Monday, 10 April 2017

Crafty Carmakers 186 # Things with Wings

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Hi! back again to tell you that it's time for another challenge over
at Crafty Cardmakers.
Mary is hosting today and our challenge is 'Things with Wings'.

As usual you can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule! 

Hope you will join in.
And here is my project for the challenge:

I couldn't resist playing with the Tim Holtz Oxide Inks again and I've made today's Masterboard using them.

I started here by applying the ink to my craft mat, spritzing it with water and pulling the card through it. Dry with your heat gun and repeat until happy with the coverage.

I then used Prima Finnabair stamp sets and added detail to the Masterboard.
Next I stamped the main image onto a section cut from the Masterboard and heat embossed it.

Then stamped and heat embossed the images on an old book page. Coloured these by using the inks with some water and a paint brush

and cut these out ready to apply later.

Depending on how I intend constructing a card one of the ways I like to embellish is by using the stamps on the card blank itself.
This has the effect of giving continuity to the design and added interest to the finished card.
Oxides stamp so well on black card so they show up really nicely.

I decided to add the same butterflies to the inside of the card too.
At this stage it's time to complete the main section by attaching all the features and adding suitable embellishments.
I did this by attaching some Dew Drop gems (nice bit of bling!), Tim Holtz tapes and die, stitched stamps to border the design and completed it with Pebeo Artist marker, splattering it over the design.

I try whenever possible to use odd numbers when arranging the detail as it makes the design more interesting and helps to move the eye around the composition.
This theory is known as the 'Rule of Odds' which produces dynamics in a design.
You can see this in my use of the three butterflies and the three circles popping out from under the main section though of course odds aren't the only part of a design that makes it interesting. 'The Rule of thirds' which effects the layout, the colours and of course the focal image used all adds to making the design more pleasing to the eye.
Sorry there I go again boring you with teacher speak!

I hope you will pop over to see what the rest of the DT have been up to and maybe join in the challenge.
I look forward to seeing what you come up with too.
 Happy crafty card making.
Angela x 

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge: April - Anything Goes.
A Vintage Journey: The Magic of Three.
Stamping Sensations: April - Anything Goes.
Love to Create Challenge-7 Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes.
Allsorts Challenge blog: Week410 - Bring on the Bling.


  1. A gorgeous card Angela, love the softness of the oxides mix and the fabulous elements you created your design with. Have a great week xxx

  2. A beautiful card and the DO work brilliantly to give that soft effect. xx

  3. Angela, this card is just beautiful! I love the Oxide palette you chose with those stamps-perfect marriage! and the black background- well...WOW! Gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful week my friend xx

  4. Wow Angela this is fabulous, love those butterflies and your use of the odd number rule. Have a great week!

  5. Just stunning, love the background. I need to get some oxide inks, hmmm my appointment on Thursday is 5 minutes away from the craft shop....... Still loving your masterboards btw. Cara x

  6. Beautiful card Angela, love the delicate background, wonderful colors.
    Fabulous stamping.
    Hugs Pam x

  7. I love this Angela, what a great choice of stamps xx

  8. Gorgeous Oxide background Angela, I love the mix of colours you used and your stamping looks beautiful - I love that set, you have inspired me to get it out and use it again! Anne xx

  9. A really gorgeous creation starting from the lovely inky background through to the focal stamping - and yes The Rule of Odds is essential in my book as well.

    Many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts and Stamping Sensations challenges.

    B x

  10. Hi Angela. What a gorgeous card. I love the background you created .. so soft and pretty. The stamps done on book paper look wonderful and I really love the colour mix. xx Marg

  11. What a fabulous card, Angela - I love the layer upon layer in your process. It's a stunning piece!

  12. Happy Easter Angela, what a wonderful card you are so creative, love the elements stamped on book paper, have a great week xx

  13. A very striking design, Angela, love that oxide background and your wonderful stamping. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  14. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  15. Beautiful card! Thanks for submitting at the Craft Stamper Challenge Blog!

    Majo - DT ♥

  16. Love this .... the colours looks so delicate and I like how you've used the book pages. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

  17. Wonderful colors on this - love the stamps you used and all of the 3's! thanks for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Challenge! Julia xx


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