Friday, 18 April 2014
This is a card that I made for a friend who is getting married tomorrow. I actually made her wedding invites. When I asked her to give me a brief, she had mentioned that the colour of the bridesmaid dresses were sage green , she is having a herb bouquet with hints of Lavender. She asked me to think country garden. I also know that she is going to have bunting at the reception .. and her 7 year old sister will be one of her bridesmaids. I took all of those factors as an inspiration for this card.
I love this Tilda, and its been an age since I have inked it up and it seemed perfect for the occasion. I teamed it with some papers from "Tilda - Kitchen Garden" .... Then to be honest the whole card sort of evolved rather than sticking to the concept that was in my head.
I have so many flower die's but I ended up opting for stamping, and cutting out all the flowers!! I used a little rose stamp from "Kanban" onto both Green and White Vellum, I embossed it with "wow powder - sparking snow" Then I added butterflies, onto lavender veelum- Also A Kanban stamp.
The bunting is a "papermania" stamp, which I coloured with copics, but to be honest when I added all the flowers it just looked wrong, as the flowers were so soft and luxurious looking, and the brightly coloured bunting just seemed to clash and it just did not marry up. So I then decided to stamp the bunting up in the vellum too & to create an overlay to the coloured image. ... I was really pleased with the way that turned out, but then the coloured image looked so matt in comparision to the rest of the card. So I coloured over the dresses with twinkling H2o's I used "oyster" on the bride and " luminesant green" on the bridesmaid dress. ...... and somehow through a lot of playing and adapting as I went along I ended up with this, and for once I am really happy.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers - Handmade flowers
Magnolia-licious - All things flowery
Everybody Art challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Spring
A Random Fan - Show us your springy colours
Penny Paper Craft Challenge - Ice cream colours
Fab'N'Funky - Flower Power
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything Goes ( I have entered in beginners, I have only been in a top 3 once in a magnolia only challenge )
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - B is for? (Bride)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Fairy Tale challenge - Butterflies
Open Minded Challenge - Spring Colours
613 Avenue - Anything Goes
Once again Thanks for looking