If things are going to plan I am having a lay in, although not too long I hope, too many crafting things to get done. I really need to try to go to bed earlier, I'm crafting to the wee hours, well a girl has to take advantage when her hubby is on nights, and as he gets home at around 6:20am I am woken, well with a cuppa, so that's my nights sleep, so hopefully as I don't have to drag myself into work I'll be catching up on some Zzzzzz's.
Right, onto today's card. Well Zoe has tasked us at Make It Colourful to "Backgrounds". This can be skies, landscapes, watercoloured, shaded, dotty etc etc. Not sure why I chose to join in as I have only done a dotty background once before, but I got a bit carried away lol, but I did like the outcome. I have used the Make It Crafty Open Window stamp, HERE, absolutely fell in love with this window which can be used for Spring and Summer scenes, but as we are appoaching Spring and the weather in the UK is absolutely glorious mine is a spring card. We are also being sponsored by Magnolialicious. Woo hoo, so I know all you Maggie fans will be wanting to join us this week and to mark this ocassion I have used "Longing Tilda" which you can purchase from Magnolialicious HERE. I stamped Tilda and then masked her off and added the open window.
This is just like our office at the moment, lol, windows open, except were working and not leaning out chatting, more's the pity.
I have coloured her using copics and only a couple of prismas. I created the dotty background around the window using my copics and colourless blender and the same technique using the pinks in the background of the window itself.
Now look at these gorgeous flourishes that Zoe has designed. Laser cut and very intricate. I have left them butt naked with a dash of walnut stain here and there but you can colour them using your copics, or acrylic paint or even emboss. I'll leave the link to these in the material listing at the bottom of the page.
Oh, another flourish, couldn't resist. I best get my next order in before you all hop over as I believe Zoe has 25% off at the moment.
Thought I'd just try to show you the lovely lace effect from the Martha Stewart punch around the edge, isn't it gorgeous. This card look fabulous on the windowsill with the light shining through.
Open Window Rubber Stamp - Make It Crafty HERE
Laser Chipboard Flourishes Diecuts - Make It Crafty HERE
Stamping Cardstock - Make It Crafty HERE
Magnolia Longing Tilda - Magnolialicious HERE
Medium - Copics/Prisma pencils
Gorgeous Yummy Papers are the new Vintage Lace Dreams - Bearly Mine HERE
White Acrylic Paint
Lace and Pearls
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Vintage Distress Ink
Springtime Sentiment is Hanglar and Stanglar
I have entered my card into the following challenges:-
Totally Tilda - Chipboard (swirls)
Magnolia-licious Highlites - Easter/Spring Extravaganza (full size image)
Just Magnolia & Stanglar - Bingo (flowers, gems, ribbon & lace)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Diecuts
Little Miss Muffet - Brads, Gems or Pearls
Let's ink it up - Diecuts and Punches
Meljen's - Punches
Paperplay - Distressing
Creative Beli - "C" Embellishments (corrugated card painted and chipboard)
Creative Cottage - Spring
Freshly Brewed - Two or more embellishments
Paper pretties - Spring
A spoonful of sugar - Ribbon/Pearls/Flowers
Creative Craft - lace
Scrap Creations - Spring has sprung
Jac-inks - Masking
Stamping Vacation - inspired by little house on the priarie (love that program and Tilda in her window is definitely that)
Kreative stempelfreunde - Spring
Happileigh Scrappin - Spring
Simon Says Stamp and Show - a word
Stamp with fun - Spring
Stamps R Us - Spring
The Pink Elephant - Sketch
Totally Gorjuss - Spring has sprung
Crafty Catz - Pearls and Swirls
Fairy Fun Friday - Spring
Polkadoodle - Spring