added this to the papers. I decided not to add the image to the insert but spread the verse between the 2 pages
Hope you like it and I will see you very soon with another make

Happy Crafting
Jacki XX


~ginny said...

Hey Jackie - what a lovely creation from your heart! I really like all the layers, the frantage, the distressing and inking of the edges. It's really fun to enlarge the photo and inspect all the time and effort you have put into this project! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG/ Green & Gold]
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Vicki robertson said...

Jacki, your card is spectacular! Lots of beautiful details and your coloring is amazing. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ November Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Crafty Friends & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

Tammy said...

Adorable card and image Jacki! I love that sweet image and the gorgeous details! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Friends!
Tammy x

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely adorable card…
Please join us again next time. Good luck!
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Lin said...

Fabulous design Jacki. Love all the gorgeous dimension.

Thanks for sharing in our 'One for the Girls' challenge

Dream Valley

Lou Sims said...

WOW look at all those details creating great texture x

Laurian said...

What a great project, love it! Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month.

Laurian DT