Sunday, 27 February 2011

A touch of Kanban glamour.......

Hi Crafter's,
Here I am with my second post of today. The weather is still miserable out side, so there's not much to do except watch  TV or update my blog.  Well it's not much of a contest really, seeing as though there is not much to watch on telly these day's.

I know it's early for Handmade Monday week 5. But as you can see I don't have any pressing matters to attend to......  Pop over  to Wendy's blog at 1st Unique Gifts , and have a look and see what other crafters are up to. There are some very creative people with some beautiful creations.

What Have I been up to?.... Well I made a couple of cards for a challenge blog this weekend ( you can see those in the post below )
I have started to join in with challenge blogs because I get get a card making block some times. I'm sure most crafter's run out of ideas from time to time. I find the challenges give me a subject to work with and make me think, which makes my brain hurt ( what brain I hear you cry !!! LOL ) .

This card I made a couple of weeks ago. I've just got around to posting this one.

The base card is a cream pearlesent card stock.
The  background panel to this is double embossed pearlesent card.
The stamps used are from KanBan.
I stamped using  Versafine Vintage Sepia and coloured very lightly with Frayed burlap Distress Ink.
I coloured the arm with a flesh alcohol ing marker.
You can't see it too well in the photo but I have added a touch of Glamour  Dust to the skirt.
I used Nestabilities oval to cut around the stamped lady, making sure the skirt and the head dress was behind the cutter so that they wouldn't get cut off. I then backed the image with a scalloped nestie.
The roses are quilled.

Not my normal kind of card but I am happy with how it turned out. Every now and then I wonder a little way from my comfort zone.

Ok that's all for this post. Thank you again for dropping by to take a look, I hope you like it and I will see you again soon with another creation.
Don't forget to have a look at 1st Unique gifts blog.


cj- catmumdo said...

I like the sound of the quilled roses!

Carolee Crafts said...

so elegant, beautiful

Kat Shenton said...

A very effective card. I love the colours you decided to use. The amount of work you put into one card is unbelievable. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Wendy said...

Very elegant! love the colours too.

Thanks for taking part in Handmade Monday xx

Susie said...

That really is very elegant. Love it!

stylesofcooking said...

It's a very elegant card, well done.
Am loving the teddy on the "3 squares" post. That is righht up my street.

Glitz and Glamour said...

What a beautiful card. You must put such a lot of hard work into each one. Well done

itsamistry said...

I love the soft colours of your card and yes it's good to join challenges it helps you to think outside the box.

ZukieStyle said...

Hi Sue

Very stylish card! I like it :) just stopping by through the power of handmade Monday, looking forward to reading more of your blog xx

Sue said...

Thank you everyone for they lovely feedback.
And welcome to all the new followers. I love sharing with you hints and tips along the way.