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Friday, 18 September 2015

Magical ....

Hello again. And here is the promised kraft card. I can confirm it is an obsession now and it has taken over. I just keep reaching out for it. I must admit that I love the way it changes the look of everything you put on it including inks.

Anyway enough of my waffling. It is time for another Fussy and Fancy challenge and it is my team's turn to offer inspiration this week.
This week the theme is Fantasy and it is being hosted by Pat K. The sponsors are Live and Love Crafts.


Those who know me would know I struggle with anything along this theme as it really takes me out of my comfort zone. So I had a rummage through my hundreds of stamps and then remembered this set from Claritystamp. I hear you ask "why did you buy it when it's not your thing?" Actually I loved the mushroom with the snail and he came with it. I also talked myself into cutting his wings off if I really couldn't.
I guess I'd better get onto the card....


I stamped the mushroom in black archival ink on kraft card and clear embossed it. I masked it and added a moon and then inked the background with the Clarity brushes and distress inks. I used tumbled glass, mermaid lagoon and blue print sketch. I also added some abandoned coral in sky. For the hilly background I used twisted citron and cracked pistachio.
I lifted masks off and added a bit of hickory smoke to moon and wispy clouds.


I then coloured in the mushroom and snail with spectrum noir pencils using several shades of a colour to build dimension. I added some shading on outside with greys -only 3 shades though!- as this also increases depth.
Then I stamped Puk on a small piece of kraft card and clear embossed him. Then I also coloured him in with promarkers. I fussy cut him and yes chopped his wings off as I had other plans for him.
I then got some angelina film and fibre and stamped him on it using a hot iron and black archival ink. The same I did for the snail's shell.
I then attached the fibre wings to his back and the shell onto  the snail. I sat Puk on the mushroom and stck him down with glue gel.


I then thought I could combine it with the Claritystamp challenge so I needed to create some kind of stepper card. I then embossed some more kraft card with a leaf folder which I thought really goes. I inked it with mustard seed, tea dye, rusty hinge, twisted citron, cracked pistachio an gathered twigs and chopped it to fit the sides. 
For the front I stamped The word magical and clear embossed it and then dry embossed the card on either side it. I inked it in the same way.
I then die cut some flourishes and some foliage from the Tim Holtz dies. The leaves are from Sweet lilac flowers. The flowers come from a necklace I bought from Asda which I dismantled.
I also added some pearls for good measure.

So this card involves some of my favourite techniques, masking, inking backgrounds, embossing...... and I do hope you like it, Theresa xx.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Simon says stamp Monday challenge - love this technique 
Word art Wednesday - anything goes


48 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful magical card Theresa and love the way it looks on the kraft card and the extra flowers and foliage die cut and added to the side is so pretty as is the extra dry embossing and the fibres for the wings and snail shell. Lots of interesting touches and what great idea to use bits from an old necklace. x

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    1. thank you Pat. the necklace was a new one actually that i bought specifically to use in craft projects. hugs xx

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  2. Wonderful card, Theresa and it really does fit the bill for this challenge. I understand exactly what you mean when you say it is hard to produce a card which is outside your comfort zone .... Fantasy would be hard for me too ... however I also have these stamps because they would work in other genre too. Have a lovely weekend hugs Annie xx

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  3. A stunning magical feel about this card I love how you have used the Kraft card. Thank you for entering the challenge and the best of luck. Xx

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  4. Beautiful die cut with the fold and image making a really striking card. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 201st AG challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

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  5. Truly 'magical,' Theresa and such an appropriate word choice! The extra little details incorporated all add to the atmosphere you have created in your card. Best wishes in this month's Clarity Challenge. I'm off to have a play with Kraft card! ;~}

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  6. Lovely Theresa - the little whispy die cuts really add something special too! Susan x

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  7. What a nice card some lovely work on it colours are great good luck in the clarity challenge xx

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    1. thank you crafty. would have been nice to know who you were xx

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  8. Theresa your post title says it all...this is simply magical!! Beautifully done!! Have a great weekend Theresa!
    Take care,
    Beth

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    1. thank you Beth. hope your weekend is fab too xx

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  9. Really gorgeous card Theresa 😊 Hugs xxx

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  10. Fabulous card Theresa very magical . Great design and shape love the twiddle bits too . Good luck and thanks for entering the claritystamp challenge xx

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  11. Such a beautiful card. The fairy is so cute. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  12. What a beautifully inked background, love the way the colors come out on kraft. Well done!

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  13. A great card Theresa - lots of interest with all the elements you've used, and beautifully combined! Thank you for entering your card into the Clarity Challenge, and good luck x

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  14. A great stepper card design. Love all the different techniques you have combined. Good luck in the Claritystamp challenge x

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  15. Gorgeous Theresa, I think you have the right sentiment on the front of your card because that is what your card is. Wonderful dies in the front you have arrange them wonderful, love the step card, the colors and your image. Thanks so much for joining us at Twisted Thursday.
    Hugs, Pat♥

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  16. This is indeed magical! Great design & fantastic colours!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  17. Beautif Theresa. Love it. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck.

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  18. Gorgeous card Theresa! The image is adorable and love the pretty die cut flourishes.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  19. Very pretty card! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday
    http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
    http://collectivecreativity.blogspot.com (my personal blog)

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  20. Lovely. I like the toadstool stamp. Good luck. x

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  21. Theresa this is a beautiful card. The main image is coloured beautifully and I really like the way you've created the stepper for it to sit on. Thanks for entering this month's challenge. Good luck! x

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  22. This is a fabulous card Theresa. wouldn't be able to tell that you were out of your comfort zone...I say piffle to that. I love the designs you come up with. a very talented lady. Hugs and best of luck in the challenge xxx

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  23. What a magical card Theresa. Such great attention to detail. I love the combination of the kraft card with the angelina film: brilliant! Thanks for entering the Clarity challenge, and good luck. Xxx

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    1. thanks Barbara, coming from you the queen of attention to detail ..... xx

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