Hi there, I'm Deb from Manchester, England & welcome to my brand new craft blog! Those of you who know me will know I allready have a craft blog where I share stamped character images coloured with Distress Inks (just click on the Craftrocks tab above) However I also make cards for Simply Cards & Papercrafts,other craft magazines and have recently started an exciting new venture with LOTV. I usually work in soft pastel colours in a shabby style, expect handmade cards, Scrapbook layouts, Altered Art & more. I love to inspire & be inspired - it would be great to find some fabulous new challenges & blogs to follow. I'd love some followers here too so why not introduce yourself - always happy to answer questions as well as hearing your thoughts & suggestions! Enjoy your visit & call back soon, Deb.x

Friday, 17 May 2013

LOTV in Maja Design papers 'Always & Forever'

Hi there, today I'm sharing the second of the 2 cards I made for LOTV using their Vintage Sentiments 'Just to Say' stamps. I used the same Maja Design Vintage Spring collection papers I used for my previous post.
Here's the Just add ink colour inspiration I used:
I've done the hidden lace under the ripped paper edges technique again and I've also used Shabby Blue Frantage powders under the embellishments.
The clay frame is handmade from my Martha Stewart clay making kit, I mixed a pale blue clay, filled the frame mould & left to dry, I then added white acrylic with a dry brush. The fence is a Magnolia Doo Hickey die cut from Core'dinations Whitewash cardstock with a little Picket Fence Crackle Paint added. The blue clay corner has also been made in the same way.
My fave part of the design though has to be the banner which is a strip I cut from the bottom of one of the Maja Papers, I trimmed a 'v' shape in the right end & added a tiny Tim Holtz brad. Flowers are a mixture of Prima, Kort & Godt & Live & Love Crafts.
Kraft cardstock (for card blank) * Core 'dinations Whitewash cardstock (for matt & fence) * Maja Design Vintage Spring 12x12 papers * Martha Stewart clay kit * LOTV Vintage Sentiment Just to Say stamps * Magnolia Doo Hickey Lovely Fence die * Tim Holtz caged bird die * Tim Holtz metal key * Picket Fence Crackle Paint * Shabby vanila seam binding * Prima Flowers * Kort & Godt flower * Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Walnut Stain & blending tool * doily * twine
I'd like to enter into the following competitions:
 The Colour Throwdown (daffodil delight, Kiwi Kiss, tempting turquoise, I know I'm missing the 'Real Red, but just couldn't resist!)
Just Add Ink - Colour challenge (see chart)
Friday Mash-up - I heart twine



Zoe said...

What a gorgeous card, beautiful colours and so much detail, thank you fr joining in Cards Galore, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

Katie Sims said...

Wow! Love your soft colors and the vintage shabby feel of this lovely creation! So glad you were able to play along this week in the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge! :)

Heidi Baks said...

What a beautiful collage! And gorgeous embellishments... a real work of art! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Christine Blain said...

This is very beautiful, Deb. Such gorgeous shabby details. Thank you for joining us at Just Add Ink!

Lili said...

Beautiful combination of textures, layers and details. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

Anonymous said...

Wow I love your embellishments - it's very detailed and pretty. Chantell JAI

Mae Collins said...

This is a beautiful card, so much detail and layers. Thanks for joining in with our colour challenge at Just Add Ink.