Sunday, 22 January 2012

Crafting When We Can Challenges #10 - Use something non crafty

The challenge over at Crafting When We Can Challenges is to use something you wouldn't usually use for crafting.

Our Sponsor this challenge is Trace over at 

I have used the Spring Fairy Design for my card, she is supposed to look like she is coming out of a fairy glade with the foliage and flowers but I made the fern leaves too dark and they blend in with the background.  My background is a piece of fancy corrugated card which they use at Ikea to put between some of their pot plant pots to stop them from smashing together.  I have spritzed it with Crafty Notion gold and silver spray and then gone over it with DI but it came out really dark and as there is no contrast between it and the leaves it gets lost.  It is also a rubbish picture and even though I took it under my daylight bulb it still looks dark to me.  I really like this image and will be having another go at making this card but trying to make the fern leaves lighter and that might show off the background better.  The flowers were made using K & Co papers, a spellbinder flower die and the Tim Holtz rose method and a few stickles to make them sparkle.  The leaves were cut on my Craftrobo.  I coloured the image with my Flexmarkers, which I bought myself for Christmas.


Colour Create #88 - Pink and Green with optional handmade flower (believe it or not her trousers are a very pastel flexmarker green)
Delightful Challenges - Distressed/vintage
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes


Lynsey said...

Fantastic card Poppet! Love flowers.
Hugs Lynsey x

Crafting Joanne said...

A wonderful creation Poppet, so love those gorgeous flowers.

Thank you for joining us over at CYDA for our 'Distressing' challenge.


Joanne x

Lorraine said...

this is stunning huni absolutely love your flowers they are so pretty xx

Gina said...

Your card is beautiful Poppet!!! Those flowers are stunning:D XXX

Stressed Stamper said...

Hi hun - beautiful - and Great flowers - you can join us over at Totally Papercrafts with this - fits perfectly
Sarah x

Rosietoes said...

Fabulous flowers Poppet. Thank you for joining us at Colour Create.

Edna x

Sabrina said...

Thank you for joining us at colour Create Challenge. Your flowers are beautiful. :) Sabrina

Chriss America Real said...

I love your flowers! Thank you for playing along over at Digital Delights!


Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A great card and I love your flowers.

Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Craft Your Days Away in our distressed challenge.


paperfun said...

I like her coming out of a glen. Your flowers are gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.