Monday, 31 May 2010

Crafty Cardmakers #22 - Least & Most

Challenge time again at Crafty Cardmakers and this time I'm wanting to see your Least and Most! That would be your most favourite colour combined with your least, should bring out some interesting colour schemes which you might actually like!

We're sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps who have a fab range of digis and papers available in their store. Stitchy kindly gave the team free choice of her range so for this challenge I decided to challenge myself a bit having never used a digital silhouette before as I'm a promarker fiend so I opted for "Watching You" and I've used blue as my favourite colour and orange as my least.

First I printed the image out onto card to test and my printer ink was running with all the inks I tried so I changed tack and carefully marked on a sheet of A4 card where the image would print, added a circle mask for the moon and used a brayer with a big and juicy inkpad (Beach Umbrella) to colour the card then removed the mask, heat set and printed the image directly onto it. I've hand drawn a rock and coloured with distress ink then I've then inked around the edges, stamped oak tree branch by stampscapes, gave it a spray with iridescent gold glimmer mist and added some sticky gems to finish.

In a nutshell step by step...

Step 1 - Print out your image onto a piece of paper and lay this over your cardstock, mark the cardstock where your image will print.

Step 2 - Place a post it note mask where you would like the moon to appear.

Step 3 - Use a brayer and ink your cardstock, remove mask, heat set and print your image directly onto it. Draw in extra elements such as a rock (optional)

Step 4 - Ink around the edges with distress inks and a blending tool creating a spotlight. Stamp oak tree branch around edges. Add highlights with a sakura pen (I have on the moon) Spray with glimmer mist and add sticky gems.
*Check the glimmer mist doesnt make your ink run on your scrap copy you printed out first!

Entering into...

One Stitch at a Time - Something new (Stamp)
Lucy's Cards - Digital
Flutterby Wednesday #2 - Open week
Totally Gorjuss - Wings



28 comments:

Vicky said...

Hi Vix,
Wow wee....this is fantastic, I can't keep my eyes off it....

It's absolutely stunning!!!!

I love it
x
Vicky

Tara said...

WOW! This card is breathtaking! Thank you so much for sharing ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

Helen said...

Beautiful card - very elegant and the colours look very effective.

Helen x

Josephine said...

I spotted this card on Crafty Cardmakers and just knew it was yours before I saw the name! It might use different techniques, but the style is all yours. And, need I add, it's gorgeous! So much so I suspect I'll be buying one or two of those fairy silhouettes ...

Ann said...

Wow just fabulous.
Ann xxx

angelwhispers said...

Such a stunning design!!

Love everything about it especially the background the fairy really stands out and looks fabulous!!

Love Chanelle xx

Juls said...

wow!! Just magical!! Hugs Juls

Lisa said...

awesome! totally stunning! It takes my breath away!

Teresa said...

Vix this is so lovely personally I love these sort of images simply perrrrrrfect!!!
Luv Teresa x

Tracy said...

This is an amazing creation, so magical and inspiring. I loved it so much I just had to become a follower so I can see more of your creations. Would you consider a tutorial on how to do this card. I've never used a brayer before.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lau W said...

So beautiful ! your card is so fantastic !

Cath Wilson said...

Love this, Vix - the colours work beautifully and it has a really ethereal feel.

Debs said...

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous. Fabulous. Debs xx

Sallie's Place said...

This is a truly beautiful card,I love it.

Sallie
xx

Lucy Abrams said...

Wow - amazing card! Thanks for entering my challenge.

Dotpat said...

Vix it is gorgeous fabo

Cheryl said...

oh wow stitchy will love this hun its brilliant thanks for playing along at OSAAT hugs cheryl xxxxx

debsatfrecklesplace said...

WOW chick!!..this is amazing :-)
Debs x

Liz said...

This is one of the nicest cards I have EVER seen its just so very well made without a lot of extra embellishments Pure class! I am going to follow you as well as your whole blog is Stunning
Thanks for joing us over at one stitch at a time I am certain Stitchy will be as bowled over with your lovely work as I am Just really amazing work i love the leaf stamp too how effective
Liz x

Tammy said...

This is just brillant...I love the image and extras....Just a knock out! Thanks for playing OSAAT. Smiles...Tammy

Dana C (KyStamper) said...

Beautiful, stunning, absolutely gorgeous !!

Dana

Spyder said...

Just saw this and had to come over and say this is so lovely!!
(Lyn)

stitchy said...

Vix, OMG are you kidding me, this is absolutely brilliant!!! It's so beautiful, for never doing a silhouette before, girl you really know what your doing..I am thrilled to have sponsored your blog this week, anytime hun, please give me a shout..some really talented people you have on your team..thank you so much, it's been an honor...

hugz
stitch xoxox

Spyder said...

....so amazed I forgot to say, Thank you for joining OSAAT's 'New' challenge this week!
(Lyn)

dj1952 said...

Wow! Your card is fantastic. Love all the details you did. Thank you also for the info as to how you obtained these results. I always forget about masking and using my brayer.

You are truly an artist!

Debra (dj1952)

Steph_C said...

This, by far, is one of the most gorgeous, stunning cards I've ever seen! My gosh are you talented! Love it!

Sue said...

Hi
have just come across crafty cardmakers blog and found my way here, This card is simply stunning, i would have that on my wall framed, just beautiful, sue,x

Grenouille Greetings said...

WOW - I have loved everything I've looked at so far but this positively glows! Beautiful. Warmest wishes, Lesley