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Monday, 17 July 2017

CCM #193 Lots of Layers

Our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week is Lots of Layers. Please bob by the blog to check out the fabulous designs by the team.

#193 Lots of Layers 01

My card was made for my Niece who is currently in the middle of chemo for breast cancer. She had an enforced spell in hospital because of cellulitis and neutropeania brought on by the chemo. Before that she was very positive and I wanted to remind her of her positivity, and also to give her some lovely bright colours.

My layers are two different mats, one dark purple matt card and the other purple mirri, and of course the flowers which I layered over the ones I stamped flat on the background. The background was made with distress oxide inks. I discovered that if you put your inks on a craft mat and spritz them with water first and then pick them up onto your card and let it dry it is next to impossible to remove the colour later, which is possible if you apply the ink direct to your card/paper! The white spots are because I dripped water onto the background before it dried, but when I tried later to ‘bleach out’ the colour from the flowers so that I could colour them in it wouldn’t shift! I stamped them all again and watercoloured them in with Koh-i-Noor watercolours. The flowers and sentiments are from JOFY’s most recent design as are the birds, but from a much earlier set. The insects come from an impression obsession set with matching dies. I added some glitter highlights too.

#193 Lots of Layers 02

The sentiment was perfect for what I wanted the card to say.

I am entering this into:-

Alphabet Challenge - I for Insects
Artistic Inspirations - #183 Use Summer Colours
Cardz 4 Galz - #51 Butterflies
Craftaholics R Us - #27 Summer
Craftliners - #40 Many flowers
Crafty Friends Challenge - #62 Floral
Daisy Chain Challenges - #10 Floral
Dare 2B Artzy - July: Bright Colours
Eclectic Ellapu - July: Summer Colours
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Monday - #24 Anything Hand coloured
Sheep Ski Designs - #4 Square Cardz
Scrap & Craft Inspiration Challenge - #5 Summertime with Butterflies
Stamping Sensations - July: Anything With Flowers
Stempgarten - #63 Anything That Can Fly
Stinkin’ Inkers - summer Heat

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  1. So sorry to hear that your niece is going through such a difficult time at the moment and hoping she will make a speedy and complete recovery. Your card is gorgeous Lin! I love that stamp set and the gorgeous bright colours you've used. So much depth was added by lifting that top layer .. stunning!! I'm sure this would have boosted her spirits immensely!! Have a wonderful day!! x

  2. Great card. Love your design. Judy

  3. Beautyfull card,
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Craftliners.
    Hugs Aartje

  4. Hi, Erin! Love love LOVE your incredible card, with the prettiest images ever! Great dimension, and the colors, though soft, are dramatic in their texture and intensity! Beautifully done, and lots of happy sparkle, too! So glad I got to see your masterpiece showcased at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. Thanks for joining in with your lovely artwork. Hope to see more of your pretty creations in our future challenge themes! Please check back to see if you have won a badge. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  5. Hi Lin, so love these new stamps. Great layout. Have a lovely crafty week, Angela xXx

  6. A fabulous card, love your design and layering. Thank you for joining us over at Scrap & Craft Inspiration.. Good luck!
    Hugs Suzi x

  7. Such a beautiful use of these fab stamps - lovely collage! Hugs, Autumn

  8. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Craftaholics R Us.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  9. Hi Lin, what a great card with so much lovely work behind. All these fantastic details and decoration is so great and there are plenty wonderful things to discover.

    We are very happy that you take part at the Stempelgarten Challenge. To participate in the draw of the prize and the Top 3, you have to follow the challenge rules. Unfortunately, you have unfortunately joined more than 8 challentges and cannot take part in the draw this time. I am so sorry, it is such a pity. We would be delighted if you join in again next time :-)

    Hugs Claudia

  10. What a nice card, I really like the flowers and the little bumble bees. Thanks for joining us at Stempelgarten challenge. Please note that we usually only accept up to 8 combined challenges. You're great card will enter the drawing this month but please take care of the rules by entering one of our future challenges.

    :-D Alex H.

  11. What a gorgeous, colorful card! I love all of the different images and uplifting sentiment, you niece will cherish this for sure! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.
    Tammy x

  12. Such a very pretty floral feminine creation, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

    B x

  13. Oh wow so pretty, loving your colours and the sentiments. This will definitely make your Niece smile.
    Thanks for joining us over at Sheep Ski Designs.
    Jean xxx

  14. This card is so much fun! I could look at it for hours - so colorful, so many sweet images and shapes, and beautifully colored. It is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at Cardz 4 Galz! - Chris, DT

  15. Such a lovely positive feeling inducing card. Love the cheerful arrangement of flowers and insects.
    Thanks for sharing at the Alphabet Challenge blog. :)

  16. Beautiful card and background. Stamping flowers fits pretty well.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  17. Hello Lin... Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… your card is absolutely beautiful, I am sure your niece will love it... and it fits perfectly with our ‘Floral’ challenge theme… please join us next time and good luck in the draw.

    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  18. Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at Craftliners. Hope you join us again sometime.

  19. Hi Lin, hope your niece is doing OK, I wish her well in her battle with this cursed disease. I am sure she loved this wonderful card and it is very positive isn't it! Love the colours and your design.


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