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Monday, 22 July 2013

Inspiration Monday at Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge




Hello blogland ladies, are you enjoying this hot weather or is it getting a little too much foir you?  I am back again with my second DT card for the Crafty Bloggers Network monthly challenge.  The sponsor this month is Lacy Sunshine Stamps and Heather is offering a whopping $20 gift certificate as a prize, the theme this month is METAL MAGIC. There are still two week to go before the end of the month and time to enter into the challenge,  pop over to the  challenge blog and take a look at the other fabulous inspirational ideas from the design team.

 






As my last DT card was quite CAS with lots of white space I wanted to go for a more colourfull card this time.  I started by playing with background colours and patterns, and decided on a beach for the stamps and bright co-ordinating colours for the main background.  The backgrounds were coloured using distress ink in dried marigold, spiced marmalade, squeezed lemonade, broken china with a little peacock feather thrown in for the surf boards.  The orange mat was stamped randomly with a daisy in grey Stazon, this was then matted onto the card.  The beach background was cut a littles smaller than the card and mounted onto some green card which had been edged with peacock feather DI.

The image was coloured with Promarkers and fussy cut, the surf boards were stamped onto textured card which had been coloured with the DI, a few patterns were added to the boards and they were fussy cut too.  The images were layered onto the beach backing using different thicknesses of stick fixers to give a 3D effect.  This panel was the layered onto the card at an angle to show the orange background.  With the remaining textured paper I stamped and cut out daisies and added them to the backing and placed a metal stud in the center of each, a few studs were also added to the boards.  The greeting from LOTV was stamped onto white card and edged with DI before attaching to the card.

I added an orange insert with stamped daisies, then another smaller pale green insert with a quote/sentiment and a  Lacy Sunshine digi stamp camper van which was coloured with Promarkers.

Thank you everyone for all your lovely comments on my blog posts, they are very much appreciated.  I have my family staying at the moment so time is short but I will catch up with you all soon.

16 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card and love the fabulous image too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Barbara said...

This is fab, Sylv.....I hunted everywhere for surfboard stamps for my son's bd a few weeks ago. These look great xx

ionabunny said...

Great card. Love the colours and images

Kate M said...

Super image, lovely colouring, great card!
xx

Craftyfield said...

So pretty Love the layering effect and that girl stamp is lovely.

Avril Ann said...

Sylv, this is fabulous hun, so sunny and cheery, great image xxx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Sylvia, this is fantastic! Great image & a fab design! xx

jane stillman said...

Fabulous card, love the colours images and design x

Laine said...

Such a sweet creation Sylv. Love the colours and design.
Laine
xx

Claire Newcombe said...

This is gorgeous Sylvia, I just love everything about it.

Claire x
(CBN team mate)

Nicky Wilcox said...

A fab and fantastic card xxx

Zoe said...

Beautiful Card. The image is so cute and the colour combinations are fabulous. The sentiment is great and your colouring is wonderful.

Zoe
xxxx

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Brilliant design and colour, Px

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really adorable, I love the beautiful summery colours
Lindsay xx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

This is a super colourful and summery card. The image is brilliant and I love the surfboards. The layering is great and the flowers on the backing paper are wonderful. Love it very much.

Hugs Lisa xxxx <3

Zoe said...

What a great card Sylv, love the surf boards they are cute, the lovely citrusy colours are so fresh and summery, your colouring in is fab xx Zoe xx