Sunday, 26 June 2016

Crazy Crafters June Blog Hop with special guest France Martin



Hello! It's so exciting to take part once again in this month's Crazy Crafters blog hop. We're honoured to have a special guest France Martin!  She's so sweet and cheerful and also super talented. I love watching her video tutorials and learning so many great card ideas.  As part of the blog hop we are CASEing one of her cards and that is "Copy And Selectively Edit". :)

I have chosen to base my CASE on her wonderful Tunnel Card, 'Sprinkles of Life" pictured below. If you click on the photo it will take you to her blog post for this wonderful card and it includes a video tutorial which made it so easy to follow and construct. 




I just love this tunnel card with the window opening out. It reminds me of a book as it opens out and all folds perfectly flat. 

For my card I have chosen to use the "Lovely As A Tree" set and incorporate it with my favourite poem from William Wordsworth, "Intimations of Immortality" and give it a nostalgic vintage feel reminiscent of the old world and when the environment was still pure. The poem has also been influenced by a TV series Penny Dreadful, taken from the season final episode. It had such a sad but touching ending that I had an affinity for, being a fan of the show and loved how this poem was read along with the music score - it was so beautiful and emotive.

Inspired by William Wordsworth's poem, "Intimations of Immortality".



The poem is quite long, and have used the excerpt, "...But there's a tree, of many; one, a single field which I have looked upon", gave me the inspiration to use Lovely as a Tree with the glorious oak tree in  the set. It was just the perfect image to frame as the subject matter for the card and use the line from the poem. The grove of trees and oak leaf added  to the imagery in the poem ... "the visionary gleam".

Here is my preliminary working out, using Frenchie's measurements in the tutorial to create the layout. I have used Illustrator for the text layout and design and printed it out and stamped the images afterwards with black Stazon ink. I was intending  to do a watercolour card but ended up just leaving it raw and simple as it looked so much better. It gives it that vintage quality. The final card, I have used is Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla cardstock as these colours go well with the antique, vintage look. The square frame window and gold foil trim have been created using the new layering squares framelits dies. The gold trim around the frame just makes the oak tree stand out and it's the highlight of the card.























I hope you enjoyed and have been inspired to create something that you love. I'm happy how it turned out and makes a wonderful display for the poem. Thank you so much Frenchie for the Tunnel card inspiration, it was perfect for this set and gives it that extra dimension and life to the card. :) 

Make sure you continue to hop all the way around and see all the amazing inspiration from the Crazy Crafters team. You are going to love what our team have come up with using France Martin's cards. Currently you are at my blog - Juana Ambida - so check the list to see who is up next. Enjoy!

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you next time. Cheers! :)


Products Used:

• Lovely As A Tree (Clear Mount) - 127793
• Layering Squares Framelits Dies - 141708

• Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake cardstock
• Gold Foil Sheet
• Black Stazon Ink


40 comments:

  1. You are such a inspiration Juana, I just love how you have used one of my favourite stamp sets "lovely as a tree" an awesome card. Angexxx

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    1. Thank you so much Angela - it's a beautiful set and compliments the line in poem. :) xx

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  2. This is just stunning Juana, it's so clean, crisp and the Wordsworth poem helps to tie everything perfectly to create the overall feeling that this card gives.

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    1. Thank you so much Kim. The tree in this set evokes the line in the poem - was so complimentary. :)

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  3. After all these year of this stamp set it is still one of my favorite love your take and that gold frame is amazing thank you for playing

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    1. Thank you so much Frenchie - it's a timeless stamp image that will live on. The poem and your lovely card fold was a perfect way to celebrate the beauty of it. Thanks for the inspiration and taking part in our blog hop. :) x

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  4. Always look forward to seeing your work Juana. What a great way to showcase a poem and to send a card with meaning.

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa. Handmade with love. :)

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  5. This is a beautiful card Juana. Love the poetry that you have incorporated too.just lovely. Well done!

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    1. Thank you so much Louise. They were a perfect match. :)

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  6. Love how you have combined stamping with the poem. Beautiful work as always

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    1. Thank you so much Sue - I truly appreciate it. :)

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  7. Very very beautiful!! I love how you have included the poem inside - truly awesome!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Carolina - the poem evoked the Tree set and just complimented each other. :)

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  8. Wow.....I am just speechless.....what a beautiful card idea.....great work Juan

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    1. Thank you so much Vicki - I greatly appreciate your lovely compliment. :) x

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  9. Amazing!!! I love this stamp set so much. You have managed to use it in a whole new way. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you so much Rose. Both the poem and images were so complimentary. :)

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  10. WOW!!!! I don't think I need to say anything else

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  11. You, SU and Wadsworth do Fabulous work! This is taking the inspiration to a higher level. Just fabulous! TFS

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  12. Thank you C.M. Taylor, I greatly appreciate your lovely compliments. :)

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