Monday, 29 August 2011

A sunset ... with clouds .... distress crackle paint, copics and stamps ... what a mix!

Good afternoon ... I hope the day is treating you well.  I just hung all my washing out and then it started to rain ... typical!  Later on today I'm going to make a cauliflower and leek soup.  Not going to use a recipe just going to make it up as I go ..... sort of like my card making :)

I have coloured the gorgeous Miss Charlotte from Make It Crafty and painstakingly cut her out using scissors and a craft knife.  Why o why do I continue to do this?  It takes so long .......

I have coloured a sunset image ...... not bad .... not great ...... and boy did I used a lot of ink.  For the life of me I couldn't really remember what a sunset looked like (probably because at that time of the day I'm stuck inside cooking dinner, doing the dishes, or bathing my daughter) so it's just an interpretation.

The frame was just cut out of cardstock and then I used Ranger Distress Crackle Pain in Vintage Photo over the top.  The background card is a lovely 'oatmeal' coloured cardstock and I have stamped Lucy's 600LC Ships Wheel with ColourBox Fluid Chalk in Chestnut Roan.  I stamped a few times before re-inking the stamp so I got a kind of fade out look.

For the sunset I used the following copic markers:-
B000, YR02, R22, V12, C00 & BV23
I did have two attempts ... this is a picture of my first go .....

 I'm not very good with a craft knife so please excuse the white edges .....
 Oh she looks so relaxed ... as if she doesn't have a care in the world.
The whole card.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
Make It Colourful - #32 Sunsets With Clouds
My Sheri Crafts - #67 Vacation
Here Come The Boys - #9 - Brown & Oranges 
Make It Monday - #52 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by ..... oh perfect timing as I can hear a little someone calling out "Mummy .. up now ... morning"  She has just finished her nap.

Will be back tonight.


  1. nice card carly :) just a tip ive learnt along the way if u wanna hide ur white bits around the edges that uve cut, carefully get ur copic black fine liner and run it around the edges the ink will bleed a little and fill in ur white spaces but dont leave it sitting in the one spot too long as u will end up with a black spot on ur image :)

  2. Thanks Danie! Thats great advice .. I'll remember that for next time.

  3. so beautiful card….. love the combo and cute image
    i see it on Make it Monday….

  4. Your fussy-cutting may take time, but it does look absolutely wonderful! Usually I manage to snip off an arm or something :P This is gorgeous, I saw it over on Make It Monday and came to leave you some love :D

  5. Fab card - love those clouds
    Lisa x
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  6. Beautiful looking card! I love the backround and she looks great! Very nice coloring job! I saw you on Mim's. Mimi

  7. Absolutely stunning card, saw it on MIM, Gaynor :)

  8. She does look very relaxed, I think our sunset is fab, thanks for joining us at Here Come the Boys, Karen

  9. Fabulous job with the sunset Carly, love your design.
    Thanks for joining us at MiC

  10. Very cool background technique! Excellent coloring too! Thanks for joining us this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

  11. Hi.

    Great card. I love the colours and the colouring of the stamp! Amazing! Saw your card on the Make it Monday blog where I entered too!!

    Hugs, Hilde


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