Friday, 1 September 2017

House of Cards September ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week was a good one and you have lovely plans for the weekend. I’m back with my House Of Cards post today and as per usual we have a choice for you. You can use the colour palette or be inspired by the photograph or you can, like me, use both. There are lots of options for you. Here is the September theme …..

As is my normal I was inspired by both and here is my card …

An A5 rich shades of orange, red and browns
Lots of lovely details
All the yummy details
I love working with pinks and reds
I love how the green cuts across the panel
A final look

I am on snippet busting and distressing pilgrimages right now. I cut 20cm square patterned paper to fit the base. It has the alphabet printed multiple times on it. Everything else that I used were created with multiple different type of snippets from three of my four bags of snippets and they are now an awful lot lighter! I used Spectrum Noir AquaTints and it came out a bit more red/pink in colour than I planned but I love the rich colours.

As for the distressing I think I’m going through one of my phases again, pushing myself to see how far I will go whilst still loving the end result. It’s a lot of fun lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

WPlus 9 Flora & Fauna 2 stamp set
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Die’sire Classiques Ivy die
Winnie & Walter happy die
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card Paper:
300 gsm card
Craftwork Cards patterned paper
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card; patterned paper; Kraft corrugated card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Beautifully Grunge; Perfectly Primary
Gold embossing powder
DecoArt green & pink acrylic paints
Wild Orchid Crafts roses
Versamark IP
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape


Barb said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Karen! Barbxx

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love these terrific deep autumn colors! The butterflies are so colorful and unique too!
Take Care!
Michele, HOC teamie

Cara said...

Very pretty, love the sentiment x

Donna said...

What a gorgeous card, great design and nice deep colors! Donna HOC teamie

Susan Renshaw said...

Oh...this is gorgeous!
Fabulous make for the House of Cards!
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