Tuesday, 12 June 2012

My Crafty Heart DT - Wildflowers

I had to make a quick Thank You card and so thought I would get a bit 'arty' and get the Distress Inks out again. It's first time I've done anything like this and I think there is plenty of room for improvement!! but it's supposed to be sand dunes with sky background and wildflowers!! I've used one of the gorgeous new Memory Box Stamps available from My Crafty Heart... this one is called 'Whisper Print Wildflower'. The rubber stamps are wooden mounted and print beautifully... 

I was inspired by the wonderful cards that Maarit has done with masking technique and so thought I would have a go at it... I used my inkduster brushes but I think I need to be a bit bolder as the sky is a bit wishy washy. I got braver when I got down to the dunes and think they look quite good... I had terrible trouble photographing this card. I've tried every kind of light and still not happy with photos!!! but after 4 days trying... I have given up and this is as good as it's gonna get!!!! LOL

I created masks for the sun/moon, clouds and dunes... then printed three flowers using Bundled Sage Distress Ink. Then printed two with clear embossing ink and used Verdigris Embossing Powder on it and used heat gun... it's the first time I've tried this embossing technique and I love it !!! it looks so pretty!! The paper is some 12 x 12 that I got recently and I can't remember where...

Available from My Crafty Heart...

STAMP: Memory Box - Whisper Print 'Wildflower' Stamp
INKS: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - 'Bundled Sage' and 'Tea Dye'

I've also used from stash:-
Memento 'Bahama Blue' for sky, Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Wild Honey'
Embossing Powder - 'Verdigris'
Craft Creations 12 x 12 Paper
Gold Card
Thank You Sentiment made on computer

I really enjoyed making something a bit different and I love the effect of the heat embossing..  will definitely have to do more...

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

Fab'n Funky - Challenge 124 - 'Go Green' ends 12th June 2012 
Craft your Passion - Challenge 114 - 'Anything Goes' ends 17th June 2012
Raise the Bar - Challenge 107 - 'Hello Summer' ends July 2012 
Hotshot Craft Challenge - Challenge 9 - 'Distress Inks'

My daughter got back from the Download Festival yesterday. Straight into the Shower, then Sleep!! then cleaning mud off everything... LOL She really enjoyed it despite the dreadful conditions. I still can't believe that we are in June!! it just doesn't feel like it at all... but I still haven't given up hope of a Summer .....yet!!

Thank You for all your lovely comments!! I will catch up with you very soon..
Love and Hugs


chrissy xx said...

Oh! This is different from you Sue..
Fabulous colours and Fabulous design..LOve how your sand in the distance is a shade lighter..Fabulous print..LOving the embossing...JUst looked out the window lol..and your clouds are just the same....perfect.
Hoping all that mud as gone now Sue..

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Sue,lovely image and coloured beautifully.xxx

angelwhispers said...

Love it Sue and the colours are so perfect with the images I really love messing around but always feel that its just not yet but not here its just perfect! Love Chanelle xx

DesignerDiva said...

Very creative and arty Mrs I'm well impressed! I think the sky is a perfect colour Sue and I love the ink duster effect, Lisa gave Pam and I lesson on this effect last year and I haven't been brave enough to try it yet! Love the green paper, its my fave colour and your stamp is beautiful - very delicate
Hugs Laurie xx

Debs said...

This is so beautiful Sue - I love everything about it.
You have done the clouds perfectly and the image is stunning.
Hope you've had a lovely day.
Take care
Debs xx

Cathy Clouston said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining in with Craft Your Passion this week! :)

cotnob said...

I love this card Sue, it's so effective and your papers are perfect for the image.

Alessandra said...

eeeek...i hate muddy things... you would never ever find me enjoying an open-air-festival or spending a day somewhere in a muddy place...
but i love your card and you really need to explain me where exactly you need more improving!! it looks wonderful to me!
your latest e-mail made me laugh... what about planting some new bushes for the birdies? could be poisoned berries (not dangerous for birds though) and then your funny (NOT) neighbour would eat them and die!! :o)
Someone invent a poisoned-berry-bush-that-a-stupid-neighbour-can't-resist, thanks a lot.
Hugs, Alessandra

craftymum said...

I love your card Sue and then I realised you had entered into HSC challenge. Thanks for entering it. You card is gorgeous. I hope you are well

Hugs Sarah x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Sue,I love all of it.
Sue xx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue,
Wowee! what a fabulously arty card! what wonderful effects you've got with that stamps I can't believe it's all from one stamp :) Sand dunes too! I think your dusters gave a perfect effect for the sky and the piccies look fine to me, it makes such a perfect Thankyou card, Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

Claire said...

This is gorgeous hun - love the colours. Hugs, Claire x

Nicole Hascoet said...

So different from you Sue but I love it, this is stunning! I love your stamp, it's beautiful and you've done the scene really great. Your sky is fab too. Oh and gorgeous papers too.
Take care.
Warm hugs xx

Mary J said...

So beautiful Sue, love the gold with the green!!

Shirley said...

Beautiul Stamping1
Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky

Donna Mosley said...

WOW! Sue, this is stunning hun. Love it! I'm definately going to try this. It's so beautiful. Hugs

Donna x

Wendy said...

Beautiful card Sue...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Jules said...

Hi Sue

Loving the finished look of this very much.

That is one brilliant sky and your wildflower stamp looks very useful.

I hope your sky looks like this today .. .. and you don't have any of the nasty looking clouds that we have !!!!

Love Jules xx

Anonymous said...

Sue, this is fantastic!! I love how you've created this and I really want to try these inking techniques myself, but I'm such a coward, lol!!
Gorgeous work!

Anne said...

This is lovely, great colors and beautiful image. :)

Hugs, Anne.

coops said...

so beautiful sue.really gorgeous image and i love the green with the flecks of gold ;D

xx coops xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome Sue. It is gorgeous, you are very talented sweetie. Glad your daughter is home safe and sound and had a lovely time.


Rica said...

Oh Sue, this is stunning, so beautifully dusted the background and your stamped with the colours, especially the verdigris is wonderful - it would make beautiful hanging!!
Heather xx

Mau xx said...

This is stunning Sue, Love love Love the colour and your stamping is superb. This really could be your style my friend, you are so good at it.
Pop over and read MY comment on no.92....lol oh! am I in trouble off you!
Hugs Mau xx

Ira Huberts said...

What a beautiful nature scene you've created here Sue, those dunes look amazing as does your wildflowers, love the colours and shimmer, so pretty! Super super cool!! Big hugs, Ira xox
p.s. I'll write to you asap, promise!!!!

June Nelson said...

Sue darlin its beautiful I wouldnt know where to start to make a card like this hunnie its gorgeous xxxxxxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning sweetie, I love the gorgeous papers and the scene you have created is fab
Lindsay xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow! Stunning Sue - I love your arty style! This looks abulous, gorgeous with the gold and verdigris embossing! :)



Shannon White said...

Fabulous dune scene Sue! I can feel the warm beachy breeze floating by just looking at it! Love this! Very relaxing and serene! So nice to be able to take a break from coloring sometimes! 8-)


Joan Ervin said...

What a beauty!!!! Your sky and dunes turned out perfectly and I sooo love your gorgeous embossed flowers!!!!!

SusanLotus said...

Lovely card!

Sarah said...

Such a stunning card, love your choice of colours, thanks for joining us at CYP, hugs, Sarah x

craftymum said...

Wonderful Sue! Hope you are well. Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Distress Inks challenge

Sarah x
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