Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Hello Sweet Friend

Hello crafters!  I started the background by painting Crackle Glaze all over a piece of black card.  Once dry, I painted White Matt Chalk paint with a little bit of Chocolate Gold Metallic Lustre paint added to it.  The matt chalk paint reacts with the crackle glaze and immediately starts to crackle. I used the edge of my scissors to ditress the edges of the card.  I cut the Hello Sweet Friend out of white and black card and shadowed it then added a slate gray card backing to it.  I used a bit of Antique Linen distress ink to the edges of the die cut .  I cut the die again out of tan card and nipped away the birdhouses and glued them on top of the white die cut.  Using the Moonlit Owl die set, I cut some branches out of tan card and used a Forest Moss distress markers to colour the leaves.  I added the branches from under the edge of the die cut.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimendions are 7 1/4"  x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue, love it xx

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a really fantastic card this morning, love how the crackled piece looks like the peeling bark of a tree, brilliant background for the die cut. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a stunner again today, I don't know how you do it Sue, you have so many samples of all your dies and everyone one a masterpiece. Love all the detail in this one, it is amazing.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue and all that visit.
This is so very pretty, I know the crackle paint does much of the work but I still think it would look like a real mess if I was on the end of the brush, I just don't have that artistic flare but you certainly do and it's beautiful. I love your friendship panel its truly gorgeous, I feel I'm being very repetitious so there I stop. I hope everyone is safe after the overnight storm and throughout the day as its still raging out there !!
Love to all xxx said...

Morning Sue.
Wow what a brilliant card, thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all.
A gorgeous card again today. Do you ever run out of inspiration Sue?
I just love today's offering and will come back for another look later.
Have a good day.
Marie P.


NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the way you made the background its so effective

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe

NannaShaz54 in MK

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

A gorgeous card this morning. The crackled pieces are brilliant.

Barbara V

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
You never cease to amaze me,everyday you come up with something so different.Take care everyone x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Your idea for this card is so different it's simply brilliant.I love it.
Thank you
Jan x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous card.
B xx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card today with very realistic bark. Yvonne xx

dj from kettering said...

This is a stunning card this morning, haven't seen the crakle
grace effect for some time.

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Owlish said...

This is a very sweet card today love the owl boxes great inspiration thank you.
Owlish Xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really good idea to use crackle paste for the background and, of course, I can do crackle paste now after some guidance from a lady called Sue Wilson. Thank you :-)


Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue.A lovely card Sue. It reminds me of Autumn with those lovely branches sprouting out. I love the slim line friends die. It reminds me of my bird house my Son made me in lockdown. But I love anything Slimline. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them.
Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds

Lynda said...

Good morning Sue and all

Ho what a stunning card the crackled background is amazing
I have tried this but it didn’t look as good as ours thank Sue for sharing

Stay safe everyone Lynda Croft X

Anonymous said...

Great example of how to extend a slimline die into a larger card. WakeyL

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Your all in one slimline panel looks right at home on the crackled background, a really special card

Love and hugs to everyone

lindyloo12Somerset said...

Another great card!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue
This is such a sweet card, made with yet another slimline, but used differently......
And that crackled background is lovely.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Fabulous piece of art that would look lovely framed The crackle paste certainly makes a very effective background I love the combination of dies you've used

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a fabulous card, the crackled background is just perfect for this slimline die.
Marion S x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love every single part of this card and I agree with Lynne L that it would be lovely framed and on a wall.


Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love it....

Eunice Astle said...

Wonderful card Sue!!!

June Horrocks said...

What a beauty again today. Love the sweet colour you have used thank you sue pi never cease to please stay safe my friends xxxxxxxxx
June horrocks xxxxxxxx

Judy Hollers said...

Sue, your card designs never cease to amaze me! I love the texture, the colors, the dies. This is a wonderful card. Hugs.

ursula said...

A lovely card to send to somebody you care about during these terrible times, not for any reason, just to let them know you are thinking about them....thank you for the inspiration Sue...luv Ursula xx

Jomada-Dawn said...

Ooh, I love the crackle effect - but, when it's done, is it stable, or does the card peel and splinter? It looks as though it could leave scraps everywhere!

karenlotty said...

This is lovely

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x I love the autumnal look and your slimline dies are brilliant x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

BucksGirl said...

Hi Sue - another stunning card! The crackle glaze background looks like real bark - it’s amazing! I must definitely have a go at this - thank you! Take care, Colleen x

sued99 said...

Lovely card. I love the crackle background. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, fabulous card so elegant and I love the striped paper background
Marion S x

Clai01 said...

Really love everything about this card, it's just super x

Maria said...

Hi Sue
Lovely idea using crackle paste, sweet card!
Maria x

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I’ve been catching up on your posts I adore this card!
Hugs x
Heather T

Fikreta said...

Very beautiful card!