Saturday, April 22, 2017

B is for Bicycle

The Allsorts Challenge this week is to use something that begins with the letter "B."  I immediately thought of bicycle and butterflies and this card grew out of that.
 I've also been playing around with the new Distress Oxide inks and wanted to make a background for my main image using them. After I stamped my image I used my Prismacolor pencils to add a little color and also added some glitter and Baker's Twine to the flower bouquet.
I added a bit of color to the embossed panel with stencil brushes and Oxide inks and distressed the edges.  I finished off the inside of the card with some washi tape and a simple "hello" sentiment using colors from the front as inspiration.

Supplies and Tools:
White/Gray/Black Cardstock, Watercolor paper, Bicycle (Inkadinkado), Black Soot Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), Broken China/Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide (Tim Holtz), Typewriter Alphabet Embossing Folder (The Paper Studio), Butterfly Punch (Marvey), Valentines Coral Glitter (Art Acentz), Baker's Twine, Washi Tape, Paint Brush, Stencil Brushes, Prismacolor Pencils, Paper Distresser, Home Tweet Home Sentiment (Hampton Art), pearls

This post linked to:
The Card Concept - Fresh Flutters (cross between clean and layered and mixed media)
4 Crafty Chicks - Butterflies
Allsorts - I spy (I have a Bicycle, Butterflies, Basket, and Bouquet on my card!)


Christine said...

So pretty, Esther! I can tell you had fun with this creation! The pink and blue background just says spring time, and I like the touch of color on the embossed panel. So glad you joined the butterfly challenge at Four Crafty Chicks this week.
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Greta said...

Creative & beautiful, Esther! The DO inks made a beautiful background for that neat bicycle image!

brenda said...

A great card with lots of 'B's and super oxide background, they are fun aren't they. Many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts 'I spy' theme this week.

B x

Viv said...

Perfect colours here Esther - love everything about this card!

Julie Gearinger said...

This is gorgeous! Love the Distress Oxide background as well as your pretty bicycle and butterflies! Thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept- hugs and we hope you will join us again soon!

Conniecrafter said...

I think it may be the colors but I thought this would make a neat 4th of July card :)

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What a beautiful card, love how you used the Prismacolors to add a colored background, the card is really delightful!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Beautiful design, Esther1 I love all that color and gorgeous texture! Thanks so much for joining this week at The Card Concept!
Take Care!

Monika Reeck said...

Hi Esther I visiting you from the Card Concept my card is number 44 after yours..and I adore how I see here
butterfly in two in vintage style and a lovely alphabet E. Folder you have ooh I love all texture and all detail (twine and half pearl) on your Beauty card..
this is a vintage Beauty Esther...
See you on my card its #44 :)
I will be thrilled to see you on my The Card Concept post...hugs

Nance said...

Great card. Love the painted background of spring colors. Sweet bike! Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

Mervi said...

Gorgeous and lovely card!
Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts;-))m

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x