Saturday 14 July 2018

Set Me free

Morning and my card today is using a digi which was designed and drawn by my son for a tattoo(he is a self taught tattooist with his own studio)-I coloured it with watercolours and added glossy accents to the light bulb and butterfly--distress inks round all edges and butteflies cut from paper in stash.
The B.paper was made putting flowers and leaves through big shot between 2 sheets of watercolour paper and both pieces matted onto black cardstock.
UPDATE-Just changed photo as this morning the glossy accent over the watercolour has created a crackle effect--happy accident/discovery???
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Thank you for dropping by -all your comments are much appreciated
Have been a little slow with commenting but hope to catch up with you all over the weekend
Carol x x


Doreen said...

A fabulous card,love the

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful post and gorgeous colour.x

Majo said...

It's beautiful! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at UYS!

Majo - DT ♥

Alison59 said...

How clever of your son and it's made into a stunning card Carol. Well done :-)

Katie said...

Beautiful card

Creaine said...

This is so lovely, thank you for sharing with us over here at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge blog and best of luck with your entry.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Kathy Barnett said...

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Kathy {Crafty Creations Challenges}

meg said...

fabulous image, you must be proud of your son, love the papers and card

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.

Tracy Welham said...

I saw this pic on FB and came over to your blog to see who the stamp was by...oh my goodness, your son is very talented, absolutely fantastic image, and a brilliant card. Creative Blessings, Tracy. x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Carol, such a fabulous background and image - that certainly was a happy accident.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

The Red Mullet Band said...

So pretty card!
Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog!
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Lisa Lynn said...

Carol, your coloring is incredible. Those butterflies are just amazing on your beautiful card.

rachel said...

awesome design Carol - he certainly did well here - as did you - fabulous! Hugs rachel x

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Carol! Your son is certainly talented, and we know where his creative gene came from! Beautiful card, and wonderful image! Hugs, de

Billie A said...

Very pretty card. Love the sentiment and images. So glad you shared over at Pause Dream Enjoy

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AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 4CC, good luck!!! Amy DT

CraftyNatalie said...

Beautiful creation, thanks for joining us at TTCRD.

craftytrog said...

Great card Carol, Love your son's design!
Alison xxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

An amazing image and love the blues you used, a FABULOUS and beautiful card Carol, I'm sure he approved. Love the crackle too. I'm here with both my hats on. Thank you so much for joining us in our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

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Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy and Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.

GalFridayStamping said...

Fabulous image and beautiful card...Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry.

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Liz McGuire, said...

Thanks for joining in the fun at Polkadoodles DigiChoosday Challenge, your card is beautiful, Liz x

Dee's Craft Room said...

My goodness, what a talented family. I love this image, you should talk to your son about setting up a small on-line digi stamp business, so the rest of us can access to his work

As always, your colouring is gorgeous and this backing paper looks fabulous and is a perfect colour match.

Dionne x

PS The crackle effecct looks good, doesn't it?

create.365 said...

ooh -I'd definitely say that crackle glass was a happy accident and you certainly did justice to your son's beautiful artwork! Thanks for joining us at LSB.

Sall said...

That image is totally and utterly amazing thank you for participating at Ike's World Challenges

Michelle said...

Wonderful card!

Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you back again soon :)
Michelle H (DT)

Glenda Atkins said...

Stunning card Carol, love, love what you did with the image and such a great background. Your son is very talented. You could sell his work as digital stamps!! The crackle effect is awesome.

Megan J said...

Hi Carol, a fabulous image drawn by your son, looks great as a card design too. Thank you for joining us at Crafting by Designs... good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT

Lorre-Anne Archibald said...

Wow! Fab card, and that image so needs to be a stamp -
I'd definitely buy it x

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card - love the image and choice of paper!!!

CaroleAnn said...

Beautiful card and your son is very talented. This needs to be a stamp - I agree!!!!

akkina van steen said...

Beautyful card

ike said...

FABulous. Thank you for coming along to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
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Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

Wow this is gorgeous Thanks for joining us in our week 28 Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
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Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful image and I love the colours you have chosen too. Your background paper look amazing.

Michelle said...

Your son is very talented Carol and so are you as this card is gorgeous! You've made his arwork look amazing on this card - Michelle x

tilly said...

beautiful colours and layout, thanks for sharing at crafty catz challenge and hope to see you again

Pia S said...

I would never dare to get a tattoo, but your son’s talent can clearly be used for other purposes as well. Must be fun using this unique image, be proud, it’s gorgeous.

crafty said...

A beautiful design. Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge.

Chrissy said...

Stunning Carol..wonderful.


Andrea said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes Challenge at href=”">the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog

*Vicki* said...

Carol, your card is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the unique butterfly imae with the light bulb! My hubby is an electrician, so this really speaks to me! :) Your colors nd design are really stunning my friend! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Pamellia said...

Wow, it seems talent runs in the family! What an amazing drawing by your son, and you really accented it well with the back paper and that layered butterfly! Love a happy accident, the crackle works perfectly on this design!!

Apparently it's supposed to cool off and even rain next week. I sure hope they're right about that, we could really use a break from the crazy!! lol. Have a wonderful weekend! hugs :) said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous. You have a very talented son also and can see you have added texture to the lightbulb, so clever. Beautiful background too x

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous card Carol and you have a very talented son! I love the happy accident crackle effect!
Carol x

Jannet said...

What a wonderfully talented son you have! It must run in the family. A beautiful image and beautifully coloured. Glossy accents crackling what a happy discovery xx

Terry said... Beautifull thank you for sharing it with the DT from We Love To Create, Hugs Terry xxx

Loose Stitches said...

Fabulous creation Carol! Love the image your son drew and your design!
Crafty Hugs, Sherry xx
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wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, this is awesome. Your son is very talented and so are you. You have colored it beautifully.

valscraftings said...

Fabulous card x

Thanks for joining in Ike's world challenges. Val DT

Janice said...

An amazing image, beautifully coloured. Loving all the blues and greens.
Janice x

Leslie said...

Thanks so much for entering the Mix It Up Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes + Mixed Media" challenge with your amazing entry! We hope you'll keep coming back! ;)
Leslie, MIUCB DT
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creationsnz said...

Congrats on your Colour Crazy win, super imaginative creation! CarolG

Lisa Andersson said...

Oh, fantastic image, love it! and the b.paper is so beautiful. A wonderful card.
Hugs, Lisa