Wednesday 17 February 2010

Lady in Red

Well I've had great fun designing and making this card. I've taken inspiration from a couple of challenge sites and I used the recipe from 'Die-cut Dreams' - three different patterned papers, two different ribbons, two flowers and some gems if wanted and also the sketch and DT creations from 'Everybody-Art-Challenge'. I particularly liked the card by Nixe-Moni which really helped me put mine together. All the challenges I am entering are -
Die-cut Dreams Challenge Blog - Challenge #35 Recipe 
Everybody-Art-Challenge - #78 Sketch
Crafty Angels - Week 22 Fantastic Flowers
La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge - Red
Weekly Wednesday Challenge - Recipe
A Handful of Stamps - open challenge

I have used papers from Dovecraft, K&Co and a CD from Papercraft World. The distressed effect on the papers was obtained by using the Tim Holtz distressing tool. The stamp is from Hero Arts and called Gracious Lady. I've used a variety of sparkles including Cosmic Twinkles Aqua and Autumn, Martha Stewart glitter glue Garnet, Pearlidoodles Baby Pink and a Sakura Jelly Roll pen. The vellum was ink distressed using Distress Ink Worn Lipstick and torn using the Whispers layering templates. The ribbons are from my stash and I used Whispers Strokes, Copics and Promarkers for colouring in the stamp which was stamped in black Archival ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.
I am pleased with the colours and patterns and the way it all fits together. I love the distressing and I am experimenting with my colouring in and know I still have some way to go, but feel I am getting there.

The tag removes easily and I stamped it using four small stamps in my collection using the Aged Mahogany (I do love this shade) and the sentiment is 'Thinking of you'. The flowers are partly bought and handmade and I added Stickles to the petals, punched the stamens and covered them with the Pearlidoodles. I punched two flowers using the Nellie Snellen floral punch that also embosses and used underneath, again ink distressing them with the Aged Mahogany. Some gems and a corner finished it off.     

Thankyou so much for looking and for all the lovely comments I have been receiving, I really appreciate them. Have a great day. Luv Bxx