Thursday 27 September 2012

SOUS sketch

Hi everyone!

Welcome to my blog!

I have been wanting to start a blog for sharing my cards with all cardmakers out there, but I just never got to the point of finishing everything off and being able to link to the web.  So, yes, this is the start to something totally new to me - be warned - I have a lot to learn, so please bear with me!

My first upload is for a card that I have created using the current SOUS sketch.  You can find the sketch here:

and this is what I have created:

I had such a lot of fun creating this card, as I got some distress crackle paint for the first time and I just had to try it out!  I've coated the flowers, leaves, die-cut circle and fishtail-banner with cracle paint and I just love how it turned out.  I must admit that I did not manage to get a lot of cracks, but I love how the edges of the painted elements curl up and give a lovely 3D-effect.  I have also, for the first time, added some tulle to a card.  I took a close-up photo to try and show some more detail of the flowers and tulle:

and here is another photo:

Unfortunatally today was a very overcast day, so I had trouble to take good photo's as the natural light was not very good, but hopefully you could get a good idea of what my card looks like.  I must admit that I like this card very much!

The supplies I've used:
Patterned Paper:  Glitz:  French Kiss labels FK3623 and French Kiss Fleur FK3630
Stamps:  Verve (Bloom & Grow set, VS-09-PJ016).  sentiment:  KaiserCraft (CS917)
Ink: Versafine onyx black
Paper doiley, tulle, pearls.

So, that's it for my first published blogpost! 

Thanks for the visit, and I would love you to leave a comment!




Busy Bucharoo said...

Your card is lovely. I really like the pearl accents. Thanks for sharing.
Welcome to the Blog world. I'm a newbie too. stop by and visit sometime.

Erica Ortiz said...

Petra, thanks for joining us at Stuck On U Sketches! Your card is really pretty. I like the small doily, flowers and pearls. Hoping you will join us again!

Hugs~ Erica

Sandi Clarkson said...

What a beautiful card, Petra! I'm sure the crackling look awesome IRL. Thanks so much for linking to Stuck On U for your first blog post! Hope to see you back soon!

Tracey said...

Beautiful card the doily and pearls! Great take on the sketch:) Thanks for sharing with us at SOUS!

Unknown said...

Welcome to Blogland Petra. You are going to make some amazing friends here. You will probably never meet any of them, but it sure is fun getting to know each other.
Your first post is such a beautiful card, loving the monochrome palette and ther lovely 3D effect. Thanks for joining us for the first time at SOUS. Hope to see you back for the next card sketch!

Becky Litz said...

this is B-E-A-U-tiful!!! I love the soft color scheme and all the texture! Thanks for playing along with us at SOUS!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Petra! Love the pretty blooms and fancy doily!

Vickie Z said...

Petra- your flowers are gorgeous and crackle paint looks fab {doesn't need cracks to look good!}

Hannelie said...

hi Petra, ek kry nerens n e-pos adres nie, wil jy nie vir my aanstuur na asb?
Jy het rede om van die kaartjie te hou!
Dis fantasties!

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Beautiful card!!

Petra Swart said...

Kom ons kyk of dit werk!!!!