Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Guest Designer for City Crafter!

Hi! I am very honoured to have been invited as Guest Designed for the City Crafter challenge "Old Stuff, New Look!" :)

This challenge is to take an old project and give it a new look, either by working on an old project you weren't happy about, or duplicating an old project but with a new look. I've gone for the second option, and decided to remake a more colourful version of an old card.

Here's my original card:

I like the richness of the colours against the gold embossing, but this was one of my first attempts with Brushos, and I wanted to try with a bit less paint (I find it's really easy to over do it with Brushos!) more colours, and to try to worry less about where the colours went.

I used a white embossing powder, and then red, blue and green brushos, letting them merge and run a bit. When dry, I cut it out against the border, which meant a bit of fussy cutting (which I really struggle with!), but I think it gives it a cleaner look, especially against the white cardstock underneath. I added a few gems to make it shine, and added a few extra details to the flowers with a white gel pen. I left it without a sentiment, so it could be used for various occasions.

Woodware stamp: 'Love Tulips'
Brushos: Rose Red, Emerald Green, Cobalt Blue
White gel pen
Crystal Parade gems: Clear


Marina said...

What a beautiful card - the colours are so vibrant and the effect is quite like batik. The original card was also great, with a totally different look. Thanks for being our wonderful Guest Designer at City Crafter.

Ros Crawford said...

Holy Moly this is stunning!! I've always been a fan of your work ad I'm so glad that you are Guesting with us... Love this card!

Mac Mable said...

Brusho's aren't easy to control but you've made a fabulous job. Stunning and eye catching card x Love the layout with all the fabulous colour in the centre/middle with the white surround x

Stella said...

I am with Ros; your card is stunning. It took my breath away. You did a terrific job with Brusho's; love it! It's fab to have you with us as our Guest Designer at CCCB this week!

Deborah Frings said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning. I love the image and I think the soft colours work perfectly. Mind, I think the original was fab too! xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

They both are beautiful, and have its own unique look, thanks for being our guest this week at CCCB, truly a pleasure to have you with us!

Debbie L said...

lovely old and new

Heather said...

Both cards are lovely but the beautiful contrasting white and colour is my favourite.
Heather T