Monday, 18 April 2011

Just for fun


Well, I don't really know where I will use this card, who it's for or even what occasion but I enjoyed making it and I suppose that's really all that matters when you're making them for fun.

I wanted to enter the second Challenge over on the Just Tracy's Challenge Blog and spent ages thinking about what I could do with the theme 'Rainbow' - I was going to use one of Tracy's lovely new images, but she'd already done that on her example card so I didn't want to be copying something that had already been done. Then I remembered a sheet of paper I've had for probably at least 6 years, which had a rainbow already across it, so I dusted that off and used it as my jumping off point. It struck me that this was very tropical and so I dug out my Kanban birds of paradise set and started to stamp onto the paper. Once they were cut out I needed to think of how to put them together onto a card.

What I decided to do (and this didn't work out quite as planned), was to stamp in versamark using one of the bird on a vine images, directly onto a card blank, then clear emboss - I did this so that the whole card was covered, then I got some chalks on to cotton wool and put a rainbow onto the card - I was hoping that the chalk would not go where the embossing was, but it didn't quite work out like that, but it does still add additional texture to the card. I used the flowers to create corners on the card and then realised that I couldn't just put the bird straight onto the card as it would disappear into the background, so I decided to mat it onto some lovely yellow card I had lurking in a draw - I used my Xcut shape cutter to make the oval, which looks a little like a wonky sun.

Like I said, I have no idea where I will ever use this card, but I love it anyway - think I've found my summer!

4 comments:

Rainbow Studio's Rachel and Angela said...

Wow - what a beautiful card. Really delicate blending and colours.
Take care
Rachel and Angela
xx

Linda said...

Love the rainbow effect of the paper - great image which works really well with the theme. Thanks for joining in with the Just Tracy's challenge.

**Farrah** said...

Love your card!!! Perfect for our RAINBOW challenge at Just Tracy's!!
Good luck!
Farrah

Jill said...

Wow what a pretty card card, gorgeous delicate colours! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Tracys this month. Jill