Sunday, 17 February 2013

Dylusions for Dad!

Hi All, thanks for stopping by today.  

So today I would like to share a card I've made for my Dad's birthday:

I created my background by spraying water and dylusions in london blue, vibrant turquoise, luscious lime and lemon zest onto some splodgeaway card.  I then used a piece of sequin waste and white acrylic paint to do some stenciling and some reverse stenciling.
I stamped the globe (part of a free stamp set from creativity magazine) on an off cut of the background and cut it out, I then coloured it using the dylusions inks and a paintbrush to make it a bit bolder and more prominent.
I stamped the cogs from the same free stamp set in black versafine and then the branches are from Indigoblu and are stamped in vintage photo DI.  The sentiment is from Waltzing Mouse Stamps and is stamped in black versafine.  
I inked the edges using vintage photo DI, added the yellow twine and then mounted onto brown card stock before adhering to my card blank. 

I would like to enter my Dad's birthday card in the following challenges:

  • Sunday Stamper - this week Hels has chosen 'Men' for her theme - to find out more click HERE 
  • Artful Times Challenge Blog - the current theme at Artful Times is 'Colour Technique' all the details for their challenge can be found by clicking HERE 
   Thanks for visiting my blog today, any comments are welcome!!

Claire x


  1. Wonderful zingy colour pallet a fab card !
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Artful Times :)
    Von ☺

  2. Great card, love the colours they are so Vibrant and Gorgeous x

  3. Hi Claire, your Dad's card is fabulous, I just used the same free stamp for my SS entry but yours is brilliant, wish I had thought of Dylusions.......... the colours are amazing. Love it! Hugs, Anne x

  4. Beautiful card, I bet your dad is very proud of your creative talents! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  5. Just two words to say about this. "Ab Fab!" Love the zingy colours, the images used, the techniques employed - everything. Thanks for joining in the fun at Artful Times.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  6. Fantastic colours -your dad will love it for sure.

    Best wishes Chrissie xx

  7. Lurve the colours of your card...just gorgeous.
    xoxo Sioux

  8. Fantastic I really love the colours. X

  9. Great card. LOve the colours and the way you used the stamps

  10. Glorious colours - and I love that stamp!
    Alison x

  11. amazing... love love love it... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  12. Brilliant color combination, magnificent how you composed that card. I love it very much. I'll be your new follower, I'm glad if you visit me too:-)
    Hugs Anja

  13. The background colors are really great! I like it very much!

  14. Love the vibrant colours and the techniques used, the stamping looks great.

    Sylv xx

  15. Oh what a super card - I love it. BJ