Sunday, 20 March 2016

All About The Girls

Hi there everyone,

Another month and another challenge.... this month is All about the girls - well I am not a girly girl, never have been - much to my Mums despair!! I love looking at girly things - admire much of it, but am not one for bright and flouncy things - so when I thought about what I would make I steered away from anything really girly as its just not me!

Like most people I surf the net for inspiration and discovering new techniques .... well new to me.

Recently when sharing a crafty session with friends I was introduced to the wonderful world of masterboards and have since spent many hours watching YouTube clips to get the ideas and the process - so I decided this was my starting point.

I took a plain piece of card and a small perspex block which I wrapped some thick twine around, took  a Meadow Adirondack ink pad and started stamping an alternate criss cross design across the card base - it was subtle - but I liked it.

Next I brayered in a mix of Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade Distress ink pads to build up the colour, then - using the small leafy swirl stamp - I stamped second generation Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I then took the large and small Gerbera Stamp - and using Black Onyx Versafine - stamped part of the card.

I then stamped my sentiment - January NDC 2016 - Life is Just Not Long Enough - so very true for us crafters!!!

I then used my distress ink marker pens to colour in the flowers and highlighted them with a wink of stella pen - just to add a bit of glimmer (sadly the photo does not really show this).

I then chomped my corners and mounted this on to black card and decided to go for a Kraft Card Base - but it looked in need of something - after much back and forth with various embellishments I settle on some burlap.

Hope you like it!

Much Love

Kimmy xx


  1. Love this beautiful colours background so nice good luck in the clarity challenge xx

  2. Such depth to this, really lovely. So glad you joined in this month's Challenge. Good luck.

  3. I love this Kim; the background is fabulous. Thanks for entering the Clarity challenge, and good luck. Xxx

  4. Great card Kim. I'm not one for frills and bows either. Good luck in the challenge x

  5. This is great Kim - a card doesn't have to be girlie to be feminine :-)

    Love your design & wish you luck in this month's Challenge xxx

  6. What a great way to make a background Kim, it looks great, and the use of the burlap as the layer is clever and effective too. Thanks for joining the Clarity challenge this month. Good luck! x

  7. I love this Kim. Burlap is great and colours are so clear and bright. Good luck xx