Saturday, 19 January 2013

A Little Rain Must Fall

Here are a few sneak peeks of samples I have made for Sheena Douglass, her shows are Monday 21st January 8am, 1pm, and 5pm; Tuesday 22nd January 9am and 4pm; Wednesday 23rd January 8am, 11am, 2pm, and 6pm and Thursday 24th January 8am, 2pm and 5pm. Sheena has a four day deal on Create and Craft using some funky flowers and fabulous sentiments.

I wanted to make the sentiment the main focal point on this card. My background is actually kitchen towel which I used to mop up all my Luminarte from previous cards I made for Sheena. I could not throw it away as I thought the colours were fabulous. I used Luminarte Colour Concentrate mediterranean and mallard.
I also added touches of gold Paint Dabber to my background. From this picutre you can see the fabulous texture the kitchen towel gives to my background. I added a wooden umbrella, which coordinates with the sentiment perfectly, again coloured with Colour Concentrate and highlights of gold Paint Dabber.
I added one of the fabulous funky flowrs, which are fantastic for layering together and I added a coordinated button to the centre threaded with twine. You cannot see it here but the shimmer on the flower is just fantastic from the Colour Concentrate.
I love the sentiment which I have stamped in black Archival Ink and coloured with Colour Concentrate, I love this product. I matted the sentiment onto a piece of gold card to lift from the background a little.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I will be back soon with more of the cards I made for Sheena's shows.

Tracy xxx

19 comments:

Kim Dellow said...

Oooo! I love that! Fabulous texture, fabulous colour! Gorgeous! Hope you are doing well, keeping warm and having a fab Saturday too :) Kx

Diane said...

A wonderful card, Tracy! I love the texture that the kitchen paper gives - must remember that one!
Diane x

Fiona C said...

Just adore the colour and the kitchen towel background is just inspired! xx

Maggie said...

Lol Tracy I keep all my kitchen towel and baby wipes too just can't throw them away....your card is fab loving the stamps thanks for sharing

Crafting Queen said...

Super creation, love the textures and colours.

lisa said...

What a stunning background, Tracy. I really must have a play with kitchen paper right now!!! Love the texture.
The colours are beautiful too.
Hope you are keeping warm in this wintery weather.
Hugs Lisax

inkypinkycraft said...

this is gorgeous, full of vibrant colour and great textures! Trace x

Kelley said...

I just love the colors. It is beautiful.

Carol Q said...

my fave colours Tracy. love the quote you've used too.

Sue said...

This is wonderful Tracy, I love your background texture and colours, and Sheena's stamps look lovely xx

Wanda H said...

Beautiful!!! Love the texture of the paper towel!!

Paper Profusion said...

This is fabulous Tracy!! You've steered me to have a whole new outlook on kitchen paper - thank-you! Nicola x

butterfly said...

Wow, the leftover paper towel gives such amazing texture to the background - stunning colour, I can see why it wasn't allowed near the bin! Beautiful card, Tracy.
Alison x

Michelle Webb said...

When you get your eye in, you can really see the colour concentrate. You're right it's gorgeous, love the colour overall and the gold really does lift it. Wonderful Tracy. Michelle x

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous colour and the paper towel gives an amazing texture. A fabulous card. Looking forward to seeing the others xx

Redanne said...

Hi Tracy, you are so right about the colour, far too nice to throw away, it is a stunning colour mixed those dabs of gold and that sentiment is just wonderful. x

Leintje* said...

You sure made the text in the focal main point, I love this sentiment!!! You did a wonderfuljob with the towel and color combination!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Marjie Kemper said...

So rich! Love the quote, and the rough background.

Anita Houston said...

Oh the GREEN!!! Love it! The background texture is yummy too!