Sunday, 26 April 2015

Fly Away Home

Good Evening...

Well, I am definitely on a roll this weekend...I have had such a lovely time crafting, relaxing, dog walking it next weekend yet?  I don't know why I'm saying that when I am lucky enough to be retired, but I do think there is still something special about Saturday and Sunday
Today's card is made with a lovely digital stamp from Tiddly Inks - 'Cute-ilicious'.
I have coloured this little lady with Copics and used card from Papermania and papers from Dovecraft to create mats and layers.

I used a pretty Magnolia die to cut some of the edges and added burlap ribbon, twine, flowers and charms.

I must mention my lovely blogging friend Sarah from Mallows Crafty Bits who has just made a card using a technique I had completely forgotten about!  Sarah used a Versamark pen and clear embossing powder to heat emboss part of an image to make it shiny.  I have borrowed that technique here to make the little ladybirds look glossy.  I know it is possible to use glossy accents but they take a while to dry; the benefit of the Versmark technique is I think that it is immediately safe and not likely to get mussed up!  Thank you Sarah!

I have had a bit of a photo malfunction, for some reason that escapes me the yellow background on this card look flourescent - apologies for that, it is not the intended finish!

Anyway, flourescent background aside, here is my latest card, 
a cute-iliciuos little girl with a ladybird on a string about to fly away home!
I would like to enter this card for the following challenge - 
Tiddly Inks - Springs In!!
Tiddly Inks Digital Image - Cute-ilicious
Make it Colour Blending Cardstock from Quixotic Paperie
Copic Markers
Versamark Pen
Stampendous Clear Embossing Folder
Diamond Stickles
Magnolia Doo Hickey Die - Swedish Lace
Papermania Cardstock
Dovecraft Spring Papers IV
Twine, Roses and Wooden Button From The Ribbon Girl
Burlap Ribbon, Charm and Ceramic Button from my trinket Box
Adhesive Pearls by The Hobby House
Collall All Purpose Glue
Inks Used
Copics - Skin E0000, E00, E11, R11
Hair E47, E44, E42
Dress, Ladybirds & Tulips V01, V12, V15, V17
Greens YG63, G82, G99
Background - Y000, B0000, W0, W1
Versamark Pen
Diamond Stickles

Thank you for visiting...
Happy Crafting...


Please leave a comment if you pop by, I really appreciate them and do enjoy reading them


Marianne's Craftroom said...

I know what you mean Sundays are still special even when you are retired. Such a cute card, love the purple and the lovely image

Sue said...

Such a lovely card Sue it's so gorgeous huggles Sue xxx

Sarah said...

Retired? only look 21 in your profile snap!! Such a lovely card Sue, a super image and gorgeous colours. Thanks too for the "shout out"....(blush), that's the wonder of blogland there's always some thing new or a reminder of a long forgotten favourite. Your little ladybirds are gorgeous by the way and I love the buttons and charm across the corner. xx

Christine L said...

Ooh your colouring of this little cutie is so gorgeous Sue... a truly gorgeous card! And yes, I remember that technique too!! But I think it would take me longer to dig out my embossing powders and heat gun etc than it would for the glossy accents to dry... !

I agree about weekends... My OH works every other weekend - and somehow, I get bored and at times lonely on those days - whereas if it's a weekday, I'm fine!! hehe

Big hugs
Christine x

Kat W said...

Oh my gosh, I am so envious of all you lucky retired peeps...ok, I am not wishing my life away but something to look forward to eh?!

I think I would go for 'zingy' or 'vibrant' to describe the colours on your card Sue because whilst they are bright, they are really lovely :-)
I adore your clever use of twine here too - the border is such a fab idea and your diagonal charm and button line is super cute :-)

Back to my manic Monday in you don't miss that!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colours. And the buttons and charm are adorable!

crafty-stamper said...

Must admit you do not look old enough to be retired-and I don't know about you but I wonder hoe I found the time to work lol.Beautiful card and love the cute image and pretty colours,great texture and embellishments
Carol x

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