Friday, 6 April 2018

The Colours Of Spring with the Crafty Catz

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I'm thrilled to be Guest Designer for April with the Crafty Catz.


This week everyone has created projects to inspire you to get creative for

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Today I have used the delightful Rory's Wisteria digital stamp by Lacy Sunshine to create a birthday card.  There is so much beautiful detail in the image that I upsized and made a large A5 card.


I printed the image on A5 X-press It blending card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.  I used some warm grey markers to highlight the shadows and add some "weathering" to the tree stump and branches.

I cut an ornate frame from black cardstock, adhered it over the image panel, trimmed it down to size and went around the edges with Memento Tuxedo Black dual tip marker so that there was no white peeking out the sides.  Note: I adjusted the shape of the frame on my Silhouette Cameo design mat to fit the shape of the image better, squashing in the sides and stretching the top/bottom.  I offset the shape and nested them together to make the frame.

I matted an A5 card base with pretty patterned paper to match Rory's top, added a black strip behind the framed image panel (see sketch below) then added a matted sentiment panel.  I coloured a strip of X-press It blending card with R85, die cut the sentiment then adhered in place on the matted panel.

Lucky last came two trios of black enamel dots.

   

*** INGREDIENTS ***
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-02
Copic markers - eye - YG61-63-67
Copic markers - lips - R81-83
Copic markers - hair - E11-13-15-17
Copic markers - top/shoes - R81-83-85-87
Copic markers - jeans - B91-93-95-97-99
Copic markers - wisteria flowers - BV01-02-04
Copic markers - leaves - YG61-63-67
Copic markers - tree stump / branches - E30-31-33-35-29 + W3-5
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - black
Kaisercraft - 12x12" patterned paper - Flora Delight collection - Regency
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #100104
Nested Fancy Deco Squares by Sarah Hurley
Sizzix Big Shot
Paper Smooches - Birthday Words Dies
enamel dots
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment

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and to the team at the Crafty Catz for inviting me to be Guest Designer.

I hope I have inspired you to get creative and look forward to seeing your work linked in the challenge gallery.

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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A Bit More Time To Craft - Challenge #65 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge - April Challenge - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To CraftChallenge #04 - 1st April 2018
Aloha Friday Challenges - Kitty Bee Designs - Week #115 – Spring
Always Happy Birthday - April Challenge Birthday Anything Goes
option Balloons
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog - 1st April - Open Challenge #24
Colour It!  Create It!  Show It Off!April Challenge - Anything Goes
Colouring in ScraplandApril Challenge – Anything Goes optional twist Spring
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes - April Edition
Crafting With An Attitude - Challenge #38 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations ChallengesChallenge #363 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Challenge #144 - Anything Goes
Cute Card ThursdayChallenge #524 – Anything Goes
Die Cut Diva's Challenge BlogApril Challenge – Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Diva's - Challenge #363 - April's Sketch
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge #135 – Anything Goes option Easter
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: A Trio Of Something
my card has two trios of enamel dots
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Happy Birthday
The Paper ShelterChallenge #333 – Girl Power
Through The Craft Room DoorTTCRD Anything Goes Challenge 3rd- 10th April
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog – Challenge #03 - Anything Goes

60 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh this is absolutely stunning. I adore your image which you have coloured so wonderfully, love the colours chosen and even though you kept this project simple is looks so awesome, your gorgeous designer paper in background and the touch of black really makes this gorgeously coloured image pop out even more. Great work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

     

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  2. Back again, and again, just stunning work here.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

     

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  3. Back again, and again, just stunning colouring and gorgeous overall project. I love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Challenge, best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for  http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/<br

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  4. This is lovely. I love the colours. Love Dawn x

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  5. Great job with that image. Looks amazing! Thank you for joining our “April’s Sketch” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    Georgiana
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

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  6. Very beautiful card!Thanks for join us at
    ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Hope to see you again and good luck.
    Gr.Kaija Dt-member

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  7. Wow, that is gorgeous. Your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin’ Divas this week.

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  8. Beautifully colored image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at the PIP Challenges.

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  9. Stunning card, loving the image and your colouring.
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's.
    Jean

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  10. What a lovely creation! Love your colors... Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. it's beautifullllllllllll Tracy
    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

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  12. Beautiful card!
    Your coloring is fabulous!!!!

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  13. Hi Tracy what a stunning card you made for this challenge have a good week

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    1. Thank You Aunty Sue :)
      Thank You for having me as Guest Design too :)

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  14. Cute and pretty. Love the elegant frame and the deep color. Thank you for joining us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

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  15. Lovely card. Very pretty, girly creation. Thanks for joining us at Through the craft room door this week.

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  16. What a gorgeous card, love the colouring. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge, good luck! Yvonne (DT)

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  17. Fantastic card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  18. Wow this is gorgeous love the detail.
    Thank you for entering our Challenge at Crafting by Designs https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
    Regards
    Mel DT
    https://melgeecrafts.com/

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  19. Hi again. Also thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.

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  20. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

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  21. So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld also.

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  22. Such a pretty card, love how you have coloured the image.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a great day x

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  23. Lovely Card! Thank you for sharing with us at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jacqueline DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

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  24. Nice project!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ewa DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

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  25. Back again, and again, stunning work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

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  26. A fabulous card.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Janice DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...

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  27. You did so well with this one :)

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at A Perfect Time To Craft and best of luck with your entry.

    Ania DT

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  28. Your card is stunning! You colored the image beautifully. Thanks for joining us at LTSCB
    Tina dt

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  29. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing at Color It Create It Show It Off.
    Janis
    Pause Dream Enjoy

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  30. Wow! A wonderfully painted picture and a beautiful card composition!
    Thank you Crafting With An Attitude.
    BożenA DT CWAA

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