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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Serenity

I have had a lovely afternoon playing in my craft room <g>.  I saw a challenge over at Addicted to Stamps who have a colour/creator challenge on the go and I just could not resist.  Some time ago I got a free digi from Nicecrane Designs and now I have a chance to use it.  With the challenge being only three colours and the digi having a background I decided to use the canary colour to create a sunset appearance.  I coloured the background in shades of grey digitally and printed.  I then used Promarker Canary and the spray gun system to add shades of yellow over the grey.  The photo is showing a bit of pink going on in the grey coloured areas - sorry about that, must be the way the light is reflecting.   Bit of masking going on too as I did not want the swans to be coloured yellow <g>.  Next step was to colour the swans, I used ProMarker Ice Grey 1 and 3 along with the blender pen.  The front swan was fussy cut and adhered with double sided foam tape for extra dimension.  Gold was added to the beaks of the swans as I could not colour over the black with the Canary Promarker with any success.  I created the background paper to co-ordinate colour wise as I did not seem to have anything that matched.  The card was matted with a layer of black, a layer of grey, pattern yellow layer.  The digi was matted onto black as were the two sentiments.  I added three black vinyl cut strips and white lace to the backgound then assembled the card.  To finish the sentiments off I added a used the gold pen around the edge of the black layer, added black ribbon, metal charm and yellow button and mounted with foam tape. The birthday sentiment was also matted in black, 2 metallic yellow brads were added and again this was mounted with foam tape.

Ingredients:-
  • White Linen card and grey paper from Craft Creations
  • Digi - Wild Swan by Nicecrane Designs
  • Promarkers - Canary, Black, Ice Grey 1 and 3 and blender
  • Brads, lace, black vinyl lines, ribbon, button and charm from my stash
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

20 comments:

  1. Wow Mimi! Love your card! Those swans look so real. Using yellow really suits you. :-) Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Good Luck! Monika

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  2. Goodness Jane, this card is stunning ..... The swans stand out so well with the sunset colours. Bit like the swans Mum enjoyed watching from the bus. For someone who is not keen on yellow you do know how to use the colour very effectively as you have made two very different cards which have a predominance of yellow in recent weeks. Well done you. Love you xxx ♥ ♥ ♥

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  3. Gorgeous card, Mimi! Beautiful colouring on your image and the swans look fabulous against that lovely background. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

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  4. Beautiful image. Gorgeous card! Thank you for entering it in this week's challenge at Inky Impressions.

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  5. Gorgeous card! Thank you for playing along with the Inky Impressions Challenge!
    Danni-Inky Impressions DT

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  6. great card! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!

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  7. wow simply stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Creations Challenges with our 'Anything Goes' challenge! Good Luck, remember you can enter upto three times and we have a DT call :) Hope to see you again soon xxx

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  8. Abslutely a delcious to wath this card....Mimi.love the canary color,,,,,,,I had never thoght to paint water,,,,so,,,,,but it looks really so interesting,,,,so unique,,,,,,love it, lov e it, love it.......You are Rocl, .Feel free to ask me your fav product from my store for free,,,,,,let me know.

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  9. ooooo how lovely, Mimi - very serene and peaceful and gorgeously intense shading in your coloring! Beautiful card! hugs, de

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  10. Oh my goodness, I think I'm in love!! What amazing coloring! Absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along & sharing your project with us at Cuttin' and Stampin'! :)

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  11. Oh wow - how gorgeous!!! Love that sunset - it is really so peaceful. Wish I was looking at something like this in person. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

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  12. Just beautiful! I LOVE that you have combined a Nicecrane Design image with our colours. Wonderful!!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

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  13. This is fabulous.. Love the Swans and the sunset. Thanks for joining us over at Perfect Sentiments for this weeks challenge..


    DT Pam

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  14. This is stunning, the colourings are beautiful.

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  15. Wowzers! This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your tutorial on how you created your scene. Just fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at Perfect Sentiment this week. Good luck and do come join us again. Hugs!

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  16. Wow! Stunning card Jane. These colours work so perfectly with this Nicecrane Designs Images. Jane, just had another look at this. Wouldn't this make a fabulous Golden Wedding Anniversary Card. Thanks for the inspiration and for playing along with the ATS&M challenge.
    Florence x

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  17. Gorgeous. Love the swans and the colouring details too. Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Inky Impressions xx

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  18. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "ribbon and/or lace" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment. I really had a busy week…

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  19. Wow! This has blown me away! Absolutely gorgeous work. Thanks for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment.

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  20. Really great card Mimi. Thanks for playing for along with us at Cuttin' and Stampin'

    Tammy S

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Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi