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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


  1. Wow, this is so clever Rosie. xxxx

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. Very beautiful card with so many ideas to inspire

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Morning Rosie, this is so beautiful and delicate. Love it.

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

  11. Gorgeous card! The flowers are so beautiful!

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

  13. 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!

  14. Just beautiful! Love this piece Rosie.

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

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

  17. 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

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


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