Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New Year

Hello Friends and a Happy New Year to you all!  

Today I have a card to share with you for the new A Creative Need Challenge you can find HERE.  The theme for the January challenge is to use dies and punches so you will definitely want to enter right away.  You will also want to check out all of Deena's wonderful images at her Etsy Shop HERE.  You can also purchase her images through Squigglefly HERE.  So start your year off right with a challenge at A Creative Need!  

Here's one of the cards I made to inspire you to try her images, Get Well Little Bear.

I challenged myself to use designer paper that was in my stash forever and a MS border punch that doesn't get a lot of use. It's one of my New Year's resolutions to use it or lose it!

TIP:  The colors seemed too bright for the little bear image.  How would that little sick bear get to sleep?  So I dry brushed some medium paint onto the designer paper and used the same paint to dry brush my border punch edging. I used a trick that generally uses gesso, but my gesso is at my alternate crafting location so I had to substitute some acrylic paint in my stash. 

You can see the before and after paper above.  Adding a few pearls to the card and it was done!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!  Stay well!

I am linking this project to the following challenges:


Sandra van Blaricum said...

Great card Kren! I like the idea to add Gesso or paint to the paper to change the color a bit! Very creative and I will try that too!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

Dreja said...

Ach wie süß. Ein tolles Werk.
Danke daß du bei den AF mitmachst.
LG Dreja

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Very excellent technique. Thank you for sharing this beautiful creation with us at Word Art Wednesday. I want to pray for ‘Multiplied Blessings’ including, but not limited to Peace, Prosperity and Health to you and your whole household during the 12 months in 2014.
Carole Robb Bisson

Sternenglanz said...

this is a beautiful cards and I really like how you've placed the stamped parts

thanks for join Animal Friends



Sue B said...

Oh this is very sweet! what an adorable image and fab sentiment! I love how you've toned down the paper… the pretty muted colours are just perfect for this Get Well Card… it's sure to cheer a person up!
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design!
Hugs Sue B xx

Chrissy said...

So adorable Kren and loved your technique for toning down the colours...gorgeous card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


Katie Stringer said...

Super cute card
Thanks for joining in this week at Inky impressions challenge.
Hugs katie x

Sabine said...

A very cute card. I love the little bear image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations,

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Lovely get well card. I like how you 'distressed' the background paper and added the pearls for that special caring touch. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

Gail said...

Well look at you with that Paint - that is a fine idea indeed nice card - it turned out very nicely! Love the soft touch!

Sarah said...

This is so sweet! I love that little bear, makes me say "Awwww...poor baby!" Love the idea of painting your paper to soften it up. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!

Norhalma said...

I love your technique. This will surely bring cheers to the receiver. Thank you for sharing your work and playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog. Happy New Year!

Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt said...

it´s so sweet and wonderful.

thanks for join Animal Friends

Doreen said...

Wunderschön! Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei Animal Friends. Liebe Grüße Doreen