April 07, 2014

Playtime ...

Hi Everybody,

So after the craft show on Saturday and the Give Away it has been playtime in my craft room for me.

Once again I have been using the Isopropyl Alcohol and my Spectrum Noir refills and my "Film Crew" has been put to work while I  worked

But it has a very strong smell so please work in a well ventilated area

The flowers are all white and from Wild Orchid Crafts and this time I have gone for the darker colors and I really do like the results.

The card is darker and more dramatic and the one I added to Etsy in these same shades sold straight away.

I have added in a  pearl Hatpin to this one as that seems to be what a lot of people like and it makes the card a little different from the norm.







The video will show you the colors used for each group of flowers but just play with whatever colors you have to hand ... and don't forget to color enough ribbon to complete your design.

I hope you enjoy the short tutorial and I hope you will give it a try for yourself.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

30 comments:

  1. Morning Christina......love the colours on this card, it makes a nice change, I also enjoyed watching the tutorial, thank you so much. hugs, judy x

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  2. Hi Christina, I have tried this technique on flowers which I have learned from your earlier tutorials and the result was very satisfying. I have not tried on ribbons and cardstocks. Will definitely try it. This technique is also cost saving. As always, today's card is very pretty especially the colour of the ribbon. Thanks for sharing.
    Chang Alison

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  3. What a beauty, Christina! So glad to see that you chose to make some richer colors in your playtime, ha! I do like your pastels, but I'm really drawn to the darker colors :) .... this card will probably sell quickly as well in your shop!

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  4. Morning Christina, really like this card. I too like using darker colours on the (right card) as it can make a huge difference. Love the hat pins.

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  5. Hi Christina really like this card ,it has a dramatic look.
    I always seem to stick to pastel shades but might try some thing stronger .
    Marion H

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  6. Quite gorgeous Christina. xxx

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  7. Morning Christina,
    A very dramatic coloured card today. Will watch the video later.
    Lydia
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  8. Hi Christina
    Love today's card, and will watch the tutorial later. I don't have these pens but have promarkers so will adapt.

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  9. Beautiful card Christina and love your gorgeous embellishments

    Anne

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  10. Hi Christina,
    I'm another one who is inclined to stick to pastels but loved today's card and a great tutorial too. I must have a go at brighter colours!

    Love Sheila xx

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  11. I like the richer tones of the flowers and ribbon too...and, oh goody, another video.

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  12. Oh Christina this is stunning x

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  13. A beautiful card Christina, I just love those vibrant colours. thanks for the tutorial, some more inspiration.....luv Ursula xx

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  14. Beautiful card, wonderful flowers and a very helpful tutorial as usual. Thank you xx

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  15. Good afternoon Christina,
    Thank you for sharing your hints and tips with us on colouring the ribbon and flowers. Question:- What glue do you use to anchor your flowers onto your cards, please? I have tried that silicone stuff but find it takes long enough to dry and my flowers come of again. I would appreciate your advice flower,
    Many thanks and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

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  16. Beautiful card Christina, I am going to try the coloring of the ribbon and flowers... you make it look so easy, hope I do half as well. Thank you for the new video...they are so helpful. Carol

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  17. Beautiful colors on the flowers. Thanks for another great video. Very pretty card.

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  18. Beautiful tutorial Christina, thanks for sharing. Hugs Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

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  19. Such a lovely card Christina, i love your stickpin
    Elaine H X

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  20. Lovely card and like the purple flowers you have coloured. Can't watch the video at the moment. Will try and watch it later

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  21. Wonderful Tutorial on coloring ribbon and flowers, so much easier than trying to have all the colors, or not having the right color when you need it now. The card is beautiful and rich. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Gretchen

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  22. Another lovely card, and I found the video very helpful in understanding how to do the tinting of the flowers and ribbon. Thank you so much. BethAnn M.

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  23. Hi Christina
    Another beautiful yet different card really love those flowers thanks for such a great video.
    Margaret corgi owner

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  24. Hi Christina a beautiful card as always Video was very helpful thank you for sharing
    Hugs Lynda Brock xx

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  25. Hi Christina another beautiful card, love your video. Dianne

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  26. Hi Christina,
    Great video tutorial...you make everything so easy to follow and understand. I love the card and the colors used...rich colors, to me at least, get your attention. Great job.

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  27. Gorgeous job Christina , great video and beautiful card!!! The funny thing is I just made my own alcohol inks from Sharpie Pens (didn't have the alcolhol inks in colors I liked) and did the very same thing spraying the ribbon you gave me and flowers...what a coincidence!!! Have a great day my crafty friend!! hugs

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  28. Love the way you colored and did the background, so pretty and just love the colors of all the flowers, Beautiful!

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  29. Just amazing work, love the colours of the flowers

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