Thursday, 24 June 2010

Botanical bliss

I decided to have a go at adapting Mahlin's sketch on the Bubbly Scrumptious blog to make a card rather than a LO - I used the first of the June sketches {here}. I did actually toy with the idea of venturing into a bit of scrapping as I had a LO idea but my printer let me down and I couldn't get a decent print of the photo I wanted to use so I went for the card option instead!

Glimmer Mist spritzed and then deliberatley splattered onto black card for the background, image stamped and coloured with Copics. There's subtle stamping on both the large rectangular panel and the green strip. I've substituted a row of gems where there's a title on the sketch - I did try a sentiment there but it didn't look quite right.

Botanical Bliss (All Things Considered line - if you're shopping in the UK, Bubbly Funk has these in stock {here})

Black (cheap scrapbook from a local £1 shop)
Simply Smooth white
DCWV white core

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Tim Holtz Distress by Ranger (Antique Linen and Peeled Paint)

Copic markers
At You Spica glitter pen (red)
Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels (Maple Red)
Vintage lace
Gems (from my Secret Santa bag - thanks Caroline!)
Corner Chomper

Sewing machine and thread

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the sketch, Mahlin!


Kathy said...

It's a beautiful card, I love the brown with the splash of the poppy's red petals and the green panel.

Janice said...

Bet you were in a mess after that one! Background looks like walnut wood, fab.

Karen said...

Gorgeous card the background X

tracy said...

thats beautiful joanne :)

Kaz said...

I love that card Joanne, the poppy is a lovely touch xx

Lorraine said...

really like this card very elegant

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Deborah said...

Really different with that dark background which really sets off the poppy and the green. I love it!

Hazel said...

Super card, Joanne - love the splattering x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous Joanne...
Thanks for taking part in the Sketch Challenge!

Anonymous said...

Love all the elements on this beautiful card Joanne x

Sarah Louise said...

Wow, joanne, i love how you used the sketch on a card. Looks great

Betty J Schaub said...

CAS, beautiful!

Mahlin said...

oh it´s beautiful.. I would have loved to see you take on that layoutidea you have =D Thanks for making something this beautiful from my sketch!