Monday, 31 January 2011

Spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers

It's time for another Crafty Cardmakers spotlight, and this time we're challenging you to use water. That's right, water! That can mean watercolours, spritzing, splashing ... whatever. We're sponsored by the Handy Hippo who're offering a £10 voucher to the lucky winner!
I chose to make a background with ink spritzed with water. I rubbed some Kalaidascope ink (blossom) onto a non-stick sheet, added a little Glimmer Mist and then water, mixed it a little with the handle of a paintbrush, then 'smooshed' some card in the result. I added a little more ink and water, then repeated the process, getting a paler result the second time. I stamped a flower from the Victoria and Albert Museum Quilts series in four toning shades of Versacolor ink onto the paler background. I finished the card with some floral lace (not much of it - it's too precious to use lots! In other words, I love it too much,) and some pink gauzy material I've had for several years. (It began life as a tie for a bouquet of flowers!)

Hope you can join us this time.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz where they want flowers,
Allsorts where they want something recycled (the pink gauzy material)
Totally Gorjuss where their theme is 'As YOU like it',
Moving Along with the times where the theme is 'Spring' (spring flowers)
Top Tip Tuesday where they want flowers.


Nannieflash said...

Oh Josephine thats gorgeous and so pretty. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Dora said...

What a lovely card Josephine, it is soo pretty and this water technique looks awesome. Must try it out. Hugs xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Very pretty card Josephine, love the fab technique.

Donna x

gillyflower said...

wow love this love your gauzey stuff it makes me think of the seaside don't know why so pretty
gill x


Hi Josephine
A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
hugs Dianne xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really pretty creation, just lov ethe colours combo you have used!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!!
Hugs Shell xx

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Josephine, really pretty colours. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Josephine, I just love what you have created here. The colours are perfect for spring and the overall effect is fabulous. Great job.
Thanks for joining in with us for our 'Spring' challenge at MAWTT.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Mummylade said...

lovely stamping work. Thank you so much for entering my recycling challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Eiglas said...

Wow! So dreamy and gentle - reminds me of summer.
Lovely Hunni!

Sandra said...

Beautiful card... you have inspired me to be a bit more adventurous with water.
Sandra x

Lin said...

No wonder you didn't want to use too much of your floral lace, it's gorgeous. The main background and the one the images are stamped onto are just gorgeous.

The pink mesh stuff is funky. Love that it started life as a floral tie!

Lin xx

Jack said...

Beautiful card. Love your background and what a great stamp. But I think you should really send me the rest of those little flowers so I can ration them for you (ho hum!). xx

scotspanda said...

Beautiful card, the images are fabulous and the backing you made is gorgeous

thanks very much for joining in with our recycling theme this week at Allsorts


Amanda xx

Nicecrane Designs said...

Absolutely Stunning my friend,,,,oh my,,,,,so different, so unique I really love it,,,and Thanks a million for your comments in my blog,,


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