Sunday 5 May 2019

May Challenge at Crafty Calendar

Hello, hope you're enjoying a lovely Sunday afternoon...whatever you are doing! This month's challenge is up and running over at Crafty Calendar, our May sponsor is Sheepski Designs

The theme for this month is Distressing.
I chose to use a beautiful image I already owned, Serenity, available HERE. I coloured with Copics and carefully fussy cut, not wanting any white edges. 
The background is created with Distress Oxides and D Is , a few stencils and a bit of stamping and some frantage. I did get a little distressed when I tried to add the glittery distress paste stuff, it's not very old, the lid was securely screwed on but it's gone all dry and crumbly...binned it and won't be buying that again! The sentiment is stamped, I added some bakers twine, flowers and brads, a leaf charm (recycled from an old bracelet) and a metal corner.
 I enjoyed making this, hope you like it!
Please hop over to Crafty Calendar for more inspiration from my lovely teamies and to add your own fabulous creations of course!
Thanks for stopping by
Challenges entered:
creativefingers #162
audsentiments #226
southerngirls atg
classicdesignteam May Challenge
creatalicious #162
sheepski flwer power
watercooler #219


meg said...

Stunning card Chris, the image sits perfectly against the gorgeous background

Jo said...

Beautiful make Chris, a fab background & a gorgeous image......I love how you coloured her hair.
Jo xx

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful thanks for sharing!!!

Chrissy said...

So beautiful Chris..the shine in her hair is gorgeous, fabulous colouring, and I love the background, colours, textures and patterns..FABulous card..Shame about the Distress paste stuff..shoot, I think I just bought some of that online..


Tone K. said...

Great card! I really like your background :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

Kathleen said...

I'd certainly be distressed if the challenge was Distressing.
Love the card, great image and a really fabulous background, love your colouring of her hair and skin, brilliant. Nice little flower display too.

Kath x

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! Her heir looks amazing!! I love the beautiful background and the details you added!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Lisa Lynn said...

Chris that is stunning. Love your coloring and the colors.

Janette said...

So beautiful Chris, I am in love with that image, its gorgeous, as always the colouring is spot on, a really perfect card.xx

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Check out the amazing highlights in her hair, and the clever background details that bring out the color of her hair throughout the creation! The placement of your flowers looks fantastic and so meaningful, with the dreams blooming within your dear dreamer. I must remember that when designing cards - to place the pretty design elements into the image itself. Beautifully done! hugs, de

Sue said...

This is so lovely Chris you always make and design gorgeous cards! huggles Sue x

Mrs A. said...

This is lovely Chris. Your colouring Of the image is gorgeous and a big wow to your fussy cutting. Hugs Mrs A.

Michelle said...

This image looks gorgeous against the background you have created. Gorgeous card Chris - love it - Michelle x

Furrbster said...

This is so pretty. I love the muted image, it really makes it stand out,

Thanks for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous, such a beautiful image and fabulous background.
Wendy xx

Dawn T said...

a stunning card. All the gorgeous texture is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Wow, wow, WOW! That background is divine!! I utterly LOVE it! The image is beautiful and your fussy cutting, oh my goodness!! Stunning creation hunny, I LOVE EVERYTHING about this stunning card. Hugs, Wends xoxo

chrissy xx said...

Gorgeous! Brilliant hair as always Chris.
LOve your design too.
Shoulda had a look on You Tube there would have been something to use to get it back to some kinda normal? To late now lol. with it being in the bin. x

TracyM #6773 said...

Love your image and colouring, LOVE your gorgeous inky background too!
Thank You for joining our Anything Goes with Team Lou challenge at the Southern Girls Challenge :)

Julie Odil said...

This is beautiful, Christ! Your highlights are amazing. Thanks for joining us this month at SheepSki Designs Challenges. Julie, DT member

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional flowers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…