Monday, 12 January 2015

Another 'Just because' Card

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.  A very warm welcome to my new followers as well.  So thrilled you decided to join me here.
I have another 'just because' card to share with you.  Mostly I make my cards for Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc. or for DT projects.  There is usually a specific reason for making them and usually a criteria as well.  Such as, is it for a male or female or, if it's for a DT project then I have to use specific items such as Megs Garden or 2Crafty Chipboard products.  This card, and the one in my previous post were made simply because I was in the mood.  I didn't have anyone or anything specific in mind  and just went with the flow.  Funnily enough, both of these cards have Megs Garden and 2Crafty Chipboard products on them.  I guess I just love working with their stuff.
Anyway, here is the second card which is similar and still, quite different from the previous one.

The background was sprayed and dabbed with 'Sugar Plum' and 'Afraid of the Dark' Glimmer Mist and I also splashed some black paint around as well.  Added some texture with  TCW's 'Art Is' stencil and my go to texture paste (Multi Purpose Filler).  

The large blooms are from Megs Garden.   Product name is 'Ashlee white'.
 I crinkled them up and then used the same Glimmer Mists mixed with a little water to colour them.  I then swiped the edges with some Gold Twinkling H2Os.  

The velvet leaf is one I've had in my stash for a while.  I had cut some small bits from it to use as leaves in other projects and kinda liked the shape I was left with so I used it here.  Sprinkled some Distress Glitter on it and added some beads as well.  

Placed a bit of gauze under the cluster and added a few strands of burlap.  The gauze was  slightly coloured with 'Afraid of the Dark' Glimmer Mist.  The chipboard is a small strip cut from 2Crafty's Barb Wire Border.
I simply dabbed it with a Pearl Paint Dabber.  It has a lovely shimmer to it.

Here you can see a close-up of the texture as well.

Used some Kaisercraft paper to decorate the inside ...

... and it is done!!

I've made up my mind to try a few challenges this year.  I'm even going to check out some Scrapbook Challenges as well because, even if I can't actually enter them, I can still use their criteria to make my cards.  I feel I need to expand my horizons and following a set Challenge just may take me out of my comfort zone!  That's what I'm hoping for anyway.  Wish me luck!!

Thank you so much for visiting and I would love it if you could let me know what you think of my little creation!  I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!
Take care and God Bless.


  1. Hi Marg, I always love your cards.. they are pretty inside and out! love the mixed media you do too.. I usually try and do the card sketch over at feeling sketchy.... they have a great sketch once a month.. and there is this one with mixed media card challenges..
    I love doing challenges, they get me thinking and doing things I may not have tried before! I hope your day is going well!!

  2. Another real beauty Margie! I always love how you put your cards together and this one is no exception!
    It's great sometime to do things "just because" isn't it? I am determined to do more of that as well this year...

  3. sensational as always ... this has such a rich arty feel to it Margy xoxoox

  4. A gorgeous card! Lovely colours and I like the background you created. The flower arrangement looks great. hugs, Marlies

  5. Love the sophisticated tones and the moody background. Lovely work and good luck with the challenges, I'm sure you will be recognised as a talented crafter :D

  6. Love this one Marg! Challenges are GREAT to get you out of your comfort zone but I reckon stick with ones that are appealing to you!! I like Prima (2 a month) mixed media place, 7 Dots & 13 arts. They all have awesome challenges each month :) Oh and of course SATW but no cards unfortunately! We do allow art journal pages/spreads/covers & canvases though!!

  7. I'm wishing you luck with the challenge entries- Great way to stretch that creativity:) GOOD ON YOU!!!!! Gorgeous card-, the velvet leaf adds such yummy texture:):) and sugar plum is my FAVEST of TAGM:);) good taste there, Margy!!!

  8. I love the dramatic background. Another stunning card Margy and quite different from your usual style. Love that you are spreading your wings.


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