Sunday, 17 November 2013

Inspired by Pormeirion

I've been playing with my new Distress Markers again, now that I have the full set, and I just love using them with a water brush, it's great fun getting back to my watercolour roots.
This card is for my sister to give our Dad for his 70th birthday.  He's a big fan of the village of Portmeirion, in north Wales, and has stayed there on several occasions, so I thought this card, inspired by the village would be perfect for him.
 Portmeirion is full of views like this, it's a photographer's dream, it's based on the Italian town of Porto Fino, you really wouldn't believe you're in Wales!
The stamp I've used is a Papermania Michael Powell one, I love the quirky, sketchy style of his artwork, it lends itself rather well to watercolour I think.
I've used mustard card to make the zigzag card base, then matted it up with Core'dinations from the Tim Holtz Distress collection, embossed with a variety of folders, and sanded gently to reveal the core and emphasize the designs.  I've added a white panel to the back of the card for the message to be written.
The little pockets at the front hold tags, one says, "Happy Birthday", and the other says, "70th".  They were die cut with tag dies, I then set eyelets at the top and threaded them with green ribbon.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Suzy Bees's - #3 - Shaped Cards
Sweet Stampin' - Use Tags
Crafty Catz - Anything but Square
Seize the Birthday - Birthday with Texture, I used embossing folders
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #59 - Tag It
The Paper Shelter - #137 - For Someone Special, this card is for my sister to give our Dad
The Sisterhood of Crafter's - Embossing

46 comments:

  1. OMGosh, this is so beautiful. You did a fabulous job with your Distress Marker. WOW, that's a lot of detail. Your dad will surely love this card and know it was made with a whole lot of love.

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  2. Oh wow your card is awesome!! lovely image and coloured so beautifully xx

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  3. Hi Wendy, this is a wonderful card, your colouring is fantastic, it's such a beautiful image. Fabulous card design too, I'm sure your Dad will love it, Kate x

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  4. Hi Wendy, what a lovely design, and your shading of the stamp is beautiful thank you for sharing with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenges, hope you will join us again next week...
    Hugs
    Suzy B
    XX

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  5. Really so very pretty and lovely work.

    Hope you have a good week and if the weather men have got it right wrap up warm.

    B x

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  6. Amazing, Wendy. Your watercolouring is stunning. Your dad will be blown away by this! xx

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  7. What a cool folding! It really looks like a gate, lovely. Thank you for your inspiration. Have a nice week!
    Anna

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  8. Wow!! fabulous design and colours Ginny♥

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  9. Wow! Wonderful creation and I love the dry embossing. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters in our Embossing Challenge.

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  10. WOW! What a fabulous fold design and the tucked in tags is perfect! Dad is going to LOVE it!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘EMBOSSING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  11. Love the extra touches of the tags. Great design. Thanks for sharing over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Monica (DT)

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  12. Love those Michael Powell images but have been put of buying as they look so intricate to colour - but love the effect you have achieved - gorgeous and great layout too x

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  13. so stunning wendy.fantastic design and i love the detailed image :D

    xx coops xx

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  14. a gorgeous card Wendy, beautiful colours and design. Marlene

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  15. This looks fabulous Wendy and love the idea. thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week
    x catherine

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  16. Wendy, I Love the extra touches of the tags. Great design all around....your dad will love it! Thanks for linking it up with us over at Seize the Birthday!

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  17. Very beautiful, love the fancy fold with the creative use of the tags. Thank you for joining Glitter 'n Sparkle.
    Olga DT G'nS

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  18. Lovely project...love the fold! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

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  19. Gorgeous card!!! Love the shape of it and the colouring is amazing!!
    Thank you for playing along with us at TPS and good luck...

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  20. Wonderful creation, thanks for joining in with our Anything but square challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

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  21. Very pretty!! Thanks for playing at Suzy Bee's. Good luck. Hope to see you next challenge!

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  22. This is stunning and such a neat personal touch for your dad's card. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Suzy Bee's this week!

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  23. This is beautiful - love the way you made the pockets with tags - thanks for sharing this for Suzy Bee's Blooming challenge 3 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  24. Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the style of the card!! Thanks for joining us this week at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

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  25. Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the style of the card!! Thanks for joining us this week at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

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  26. Gorgeous card. I love the unusual style and I'm sure your dad will love it.

    Thanks for joining us at Glitter&Sparkle this week.

    Holly
    xx

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  27. Oh, this card is amazing!! I love this image. I have cross stitch designs with these author. Fantastic colouring!!
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Tag” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs
    Natali
    Sorry for late comment

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