Friday, 20 July 2012

It's Only A Dream... by Emma

Hi everyone!! It's time for me to share my final piece of July with you all and for this post, I chose to get really inky and create this Mabel Lucie Attwell card.
To begin with I took a piece of plain cream card and blended Antique Linen DI all over it. I then randomly sprayed an area of the card with the Dylusions spray and dried it with a heat gun. I then inked up the Calligraphic Mat 12 with black Archival Ink and stamped directly onto the inked cardstock. Next, I took some Vintage Photo DI and blended the edges of the card for an aged look, before applying some more Vintage Photo DI through a stencil. I then applied some of the Snow Cap Adirondack paint through the same stencil and finally, used one of the border stamps to complete my background.
I stamped the Mad Hatter's Tea Party outline onto watercolour card and then using the Distress Marker Pens, I scribbled some ink onto my craft mat and with a waterbrush, handpainted the image. When the inks were dry, I blended the background with DI's and added the completed artwork to a matt of black card and adhered it onto my background. 

I then made a tag from some more of the cream card, blended with Antique Linen DI and then stamped "dream" onto the tag and added some Chit Chat stickers and computer generated wording, to create my quote. I matted the tag onto black card and added some seam binding dyed with Crushed Olive Distress Stain before attaching this to the card.
Finally, I stamped two of the small butterflies from the "Tick Tock" stamp plate onto Grungepaper and coloured them with Wild Honey Distress Stain, before carefully cutting them out and attaching them to the card front.

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So, that's about it from me for today...I can't wait to read your comments and I hope you like my vintage Mabel Lucie Attwell piece!!

Hope you all have a creative day and see you very soon!
Emma xx

14 comments:

maria's knutselplezier said...

waw, what a beautifull card, I like the background very much, thanks for expaining us how to make it,

Greetings
Maria

inkypinkycraft said...

A beautiful card and love the background! Trace x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...this is a delight Emma, loVing your colours...Mel :)

Caroline said...

WOW this is gorgeous love the background the colours are fabulous and the layout is fantastic. Caroline xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

Terrific card, love the background.

Sid said...

Gorgeous Card !!

Shirley Davis said...

So that sneaky peak on your own blog, Emma, was a real tease - the picture on this piece being the real surprise. You backgrounds always look so natural, so in keeping with the subject. That is an art in itself.

Astrid Maclean said...

Totally gorgeous card, love everything about it,background, focal image the whole design, great!!!

Vee said...

Emma,
Your card is just wonderful, I like that you water coloured the image, makes a change from pro-markers.
Vee

craftytrog said...

Brilliant card, the background is fabulous Emma xxx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

A beautiful card with an amzing background
Very very nice

Greetings Janny

butterfly said...

What a fabulous background to a great card! Thank you so much for all that how-to information too - great inspiration to go and play...
Alison x

kassa said...

Stunning card Emma, really eye-catching.
Kxoxo

Liz, said...

Superbo!!

Liz x