Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Through the Window today......

Here's a card I made with the Memory Box window die, Primula die and Twig branch die, Martha Stewart fence, leaves and small butterfly. All the elements were cut from white card and coloured with Promarkers. 



 I added some very neutral paper behind the window, the sort that looked as if it could be wallpaper inside the house. I embossed the card with a woodgrain folder and inked it, I wanted it to look like weatherbeaten wood cladding. I sponged green ink onto the bottom, to provide a background to the flowers behind the picket fence

The fence is a halloween fence punch by Martha Stewart that I picked up for a ridiculous sum - about $2 when they were selling off all the halloween stuff. I knew that I could use it year round if I snipped off the little bats - in fact, I think the little bats would look like holly leaves as well, inked in green and with a couple of dots of red here and there.




I am having a lovely visit here in London, we went to see Kiki and Monty yesterday, photos to follow, and I will be driving home later, I just hope it will be a better journey than the drive down, when a two hour journey took 4 1/2 hours because of motorway delays 

33 comments:

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Enfys that card is stunning there is so much interesting bits on it, and those flowers are gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxx

Scrappymax said...

What a fabulous card En and so imaginative, love it.
Max x

Diane said...

Enfys this is sooooo pretty !!

hugs Diane xx

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Wow! this is a work of art! I wouldn't mind that hanging in my home!

nannapat said...

Gorgeous card Enfys, I love the colour of the flowers. Pat x

Kim. said...

What a fabulous card, there are so many lovely dies and punches around now and this shows just what can be done with them.
Kim xXx

misteejay said...

Enfys this is so lovely.

Toni xx

CraftyCooky said...

Hi Enfys, what a beautiful card. You are so lucky to have grabbed that punch for 2$. I will have more time to craft this weekend and will try making a card like this one. I need to go buy more Promarkers. Have a safe drive back.
Hugs
Claire

CraftyCooky said...

Hi Enfys, what a beautiful card. You are so lucky to have grabbed that punch for 2$. I will have more time to craft this weekend and will try making a card like this one. I need to go buy more Promarkers. Have a safe drive back.
Hugs
Claire

Kristie Maynard said...

Love your card. Don't ya love when something is on clearance like that? I've gotten quite a few things this way, things that are "holiday" often only because of the color. Great use of the punches.

Carole RB said...

I love your card, so beautiful!

Sandra H said...

Wow just gorgeous!:) x

Patty said...

Such an amazing, beautiful card!!

Patty

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Enfys.

Hugs Riet.xx

Arlene said...

This is a beautiful card! Love the flowers.

Nana Jo said...

Love your card. I pinned it. I so want to get a few of those dies.

Karen said...

Such a pretty card, lovely dies and the colours are so fresh hugs Karen

JANLYNN said...

Another beautiful card and you know this master gardener loves it. This is sort of your version of The Weather Channel's Weather Out Your Window. You always make me look at supplies and tools in a different light exposing new ways to use them for differnt than their first intended use.

Craftychris said...

So gorgeous - what a bargain punch! Its good you can think outside the box, I am useless at that xx

Miranda said...

This is sooooo GORGEOUS!
Miranda :)
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Jessica said...

Very cute Enfys! And very creative. I love all those little flowers. They are the perfect size for cards. The colors are gorgeous.
Looking forward to pix of the little ones. I'll bet they're growing like weeds.
TFS, Hugs
Jess

CyndiU said...

WOW. Thanks for being so inspiring. I need to learn to think outside the box more.

Have a safe trip home.

Hugs, CyndiU

MizMaryAnn said...

I love your beautiful card. The scene looks like it came right out of a movie. Just gorgeous.

Sharon Caudle said...

Hi En!!! Oh my gosh, it's been ages since I've been by to see you!! (hanging head) This card is gorgeous and I just ordered this window die last week! Now I can't wait to get my hands on it. LOL! Abolutely stunning work! Hope you're doing well and enjoying life!
hugs, Sharon

Donna said...

Awesome card, Enfys! I have a birthday coming up, and I'm borrowing this idea! Thanks so much for your inspiration!!

Blessings,
Donna

Debbie said...

What a lovely card, Enfys. Make me long for those flower. Not to much longer now though ;- ) Thanks for sharing these great ideas! Travel safe.

Treva said...

Really pretty card, perfect use of those punches!

pinky said...

I was just admiring the fence when I read how cheap you got it!! Wow that was a bargain and a half lol. I have been a bad blogger Enfys, feel like I have been living in a cave lol. Getting some construction done, house is a mess but I have to keep crafting as I have orders to see too. Hopefully the end result will be a new craft room for me:)

pinky said...

OMG I forgot to say how much I loved your card Enfys:)

Claire Phillips said...

Really love this En - would work fabulously in a box frame - a work of art! Cheers Claire x

marlene kiley said...

Love this card. Soooooo cute. Colors are great, so soft and original.

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

OMG so many intricate pieces on this card - just lovely!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card Enfys!