Thursday, 19 August 2010

Sweet Motivet Fairy......

Good morning everyone!

I've used two new techniques for my card today and I'm really pleased with how it turned out! Firstly, I cased the lovely Kathy's cards and added lots of white acrylic paint to the edges of my papers. I so love this effect and Kathy is the absolute expert, her cards are stunning! Thank you for the inspiration hun, I'll be using this technique again for sure! Secondly, I stamped and then coloured onto Kraft paper from Basic Grey..... it takes a bit of getting used to colouring with my pencils on this type of paper as the effect is much more subtle, but I really love the result! The image is from Motivet and she is one of my faves at the moment.... what a sweetie! You can see that I created my flowers and leaves by cutting out part of the design paper which is from Basic Grey's Wisteria range.

It was a pleasure to make this card because I know the recipient will be chuffed..... it's for my boss at work and she always really appreciates the time and effort that goes into making a handmade card.

I'm entering my effort into the Crafts And Me Challenge this week where the theme is 'petals and pearls'. I'm also entering Crafty Creations as they have a butterfly theme running just now.

Well I'm off to clean the house within an inch of its life again..... we've got another viewing later and one of these days we might just drop lucky with an offer. All this cleaning lark just gets in the way of my crafting time, lol!!

Have a lovely day today and take care ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx


Julie said...

Maybe that's what I need to do,try out some new techniques when such stunning results are achieved! I'm having a crafting low spot! :(
good luck with the viewing,rather you than me,it's agony keeping tidy all the time when you just want to craft! X

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Tara great techniques. Good luck with the viewing. It took me 4hrs to prepare for each one and 12 months to get an offer. But can you believe it has just fallen threw on exchange so not a happy bunny. I should have been in the Caribbean right now but we cancelled coz of the move. Good luck and hope it all goes well!

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorgeous card Tara! Love both of the techniques you have used...all make for one stunning card! Beautiful flower also :)

Now go clean and I hope you get that offer!

Hugs to you,

Judy xx

Georgia said...

This is absolutely stunning Mum! I love the white paint effect and how you've stamped the image onto brown paper looks brilliant, I love the metal butterfly too, WOW! :) Love, Georgia xxxxxxx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Tara,
I love all the different textures on this card and the gorgeous image.
Fiona x

Juls said...

just stunning! Love how you have stamped on patterned paper! Love the gorgeous soft colours and the bling you have added to her dress! Hugs Juls

Sue said...

Hi Hun
wow stunning creation, luv the new things you have done, gorgeous papers & design, fabby embelies, sue,x

Diane said...

This is a gorgeous image, Tara and you've made her look so delicate with your colouring!
Diane x

Sharon said...

Pretty card Tara, love the new techniques you've used & the fairy image is so cute.
You could enter this at Crafty CReations where the theme this week is butterflys, the link is on my blog.
Sharon x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Tara this is truly beautiful I love the effect you have created with this card and so love that image.
Lorraine x

Kerry said...

totally stunning tara. what a gorgeous effect. Love paint on the paper idea! love Kerry xxx

Crafteezee said...

Hi Tara, love your two techniques, it turned out fab! Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me.

Hugs Tracy x
P.S. I have candy on my blog if you want to pop over.

Pia said...

beautiful card

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Tara, pretty colours and sweet image, wonderful details.

mforquer said...

ooo, love these techniques! Beautiful effect and love all the sweet butterflies! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations Challenge.

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Tara,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

beautiful card! Love the creams color palette and how you accented the fairy's wings. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!

gina g said...

Yoo hoo Tara gorgeous card i love the image, where did you get the sentiment half circles from please. Good luck with your viewing and move.
Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations challenge with your lovely work! Good luck!

Greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

craftyb said...

What a gorgeous the image stamped onto the pp for a different the soft colours and fab layers! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Kathy said...

Tara this is just gorgeous!!!! I love what you did with the white paint!!!! I love it with kraft and this image is just beautiful!! Such pretty colors too!! It all goes so beautifully together!!

Good luck with your house!! Don't you hate having to be all worried about it being spotless all the time!! LOL Too stressful!