Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Something New

Hi Crafters,
Thanks for joining me here today and I hope that you are well.
Today it is a new challenge at Top Tip Tuesday  - Something New. It could be a new baby card, new home, using new stash or a new technique to you, so come and join in the fun.
Here is my card using some new stash that I won from The Ribbon Girl Facebook page giveaway and a new technique (for me anyway) - hand stitched edges.

Image - Hannah Lynn, Rainbow Sky Mermaid
Distress inks for background - Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough & Salty Ocean
Rusty Hinge DI - Seahorse and Starfish
All edges inked with Vintage Photo
Stamp Set - Pink Paisley - Nantucket
Perfect Pearls Shimmer Spray - Turquoise
Guttermanns Top Stitch Thread - Nutmeg
Cheese cloth
Silhouette Cameo Files - Starfish, Seahorse & Under the Sea
Liquid Pearls - White Opal
I had great fun making the background using my distress inks. I pressed the ink pads on to my craft sheet and sprayed some water on to it until the colours merged. Then I laid my backing card on top and soaked up the ink, swirled it about a little and dried it with my heat tool. Using the stamp set I then inked a seahorse, shell, the small starfish, some text and the word Beauty with the same colours of DI and randomly stamped them all over the background. Unfortunately I then covered up the seahorse with the cut-out seahorse :/ Again I sprayed water all over the card and the images began to blur and fade. After drying this again I sprayed it with the Perfect Pearls shimmer spray. When it was dry I stitched around the edges - this is my NEW technique for the challenge and my NEW piece of stash is the cheese cloth.
A peek at the inside where you can definitely see the all of the stamping technique.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Brown Sugar - #129 Birthday for a Girl
Sister Act - #89 ATG
Creative Fingers - #63 ATG
Country View Challenge - Use Something New To You ( Cheese cloth)
Scribble & Scrap - #36 ATG
Crafty Cardmakers and More - #130 Something Old, Something New (Old - Distress Inks, New - Cheese cloth)
Try It On Tuesday - Add some fabric (cheese cloth)
I hope you like my little mermaid card, she was a lovely image to colour up.
Please take a look at the other DT's creations, they have produced some fabulous makes to get the ideas flowing.
We are sponsored by Hannah Lynn Art
..and the winner will receive a $10 voucher for the store.
Look forward to seeing what you create!


Jo said...

Beautiful......gorgeous colours & that image is stunning!
hugs Jo x

dutchess said...

Wow that is just beautiful Lorraine...fabulous colouring...and love the background....Must try this technique....brilliant.....hugs xxxxxx

brenda said...

Lot of interest on this one Lorraine and the stitched edging is very effective.

B x

Wishcraft said...

Such a lovely image and love all your details too, the sentiment is fab :o) Hugs, Lisa x

PS. Chester would definitely be happier if he could be near me in the craft room, but it's just not big enough (or puppy proof!) for him... maybe when we have the conservatory/ extension added downstairs, there'll hopefully be space for him nearby then :o)

Pamellia Johnson said...

This is beautiful Lorraine! I'm glad you gave us a peek of the inside too, all the wonderful colours and stamping...fabulous!!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our 'Something Old, Something New' challenge and also for joining us at Try It On Tuesday for our 'Add Some Fabric' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Rita said...

Beautiful card Lorraine. Your colouring looks fantastic. Hugs Rita xxx

Lorraine said...

An absolutely gorgeous card Lorraine, love it.
Lorraine x

sirkkis said...

Beautiful card and the cheese cloth looks nice in the edge. Thank you for sharing your work with us at TioT.

Elaine Stark said...

A great card, Beautiful colouring and a welcome tip. Elaine

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, such a pretty image, stunning colouring and your background design looks wonderful.
Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Lorraine, your card is gorgeous, what wonderful colours and image. Embellishments are fabulous, hugs Kate x

A.T.CRAFTS said...

Fab card thank you for joining the crafting from the heart challenge Alana dt

Jacee said...

Wow, gorgeous colouring on this one Lorraine, perfect!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Carol said...

A beautiful card Lorraine,love your background. Carol x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is beautiful, lovely image and a real underwater feel

coldwaters2 said...

Stunning card Lorraine you have coloured that image beautifully, terrific colours and design work.
lorraine x

Carol S. said...

Stunning card and love the image. Gorgeous colours and design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Tonnie Deijkers said...

this is gorgeous thanks for joining us at sister act this week and good luck in the draw
hugs Tonnie DT

Gina Knott said...

Such a beautiful card inside an out! Love the background and colours. Your stitching looks fab, I find it very therapeutic, when I have time to do it.
Gina x

pinky said...

Wow Lorraine that is so eye catching. Your background is so perfect along with the fab embellishments and wording. Love it!

coops said...

so gorgeous lorraine.i love this stunning image and your colouring is beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Linda said...

Too fabulous! Love Hannah Lynn images and I adore what you've done with this one, beautifully coloured and themed :) xx

crafty creations said...

An amazing card love everything about it

Sally Dodger said...

A gorgeous card. Your handmade background is stunning and your image is very pretty. The seahorse, starfish and sentiment are beautiful embellishments and the hand stitching is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

rachel said...

stunning make Lorraine and so glad you're using the goodies. Hugs rachel x

Leslie said...

Such an awesome project- I love every single detail! :) Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Crafty Cardmakers and more "Something Old, Something New" challenge this time!
Leslie, CCM DT
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froebelsternchen Susi said...

fabulous !

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fantastic piece!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Gorgeous card - love the inside too! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Brenda said...

Lorraine, your card is gorgeous! I am so in awe of you coloring. All the details in this card are so perfectly thought out.

Denise Goeldner said...

Gorgeous card, love how you've showcased the image, very sweet. Thanks for joining us over at Lil Patch of Crafting Friends, wish you luck and hope to see you for C#3.
~ Denise ~
Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

Marjut said...

Beautiful card and a lovely picture

Lexie said...

Fabulous. Thank you for joining us over at Scribble and Scrap. Good luck.