Wednesday 17 July 2013

Beautiful Lady

A good excuse to break out some stamps that are sitting in my collection but rarely used because of DT commitments and that is the fabulous challenge over at the new challenge blog of "Through The Purple Haze". Not only have they got Indigo Blu sponsoring the first challenge but there's an AWESOME prize at the end of the year if a person gets an entry into each of the challenges between 15th July and 16th December. You really need to check this out!!

Anyway, my card.
I started off by applying gilding flakes to the image (Ella Bella) stamped with glue onto black card. Fussy cut out parts so that a die cut could be used without losing any of the gorgeous curls and swirls. Then matted onto old gold coloured pearlised card.

The BP is from a Bo-Bunny stack, Weekend Market Collection. Using brown ink, I stamped round the outside with the lace stamp from the Indigo Blue set, Mr Darcy. The dark cream lace is from stash and attached all the way round before attaching to the deep red card base. The same collection yielded the sentiment as well. This was stamped with stazon onto pearlised deep red card, diecut out and matted onto the same old gold as before.
The filigree "flower" is a memory box die, cutting from the same deep red and old gold and layering up. Tiny gems in deep red and golden yellow were attached at various places.

Well that's my card folks. Hope you like it as much as I had fun making it. Thank you for taking the time to look.

I'd like to enter this card into the challenge at
Through the Purple Haze - challenge #1 Anything Goes with Indigo Blu
Indigo Blu Challenges - Summer  [golden days and red skin (for some) sum up summer for me]
C is for Challenge - Summer [see above]


  1. Oh, my! This is an amazingly beautiful card. I just love it! So glad you are entering the Through the Purple Haze Challenges and hope to see you every week so you can be eligible for that BIG Prize!! Thank you for playing this week!

    Darcy DT
    Through the Purple Haze Challenges

  2. LOvely just lovely, and well detailed, very nice indeed.
    fiona DT
    Through the Purple Haze

  3. What a fabulous card, so much detail. Thanks for joining in with the Forever 21 challenge. Good luck ...... Linda xx

  4. Fabulously stunning - she is GORGEOUS :-)
    Well done you with your frilly, frillies :-D

    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. Very interesting card, so unusual, I love how the image compose with the die cuts. I would like to thank you for entering my 'C... is for challenge' blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Anna xxx

  6. So very gorgeous Helen! Cool stamp, beautiful card!

  7. Stunning and I'm so glad that our 1st challenge got you so excited. Thank you for playing along at through the purple haze. Sian (DT)

  8. Wow she is stunning! such a gorgeous card and i love the use of gilding flakes. Gorgeous card.Many thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges during our first challenge and hope to see you next week...Anita x

  9. OMG, GORGEOUS! Love the sentiment too. Just bought that die. Can't wait to use it. FABULOUS! xxD