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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

6 into 1 will go.

I do love a challenge...and to try new techniques
so a play day is when I make a card just for that reason.

This card was made to incorporate the following challenges;

 My printer is on strike, 
so I shuffled through some old images I had already printed out in the past
and found this "lovely lady" from A Day For Daisies" for Fab n Funky.
I wanted to use the TT341 Sketch, but how to work it into the 
"One layer" challenge from Promarkers?
 I cut some masks in the shapes from the sketch...
chose some soft chalky pink inks...
 and stared inking around the shapes.
 Removing a layer at a time ...
 and then outlining the shapes with a black micron pen.
 To add flowers for TPS I used a selection of small stamps, 
and repeat stamped to give the impression of patterned papers.
 I used a mixture of Promarkers and Flexmarkers
 to first add colour to the flowered backgrounds...
 and then subtle colour to the lovely lady.
 She was a joy to fussy cut a la SOS and glue directly over the sketch.
The colour palette was inspired by the photo at Sunny Day Crafting
(a chalk board with muted pink writing),
and the hammered card base meant the stamps looked smudged
and add to the chalky effect of the inks
The swirly handwritten look to the sentiment also works for 
Sunny Day challenge inspiration :D

Now go play!!!


  1. So pretty! Thanks for sharing at Sunny Day Crafting.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  2. Love the lady! And the colours!

  3. WOW!! What a beautiful and amazing idea to create this faux layers with your distress inks!!! love how you stamped this images to make them look like pattern paper, just awesome.
    The image of this lady is truly lovely and beautifully colored.
    Thank you for playing along with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  4. I love this simple looking beauties you've been crafting late. Perfect for spring.

    P.S. My printer is on strike, too. May it's an international conspiracy. :-D

  5. Cute card and gorgeous image, thanks for joining in our challenge this time and we would love to see you enter again. . xx[aNNie DT for Fab n Funky

  6. Such a beautiful take on the sketch. Love your process and the final product! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!

  7. Love this card Gina. I am so behind in my ink colours and your gorgeous card insired me to think about a new list of colours. The lady is gorgeous too.

  8. Love this card and seeing how you worked through each requirement regarding those background "layers". Very clever. So happy you shared on the Tuesday Throwdown challenge this week. Look forward to seeing more.

  9. Gina, I love your mind! I love your creativity!! This is so beautiful! Big Hugs!

  10. I should have said, I love your soul/spirit!!!

  11. Lovely lovely lovely!
    Thanks for fussing cutting with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week!!

  12. A lovely looking card, nice design. Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  13. So beautiful, such a gorgeous technique, thanks so much for sharing. Thanks so much for playing in our Flowers challenge at The Paper Shelter this week. Hugs:) Audrey DT

  14. Hello!
    You made a lovely card. Love your layering and the little flowers. Thank you very much for playing along with us at The Paper Shellter Challenge Blog.

    Hugs, Natascha