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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Bluebell woods

This morning, Bowser and I decided to visit the woods across the road to see and smell the Bluebells. This walk has inspired me to make this card.




Today I managed to co-ordinate the dog, lead and other paraphernalia to take some photos.











When I returned, I made a quick sketch and converted it into a simple parchment pattern.




 
This I then traced, embossed and coloured with pencils, lightly on the reverse.








I sponged the background with distress paints and stamped some magic tape with an Artistic Stamper Script stamp.  The seam binding was stamped with the same stamp and coloured with promarkers.
 
 
I coloured some lace with paint and cut a corner from it.



The whole thing was stitched together with Grandma's Singer and a butterfly was made with film and fibres and stamped.
I added some glitter to give the impressions of the sun coming through the branches and a few beads for accents.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Country View Crafts - How Does your Garden Grow
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Add some Sparkle
Artistic Stamper - Words
Penny Black and More at Allsorts - Sew Special













20 comments:

  1. Wow, this is so clever Rosie. xxxx

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  2. Thanks for adding some sparkle to our challenge at allsorts this week. Tracy x

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  3. This is truly beautiful Rosie. Love the background, amazed by your self-drawn bluebells and thrilled to see that butterfly. Superb card. Hugs, Jenny x

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  4. So beautiful and a great way to create such a fabulous card. Love the use of photographs to support your creative process.
    Thanks for sharing this at country view challenges.
    hugs {Brenda} x0x

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  5. a very creative card using so many techniques! i love the look of the background and the colours. thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more this month.
    linda

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  6. Very beautiful card with so many ideas to inspire

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. Wow! Rosie what a stunning card love all the effcts you've used but I especially like the bluebell sketch.... envious of your drawing talent.
    suzi B xx

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  8. This is just lovely Rosie, I would never have thought of adding the vellum panel but boy does it work well.

    Our bluebells are nowhere near out yet, but there again everything is almost a month behind here.

    B x

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  9. Simply Beautiful Rosie, The background is Stunning, What a clever way to use your sketch...Thank you for the inspiration... Hugs May x x x

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  10. Morning Rosie, this is so beautiful and delicate. Love it.
    Carol.x

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  11. This is just simply gorgeous Rosie! Hugs, Anne x

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  12. Gorgeous card! The flowers are so beautiful!

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  13. This is lovely Rosie and thanks for joining us over at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

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  14. wow - this is so beautiful - a great idea and you've implemented it so creative.
    As I see you sew on an old sewing machine - I love mine too much!

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  15. Just beautiful! Love this piece Rosie.

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  16. Creative, original, fabulous colours and texture, a stunning make. Thank you for sharing it with us at Country View Challenges this month. Chris xxx

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  17. Wow! Your card is so creative & beautiful Rosie! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper Challenge!
    Alison x

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  18. Such a beautiful piece of work, love the bluebells on the vellum and you are taking me down memory lane with the old singer - lovely to see one still in action and loved.
    Thank you for joining the 'Sew Special' challenge over at Penny Black @ More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

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  19. What a gorgeous card ! Thanks for joining the Artistic Stamper's monthly challenge !

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