TGIF Challenge #124 & The Card Concept #77

Hey Everyone

Look at me! Posting twice in two days – I’m totally on a roll!

The card I made this afternoon is for two challenges – the sketch challenge at TGIF Challenges and the inspiration picture challenge at The Card Concept.

Here are the pics for their challenges:

My style of cardmaking changes all the time but I think this card might fall into the Classy and Elegant style.  This card took me a couple of hours to make…..lucky I had that much time today to get it just right.  The reason for my getting it just right is that I have a special someone in mind for this card and I always take extra time layering, colouring and messing around with placement when I’m putting together a card for someone who I know will cherish it.

I am in love with these roses from Graceful Garden and have watercoloured them and then used my markers to add definition to the deepest part of the petals.  The colours I’ve used are Berry Burst and Powder Pink.  The leaves are coloured with Old Olive and Always Artichoke.

I smooshed the background with Powder Pink and Crumb Cake Ink.  After drying it off with my heat tool,  I then stamped the ink splatters from Swirly Bird in Basic Black Ink.  The pretty DSP I’ve used in the background is from Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and my heat embossed sentiment is from Better Together.  There is a lot of woodgrain in the inspiration pic but I have only used a strip of it under my sentiment.  I’ve stamped Hardwood in Tip Top Taupe onto Crumb Cake Cardstock.

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.



7 thoughts on “TGIF Challenge #124 & The Card Concept #77

  1. Oh WOWZA! This card is a super star sensational work of heart. I am blown away by how you have used the sketch. Thanks for linking up with our TGIF challenge this week. Smiles, Elizabeth

  2. Getting your card mde just right sometimes takes a lot of time, The special some one will love this card! It always feels good to make a card with some one special in mind, I really love your tones and values on the flowers! Awesome job!

  3. Narelle, this card is gorgeous and I am sure the recipient will be thrilled! Thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept- hugs and we hope to see your artwork in our gallery again soon!

  4. back again…thanked you for playing on the wrong challenge. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Card Concept!

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