14 October 2008

Lighthouse by the pier

Hi everyone, my card is for a technique challenge on SCS this week where the challenge is to make a step/accordian fold card. I used silver pearlescent card for the base and followed the instructions which are to cut the base card to 10.5 inches X 5.0 inches, score at 1.25" - 2.5" - 4.25", 6" and at 8.25" then fold with hills and valleys (accordion style) making sure that the smallest (1.25" fold) is folded down.

I've used my stamp design for
Spiral Whisper stamps 'lighthouse by the pier' and a cute Magnolia Tilda, both have been pencil coloured and blended with Sansodor. The background image is matted on more of the silver card and attached to the back fold, followed by Tilda in the middle. At the front I've stamped a Woodware label and sentiment, ideally I'd have liked this on the other side at the front but I stamped first directly on the card and smudged it everywhere!!! The card is decorated with lots of paper flowers with stickles for the centres and I've used thick gel glue so that some of them are popped up over others. To give some sparkle I sprinkled glamour dust on Tilda's wings, pockets and the sea. TFL. Back soon, Chris

27 comments:

Ila said...

I love this card or should I say creation!!..It is a Gorgeous work of Art and I could look at it again and again!!..Hugs, Ila

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

WOW!! This is so dreamy and beautiful! I totally wish I was Tilda sitting in this scene!
hugs, Jami

fishlips said...

I want to sit on this bench too please, wow, does this ever look like a place I want to visit... What a masterpiece...

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Chris this is stunning hun. I love the concertina look and the scenery, so much work in this card, its lovely!!!! Hugs Linda x

Kim Piggott said...

Hi Chris,
What a fabulous card!
I love your beautiful background. You have met this challenge right on. Your scene and sentiment with your little Tilda and fantastic colouring looks just wonderful. Love all your flowers too.
kim x

Bunny B said...

WOW!! This is stunning! I love it!

cats whiskers said...

Stunning, love the colouring as always and you stamp is brilliant, this is such a dreamy card. Thanks for the instructions. I love your use of flowers Chris in fact as usual I just love it all
Hugs Jacqui x

CraftyC said...

Aww, how cute is this Chris, a fab piece!
Clairex

Michele said...

WOW this is stunning. Love everything about it. Michele x

Sharon said...

Wow, this is lovely Chris and it works so well having a scene at the back.

Sharon

Bubbles said...

Oh my goodness Chris this is GORGEOUS I love it, the scene is fantastic, image just perfect and the flowers, yummy!!! Wow!
Joanne x

poupetteval said...

wow really nice card !!! love the colours

Lynsey said...

WOW Chris! I don't know how you keep coming up with all these stunning cards! I need some of your mojo! This is stunning!
Hugs Lynsey :)

Love to Doodle! said...

How wonderful is this!! You are so creative....I absolutely love it....amazing creation....and wonderful colouring....perfect scene for that lovely cute image....xx

mueppi said...

Ohhhhhh. Chris
how lovely is that?
I love your card and all details and colouring!
Hugs Gisela

Sue said...

absolutely brilliant, i love the fold and the backround stamp is fabby and so is tilda looking out to sea such a clever idea and design :-)

sue
xx

Taniaj said...

this is a bright jolly card on such a dull wet day Tx

Mada said...

Chris, I am totally and utterly speechless. Really. This card is out of this world - you're my hero! :)

Hugs,
Mada

Tab said...

Well Chris, you really have excelled this time! This card is to die for, well done. I love every aspect of it :0) Tab xxx

Donna said...

Oh wow, what a fantastic card Chris, I love your cards they always tell a little story of their own. I had to put my specs on tho as at first I thought there were sharks in the water.......sorry I can be so blonde sometimes lol :) Donna x

Michele said...

Hi Chris,

What a clever card, you are so good at thinking up new ideas for your cards.

Michele
x

Rach said...

a gorgeous card Chris, such lovely colours.xxx

Phree said...

Beautiful card, there is a real feel of poignancy that goes so wel with the sentiment despite the cute images. I can just imagine Tilda looking out accross the sea and missing far away freinds.

Han said...

This is BEAUTIFUL I so love eveything you do I ust one day have a tutorial on Prismas as I cannot get the hang of them and you are SOOOOOOO good hugs hanxx

Jackie said...

Absolutely beautiful :)

Lainy's Little Blog said...

This is soooo pretty Chris. I love the concertina folding, might give this a go myself.

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

What a fantastic creation. The whole card is just stunning. I love tilda gazing out over the scene.

Wow!!!

Judy xx