Thursday, 18 November 2010
Hi all. Now as you have probably gathered by now, I am not usually one for throwing a florist shop at a card unnecessarily but the theme of this card lent itself to such treatment really. I am using Nicecrane’s image of ‘Mistress Mary’, presumably the same Mary as in ‘Mary, Mary Quite Contrary (How does your garden grow?)’. Isn’t she a bit of an imp giving her brother a soaking with the watering can! That must be the ‘contrary’ element! LOL. It is a new image, available now from his site - a further link is on my side-bar. I have coloured her with Promarkers, inking around the image itself too. This has been matted onto several layers of cardstock including one which has been distressed and one of silver mirri. For the distressed layer I have also created some faux hand stitching to echo that on her hat and sleeve using a pricking tool and a fineliner pen (0.5 width).
(Close up courtesy of Nicecrane Designs)
The sentiment, similarly layered, is from Raindrop Echo Designs and the backing paper is from Crafter’s Companion and features fabulously blousy pink blossomed trees which goes perfectly with her puff-ball skirt. The circle element to the design sketch is also cut from a paper from Crafter’s Companion and is a lighter, softer variation of the same tree design, and being circular, almost looks like the sun shining on the garden scene to me, (providing the sun has trees on it that is! LOL). I made two large flowers out of pink card to pop at the relevant corners, adding extra colour to them with Promarkers randomly for interest, but concentrated it more towards the edge of the ‘petals’. I added a few smaller bought ones from my stash whilst trying not to lose the pattern on the background paper entirely which would have been a shame. The printed green ribbon is from my stash too and whilst Pixie Cottage also mentioned 'bows' for part of their criteria, as one of their DT only had the ribbon, not the bow, I had to assume that it was OK to leave the bow off, but I think it doesn't need a bow really.
Challenges for this card:
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - design layout
Passion for Promarkers – distressing and stitching
A Spoonfull of Sugar –distressing
Pixie Cottage – ribbon/bow and/or sketch (I used just the ribbon element)
Crafty Emma – think pink
My Partner in Crafting Crime – use markers
Prairie Fairy – make your own flowers (well, not all -but my 2 main ones are and didn't think my fingers up to making tiny ones! LOL:) )
Stamp with Fun - square
Digi Doodle – anything goes.
If you cannot wait until then to try out one of Ignacio's images, why not visit his blog where he has a tells me he has a freebie from the range for all those leaving a comment here!
ENTRY FOR THIS CHANCE TO WIN IS NOW CLOSED.
Congratulations to winner of the Nicecrane images, KathyK.
Happy crafting Kathy. :)