Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I Just Can't Wait For The Spring - CR84FN20

These gray, wet and cold days are giving me depression. Thank God that I have no time to dwell on it - I even had no time to do any crafting at all, but Saturday morning inspiration just struck me and here's the outcome.

It seems that I had an intuition what the next CR84FN colour palette will be...
I just adore those 7gypsies Conservatory papers and somehow I figured that my very lilac focal image could look very well on this paper.
I stamped Heartfelt Creations Hydrangea image and Posy Patch Garden Delights butterfly with Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with various combinations of Copics and Promarkers.
Image was cut of course with circle Nesty and violet paper with a scalloped circle Nesty. I did some small shading through circle Nesty with Broken China Distress ink around my image.
Butterfly wings were fingersmudged with Glossy Accents, but the body of it was covered with Glossy Accents pretty hevilly.
Finally I stamped this sentiment, which idea I got from, I think so at least, Donna Downey and it says Smiles are proof to everyday miracles. I stamped it with Color Box dye ink.
I also had inspiration for another card. I just wanted to try this technique I saw from Gina K in her Watercolour spritz technique. As I don't have those Memento markers she's using I decided to try my own cheep children's felt tip markers and you know what? They work just fine!
I used this solid lilac stamp (don't remember where is it from) and coloured it with those simple markers, then spritzed just a little water and - ta da! I got this wonderfull row of lilacs. For little interest I added some scribles with Sakura glue pen and sprinkled pinkish/transparent/whitish Stamperia glitter on top.
Again some little inking with Broken China and couple of laces from my stash.
And here's the palette I so thoughtfully used even without knowing:


  1. This is just lovely!! The butterflies are so pretty! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

  2. Both of these projects are so pretty Liva! Great job coloring the pretty flowers on the first! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

  3. LIVA, BOTH are just so PRETTY! LOVE the FAB flowers and the butterflies on the first and LOVE how you colored and spritzed on the second! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  4. Beautiful projects, Liva! So glad you joined us at CR84FN!

  5. Both of these are gorgeous! I love how your "children's marker" technique turned out!

  6. What pretty creations! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN! Wonderful take on the challenge colors!


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