Hello my crafting friends!!
I hope this post, right in the beginning of a fresh week, finds you all in good spirits! :)
I am here to share with you a card made during this weekend, which features a Hanglar stamped image, coloured with Distress inks.
Actually there are two Hanglar stamps here: the bench, and the girl sitting on top. The weather here in Malta is quite Spring-mode lately, and this fact inspired me to choose Spring as my theme and make use of the lovely Maja Designs scraps of paper which I had - even if I had some scraps left from this sheet, they are too precious not to use - I wish I remember who had sent me these papers some years ago... I really wish I could thank them again! They are soo beautiful.
Distress colours I used on this image:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hat and Top: Faded Jeans, Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Jacket and pants: Scattered Straw, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Black Soot
Shoes: Pumice Stone, Black Soot
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Bench: Black Soot, Vintage Photo, Old Paper, Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone
Grass and Flowers: Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, White Gel pen
On some of the corners I used a Stempelglede stamp, which I stamped using Weathered Wood DI, and on the bench one can also notice a wooden watering-can. I saw that it coordinates with the theme, therefore: why not? :)
I distress it a bit with Walnut Stain, to give it that "oldish" used look.
Last, but not least I added some flowers, a beautiful Emily Atherton Enchanting Blossom die cut, which I embellished with blue gems and some bling using Stardust Stickles.
This is the decorated inside of the card... simple but effective :) Obviously using the last tiny bits remaining of the beautiful DP (did I mention that I looove Maja papers? lol) I pray often that our local craft shops fall in love with such brands like Maja, Pion, Magnolia etc... we do not get them here, that's why I get to treasure them a lot :) Anyway the sentiment is from a wooden backed stamp I have (it's been a while so I don't remember the brand name). The note opens up so that one can write any sentiment he/she wants.
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead, my friends. I really love to hear from you - thanks for those who take the time to leave comments, either here or on my Fb page (Cards by Rosette).
Some challenges for this one here,,,
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia #143 - Anything Goes
Dies R Us #67 - Think Spring
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge #Fantastic Florals
Word Art Wednesday #270-2731 - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe #167 - No Red or Pink
Noor February Challenge - Have a Heart
Craft Heaven Shop #17 - Love is All Around
Big hugs from me, and when you are out enjoying nature, think of the Him who created everything OUT OF LOVE for you and me :) Smile! He does not bring you just one flower on Valentine's Day, but creates a multitude of flowers for you to enjoy all year round!