Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Gran's Chair



Gran's Chair by Sparkle N Sprinkle is perfect for the grandparents in your life.  It has sentiments for both a grandmother and a grandfather.  I have to warn you that lots of dies were used in this creation - but it was so fun to see my idea bloom into reality :-).

After stamping the image and coloring it with Copic markers, I fussy cut it out with an exacto knife as I wanted to get in between each of those little spindles.  I also stamped the flowers in the basket twice, so I could adhere one layer on top of the other.  This gives it just a little more dimension without having to add pop dots.  The centers of the flowers in the basket and the ribbon around the hat also have Sunny Daze glitter added to them.







The arch and trellis, from Impression Obsession, was die cut twice so I could could cut off the flower box at the bottom and add pop dots to it.  All three pieces were covered with VersaMark and heat set using Sparkle embossing powder.

For all the flowers and vines on the trellis, I used quite a few dies and glitters.  The vines are from Memory Box (Savannah Border) and Cheery Lynn Designs (Mini Flourish One) and the flowers are all from different sets of Susan's Garden by Sizzix (Yarrow, Sunflower, Forsythia).

I added my glitter colors (Impulsive Purple, Mauvelous, and Carnation) to strips of Sticker Paper and then die cut each individual flower.  I adhered them to the trellis with small dabs of Dimensional Glue.

The edges of both cardstock panels were distressed with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  The die frame between the layers and the sentiment frame (which are both pop dotted), is a new die in my collection from Creative Expressions called Spanish Collection-Granada.

The sentiment was heat embossed onto the smallest frame in this set with Caramel embossing powder.  This is a Cosmic embossing powder, so it leaves a little bit of shimmer on the cardstock.  You could either wipe it off with your fingertip or leave it.  I left it on because it enhanced the details of the die cut.


13 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is so pretty Anne. Love the sparkly window box and flowers and the rocking chair looks great. So much detail on this creation.

rachel said...

looking good Anne - perfect for all grandmothers xx

jimlynn said...

So pretty and not just for grandmothers either! A very peaceful and beautiful scene. Love the rocker and could just sit in it all day long. Gorgeous card.
Lynn

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Anne, loving the rocking chair and the fabulous trellis.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Anne!! I love the scene you've created!! It's so peaceful!! All of the details are fabulous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

April said...

So very pretty! I love your coloring and card design. The vine is lovely too. xo

April said...

So very pretty! I love your coloring and card design. The vine is lovely too. xo

Lori Kobular said...

Anne ~ This is beautiful!! So much detail!! I love that trellis die, I think I might have to get that one! Love it!!

Tammy said...

Lovely scene and the trellis and flowers are amazing!

NanaConnie said...

This is precious, Anne! Love the way you stamped across the layers and your dimension is fabulous.

nwilliams6 said...

This is heartwarming and perfect for any grandmother. Your trellis and cute flowers are amazing. Beautiful. Hugz!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Simply stunning Anne!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Shirley said...

A lovely grandmother card that will be cherished!!