Monday, July 22, 2013

Friends.


With all this nice summery weather around I fancied making a really bright card. I took a photo of one of my oil paintings, played around in word, shrunk the image down and printed off onto 160gsm cardstock. I then glued onto a piece of thick cardboard and cut into 1" squares. (I did this faux tiling on another of my paintings for my Dad's Fathers day card and thought I would have another go.) I coated each tile with Glossy accents and once they were dry I reassembled on white card to mimic the grouting .
 
 

 The flowers were made using Memory Box 'Fancy Blossoms' style 98312 and die cut from snippets of white card that I then coloured with Promarkers to match the colours of the Parrots. The leaves were die cut using Crealies Creative shapes CL CS 11,16 and 18. from various green snippets of paper/card. Feathers were dyed to match the flowers. Swirls were made using Sizzix set 656323 again from white card coloured using Promarkers.

 

Faux tiling and flowers were mounted onto plain green textured cardstock which was adhered to front of card. Sentiment is a Britannia word and alphabet dies.
 

 
Entering into the following challenges:
Pixies Crafty Workshop #82: Use up your snippets. (white cardstock).
Southern Girls #73: No Ribbons.

Totally Papercrafts #176: Make your own flowers.
Splendiferous Creations: Things with Wings.
Sister Act #16: Anything goes.

Brown Sugar :#51: Anything goes.
Rhedd and Rosie's #11: Anything goes.
Tuesday Throwdown #156: Anything goes.
Anything Goes #97: Anything goes.
Make It Monday #150: Paper crafts.
 

 


42 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW I love your faux tile technique Mrs A and amazing painting skills!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia
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Lori Aragon said...

You are a genius Mrs. A!!! I love this technique and your artwork :) I saw you on MIM.

Loz said...

WOW!! This is stunning. Beautiful painting and I love the tiles you have made. I saw this on MIM and came for a closer look..Loz

Andrea W said...

Cool card! I LOVE the colors and tile look. What a great way to show off your own artwork. I found you at Make It Monday.

Zoe said...

Thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck, Zoe DT xx

Nonni said...

Wow, a special card! I love the flower detail and the image split in squares. Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Throwdown!

Kimbo said...

Your painting is beautiful and I love the tiling effect x

Monika Reeck said...

I really love your coated tile it is really beautiful like the one on the Wall..great arrangement too..lovely card...

I see your card on MIM hope you like to see back to my Blog...hugs, Monika

Di said...

Aha Mrs A - I just knewed it woz you involved with the arrival of a parrot somehow, being at Newbury woz just a cover story and way to divert Miss!

LOVE this card. The faux tiling is gorgeous, super painting in the first place too. The flowers and teensy feathers (a perfect touch) match absolutely perfectly.

Hugs, Di xx

Elena said...

wow! It's so cute!

Doreen said...

Beautiful,fabulous work.x

Margaret said...

Beautiful work, love the faux tiles and the flowers to match the parrots mixed with the feathers. Saw this on MIM.
Hugs
Margaret M

Hettie said...

This is great Mrs A. Love how you have made a card to welcome the flippin' parrot to the Playground!! Genius!!
Hugs
xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!!! What a gorgeous creation sweetie. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.

Hugs
Cathy DT
xxxxx

Joanie said...

Lovely bright colours and love the faux tiling. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes. Hope to see you again

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Lovely and bright and summery xxx

Liz McGuire, said...

What a brilliant idea, so original and one of a kind,

Liz x

Moira Gray said...

Excellent make, I do love parrots.

Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie challenge blog, hope we see your work again.

Moira DT

lalkygirl said...

Wow what a fab creation ,love the bright colours and your tile effect is stunning
Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
Tracey x

Darnell J Knauss said...

W.O.W. I'm, I, you, this ... clearly I'm speechless, Mrs. A!!

And please don't be pulling my pretty parrot's tail feathers neither, coz I, you, she'll ...

Sari Jokinen said...

What a gorgeous card you have made!! Love your painting that you have used,such lovely bright colors! have a wonderful week! Hugs and sunshine

MaryH said...

Simply magnificent. First, that painting is awesome. Then the idea to print, make tiles to turn into this beautiful card...WOWsers. Love all your flowers & feathers too. This is just too pretty for words. Love it! TFS

scrappymo! said...

I did not you were a painter!!!
Your painting looks lovely but of course looks even better cut up into tiles and made into a a card!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Love, love, love! The bright colours are gorgeous and the cluster of flowers are a perfect for the parrot to 'live' in :) xx

Sandra H said...

Wow Mrs A This is truly beautiful you are full of brilliant ideas your so creative and that glossy accents looks stunning lovely bright colours and the grouting adds that finishing touches xx

Qie said...

Great card. Thanks for joining Our challenge at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

Melissa Latchem said...

really different! it's fantastic! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

Sandy said...

WOW!!!!! I love your flower arrangement! I must admit you lost me at "shrunk the image down"!! All I know is that I love your creation - beautiful!!
Sandy

Ali said...

I'm loving the tropical design of this card. Perfect for the unusually hot weather we've been having.
Ali x

Cathy said...

Wow, this is amazing Mrs A. beautiful painting and brilliant idea to make a tile mosaic of it! The flowers are a perfect match too Cathy x

Liz said...

O wow, such talent. Pssst...fancy a game of french skipping on the playground this week?

Carole said...

What a super colourful creation. Thank you for joining us @ Totally Papercrafts this week.
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Very nice and colourful, thanks for sharing it with us at Brown Sugar challenges and good luck
Julie x
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mixamatoasties said...

Great project.

Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.

Susan x

Karen Petitt said...

OMGee Mrs A - that is gorgeous and such a fab idea too! I have some sketches I could do that too - thank you so much for sharing - you've inspired me!
Mind you I still don't want no feathers and my back s~~e is still sore from that bl~~~y water soaker - I'll get you back for that Mrs! Karen x

Karen Petitt said...

OMGee Mrs A - that is gorgeous and such a fab idea too! I have some sketches I could do that too - thank you so much for sharing - you've inspired me!
Mind you I still don't want no feathers and my back s~~e is still sore from that bl~~~y water soaker - I'll get you back for that Mrs! Karen x

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the faux tiles! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Rea said...

Beautiful card with lovely coloring and flowers. I saw it on MIM. #2

Terry Oulboub said...

Amazing, Mrs. A! I love the tile look and the birds are so gorgeous; bright and colorful - will brighten up any moment! Love the added flowers; makes such a beautiful card always! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'm so happy that you started your blog so I had a chance to meet Faye's fantastic mum. I love what you create - you do brighten my dull days! ;-)

MagsB said...

Oh my! This is amazing, I am in awe of your painting skillz, and your tiling skillz, too! Fantastic!

love Mags B x

PS it's 'skillz' because my kids and their friends talk about 'mad skillz' and I'm afraid it rubbed off on me ;) I do know how to spell, honest!

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are #3, #4, #98, #152, and #154.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark… and become a follower.

Hugs,

Julia

Mary said...

Very nice card, you are quite the talent. Your directions are easy to follow...I may just give this a go!