Tuesday 31 December 2013

New Beginnings

Hello blog friends, thank you for visiting.  It's Team B's turn over at Ikesworld Challenges and the theme is New Year - New Beginnings.

I've chosen to use Mother & Baby, because I think this image is just SOOOO beautiful.

I don't know about you, but over the holidays my crafting gets put on hold because all my stuff gets put away so that the place doesn't look like there's been an explosion in a craft shop when Santa (or the family) comes to visit.  So this had to be created with minimum supplies!  I coloured the picture with a fairly light hand using Promarkers, and painted the card for the frame with pearlescent inks (I just dabbed them on with bits of sponge).  The I laid strips of fusible webbing (the stuff you use to keep the hem of your trousers up) over the top of the card, pinned  onto a cork tile to stop it blowing around , like this -
(Sorry for the naff photo!) Then heated it with my heat gun so that it melted into holes, threw silver embossing powder over it and then heated again to melt the powder, so it looked like this -
I wasn't too bothered about the big gap in the middle because I knew I'd be cutting it out.  Once I'd done that, I finished off the edges with some silver peel-offs and added some flowers (bought ones - GASP!-but  all my crafty stuff is in boxes, remember?)  which I sprayed blue to tone with the card.  Job done!

So how about joining in the fun at Ikesworld?  There's lots of inspiration from the DT, and a freebie digi to get you going.  If you use one of Ike's digi's there's even a chance of winning a prize- which can't be bad.  See you there!

Crafty Hugs,



ike said...

So beautiful and delicate and awesome colouring on the image. This is a true delight. I'm so glad you are with my Team :-D

Hugz and Happy New Year.

IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Mimi said...

Fabulously creative Karen, love how you have made the background and to think - with limited supplies too. Beautiful New Beginning card, one to be treasured by the luck recipient for many years to come. Happy New Year, hope 2014 is a wonderful year for you. Hugs Jane/Mimi

Linda Simpson said...

WOW absolutely stunning! Happy New Year!

Linda xxx

Gwyneth said...

I like your colouring in of the image, and the technique you've used for the frame is fantastic.

Cumbrianlass said...

so many gorgeous creative on your blog, now following.
All the best for 2014
Janet xxx

Matney said...

Such a great wonderful way to use something different and have it turn out amazing! Will have to try this and love the embossing powder over for the texture. You rock!