Hello everyone! it is officially June , it is amazing how quickly the time has gone this year! I will have been crafting this month for a whole year now… my first ever card went out for my mum’s birthday on the 15th an entire year ago!
Today brings a new challenge at Just For Fun
– the theme this month is ‘Here comes Summer’ so we would love to see all your summery makes showcasing just what you do!
Images © Kristy Dalman
Card Created By Rachel Gillham
I used a piece of Yellow coredinations cardstock for the matts in this card as what says summer more than summery yellow? and I chose some lovely papers to go alongside it too- one with a bright floral pattern that has been in my stash for absolutely ages and two in soft blues from Craft Creations .
The image ‘Beachy mae’ I coloured using a mixture of copics and promarkers – e000,e00, e21,e11, e04 and r20 for the skin, blues were BG 2,5,7 and 9 , the pinks were Hot pink, Magenta and Crimson promarkers.
To put the card together, I created two small 10cm squares of the floral papers which i matted with the yellow, one large of the blue toned paper matted on yellow,
the two squares I placed at the corners leaving a gap and they overlap in the middle hidden by the stamped layer.
for the image I cut her in a long thin rectangle and matted the image on yet more yellow, faux stitched around the edge using a micron marker pen, adding rivets to the left bottom and top corners. I then threaded twine in a bluey green through several times and added a hand tied bow of the same to finish it off.
I put the image layer at a slight angle to make it quirkier , then added some splats of Prima Bloom spray -soft teal to the card (rather carefully!).
It still needed something extra so I made the corner pieces from matted spotty blue papers with faux stitching, and added the pearls as well as they added a shiny fun hint 🙂
I do hope you like her, and I hope to see you joining in on this challenge!
I would like to enter this card in :
http://seemacrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ make it cute
http://www.thecraftgarden.blogspot.ca/ orange yellow and lime (orange and lime in the papers and yellow cardstock)
http://thecupboardtrilogychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ use yellow