Saturday, 4 April 2015

Good morning my crafty friends. I am sorry I am a bit late going live with this post but I had a really bad night and got up a little late. I am having a bad spell with my arthritis at the moment so I am glad I had this card made ready for today. This weather is not helping,I hope the weather warms up soon. I hope you have all been well and those of you who have not I hope you get better soon.
Anyway on to the task in hand,my latest DT card for Gruffies and Guests challenge blog , this months theme is Patchwork or anything goes,so as always it would be lovely to see your makes,so please pop over and enter.There is a prize supplied by to.
I found this lovely image of the little mice making their own patchwork quilt and thought it was perfect. As always I started with taking the colours from the image,the image did have stacks of material in the background but I wanted just the foreground as I felt it made it less busy. That is the beauty of 3D decoupage,you can include what you choose to. I started with decoupaging the image up to give it chance to dry before adding it to the card,I always use silicone to layer my decoupage as I find it gives you much more control over the depth and shaping of each layer.
Then I chose to use this oval die from Tonic for the aperture as it best fitted the image. I chose this lovely soft pink card and started by cutting the aperture with one of the scalloped ovals and then I used the crafters companion patchwork embosabilities folder to give it extra interest and texture. Then I used a miricard in this lovely irridesant  blue and cut to size so that it gave a border around the edge. I then laid the pink layer over the top so that I could possition the slightly smaller straight edged oval die through the the first aperture to give a blue border,which I think frames the image nicely. I forgot to mention that I have used a 8x8" card as always,I just love the area it gives to create. I then chose a pearlesant off white card for the background which I cut just a bit larger than the aperture and stuck to the back of the blue layer,then layered it all together with double sided tape ( I prefer to use tape as I have found in the past that glue is ok but in time it seems to dry out and my cards have fallen apart. I know a lot of people I give cards to like to keep them and there is nothing worse than knowing they will fall apart) Then I added the now dried image and thought it would be nice to have this little mouse that was in the background I left out on the edge of the frame looking as though he was running around it. Then as usual I couldn't resist putting a bow on it but didn't have the right colour. So I used my alcohol markers to colour a white ribbon and placed a heart button in the centre. Then added a few buttons and some pink twine and a sentiment.
I hope this has inspired you,any question for anything I have forgotten to mention,please don't hesitate to message me and I will gladly get back to you.
Have a good Easter weekend everyone and happy crafting.