Monday, 22 September 2014

Special Pink card for a Special Pink Lady...

Hello there!

I am hoping to creep back into the Playground without drawing attention to myself.  Do you think I will be noticed?  I have been missing in action due to generally being busy and life does get in the way doesn't it?

I thought I would share the card I made for someone who is known to the Snippets Playground for liking pink.  This looks more lilac on the photos but IRL it is more pinky.  

I tried out a new (to me) technique and introduced myself to my brayer which I was given a little while ago by the recipient of this card.  So two NBUS things for me.  The video is HERE if you want a go.  It involves glossy card stock (I used good ole Tim Holtz stuff), brayer, distress inks and cling film.  Once the background was made I then stamped on it using my Lavinia Stamps and TH Archival inks..

Here is a close up of the ribbon with a bell and angel wings.  These bells are so cute and I could not resist buying them.  First time out of the packet for these little ones.

I am joining in with the Snippets Playground (black thread...neeed more!), my Mate Darnell's NBUS challenge as well as the Lavinia Stamps blog which is asking you to use some ribbon!  Yeay!

Thanks for calling by.



Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, someone who might or might not be a headmistress will defo love this pink and ethereal fairy wonderland of a card, Sam!! That ribbon treatment with the bell and wings tied up in the cool black cord is perfect for your scene!

And well done you for mixing it up with your brayer. I haven't spoken to mine in years ever since that episode with the ... sorry, I still can't talk about it without getting emotional. You do give me hope, however, that one day there might be forgiveness and I can be one with the brayer. That just sounded wrong. I'm going to stop now.

Except, of course, I want to thank you for playing again in my NBUS Challenge!! Mwah, Darnell

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Hettie, your background looks lovely. I'm sure the recipient will LOVE it, Cathy x

scrappymo! said...

This is gorgeous! What a beautiful card that will be so loved by the recipient!!!

Love your ribbonwith the bell and wings. So suits this card.

scrappymo! said...

Managed to hit enter to soon...sorry!

I have never used a brayer and I am very impressed with your skill at creating with one. Great job there.

Totally understand about getting busy with life. In the same boat myself...

Crafty Hugs

Jenny L said...

Hi Sam,
what a really lovely card.
I bet the recipient was soooo! pleased with it.Wonderful work with your brayering.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

SARN said...

Cor - that's a cracker of a card Sam. I expect the recipient just LOVED it!

I'm with Darnell on the brayer front - my brayer and I are NOT friends.

No point faking a letter to explain your Playground absence . . . Miss just rips 'em up!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jean Straw said...

A lovely pretty card, and fabby brayered background.
Jean x

Sue said...

Corker of a card Sam and yes life does get in the way here too ..too often lol huggles Sue xxx

Debs Willis said...

Bee-oo-tiful card Sam! Im sure she'll love it :-)

My brayer hasn't made an appearance since I discovered Inkylicious duster brushes - much smoother results
debs xx

Carol L said...

What a wonderful card, complete with fairies and their beautiful dust! Love the wings!

Irene said...

Hello Sam

A beautiful and stunning card, pink or blue it's fabulous. I love the magical feel to it and I'm sure the card was well received.


Kathleen said...

The background is stunning, love it and those flowers are my favorite type of stamp, wonderful card.
You be careful out there in the Playground tonight heard they are having a practice Bonfire Night run.

Kath x

Kathleen said...

This is what we do as Pixies
Helping other when in fixes.
Brownie days, I was a pixie. well it was better than when I was a girl Guide and I was a Blue Tit, gosh that was so embarasing on the day we had to wear out Guide clothes to school.
Go to the Sydney Butterfly zoo and you will never use a butterfly on your cards again, I do love real life butterflies, I have the Martha Stewart butterfly punch and if you can get a decent background paper then I really can tolerate this.

Keep up the fabulous work, one extreamly talented Lady,

Kath xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful design, this image and papers are just gorgeous as are the colours used.xxxThe Journey is the Start

Di said...

I absolutely ADORE this card Sam - it's still on display here :) Oh how I laughed at Sarn saying I rip rip up the excuse notes - how'd she guess that one then? And then Kath set me off about the unfortunate Girl Guide Patrol name - snort!

Did I say your card is even lovelier in real life?

Hugs, Di xx

Karen Petitt said...

I loves it! And I want it too! A fabulous idea of using the bell with the wings: I will probably pinch that but will try to remember so that I can credit you. Congrats on using your brayer too - that thing can be a mean beastie at times! It took me a long time to be able to use mine without lines and I actually prefer mat card as I found it more forgiving. I do also still love it more on mat card 'cos it creates much more gently blended colours.
I can see she loved it too which makes it perfect! Hope you get some time to play this weekend Karen xx

Elizabeth said...

Well, Sam, I don't know how you thought you might escape being noticed with a card as beautiful as this. Lovely brayer work and the colours are gorgeous ... and I do love the toadstools. Elizabeth xx

Wendy McCarthy said...

A pretty card with a fab background! Thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia Stamps, good luck! Wendy (DT) xx

Barbara said...

Very, very pretty....the colours, the design and the stamps you've chosen all compliment each other. Thanks for sharing with us at Lavinia Stamps.
Barbara xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! That background is fabulous! Love your little fairies and the addition of the little bell is genius!!!

Melissa Latchem said...

You got brayering sussed! lovely colours on the card and put together beautifully. Many thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)