I cut the size of card I needed for the poppy panel, I have made many bookmarks like this. I coloured the background using a shaving type brush and TH Distress ink Old Paper. I then stamped the crackle effect to cover the piece. This is actually a short cut that I know works from past experience, because once you've stamped the poppy and water coloured the poppy using TH (Tim Holtz) inks you can't see the crackle lines on the poppies unless you get up close and personal. Otherwise you have to go down the road of stamping the poppy first, then making and using a mask, then stamping the crackle effect. etc. etc. The poem is from Elusive Images, embellishments are ribbon and card candy. I am looking forward to visiting you to see what is YOUR FAVOURITE FLOWER.
Monday, 3 December 2012
Make My Monday - New Theme
Hi everyone, well it's December and time for a new monthly challenge. It is my turn to choose the theme and weekly topics this month, some for Christmas, but we are starting with a Non Christmas Card, so the Monthly Challenge is called POT POURRI . During December there are many of us who have a birthday, so for the first challenge in December the team would like to see what is YOUR FAVOURITE FLOWER - Mine is a poppy, as I suspect are many others. It does seem to be a very popular flower, maybe you will prove us wrong. Remember it can be any project, not just a card, as long as you abide by our few rules. The Design Team and our guest designer have produced some wonderful samples to inspire you. I will also be back on Wednesday with a Mid Week Motivation. Here is my card.