Thursday, 13 February 2014

Big Purple Flower!

Here is another card that I really enjoyed making!  I am so into all of the painty/inky stuff!


The background is coloured with a layer of the amazing Distress Paints - Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar and Weathered Wood.  I put lines of them on my craft sheet, spritzed it with water.   Spritzed the card too then dragged it through the paint.  When partially dried, I sprayed with more water then dried completely.  I then used Crafters Workshop Template Mini Tile Texture and inked through with Iced Spruce Distress Ink.  The diamonds are randomly stamped with Picked Raspberry DI and are a clear Harlequin stamp by Tim Holtz.  The swirls and background flowers are also Tim Holtz stamps and are stamped in Archival Black. The sentiment is from Through The Rain by Sheena Douglass and the butterflies are IndigoBlu.  The large flower is made using Tattered Florals Die by Tim Holtz coloured with Dusty Concord DI and the same ink is edging the background too.  The leaves are a Spellbinders die inked with a green DI, I can't remember off hand which one, sorry!  The purple pearls are from my stash and the base card is also purple.  The centre of the flower is a metal button.  I picked a set up for a £1 from a vintage fair.  Bargain!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Artful Times - in the style of Tim Holtz
Sunday Stamper Week 294 - Shine on you Crazy Diamond

Please visit these blogs and have a look at the fab entries and DT samples.  There is such wonderful stuff to see!  Thank you so much for visiting, it always means so much and I really value your comments!  Take care. Christine xx

20 comments:

chrissies said...

A really beautiful card Christine with beautiful Tim elements and goodies on it.

Thank you for joining in at Artful Times

Love Chrissie x

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous card, love those colours together and the background is awesome, thanks for joinin in with the Sunday Stamper x

Sue said...

This is stunning Chris!! I love that Tim Holtz flower die and all the colours you have used totally love it! lots of huggles Sue xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Beautiful Chris, the background is stunning with those gorgeous colours. Wonderful sentiment. Susan xx

Redanne said...

At first I thought it was a canvas, it is certainly beautiful enough to be. Love the colour and those beautiful flourishes. A truly beautiful card. Anne xx

Jacqui Chimes said...

Great card

Von said...

Such a pretty card Chris and love your background :)
Von ♥

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Christine,

What a beautiful card! I'm going to have to look at my supplies to see if I have the Distress Paints or Distress Inks...... I found some on sale so I grabbed them up!

Sometimes we are going down the right road and don't realize it until we come upon something unexpected and makes us smile! Yep, I was lucky that day!

Thank you for visiting.
Hugs,
Kay

Anita in France said...

Wow, Chris ... you've such skill at putting together inks, textures, layers and colours ... this is amazing! And what a great sentiment! Anita :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! fabulous card! It sounds like you had a messy fun time making this pleasantly purple card!

Sandee Setliff said...

I just love that color combination the pink and lavender with black is so rich looking, love your card! waving hi from the snowy hills of North Carolina ♥

May said...

Gorgeous card Chris, the blending of colours is amazing...Love all the wonderful detail...Hugs May x x x

Jackie said...

I just love the detail on your cards, Chris.Great stamping too. It is stunning.
Thanks for all your visits. Jx

Sandra's Spot said...

Hi Chris I so love your card those gorgeous colours and details. It shows your loved making it. Thank you for your visits. Hugs Sandra X

♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow wow wow!! This is truly beautiful and gorgeous colours too!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow, Chris, this is dazzling!! Sounds like you had a ton of fun making this amazing card!! Hugs, Darnell

alexandra s.m. said...

It's a gorgeous card Chris!
Thank You for sharing!

Craftyfield said...

Lovely background and great composition for this card. If Tim was a girl he'd choose those colours too!

Elise said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the colors and how you've done your background!!!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Jude said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love all the detail.
Hugs Jude x