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Monday, 2 March 2015

New challenge, new blog!

Good morning and welcome to not only the first  Make My Monday challenge for March but also the first challenge on the new MMM Blog. The theme is:
Girly Birthday.
 My card is for a more mature "girly", cos we all, well most of us girls, like pretty things. 

 I was experrimenting on Saturday with stenils and grunge paste. I've been dying to have a go with the grunge paste which I bought must be a couple of years ago, how time flies!, maybe thats the reason it was a bit thick and stiff! The base of the card is the result after coloiuring it with various Distress Inks, spraying with water and generally having fun.

 Crafters Workshop Template : Mini Specimens. I used all of it ... I was playing!
Paperartsy : grunge Paste
Hot Off the press: artful collection vintage and floral images.
Pink Paisley: Spring jubilee.
Stampendous: Butterflies.
Docrafts: Postal frame
Distress Inks: squeezed lemonade, picked rasberry, peacock feathers. I used  water colour technique to paint the flowers.
Versafine: Vintage Sepia.
I stamped the butterflies onto left over backing and cut out.

 Thank you for looking, have a good week.

 Suzi B xx

Challenges:  must include a sentiment.; Mothers day/anything goes.


Aquarius said...

Love the effects on the background and it has all come together as a really pretty 'girly' card. Off to check out the new MMM blog.

Amanda said...

Hi, You have created a gorgeous background to your card and I hope you will be using that grunge paste more now :-) Love the soft colours too. Thankyou for joining us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Amanda

Fliss said...

What a fabulous background Suzi (makes me want to break out my grunge past!)
Love the butterfly postcard too, so pretty.
Fliss xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning! Great background with the grunge paste and I love those wonderful stamps you used, - the butterflies are gorgeous, a really super card!

Sanja Grdinić said...

Wow, Suzi - your card is really special! Love the background and the 3D effect. :)
Have a great day!

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

Fabulous Suzi! i love all the techniques and layering.... So very very pretty....

Thanks for joining us at Sentiment Sundays Anything Goes challenge! Good luck and hope to see you at our next challenge!

Sandy S

craftimamma said...

This is so pretty Sue and I love how you have made the Grunge Paste background work perfectly with pretty as well as with 'grunge'! Lovely, lovely card!

BTW I give my GP a spritz of water before I put the top back on which seems to help prevent it drying out too much. Glad you've taken the plunge with it ;-)

Lesley Xx