Friday, 30 September 2011

Fussy and Fancy ....Try a new technique

Hi Susan here....

Today at Fussy and Fancy it is again the turn of Group B to show you some inspiration for the ongoing challenge 'Try a New Technique'.

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Now for my card......

This card was made originally with my Son-in-law in mind for his birthday. He is someone very special and I truly hope his day was the best.
My new technique was printing on kraft and although I coloured the majority of the image in with black chalk, I added here and there a hint of colour using chalks. I was really pleased with the result and will definately be using it again.

The card was made in the 'tent' style to give me the width I wanted.  I used a border punch on some beautiful blue motled card and a strip of kraft which I distressed with inks. The string and embroidery thread are from my stask, as is the backing paper, which I distressed using the same distressing ink on the edges.
My ticket sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs.

Here is the image I used with chalks to give you a close up.
The digi image has been designed by Marina Neira and is available from The Stamping Bazaar Store, he is called 'Bikkie the Platypus' The buttons I covered myself from scraps of fabric.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look and for all your wonderful comments
Love Susan xxx


  1. Hi Susan. Your little card is absolutely darling. Your digi image is so cute and I love how you shaded Bikkie in with black chalk. Very nicely done! Your card is colorful! I really like the die cut or punched pieces as well. Nice additions! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  2. Oh Susan this looks absolutely great what a fab technique you have used it really worked well that image looks terrific, a superb card.
    Lorraine x

  3. Hi Susan and Emma,
    Just Gorgeous!!! Love the adorable image you've used, the dp, the colour scheme is gorgeous too. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured so beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  4. Super cute creation! I love your coloring on kraft with chalks. Very pretty! Thanks for playing at Critter Sketch this challenge.

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous Susan ! I love your colouring, got to try it myself ! Hugs and love from Catherine

  6. Brilliant card Susan - love the way it looks on kraft card!
    Christine x

  7. Sorry this is a late comment! This card was well appreciated from Mark for his birthday. It has been on display for ages!! Beautiful card Mam xxx


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