Saturday, June 25, 2011

Fanatical about....


Today on 365 cards (where there is a new challenge every day), the theme is 'So 'Fan'-tastic.
This is what the girls over on 365 say....

You know how you have your favorite tools, techniques, and embellies? Well for this challenge you get to use them all on one card and show off those things you are fanatical about!

Here are the specifics:

Use one technique, one tool, and one embellishment that you are just crazy about on your card.

Of course you can use more than one of these things, but you must use at least one of each to count.


So I thought I would show a card I made for my Aunt whose birthday it is this weekend.

What do I always reach for when making a card?...

For those who know my 'style' I've used the same idea that I highlighted in Craft Stamper this month, one I've always enjoyed as its as much of a suprise to me as anyone else as to what the result is lol, which is using up the scrap protective sheet of paper that I had been resting on for the past few days and make a background base from it. I first spotted the beautiful sleeping pixie stamp over on Rica's blog a few weeks ago and was perfect for my Aunt's card.




My FAN-atical things here would be....

Creating my own background by blending inks
a stencil/mask and sequin waste
Copics for colouring skin tones
My Daisy Daisy stamp from Stampotique which I love to use upside down
and a final finishing extra touch...in this case its fine glitter.

Cuter than my average card as it was for a special family member's birthday (she really wouldn't have appreciated a card that is perhaps a little more 'experimental' I'm sure), I really enjoyed making it, especially when I realised the pixie would sit so well amongst the throwaway masked area as though it was a stenciled pillow. All I had to do was use a fine pen line to emphasise it. (another of my favourite crafty items, fine black pen).

Normal service will be resumed asap... I'm working like mad on my usual messy stuff I promise, but am not allowed to reveal yet. :0)

33 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

What a beautiful card Jo! I love evrything about it, Jo x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Jo, Don't we all love cute? Great to use all the inky papers and it's a brilliant pillow. I'm sure your Aunt will treasure your card. I love your flowers hanging down, Gay xxx

Happy Days said...

Love it! Really pretty and delicate. The hanging flowers are a great touch too. Now regreting not bringing my inky scraps home with me the other day!

Have a fab weekend.

Claire xxx

Willy said...

What a cute and marvellous card, Jo! Great what you did with that pen.

craftimamma said...

Dotty Jo typed the words that came into my head as soon as I saw this gorgeous card. I love the delicate colours and that stencil masked scrap looks so pretty.

My CS just arrived so off to make a cuppa now and look at your article properly.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Jayne C said...

It's a lovely card....and I LOVE Daisy Daisy upside down, FAB idea!! Have to say, I love it the right way up too...LOL!!! xx

Gez said...

Beautiful Jo. I keep meaning to get this pixie, isn't she great! Love your card so much ♥

hazel said...

A beautiful card, I love everything about it.
xxx Hazel.

Sid said...

Fab card Jo !!

Carol Q said...

beautiful Jo. could make me like cute.

Karen said...

Gorgeous! I love it. What a wonderful way to use "scraps", though that seems to belittle their wonderful role here. Cuter than average, yes, but still carries your signature style, and is really wonderful.

Siobhan Brignull said...

that is super cute Jo and so clever, why I would expect any less from you, I dont know... :)

Amy said...

This is really beautiful! I love the way you made your own background.... Thanks for visiting my blog, I am now following yours... :)
Amy

redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

dutchstamptramp said...

What a absolutely stunning card Jo! And what a great job you did on colouring the girl

flutterbycrafter said...

Such a beautiful card Jo, love it.

Lynn Stevens said...

Darling as erer.
Well Jo you don't have to look for the new publication your in there as well! A huge Congrats!!! You should be receiveing your magazine soon.
hugs Lynn

Lottie said...

Fan blooming tastic

You are too clever for your own good young lady

Just loving this soft style and adore your Craft stamper work this month
xx

joanne wardle said...

you might think this isn't your style but I'd recognise it as Jo C-S card anywhere! love it

Leslie said...

Awesome card, Jo!

Odetta said...

This card looks like a fairy tale to me! I love the dreamy colors!

Godelieve said...

How gorgeous!! Fantastic coloring! Love the dreamy look!

Marilyn Rock said...

A very special card, indeed, for your Aunt! Love it! You're amazing but I knew that :) xxoo

Karin said...

This is beautiful Jo, a very special card.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Leave it up to you to get me to like fairies...who dah thunk it!!! But I do....this is genius with the "pillow" and very cute without being sickening cute...if that makes any sense at all:) in other words ,,,it is the cutest darn fairy I ever saw!!!

Moira said...

Sooo pretty

Chrissy said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Chrissy. xxx

Vickie said...

Very sweet!

Carrie said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments Jo - also wish you lived closer :-)

Cath Wilson said...

Stunning! Beautifully coloured and containing all the elements I love myself, so how can I not like it, lol? Love the image, too - nothing wrong with the odd cute image when it's used appropriately and well and this certainly is. Gorgeous, Jo. Love her, too! x

Cath Wilson said...

Stunning! Beautifully coloured and containing all the elements I love myself, so how can I not like it, lol? Love the image, too - nothing wrong with the odd cute image when it's used appropriately and well and this certainly is. Gorgeous, Jo. Love her, too! x

Shar said...

Awwww!

She said...

Gorgeous card Jo...I have this stamp and love what you have done with her. Great idea using the mask as a pillow...oh I love it :-) S xx

Carol said...

Jo, this card is so lovely; unearthly...soft and dreamy........love it.