Hello my crafty friends. Hope you are having a wonderful day.
Today starts the new challenge over at Crafter’s Café challenge blog and the theme is Layer It Up. Our wonderful sponsor Fred She Said has offered a $10 voucher to their store to a winner.
For today’s card I am using Fred’s Flowers Dahlias. I printed out the sheets and decided to do a slightly fast version of coloring in the image.
Using distress oxides and inks, I applied the colors with the foam applicator while trying to overlap some of the leaves around to either get a single tone or dual-tone leaf. I used a mix of twisted citron, mustard seed and scattered straw, and Memento pear tart and cottage ivy. Then, I simply fuzzy cut the images close to the border and to give it more dimension, I ran a black marker around the edges.
The second layer of the card is actually from a recycled brown envelope that was super sturdy and I knew that it would be useful for any project. So, I went ahead and trimmed that down using Pinkfresh Studio diagonal stitched rectangle die. Before that, I used Ranger Liquid Pearls in white opal over a Darkroom mesh stencil with a brush to create a dimensional background. The advantage of using this is that the pearlescent paint dries almost in a few minutes and very easy to apply. I love the textured look.
Dahlias are such versatile and colorful flowers that almost any combination of colors would look amazing. I chose squeezed lemonade, picked raspberry and tattered rose distress oxides for each of the layers. I again fuzzy cut the image, glued two of the same size together at an angle and then layered the 3 layers with foam in between to give the dimension. I added the leaves at the back across from the flower.
I used Hero Arts for the sentiment. I die cut the word Wonderful from green cardstock and layered it twice on white paper.
The background that is peeping through the borders is spiced marmalade, rusty hinge and twisted citron from top to bottom.
Hope you liked this card. I would love to hear your comments.
Take care and see you again.
2 thoughts on “Crafter’s Café Challenge DT – Fred’s Dahlias”
Just beautiful Kinjal, love the pretty textured background you created. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again … Anet DT
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[…] I fuzzy cut the girl and adhered foam stickers at the back. I also used Fred She Said’s Dahlias stamp set leaves at the bottom and top. To be honest, they were lying on my desk from a previous card that I made and I felt they went perfect with this image. I colored in the leaves with distress oxide, details of which you can find here. […]