Thursday 28 September 2017

Coloured on Kraft | ft. Clearly Besotted "Forever Friends" Gladiolas

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

With all the Halloween and Christmas stuff being posted, I think I'm still longing for the lazy days of summer. The temperature here is still quite warm - which makes me completely not ready to post my winter stuff, and I need to spread out my Halloween posts so that we actually make it to Halloween. LOL.

But it is getting crisp, especially at night and most noticeably in the mornings as we are getting ready for school. Today I want to share the next in my Coloured on Kraft mini series - which to be honest is really turning into a "not-so-mini" series.

Working with Kraft, for me, is all about the warm feelings. There is such a difference between the stark white of my regular cards and the coziness of a Kraft card. This just feels rustic, which reminds me cozy days by the fireplace when it starts to get nippy outside.

To begin, I stamped the Gladiola (I think) from Clearly Besotted's "Forever Friends" using VersaMark ink on 65lb Kraft cardstock. I opted to not use the standard black ink as I find it takes away from the warm florals when working on Kraft.

I then coloured the image in with Prismacolor Premier pencils (review coming, I promise) in shades of yellow. It wasn't until I Googled the actual flower that I discovered that this can be how they really look. I just liked the combination. And really, that's what the art is all about. Do what makes you happy. If you start worrying about what everyone else wants, you'll lose the reason you started in the first place. Stay true to you.

I then stamped the greeting from CTMH's "Sending Smiles" set using Memento Tuxedo Black. I wanted a high contrast between the image and the greeting.

Next I used some orange twine to create a bow, then mounted my Kraft panel to a piece of coordinating yellow cardstock. Then I adhered the whole piece to a standard A2 sized card base.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Toss me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

This card is for:
Crafting from the Heart

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