Saturday 15 February 2014

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 16: mid-month sketch

This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 16, which is to make a card based on this sketch:

The sponsor for the challenge is Lacy Sunshine and I used her 'keiko' image that was kindly supplied. Please click here to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and to join in the challenge.

I used some long neglected papers from a Far East stack by DCWV that I remember receiving as a Christmas present some years ago. I used quite a lot of the papers soon after that, but for a long time it's been in a box with lots of other papers. I cut into a new piece for the background, but used a couple  of offcuts for the two strips, brushing all edges with fired brick distress ink. I printed the keiko image directly on to a piece of the Far East paper (well, it's more like card than paper really), which is textured and coloured it with ordinary colouring pencils (made quite a change to alcohol pens). I even found a few chipboard stickers to use that had come with a matching pack from DCWV (it just shows that it's worth keeping all those little bits and pieces). I tore around the image using a perspex oval template and used another larger one for a background piece, lightly brushing the torn edges with some of the fired brick.

This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Pixie's snippets week 111
Hiding in my craft room 136: super scraps Saturday
Lacy sunshine 26: use a sentiment
A creative romance: let's get sentimental
Whoopsi Daisy: include a sentiment
Bloggers challenge: two or more pattern papers
Squigglefly 6: square pegs - square card
Little blue button 2/14: using only image rubber/clear or digital stamp
613 avenue create 58: anything goes
Crafting by designs February: anything goes
Inky linky 44
DL.ART February: anything goes
Sister Act 44: anything goes
Make it Monday 177


  1. Great snippets card Hazel. they say that Oriental is set to return and this is a lovely example. Gorgeous image too.



  2. Great snippets card Hazel. they say that Oriental is set to return and this is a lovely example. Gorgeous image too.



  3. Gorgeous Hazel! I love the paper you used to print the image on - it's got such great texture. The torn edge and the way you inked it almost look like sewing. Very beautiful card. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

  4. Wonderful papers and color palette! The sentiment is lovely too! Your design sister Pam

  5. Love the colors and paper that you chose. Wonderful card! Monica

  6. Your card is great. Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine. Hugs, Lene

  7. Love your colored image and the sentiment. Fabulous card Hazel! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday. Hugs, Lisa DT

  8. Hi Hazel,
    What a great design, love the colour tones you have used,
    Suzy x

  9. Gorgeous!! Such an amazing card and a great way to use up some scraps!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  10. What a pretty card :)

    Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week.

    -Angeline DT


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