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Friday, 29 July 2016

Blossoms and Book Pages at Creative Carte Blanche

I started following the Creative Carte Blanche challenge blog when it launched, with the intention of trying something for their challenges each month. I have to admit that this is the first time I've managed to make something to enter and I've made it just in time too. This was my inspiration for the cardboard canvas that I have made below, the gorgeous Canvas that Rachel of Fisher's Cards and Crafts made the other day. I've had the piece of cardboard floating around my craftroom for some time now and I knew that I had some gorgeous pictures I had found on the Internet, of children dressed in vintage clothing and imitating adults.  I found the perfect one for my project and printed it on to some matt canvas photo paper. I painted my cardboard with white gesso and stuck the photo onto it once it was dry. Next I made the flowers, I cut these using a Crealies die and pages from an old book, then sprayed my glass mat with Carved Pumpkin and Fossilised Amber Distress inks. I diluted with water and placed the flowers into the inks. After drying I put 5 layers of each size together and put a brad though the middle scrunching them up as I went. After sticking the flowers to the board I sprayed some of the same colour Distress Sprays randomly. I finished it all off by adding a ribbon in a matching colour through the top.



 Below a close up of the flowers made with the book pages.


Thank you for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

14 comments:

  1. A fabulous card Sue, such a brilliant design - your flowers are gorgeous.
    Pauline
    x

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  2. fabulous make sue - love the colours and so glad to have inspired you - very happy!!! Hugs rachel x

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  3. Gorgeous, love the image and those lovely flowers

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  4. Gorgeous, love the image and those lovely flowers

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  5. This is brilliant, book pages are super for making 3d flowers aren't they!! Clever use of a piece of cardboard, better than putting it out for recycling.

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  6. Gorgeous Sue, I love the texture, the blotches of colour and the fabulous flowers. I hope you are doing well xxx

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  7. Such a gorgeously created card, love the fab texture and colours used...the papers look lovely ..xx

     {aNNie}

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  8. Hi Sue, sorry I've not stopped by in ages but have been a tad busy supporting my lovely Daughter with her accident prone/very poorly (as in literally at death's door) Hubby followed by the birth of their gorgeous new baby.

    What a lovely project I've had time to visit though! This is beautiful and I would never have thought to use those colours but it looks fab. Good luck with the challenge.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  9. Wonderful! This is right up my street. What a gorgeous creation.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  10. Sue, I'm so happy you've been able to join in! Time to create can be hard to come by sometimes and I'm glad you did. Love this piece and your use of white space. I so admire that look! Your flowers look delicate and real. Just lovely!

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  11. Very lovely indeed. I have always wanted to try a canvas or a wall hanging...after seeing yours, I am inspired to try!

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  12. Very lovely indeed. I have always wanted to try a canvas or a wall hanging...after seeing yours, I am inspired to try!

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  13. This is absolutely stunning Sue. I love the colours and enjoyed reading how you made it. Barbxx

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Thank you for taking the time to look, and your kind comments which are always appreciated.