Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Everyday Super Heroes

Ooh I'm so excited and privileged to be posting my first 'official' DT post for the Fab 'n' Funky challenge. I've been really looking forward to this, as I LOVE Kenny K images. They're so fun and I found the perfect image for a thank you card I've been needing to write in Kenny K's Super Mom.

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My Mother-in-law is an amazing lady, very talented in a great number of areas, but especially so with cloth, which I utterly am not! We had a wonderful visit from my in-laws, when we were shifting house over the Christmas break and noting that we were missing a curtain in the kitchen, (which left us rather exposed to the neighbours), my mother-in-law measured it up and within a week or so of their return home, I had a very exciting parcel, with all I needed to thread and hang the fabulous sheer curtain she'd made for the kitchen. 

I'm blessed to have some amazing role models in my life. My own lovely mummy and my wonderful mother-in-law are two of the best I know! So this card is being sent to my mother-in-law as thanks for her wonderful sewing and this post is in celebration of these 'Everyday Super Heroes' in my life.

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I used a large 8x8 card blank and found a lovely matching paper for the colour I'd chosen to ink up the apron in a Scrapbook Magazine paper pack giveaway from American Crafts called The Sweet Shop Collection. Typical of me to ink the stamp up first and then spend ages hunting for 'the perfect' colour match in my papers. This was just that however and I love that it was a very similar design to the gingham pattern I'd added to the apron. I just used the tip of my Promarker and it worked really well. The lovely textured peach coloured mat is a ColorCore Cardstock from Darice and the fun 'aprons' paper is a fab digital paper from the Raspberry Road Domestic Goddess set.

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The challenge this week at Fab 'n' Funky is to use 'brads'. So I inked up some yellow stars I had in my stash and added some Distress Stickles in Tattered Rose to alter the bright yellow of the original brads, to a softer tone that would work in with my colour scheme. Love that they ended up with a fun textured look too. I kept the 'star' theme going with the large pearlescent star and as my thank you card was for some amazing sewing my mother-in-law had done, I popped a cute Die-Versions 'Sweet Petite' Sewing Machine on too which I first inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. All the papers were edged with this ink too. I made the sentiment up on my computer and for the final touch threaded some multicoloured twine behind the image in a criss cross pattern.

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I hope you like what I did with this fabulous Kenny K image and look forward to reading your comments. Thanks for popping into my little corner of the blog world. Go check out what the rest of my teamies have done over on the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge blog and come join us for some fun with brads! Have an awesome day. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Sister Act Card Challenge: #42 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes (with option of shaped card)
Kenny K's Krafty Krew: #165 ~ Anything Goes (with a twist of 'love')
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes with Twine or String
Whimsy Inspirations Challenge: #67 ~ Something New (My Die-versions sewing machine die)

15 comments:

cheiron said...

What a fun gal. Great coloring and love the shiny stars! Thanks for playing along with us in the Anything Goes with twine or string challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

Regan said...

Fabulous thank you card! Love the little sewing machine! Thanks for joining us at KennyK's Krafty Krew!
{hugs}
Regan
Team B{iker Girl}

Elaine said...

Fabulous card Wendy!
I do believe that all (well maybe almost all) Mums are super heroes.
The colours and papers are perfect for this image.
Love this ♥

Big hugs
Elaine xxx

Ciska said...

Great project Wendy, such a good idea to recolour those brads to match your colour scheme. Love the image too :)

Shirley said...

Great card. Love the colours. I too colour my image first and then spend an eternity searching for just the right paper to with it! LOL! Welcome to the team!

Pat said...

Super card Wendy, great colours and card design. Welcome to the team.

Pat xx

Stacey Schofield said...

Great card super sentiment.
Stacey S
KennyK Core4

Beccy said...

This is great - lucky you having a great Mum in Law (I'd like to think my DIL's think the same about me, but not too sure lol). Sure she is going to love this card.
Hugs Beccy x

meine-bastelarena said...

Wendy, your card looks so pretty. Love your colors and design! Hugs, Sujin

Pat K said...

Great card Wendy, beautifully coloured with wonderful detail. I'm sure your MIL will love it. So happy to have you with us. hugs, Pat K x

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Wendy, great image and love the colours...Welcome to the team.
Hugs
Wendy xx

coops said...

so stunning wendy.i love your pretty colours and papers and fab sassy image :D

xx coops xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

What a fab card" I love the earring detail x

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie, this is gorgeous, big hugs love Pops x

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! Love your coloring, design, and how you added the perfect embellishments to finish it off!
Thank you for joining our Something New Challenge at Whimsy Stamps.
Ruza, Whimsy Digital Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

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