Saturday, 20 November 2010

Crafty Purple Frog

Marathon posting session - Managed to get some pics done in daylight - always better.
This post is the turn of the card I made using a Crafty Purple Frog download. I love the Sweet Pea stamps, and although I am getting better at my colouring in - I am still aprehensive about these. The work done and shown previously by so many artists has me in awe. These downloads have taken the hard work out of colouring - just need to cut them out if you want to layer. Does me :)

This image is called Northern most serenity. She has been cut out and layered with foam pads. I then matted her onto dark blue card stock that I had painted with a silver shimmer paint. Some stickles were added in various places and white glitter for the snow. The background layer is paler blue card onto which I had stamped and heat embossed a little holly type border stamp; matted onto some more of that painted darkblue. some border peeloffs provide the solid band. This was in turn layered onto a Crafty Chaos paper (holiday wishes set) printed onto pearlised winter white paper. (I did digitally change the colour to more blue than green). The border was yet more of that painted card, my MS goo punch, some satin/chiffon ribbon with touches of silver organza attached with brads. Down the side I added some thistles that I had threaded through some silver cups with a little feather and attaching some threaded pearl seed beads..... inspired from picture elements. A few little pearls on the edges. The sketch followed was that over at Midnight Madness.
Job done

I am entering this into the Crafty Purple Frog challenge - Flowers
Also the challenge at Midnight Madness # 80 - It is their sketch


  1. Helen, this is absolutely stunning. I just love the thistles down the side, sets it off perfectly. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxx

  2. Wow this is so pretty I lov the way those papers look with her too :D
    Thank you for joining us at CPF and good luck.


    Amy xx

  3. amazing work love your tipple bits on the side and bottom, and the image is perfect with those papers

    Good luck in the challenges and thanks for playing with us this week.

    Sarah-Louise xx
    Design Team Member for : Crafty Purple Frog, Creative Card Crew & Bearly Mine Designs

  4. Beautiful card, I love the shine :)


  5. This is so beautiful and one of my favourite sheets. Thanks for sharing with us a TCPF this week. Hugs Pascale

  6. Awesome hun! Love all the elements you brought together for this one.
    Thank you for playing along with us at TCPF, and good luck!
    Teri x

  7. Just beautiful love this image she looks so peaceful!!! Loveing the card design and paper's good luck with this entry over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xx

  8. This is beautiful I love sweet pea images both to colour & to decoupage. You have shown her fabulously.
    Thank you for joining us at CPF Challenge this week, hope you can join us again, good luck.

    Hugs Vicky xx