Another very special post! My fellow New Zealand blogger, Karren Johnson of Stamping Stuff, has been invited to be a designer for Inspired By All The Little Things challenge blog. Congratulations Karren, they are very lucky to have such a fabulously creative card maker. In her new role, Karren will periodically be inviting a cardmaker to guest design on the blog. She has invited me to be her first guest. What an honour!! :)
Have a look at the gorgeous inspiration image...............................
It doesn't often happen this way, but when I saw the image, this card came to mind almost exactly as you see it now. I love how it turned out.
The black stripes in the background are hand painted using a brush and a ruler!! Seriously. Watch this Laura Bassen video for the technique, she makes a gorgeous card.
I ended up using DecoArt Media in Carbon Black because it gave me the smoothest line. I poured a little out on a tray and used a wet brush against a ruler to make the stripes. I wiped the ruler each time I painted. I love the irregularities in the edges and the density. The 'Thanks' has three layers, a black and two whites. The rose is a MFT rolled flower.
Couture Creations Decorative Royal Oval
Create a Smile 'thanks' and sentiment
Simply Graphic 'Openwork Foliage'
DecoArt Media Carbon Black
Thank you for dropping in.