Thursday, 14 February 2013

Willow Holding Baby Card

I was given a paper stack for christmas with quite a few papers I am going to find challenging to use. Some are quite bright lol.  It's by Kaisercraft and is called Antique Rose. I had taken a particularly bright orange piece and attacked it with some Picket Fence Distress Stain and quite liked the results so decided to use it to make a card.

I was looking around for some ideas and  my eyes set upon a stamp I got when I was at a craft show in 2012. The stamp is from Whiff of Joy called Willow Holding Baby. I had never heard of the stamp company before but I fell in love with the stamp :). Good thing it was 50% off haha.

I stamped her onto watercolour paper and outlined her with distress markers, main colours used are Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade for her dress, Broken China for the baby blanket and a mix of Frayed Burlap and Tattered Rose for the skin with a hint of watered down Barn Door for the cheeks.  Using my Tim Holtz waterbrush I wet the outlines and moved the colours about. I dried the image and reapplied colours as needed. I scribbled a random mix of greens around her feet and mixed them with the waterbrush for grass. I then outlined around the rest of the image with tumbled glass and pulled the colour outwards. I cut the image with a Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Oval and then used my ink blending tool with Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass around the edges.

To mount this on I cut the largest Nesting Oval Doily from Lifestyle Crafts out of the paper I had previously used Picket Fence Distress Stain on. I then used a Franchville Glue Pen around the holes of the oval doily and sprinkled Rock Candy Distress Stickles Dry Glitter over this.

I adhered the coloured image to this and then selected another sheet of paper from the Antique Rose stack to mount this on. I cut the sheet the same side as my card and then used the Tonic edge distresser to distress the edges. I found some matching ribbon for one side of the card and used double sided tape to adhere it. Then the fun began haha.

I got a bunch of I am Roses from my stash and coloured them with some home made glimmer glaze (recipe for this one was Reeves Iridescent Medium, Multi Medium Glossy, a spritz of water and Dried Marigold Reinker til desired colour is reached). I had fun working out how to do this cluster as I haven't had much practice so whenever I try it it takes me hours or in this case days lol. I coloured some pearl spray with an equal mix of Salmon and Peach Bellini in a snap lock bag and made some twizzles with the stems of the flowers. I glued them all on with Glossy Accents.

And there you have it. I had most of it done quick and easy. It was just the flowers that almost beat me but I won in the end lol. One thing I did learn was to colour a small section at a time to add water too as it's harder to blend once it dries. So in love with this stamp. I could colour her over and over! lol

Happy Scrappin'
Moving Along With The Times - Only Girls Aloud
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
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The Joyful Stamper - Inspire Me Fridays


  1. wow what a beautiful card ,love the frame you created and those flowers are stunning
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

  2. What a beautiful card. Love the colors. Saw you on MIM.

    PS-I have blog candy.

  3. lovely card Purple, love the soft peachy colours. Thanks for joining us this week @ MAWTT
    Carole xXx

  4. Beautiful card, I like the lovely Willow image the flowers and the colours.
    Kevin xx

  5. So pretty and such lovely soft colours - thanks for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu :)