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Thursday, 16 August 2012

Krafty crafter over at ABNH


I'm here to share the card I made for the current challenge over at ABNH.

The challenge this time is The Krafty Crafter!! Use kraft cardstock in SOME WAY. easy peasy.

Here is my card:

I was inspired MAJORLY when I saw this photo over on pinterest.

I took some Neenah Desert Storm cardstock, and I stamped the Hero Arts Friends definition background stamp in white Colorbox ink, then heat set it to make sure it dried. Next I stamped the flower background and clear embossed it.

I coloured in the flowers (which were not embossed as its a negative image), using my beloved Prismacolor pencils. I started with the white, which I used only on the one side of most of the flowers, I wanted it to look almost like a shadow (but white) then I started with the pinky oranges :) A very soft pink, then added a coral, a dark coral-orange, a red and finally the yellow just in little centres and a few small areas. I then went back over the entire image (not the white parts though) with the palest pink to blend it all together.

I left the stems and leaves plain and I think they look awesome.

Actually I have to be honest, I'm completely in love with this card. I might take the sentiment off and just frame it :)

Oh, the sentiment is Hero Arts too :) Finally I just matted the card onto black, then caramel coloured Bazzill Card shoppe cardstock. Yum.

ok that's it for me! Be sure to pop over to the blog to see the rest of the DT's creations--we have a special guest who is very close to my heart! The lovely Leslie :)

Be sure to enter into the contest for a chance to win a

See you again soon!

Linda xoxo




Kristie said...

Hero Arts retweeted your card so I came to check it out. It's GORGEOUS!! Your coloring is awesome and I love the look of layered stamps.

Disp6194 said...

So you know this is like the most beautiful, perfect, amazing card ever, right?! Linda I'm completely in love with it :)

Leslie Hanna said...

Loooove this. I can't color, so of course I am in awe. :)

Deena said...

at first I thought what gorgeous paper, I wonder what company makes it....then as I read your post and realized you did that background yourself, my jaw dropped to the grounds...awesome!!!

Elizabeth Campau said...

WOW! Linda this has to be your best card yet! Just beautiful:)

Katie said...

I agree, it is definitely frame-worthy!
It is beautiful and very restful too.

Stephanie @ A StephMade Life said...

Seriously, words cannot describe how beautiful this is! You did such an AMAZING job! I am in love with this!!!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Linda, this is a work of art and it should be framed! I have this same stamp and I have a lot of difficulty using it!

Helene said...

This is totally GORGEOUS! I love it

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Stunning shading. Love your card.

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card.

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Linda! Love the kraft background! Soo pretty :)

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

This is outstanding! I had to come and visit after seeing it posted on the Blog Named Hero blog.


Melissa Shea said...

I still can't believe how beautiful this card is! Gorgeous coloring-I'll have to give it a try. Totally gorgeous!

Pam said...

This card is fabulous! I am in love with it.

Tina said...

Gorgeous, Linda. You colored those flowers perfectly.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the look of this with the Kraft!

Alyssa S said...

Love, love, love, love, love, love, LOVE!!!! This is amazing! You should absolutely frame it...and if you don't, then you should send it to me so that I can! :o)