Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Nature In Winter

Hello everyone and especially my lovely new followers, so great to see you here. Hope you're all surviving the white stuff and the big freeze. We lost our snow yesterday when we had a lot of sleet which we were actually quite grateful for as we were assaulted in the morning by the really nasty pong which the French were responsible for! Luckily after a couple of hours, the sleet came and got rid of it.
I'm here this evening to share a card with you that I managed to finish off today having a spare hour and rather than do the hoovering, I decided to craft! The card features an experimental background that will be a tutorial soon when I can take pics of the steps as it involves layering.
Here's the finished result and sorry about the pic quality, the light is really bad and I've struggled to make it look like it should.

The image is a really cute little pine marten by the lovely Teri of Delicious Doodles and is one of her gorgeous sketch style images which are my favourites. I printed the image out and coloured him with a mix of Prisma pencils and Promarkers. I then clear embossed the image before trimming the panel and adding it to a mat of textured dark copper card.
The background paper  is a piece of thick watercolour paper and my technique uses under and over stamping, white embossing, Distress Stains and Liquid Pearls (this is why a tutorial is necessary!) It's not difficult once you know how.
I finished off with a computer generated sentiment on a mat of the copper card. A simple design as I didn't want to swamp the gorgeous image.

More crafting now beckons so bye for now.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Delicious Doodles Challenges - Winter Themed Makes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Cards Und More - Ice and Snow


craftattack said...

Lovely card, glad you chose crafting rather than hoovering. The dirt all comes back anyway! Still lots of snow here, but I managed to dig my car out today. Hugs, Valerie

Karon said...

This is so wonderful Fliss - I love that image and look forward to the new technique tutorial:-) TFS

Rose said...

This is gorgeous Fliss, lovely image and I love the background, I'll look forward to the tutorial how to do it.

Rose xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a lovely one.

Julia S-W said...

He is a cute little chap and so beautifully coloured.I can't wait to see how you did this background. I know you say it's not difficult when you know how but it looks very complex and so effective!
Hope you are well.

Astrid Maclean said...

This is stunning, great background and a lovely image, he looks so sweet. Look forward to the tutorial too!

marion said...

This is very very cute and love your colouring. Thanx for joining us at Cards und More and good luck, hugs, Marion

Claudia said...

Hi Fliss, what a lovely picture and so beautiful made to a card. The background you created looks great too.

Thank you very much for joining us at the Cards und More Challenge.

Hugs Claudia

Dora said...

This is gorgeous, love the style of your card. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

Dunja Dücker said...

OMG, your card is soooo sweet Fliss, i will say Fliss, ok ;)
Your creation is gorgeous.

...we lost our snow today ;) in germany it is a little bit spring-feeling, but the next weekend, the snow will come back, hihi.

Thank you so much for joining us at the CARDS UND MORE CHALLENGE, have fun and enjoy our challenge. We love to see you again ;)
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big Hugs
Dunja xo

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stempelomi said...

wow,stunning winter card! Abslutly lovely.
Thank you for joining us this week at cards and more.