Thursday, 19 June 2014


Yes this card was my first attempt at colouring on kraft. At first I wasn't really sure about it and debated giving it to the friend I had made it for. I kept looking at it though and after a while the effect grew on me. I found shading much more difficult as the colours soak into the kraft and I didn't achieve the level of shading I like but I like to try something different but not sure I would make another.
Image - LOTV
Medium - Copics
Papers - Craftwork Cards Time Flies
Dies - Tim Holtz star clusterwith sanded Core'dinations, Cheery Lynn faerie mushrooms which I cut out of DCWV gauze paper, another experiment but I am really happy with this one
Other - stickles

Sorry if I haven't visited but we have been away since Saturday. We went to a concert in Ipswich Saturday night and stayed in a Premier Inn. On Sunday we headed off to Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds for 3 nights. I have scheduled posts for while I have been away as well as this one and hopefully I have managed to do some commenting whilst we have been away.

Crafty Catz 2 different dies 
A Creative Romance Anything goes 
Sister Act Anything goes
Crafts and Me Add wings 
Simon Says Monday Anything goes 
Simon Says You gotta have friends



Gorgeous card Marianne and thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
Hugs Dianne xx :)

brenda said...

I have never tried it either Marianne, but it looks rally good and the print DP really sets it off a treat.

Loving the note holders below as well.

B x

Squirrel x said...

Hun, don't worry, you have done a cracking job with this! You are right about how the kraft neutralises colour, it is quite disconcerting I find. Hugs xx

Janette said...

I love it Marianne, beautiful effect.....gorgeous card, so pretty..
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

Chrissy said...

Gosh! Marianne..this is lovely..fabulous colouring on kraft and love the sweet image and the stars and mushrooms too.


Doreen said...

Love the gorgeous image and fab

Sarah said...

Great job Marianne, I'm going to have a go now!! xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Marianne I think you've done a brilliant job of colouring your card is gorgeous


Eiglas said...

I think it's a super job Marianne - it has a vintage quality that could lend itself to other images in a truly magical way.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Marianne, just catching up here. My favourite new fairy and I think she looks good coloured on kraft, would pencils give you the shading you like, just a thought.

Your note holders are gorgeous, love how you've done these and the plaques are so pretty, especially the wedding one, all fabulous work, hugs Kate x

rachel said...

love this one marianne - gorgeous image and layout and love the stars and mushrooms xx

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Marianne, I hope you have had a lovely break.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Marianne. I love the sweet image and your colouring on the Kraft card looks fabulous.
Sue xx

Linda Simpson said...

I love it Marianne, I haven't tried this yet so you have given me the push I needed to try. Thank you!
Linda xxx

Sandra H said...

This is so beautiful as always your so creative with your cards and the colouring on the kraft card Marianne is stunning x

Carol S. said...

Love this adorable stamp. My fave from this release. Never thought of colouring Kraft. It's worked miles better than I would have thought. Brilliant card. Hope you enjoyed your few days away. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Beautiful card, love this image and your colouring on Kraft!

Sue said...

Beautiful image and colouring Marianne. Adorable card.
Sue x x

Christine Dol said...

Personaly, I think you did a great job with the colouring. You are way too hard on yourself! Your friend will really like your card.
Sounds like you are enjoying yourself on your mini holiday!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous and what a great job with the colouring.

misteejay said...

Beautiful card Marianne and I think you have achieved a great result colouring on the kraft card.

Toni xx

Avril Ann said...

I think Marianne, that it is super effect, such a cute image, and love the BP's you have teamed it up with, fabulous card, hugs xxx

coops said...

so stunning marianne.gorgeous image and design and i love your colouring on the kraft :D

xx coops xx

Kat W said...

I think the colouring on Kraft is very effective and looks great, plus your star and mushroom themed dies are the perfect complement to the image :-)
Bourton-on-the-Water is absolutely gorgeous so I hope you had a wonderful time.
Big hugs, Kat xx

Karen Schroeder said...

She's so cute! You can enter her in the Quirky Crafts Challenge...they changed the requirements for the Fairy challenge! You have 14 hours to link it!

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne
I love this card! I really like the effect of the stamped image on the kraft card. I think I might have to try this! I love your new dies!
Hugs Lynsey x

Lin said...

I think the image on kraft looks wonderful, Marianne! And what a sweet one it is! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Anne said...

I think the colouring looks great Marianne, I've never tried it on Kraft. Anne xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Marianne :-) very cute image and your colouring on kraft is fabulous ! I never tried this either ,,, well done !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Anna-Karin said...

This is so sweet and great colouring on the kraft. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

I think your Kraft colouring is amazing Marianne! Def' give it another go hunny x Hugs, Wends x