Friday 4 July 2014

CFTC #6 Favourite Colours

Hello and happy Friday to you! To all the American readers, Happy 4th July :)

This month over at Craft for the Craic our new challenge is

Our challenges are open to ANYTHING crafty or arty - cardmaking, scrapbooking, altered art, crochet, knitting, sewing, cake decorating, painting, drawing, candle making, jewellery making, whatever makes you craft or be creative we would like to see it!

I was recently commissioned to create a card for a retirement. They wished to have the Catherine McAuley quote on the card, and if I could incorporate the celtic knot design also.
This is the A4 finished size card I made:

Although I would normally be a HUGE fan of purple, lately I am LOVING neutrals, especially with a little splash of yellow thrown in ;)

I heat embossed a strip of cream card, and used my Martha Stewart punch to create the border. Using my beloved honeycomb folder to emboss some kraft board, I layered up the printed paper background. I die cut some music paper to fit in within the irridescent brown card that was punched from a We R Memory's punch.
The Celtic Knot was die cut out, and the edges were roughened. I decorated a chipboard with some flat backed pearls, flowers and some skeleton leaves behind it.

I put some lace as a horizontal border, and then used some buttons and pearls from my stash to embellish. I die cut the quote from Catherine McAuley and stuck it on with foam pads to give a bit of depth.

Why not pop over and take part in the challenge?
Thank you so much for stopping by, and if you are crafting and it suits our theme, you have until July 31st to enter the challenge.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Use your stuff - wood veneer or chipboard (the flourish)

Stamps Fun - Flowers and Pearls 

Happy Friday Crafting,
Eithne :D


Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous Eithne, love the different textures and fabulous layout.
Linda xxx

Unknown said...

this card is very elegant and rich of stunning details.
Thank you for sharing at SFC this week.

Pat said...

A lovelt card Eithne...I do like the way you have "scattered" various buttons & pearls around the main focus..something that I enjoy doing on my scrapbook pages. Thank you for joining in at SFC this week

Jan said...

This looks great xx Jan

Brawny x said...

A fab card. Great elements on it. X

Emily said...

Eithne, that's absolutely gorgeous! I love the neutral colour scheme, and how you have married all the elements together. Really, really like it, well done! Xxx

Kathryn said...

Looks great x

Liz's creative corner said...

Fabulous card, loving the detail and added textures, thanks for sharing with us at bunny zoe's, hugs Liz xx