Saturday, 8 January 2011

Just Because!!

For the first time in a long, long time I've made a card "just because" - no challenges, no DT's!! I'm not sure why but I'm feeling a bit urgh about my cards at the moment. I can't seem to think of ideas and then when I do they don't seem to turn out how I thought they would!! One thing I have always loved when I've seen it is kraft cardstock and colouring on kraft but until now I've been unable to find any kraft cardstock in the UK and the shipping from abroad cost more than the cardstock!!! Imagine how thrilled I was when I discovered bucket loads of it at my local garden centre!!!! eeeeek!!!! I couldn't fill the box quickly enough!!! It didn't even occur to me that it might not be the right kind and might be unsuitable for colouring on LOL! I bought a massive box full!!! Luckilly when I started to colour this image on Thursday I found that it is absolutely perfect to colour with copics on! They blend like a dream!!

So, I've coloured Tilda with copics appart from the white bits obviously - they are pencil. No, not any fancy Prismacolor or Son's Crayola pencil (that I've now stolen for my stash LOL!) As soon as I saw this Tilda I knew I wanted to have her leaning on a piece of ribbon!! the sentiment is from the Magnolia Winter Kit too. Have I told you how much I love this kit yet?? Every image is stunning, can't wait for the rest to come out although I'm sure my hubby and his wallet feel differently LOL! The papers are from the Basic Grey Curio pad. There is a gorgeous paper in there with a collage design with butterflies. Although I haven't used that paper it was the inspiration for this card. It reminded me of a butterfly house so I wanted to create the feeling of walking in a butterfly house with my card.

I used various MS butterfly punches to punch white butterflies and butterflies from the papers. I've added some tiny gems from my stash to the largest one.

I even decorated the inside!!! This time I used the cute mini Tilda from the kit along with the love and hearts corner stamped in white (barely visible on the photo unfortunately) and the "Happy Birthday" with Archival coffee.

Here's a close up of the mini Tilda with her cake!!! Hope she doesn't set her hair alight with all those candles LOL!!! I hope there is going to be a full size version of this one - I NEED one!!!

Hope you like it and thanks for looking! Have a great weekend! x


Kylie said...

Wow Jane! I just love how this turned out. I've been eyeing of the colouring on kraft but not having prismas I hadn't tried it - so thanks for showing us that kids pencils work just as well! lol. Beautiful :)
I think after all of the Christmas cards we did recently its a little hard to change gears and go back to normal? I'm struggling a bit too. I have to wonder if it is simply our own perception of our work though - because it certainly is not showing in your work, it is as elegant and inspiring as usual!
Have a great weekend,
Big hugs
Kylie xx

Malin E said...

A really really cute card!!
Hugs Malin

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Jane. Love the colouring of the cute magnolia images and the details also. Hugs Michele x

Sharon said...

Hi Jane,

I haven't seen colouring on Kraft before but it looks fabulous especially the white shirt!

All the butterflies are beautiful - I'm loving the tiny butterfly punch.

Sharon x

Jannie said...

What a wonderful card Jane. The papers and colours are beautiful
Have a nice day.
Hugs Jannie.

Cordine said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! I need to go and have a try, colouring on kraft paper. LOve it!

Martinas Welt said...

what a gorgoeus card!!! I love all the butterflies...oh, oh! And the are right! This stamps should be sold bigger, not only as a mini! It is sooo cute!!!! Love your work!

Debbie Dolphin said...

Hi Jane -its so gorgeous. Ive just finished painting her too she's so lovely.
I know what you mean about craft ,I bought a handful too of 12x 12 the other day!!
Try having a bath!!LOL That's when i seem to get my ideas!!! HA I know I'm weird!!!
LOve Debbie xxx

Tracey T said...

This is beautiful Jane! I love the Tilda image - I hadn't seen any of the Winter Kit stamps until now. Looks like I'm going to have to do a bit of online shopping soon! Hugs, Tracey x

x laura x said...

beautiful card Jane. Wish i had bought this kit :-( ill just have to wait for them to come out with the whole collection. I have found bazzil kraft 12x12 here:
x laura x

Debbie said...

What a stunning card Jane, Tilda is gorgeous as usual-must treat myself to some of her stamps. Your mojo must be still going to create this lovely card.Keep smiling.Debbie x

Mandy's Magnolia cards said...

What a wonderful card!

bluebell said...

hi jane,your cards are always nice,but i now what you mean you get like a block and carnt think what to do its not nice at all,but you will get over it.something someone says or you will see someones work, and off you will go again love bluebell-flowerwood x.

yvon said...

Ooh my, Jane, what a stunning card. Love it verry much. The images are so gorgeous and the way you colord.... just beautiful.
Hugs, Yvon

Rach said...

this is just stunning Jane, so pretty and beautifully coloured.. love it.xx

Kathy said...

Oh Jane this is beautiful!!!! You know how much I love my kraft and your coloring on it is a dream!!!! Love the simplicity of it yet it doesn't look simple at all!!! Funny because I wonder how you come up with gorgeous things everyday!! LOL This card is definitely not UGH girlie!!!
AND I love the inside!! I have to admit I thought the mini's were a waste ~ but what you did with the inside is brilliant! I am not thinking I might need some!
Hope you have a wonderful and creative week-end!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Stunning as always Jane. Just love how you have coloured Tilda and just goes to show you don't need expensive pencils ! I've got my eye on the girls' "Bling Magic" they had for Christmas ;o)

I'm going to have to try to colour on kraft. Funny, I found some kraft folders in my local craft shop this morning and snapped them up due to lack of kraft card. I must have a go now I have seen your results and hope it works on the card I bought !!

Have a great weekend.

Jo xxx

Michelle said...

I absolutely LOVE this --I always forget about using Kraft for the image --I think I've made one card using it & I really did like it, it's just one of those things --I always reach for the white, lol!! Thanks for reminding me how gorgeous Kraft CS can be!

nicky said...

OMG what a wonderful card! lg nicky
but is the kraftcs not to rough for the copics?

Shazza said...

this is so stunning, how can you think any of your cards are urgh!!????
Wish mine looked a teeny bit like yours x

Louise said...

WOWSEY!! This looks absolutley amazing!! I actually haven´t seen this anywhere before (I must have been blind ;)) but I totally love it :) I have, hav, have to try it!
Sometimes it feels great to just do something for your own sake..;) I know what you mean!
Really cool effect, coloring on kraft.

Cor* said...

This is gorgeous! loving the kraft coloring! Way to go stealing from your son\!lol The butterflies and ribbon are a perfect touch. Almost as perfect as the inside! TFS

Mina said...

I think everyone feels like their mojo is a bit wonky this time of year Jane, but theres nowt wrong with yours girl, your work is always so amazing...I have wanted to try this colouring too but Im sure watercolours would work...your colouring as always is just perfect
Mina xxx

Debbie Pamment said...

Jane Jane Jane - is there anything you CAN'T do?!?!?! This is just gorgeous!

Tash Daly said...

Hi Jane, I am just loving your cards. They are so stunning. I am also glad to hear that I am not the only one who has 'confiscated' their child's pencils. Hahaha they work great really. Although I am no where near as adept with them as you are. Thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork. Hope you have a great day. :-)