Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Blue Blossom Card

Hi, I thought I'd share a card I did for the "A Lovely Blossom & Butterfly" Set as a sample. I messed up the sentiment a bit ( oh well, maybe it adds a bit of rustic charm). ;) The image is coloured with pencils & OMS ( see below). Background is the satiny "wrong" side of some photo paper I have, with the "Lights" and Gold alcohol inks. The not-so-glossy surface gave the alcohol inks a less of a slick surface to slide around giving a more mottled watercolour appearance. I also embossed the background in the cuttlebug with the Leafy Branch folder.

The 3D'ed flower and leaves - it might look complicated but the 3d decoupage on the frame is not hard at all. I printed the blossom sheet and carefully placed the Spellbinders Labels Four die on the "leafy sprigs corner" so the stems were inside the corner of the die and just the outer leaves were cut through but still a bit of the outer leaves were inside the die-cut. I roughly coloured leaves and blossom as they are hiding, and nicely shaded the background. I properly coloured a second set of leaves and blossom and cut them out, moulded them a little with an embossing tool on a mousepad. I glued the leaves down with silicone glue and angled them in the glue for dimension. GLUE TIP: to get just a tiny ball of glue, just squeeze the tube slightly till it just rounds a bit at the end the opening and scrape it with a toothpick or skewer, I don't know if that is common decoupage knowledge, but that is how I get a bitty bump of glue LOL.


Sadder News: My FIL passed away last Monday. It has been a hard time for the family but we know Don is in a great place now. The funeral was last Thursday and was an awesome testament to a great man. His 4 "kids" went up together and told some stories, escapades, and shared some if his great fatherly wisdom and walk with the Lord. They even sang some of his favourite hymns and old jolly songs from his childhood in England.

I am trying to regroup and I am back to working on the coloured blossoms set plus a few others. Sorry for the delay.

I am sponsoring the Digital Tuesday Challenge next week so please check it out :) There is currently a card on the go on my desk. They asked me if I would like to share a card along with their DT's. That is so nice of them heehee. And the theme is right up my alley but I can't tell you what it is ;)

Have a great day, I hope to be back with some goodies soon :D

:)* Fred


pinky said...

This is really stunning, looks complicated but your explanation makes it really clear. Sorry to hear about your fil. A 'nice' funeral helps everybody involved.

BlueRose said...

Gosh, your card is very elegant looking...♥

Michelle Pearson said...

Sorry about your FIL....nice he can be at rest.

Love your blue flower....back side of photo paper, eh?! I'll have to try that out! :) I *LOVE* your flowers.....I've been cutting! :)

Karen W said...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Your cards are truly gorgeous!!!!

Rosemary said...

Once again, a gorgeous card!!..Sorry about your FIL, prayers and comfort to all...

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful background, and of course your flowers and leaves, like the gold trim, and softness of the ribbon.
So sorry to hear about your FIL..

Sue said...

A beautiful card.Sorry to hear about your FiL,its nice when family get a chance to say a lovely goodbye to their loved ones.

Vicki said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this hard time. Your card is beautiful.