Saturday, 7 April 2012

Club Project......Sneak preview...

Here's a sneak preview of one of my sample cards that I had made for our pricking project that we are doing at our club meeting on  Wednesday night.
This little pricking pattern I have had for years and found it when clearing out so just reduced it so that it would fit on a large nestie circle.
We have a 'library' of crafting goodies in our club box which includes lots of stamps and our ladies are encouraged to use them and are welcome to take them home for a month and bring them back at our next meeting.  We are lucky enough to have  a lot of Stampin Up sets so I have tried to make samples using stamps that we have in our box.
Backing paper is from Stampin Up...the bird and butterfly are both from the S.U. Touch of Nature set.  Having stamped the butterfly onto old Oliver card I then got some bleach and just bleached out the colour and ended up with the 'yellow' effect, if you haven't tried this technique then do have a play as you can get some lovely colours, I just used some cheap bleach and and old paint brush, brush the bleach on and let it dry, if you want a lighter colour then paint over it again.


Off to start on my other samples for our 2nd project which is stamping and masking...
Enjoy the rest of your week end..


Anne

22 comments:

Aquarius said...

It obviously pays to have a turn out every now and then - I must have pricking templates stashed away somewhere but not used them in ages. Great choice of colours on the card and I'm sure the members will have a great evening as usual.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Anne.xxx

The Other Patti Sue said...

Simply stunning my friend!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Anne, Beautiful card, I love the effect of the pricking, very lacy:0) I too have been using bleach this week it's a very useful tool. The effect on the bird is so soft, love the colour! Have a great weekend, Gay xxx

Autumn Mist said...

This is lovely, Anne, I'll have to have a go. Quite envious of you having a box of goodies you can borrow from, I'd be in heaven!

Sasha said...

Lovely paper pricking, Anne. I absolutely love your bird image...fab bleaching, too. And I also love your butterfly xx
Happy Easter xx

Pauline said...

What a lovely card Anne,mthat little bird image is lovely. What a great idea to have a box to borrow from! Have a great Easter x

Sandra H said...

Hi Anne, Hope your enjoying your Easter, your card is beautiful and so elegant too!:)x

Karen said...

A lovely card Anne - but what a tease!!! We normally don't post what the girls are going to be doing til after........ still I am sure they will be really enthusiastic seeing this card. I'm still pricking!!! and then I'm going to be masking........... what we do for them eh?

Linda said...

Lovely card Anne, the little bird is beautiful. Pop over to my blog I have a surprise for you Linda x
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June Nelson said...

Hi me lovely, this is adorable what a beautiful card, I love cards like this but im no good at making them"" your fabby you are, Its a lovely olde worlde card and I love the paper pricking detail, also thanks darlin for caring and saying lovely things on my blog I really appreciate every time you visit, have a lovely evening loads of love from me xxxxxxxxxxxx

Catherine said...

This is so cute, love the effect you have achieved with the piercing...

Valerie said...

Absolutely stunning Anne, what a gorgeous little bird! Tbe paper pricking is so effective.
Val x

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Anne, the paper pricking makes a really nice frame for your bird, and I love your colour scheme of green and brown. Your craft club sounds great, bet it's fun too. CoB

Elaine said...

what a lovely card Anne I love it , the colours are beautiful and the piercing just makes it POP.
Have a nice Easter Sunday and Monday Elaine Hugs Elaine

Sandy said...

Hey Anne! I have never heard of this bleaching technique. I will give it a go. How lucky you are to have a club that you all can share friendship and ideas with. Your card is lovely. I have never tried the pricking technique either. I will be writing - I have my grandchildren for a couple of weeks so I have been really busy!
sandy

Jenny said...

the pricked border is very pretty Anne and the perfect frame for your beautifully coloured bird image :0)
Jenny x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Anne, the pricked border is lovely and I like the bird and butterfly.
Kevin xx

Fabiola said...

oh qu'elle est jolie et ces couleurs naturelles sont très très belles, biz

Loli said...

Hola anne, thank you for your comment about my egg card.
Fantastic technique i need to try, the effect is beautiful, I envy you your club, with all these stamps:D:D.
An easter hug from Palma

Tan's Hobbies said...

This card is soooooooooooo beautiful, Anne!! I love love love it so much. Great technique, lovely layout, and sweet colors.

Masha Novoselova said...

Anne, I love your cards! and this one is very beautiful!
hugs from Russia,
Masha