Thursday, 7 December 2017

Because I care

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Today is a crafting day.

I am going to be revisiting old techniques I haven't done for a while for backgrounds.
No doubt I will end up with very inky mitts!

Today a card using one of my favourite stamps the Crackling Rose from Chocolate Baroque.

Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 white base card.
2. Matted and layered black card.
3. To create the background I used Distress oxides in picked raspberry, abandoned coral and fossilised amber I then used one of the stamps from the Harlequin Fragments stamp set and stamped around the background using Versafine.  To finish off the edges I distressed with DI fossilised amber then matted and layered onto the base card.
4. I stamped the rose and watercoloured with Distress Oxides, fussy cut around then distressed the edges with fossilised amber adhered to base card with foam pads for dimension.
5. To finish off I stamped the sentiment from the Pretty Poppies stamp set with Archival ink.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Create and Makes #17 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
A Inky Mess #16 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore #47 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #42 - Anything Goes
Create and Inspire #68 - Anything Goes
Love to Craft #17 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Tracy Welham said...

Very striking card. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Laine said...

Such a pretty card Linda.

Jackie T said...

Hi Linda this is a stunning card I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

gorgeous rose and I love the yellow crackle background

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Beautiful card, love the rose image!
Hugs Donna xx

Unknown said...

Lovely card Linda and what a stunning rose.. Great background. Hugs Jennifer xx

Carole Pollard said...

Beautiful the colours and colouring are fabulous Love and hugs Carole x

Emma Goddard said...

Stunning card Linda, that stamp is beautiful, I love chocolate baroque stamps, the colours are amazing, simply beautiful work hun xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Linda
Gr Karin

Jennifer Johnston said...

Love your coloured, stamped background Linda. A beautiful image too.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Fikreta said...

very nice card

Andree said...

A lovely card Linda. Wonderful colours, background and stamps. Hugs xxx

MaryV said...

So sweet! Thank you for joining us at Create and Inspire Challenge this month!
Hugs, Maria (

Brawny x said...

Gorgeous cardvx

NanaConnie said...

WOW on that rose, Linda, and I adore your delicate coloring with the oxides!

Kate 'Rijacki' Ledum said...

Gorgeous!! Inky hands are so worth it!

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

Rijacki's Workshop
Through The Craft Room Door

Loose Stitches said...

Gorgeous card Linda, love the rose and background! Thank you for sharing with us over at Love To Craft! Hope to see you again!
Sherry x - DT for Love To Craft

craftysahmiam said...

Thank you for sharing the how to's for your colorful rose card with us at Love To Craft !

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful stamp and fabulous background----Thank you for joining us at A Inky Mess
Carol DT x