Wednesday, 22 December 2010

You are loved Tiger

If you've seen even 5minutes of Jamie Oliver, you'll understand what I mean there - if not, just don't give it another thought.
 This is for my 'inspired by a song' for Sentimental Sundays. My song is You are Loved by Josh Groben, and you can see him singing it here. It's not about romantic love, it's about lifting someone up when they are battered down. As my photo is not exactly clear, I've put some scanned images below. 

My card stock is two square card blanks glued together and is in a lovely satin finished silver. The white card is some cheap stuff I got over the local bargain shop.   
It's my first time colouring over a completely embossed background, and I so wish now I hadn't covered so much of it up. Hey ho, we live and learn, I'll definitely do this technique again, it was fun and relaxing. I used shimmery chalks to colour it. 

My corners are the inner foil lids to tins of powered stuff. They emboss really well. I drew around a couple of the wobbly square corners to get the shape I wanted and cut out free hand. Did the same for my greeting which I now see I edged round with the wrong colour....what happens when you make two cards at the same time......promise I'll change that before I send it out lol. 

 Image is one of Digi's with attitude, thought it was amusing, and did it as siberian tigers because I just like them. Added a bow, and one of the little blossoms that I've coloured to match my card with Aqua promarker. Theres a tiny flower gem centre.
 Made a little flower bunch with roses, I've edged them with the same promarker and added a few blossoms.
 An inspirational verse inside. Although it looks as if I've left now space to write a greeting, there is in fact lots of room under the front flaps of the card. I drew around a wobbly square again, as I needed it, well, more of a wobbly rectangle. The background is embossed again, a white satin ribbon, and some of the same I used for the bow on front, a bit of blue fancy fibre and then dotted about with some of the same blossoms. 
Finally, my greeting flap. I remade the greeting, decided to emboss it this time, and chalked it too. 

My receipe...
Cardstock -  from stash.
Paper roses - Imag-e-nation
ribbons, fibres and other blossoms - stash
gems - Craft Creations
Colourants - promarkers
Die cutter - Nesties Wobbly Squares
Embossing Folder - Do-crafts, paper play
Shimmer Chalks - Do-crafts
Sentiment - From a song
Verse - The Quote Garden
Image - Digi's With Attitude

I'm missing a couple of challenges, One my colour challenge as I hadn't realised it was Blue, Silver, White....and Holiday lol. The other was for a Criss-Cross card, and I hadn't seen it required a Magnolia image (don't have one boo hoo ). Note to all the writing, not just headlines!!!
Don't forget to take a look at my candy while you are here. 

I'd like to enter in the following challenges :-
The Character Cafe ... Shiny/foil
Craft Your Days Away ... Punches or Die Cuts
Our Creative Corner ... Embossed with colour
Paper Sundaes ... Cut it Out
Sentimental Sundays ... Inspired by a Song
Bunny Zoe's Crafts ... Sparkle and Shine
Passion for ProMarkers ... Anything goes..with ProMarkers.
Stamping With The Dragon ... Make it Sparkle
Allsorts Challenge... Free and easy.. Anything goes
Crafty Emma ... Anything Goes
Aly's Sunday Challenge ... Anything Goes


Dorcas said...

So now I have "she thinks my tractor's sexy" and "you are loved" both vying for attention in my head. lol! This is great, Lin. You gotta love these shaped cards.
Have you heard "Vienna" sung by Russel Watson"? I think of it often when I talk to Uli. Its such a beautiful song.


A beautiful card and a beautiful song choice. Love all the attention to detail and the fabulous image. Thank you so much for sharing this week at Sentimental Sundays. Have a wonderful Christmas - Sylvia xx

Anonymous said...

Beyond cute card. I love it. Your coloring is awesome. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.


Gram's Treasures said...

Beautiful much detail. Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Character Cafe.

Mina said...

wow gorgeous Lindy, I was looking at that cutie of an image yesterday too...Merry Christmas and I wish you and those you love a wonderfully joyous holiday season
Mina xxx

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Wow Linda! There is a lot of detail in this card! Lots of love and encouragement too! Love the shapes and the embossing. Great upbuilding card!

dj1952 said...

Linda, your card is gorgeous. I love the tigers, and all of the other details. I like the wavy papers, as well as the neat idea of embossing the used foil. Thanks for playing with us at TCC. Hugs, dj

Priyanka said...

awwwwwwww they are soooooooo adorable I want to hug them,love ur technique too,very creative, I also love the entire design of the card. check this link and play for a few moment.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card, just love the shape & those tigers are gorgeous!!
Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

HappyCrafter said...

This looks great, just love the fancy fold! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

downrightcrafty said...

stunning creation absolutely gorgeous thanks for sharing it with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs and Happy Xmas
Kate xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lindy, I do love your image its so sweet, and the card design is gorgeous. I just want to wish you a very Happy Christmas and fabulous New Year. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a cool card. The image is adorable and I really like the shapes you used. The verse is awesome. Great job on coloring the dry embossing too. So glad you could join in the fun this week at Our Creative Corner!

Lisa M. said...

This is a very cool card! I love the pops of turquoise you added and the embossing adds great texture!

Thank you for playing in our challenge for Sentimental Sundays this week! I hope to see your creativity again very soon!
♥ Lisa M.

coops said...

gorgeous card.the shape is fab and i love the cute image and colours.
thanks for playing in our mega christmas challenge at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Ulina Tauer said...

Hi Lin!
Your card is very cool and beautiful!
Haven´t been much in front of the computer - my aunt visited me last week... hope you´re fine! Do you have lots of snow?
Have a nice week!
Don´t know the mentioned songs, but will listen to them on youtube in the evening...

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Lin, what a gorgeous card. I love the cute image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x
Have a wonderful 2011!

ps we have details about how to link up your card (ie 'my card is here') in our sidebar if you want to take a peek :)

Julie said...

Gorgeous card! What a lovely design and I love all your flowers!! Thanks for joining in our mega challenge at PFP, Juliex

Shana said...

Beautiful! Love the unique card design and embossed background! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!

Tracy V. said...

I love the way your card opens! Very nice. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes.
Tracy C

Emma said...

So gorgeous and adorable.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges / PFP & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

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