Monday, 2 January 2017

Cozy Warm Thoughts

Well, it's officially the end of the holidays. Tomorrow it's all about getting up at an ungodly hour, out in the cold and dark. I've been trying to keep myself busy in the craft room to keep me from thinking about going back to work. It always seems harder when you have had a good few weeks off, doesn't it. 

I was inspired by a few new challenges to create a card today. I was inspired by the neutral colours against the navy and deep green in the inspiration image over at Paper Smooches. I also thought the feathers would go with the theme of cozy -  soft and fluffy, like the soft fluffy skins in the image. I was also inspired by the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and just about made it before the deadline of the challenge. I was also inspired by the new theme over at CAS Mixup where the theme this month is stamping + liquid colours + your choice (I chose die cutting).

I used Distress Paints in Mowed Lawn, Chipped Sapphire, Hickory Smoke and Black soot on watercolour paper and after drying it out with a heat tool I die cut it using a Paper Smooches die. I also used some Paper Smooches feather dies and a sentiment stamp. The pattered paper is from Stampin' Up.

Card: 250 gsm white card, 300 gsm Daler&Rowney watercolour paper, scraps of dark blue, green and beige card
Stamps: Paper Smooches Sentiment Samplers
Ink and paints: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress paints Mowed Lawn, Chipped Sapphire, Hickory Smoke and Black Soot 
Dies: Paper Smooches Feathers 2, Criss Cross
Other: Stampin' Up Colour Me Autumn


Loll said...

What a cool and artsy card Karola. Love the crisscross die for your background. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful design, Karola! Love those feathers and the crisscross die! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Claire Grantham said...

I saw your card in the FMS gallery and had to come along and say how much I love it, it's even better in a big photo, I get to see all the details. I am WITH you on the going back to work thing, I was off for 10 days and this morning was a monumental struggle LOL..good job I work from home. Cx

Kim S said...

I love the Criss Cross pattern - such a creative use of the sketch!! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Julia Aston said...

what a great die cut behind your beautiful feathers - great colors using the Distress Paints and wonderful inspired design on your card! - thanks for joining us in the CAS Mixed Media challenge! Julia xx

TK said...

Wonderful cross-hatch look to that background!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a fabulous card! I LOVE that criss-cross metallic background! And those feathers def. fit the cozy theme:) I hope you were able to get back into the swing of work/regular schedule after the holidays <3 THANKS for playing along with us for the January "cozy" challenge:) <3