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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Craft A Scene for May - Card 1

A very simple card today as my first DT offering for this months' challenge, which is Create A Garden.

I have to admit to being a little short of time this month, so this one is really very simple.
When an old aunt died, I acquired her large box of embroidery designs, many of which must be somewhere around 100 years old.  When trying to decide what to do with them I realised that some of them would make good digi prints, so I scanned all those I liked.

This has been printed onto the Clarity shiny card, and allowed to dry for just over 48 hours.  Anything around that time, as long as possible,, allows the ink to set, so that it does not bleed when you colour in.

You still need to take care.  I used Promarkers to colour the image, with Adirondack ink pads to give me the background grass and sky.  You can get quite a good depth of colour with Promarkers, and shading, especially if you give them a chance to dry between layers.

I like using things that would otherwise be thrown away - I would never have time to turn all these into true embroideries - but this way, the designs live again.

Now, I hope you will all go over to http://craftascene.blogspot.co.uk/  where you will find full details of this month's challenge, and the rules you need to stick to.  Do have a go and let us see how beautiful is your garden.


Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Das ist einfach wunderschön. Gefällt mir sehr.

LG Carola

Mrs P said...

Beautiful card Margaret x

Sarah Stacy said...

Very nice Maggie. x

Theresa Pace said...

love the story behind this card xx

Claire said...

Hi Maggie, gorgeous card and what a wonderful way to use that embroidery pattern. It so pretty it would have been a real shame not to use it
Claire xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

So gorgeous Maggie, and a great idea for using these lovely old embroidery designs.

Sue xx