Another Friday has rolled around, and this week is my first dare (how fun!) for Daring Cardmakers. And I'm challenging you to get... Feeling Krafty
Which means I'd like you to use 'natural' items on your projects, ie. wood, leaves, kraft card, balsa wood, cork, burlap, rope, natural twine etc. The choice is endless, you just need a bit of imagination!
There is a catch though - you must use 3 natural items not just a bit of kraft card!
The natural elements I've used are: twigs, canvas, wood paper, wooden button, wooden skewers and wood print paper. Phew!
I love this birds image from Etsy, which I've used as an iron-on transfer by printing the image onto special transfer paper an then (yes, you've guessed it) ironing it onto a square of canvas. It's a really cool way of using digi images. This has been layered onto Crate Paper wood print card, some distressed peach damask card and wood paper.
I've backed this with a digi frame and added some paper strips for colour and a Tim Holtz ticket greeting. The little green 'sticks' embellishment was made with wooden skewers (!) which were painted with Crackle Paint and finished with a crackled wooden button, which I painted with a layer of green and then a layer of pink on top and picked bits of the crackle off when it was dry to get a shabby two tone effect.
The flowers have been hand made by folding flat blooms into quarters and sticking together. This is the first time I have done this, and I was really pleased with the outcome. I may find / post a tutorial, they are so fun to make! I have accented the flowers and bird canvas with some twigs for a realistic look.
The card has been finished with crinkled and tea-stained seam binding and a yummy Websters crystal button.
The Shabby Tearoom 'Sweet Days Of Summer' - Pink, peach, green, neutrals and handmade flowers
Ribbon Girl - Ribbon Challenge
Tuesday Throwdown - Texture and Dimension
Wood print paper, from 'Restoration' collection by Crate Paper
Peach Damask, Pink Petticoat
Birds On Wire image from Etsy
Digi frame, Echo Park 'Be Mine' elements from Jessica Sprague