Monday, 2 November 2020

October CCC Reveal

Today is the second of November so time for the big reveal over at The Card Chain Challenge. This month my card went to Jutta in Canada, I hope she liked it.

Here is my card:



I used the colours, the layout and the friendship theme for my card




I started with a piece of Bristol Board and blended it with fired brick and spiced marmalade Distress Oxides. Once I was happy with the blend I splashed it with water to get the splatters, then I cut out the lotus flower, which is a die by Pretty Quick that came from Craftstash. The die was cut a second time from plain white card and the pieces were coloured with a chocolate brown alcohol marker and inserted into the spaces, after I had used a stitched frame die on the panel. The bottom of the lotus flower was sliced off and the die cut sentiment added to the coloured base card. I finished with a few sequins.

I was lucky enough to receive this amazing card from the lovely Mia at craftartista


Isn't it fantastic? She also enclosed that wonderful Dreamweaver stencil with the card, I feel very honoured, she is so generous with her gifts.

If you haven't ever taken part in the Card Chain Challenge I would encourage you to have a go, it is great to make a physical connection by sending and receiving a card.



Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it. 
 Hilary 
xx

14 comments:

Ashwini Rao said...

What a beautiful card! The colors are truly charming - remind me of duck and earth and woods. And your die cut is just perfect! Really, charming!

brenda said...

I've just been on Mariannes blog (Crete) and said to her what a lovely idea this is, both the sent and received cards are lovely.

B x

Mia said...

What a beautiful card you made, Hilary. Really fabulous. I am sure Jutta loves it!!!
And I am so glad that you like my card to you. It is made with love, my dear friend. Enjoy the stencil too! Thank you for your kind words, sweetie. I send you a big hug and many many kisses!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous inky background and beautiful lotus flower-love the card and stencil from Mia too
Carol x

papierelle said...

It looks like a lotus flower from which the water droplets roll off. Amazing!!!

Cat Craig said...

Amazing card, Hilary. Fabulous use of the colors.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous lotus, Hilary! Just love how you used the colors - fabulous ink blending!!

GerJanneke said...

Hi Hilary,
your card is amazing. I love the use of the colors. Very delicate!
The crad from Mia is very special, i think.
SO nice to get the cards from all over the world...

Jutta said...

Your card is even lovelier in person if that is possible, so happy to have been the recipient of it!

I Card Everyone said...

Beautiful card sent, beautiful card received!
=]

Annerieke said...

Such a wonderful card you made Hilary! The colours are warm and beautiful. I love the lotus flower, such a good idea to insert the pieces with another colour. You also received a great card and you were lucky indeed to receive a gift ;-).
Hugs, Annerieke

Bonnie said...

What wonderful Fall colors, Hilary, and I love that die! I'm sure Julia loves this card! The card you received is lovely and I'm sure you'll enjoy that stencil!

Jeanne H said...

A wonderful card!

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous blending and choice of colours Hilary and a stunner of a card x. I love Mia's too x.