Sunday, 7 May 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop | Special Guest Lea Denton

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Lea Denton from the United Kingdom, you may also know her as The Crafty Spark. Part of what I love about our blog hops is choosing a project to CASE - Copy and Selectively Edit, today I decided the below card by Lea:

I love the layout of Lea's card, the flower popping out around the sentiment, and the layers (I just love layers) and that cute bow! Here's my take on Lea's project:

I've used the Cottage Greetings set to create my card, I'm sad to see it is retiring, the flowers are so cute, and I adore the the font of the sentiments too. I've used watercolour pencils with a blender pen to colour the flowers - it was very relaxing. 

The stamping did take some time, but that is the control freak in me.... I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the flowers, well worth the effort I think. I cut an oval and masked the centre of my card, then lightly pencilled lines from corner to corner and vertical and horizontal as a guide for spacing the flowers to begin with. I started with the largest flower, then the single stem flower, next I added extra leaves, then the flower with the leaves around the edge of the oval, finally I filled in the gaps with the little double flowers. Once I was sure the ink had dried I carefully erased my pencil lines.

I'm falling more in love with the watercolour pencils the more I use them, it is like the blender pen just melts the colour and blends seamlessly. The stitched shapes framelits add a lovely layer of detail to the sentiment, and I finished it of with a bakers twine bow, here is a closer view:

Why not take the time to hop all the way around our Crazy Crafters hop and see all the incredible creations, and if you have a chance please leave a comment, we love receiving comments! You are currently on my blog, Sue Vine - Miss Pinks Craft Spot , check who is below me and that is where to head to next! Thanks for hopping with us today

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Want to make this project? Here are the supplies used:  

Stamp set/Thinlets: Cottage Greetings Stamp set, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits
Inks & Colour: Memento Black, Watercolour Pencils, Blender Pen

Cardstock: Whisper White & Old Olive
Adhesives, Embellishments etc: Tombo multipurpose glue, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Big Shot, Crushed Curry Bakers Twine

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  1. Great card loving the little pops of colour from those flowers

  2. Wow so much work and such a stunning card! So excited to be hopping with the Crazy Crafters Team :D

  3. This is so very pretty Sue and yes the use of the Stamp-a-ma-jig was so worth the effort xx

  4. A lovely pretty card Sue...

  5. Oh so pretty, Sue! I'm so glad I'm not the only control freak in the group!

  6. Such a lovely card Sue. Angexx

  7. This was one of the cards I had saved as my inspiration!! I love what you have done with it. You are one patient woman using the Stamp-a-majig. WOW.

  8. Beautiful card, well worth the patience!

  9. This card is simply stunning !!! I love your take on the original card. I did think about doing this one, I am so glad I didn't because I could not of don't it the justice you have

  10. So pretty & perfectly laid out! xx

  11. An adorable card, I love it.


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