Friday 18 February 2011

Lots of Love

Another card for my little stockpile of emergency birthday cards. This time, following the sketch over at Sweet Pea Stampers with, of course, a SweetPea image from Ching-Chou Kuik
In shades of blue and purple with silver accents.

The image was coloured using promarkers with a touch of metalic paint here and there to highlight. cut out and mounted onto navy blue CS that I had stamped with the same image and heat embossed so that the swirly bits were that bit different. This in turn mounted onto silver to which I added the blue and silver handmade flower and some lilac dewdrops. a very light dusting of gold glitter dust to tie in with the hair.
The BP is homemade "sculpture paper" as shown to us over on the Smeared and Smudged forum by Terra. Backed onto the same silver and navy CS as the image. The sentiment was double heat embossed for depth and definition and the navy CS rubbed over lightly with a lilac pigment ink. All the panels were mounted onto silver then onto navy CS base. Silver fineline peel offs were used to give the impression of yet more layers. Then yet more dewdrops in lilac to finish.

Sweet Pea Stampers are having a DT call and this card has been entered into that as well. Anyone that wishes to try out - hurry on over - you've got until end of feb to enter.

Challenges that I am entering this into are
Sweet Pea Stampers - Their Sketch
In a Sweet Pea Dream - Anything Goes
Stamping Royalty - Mark It Up
Fab 'n' Funky - Make your own embellishment - the flower and the paper are home made


  1. Wow Helen, how brilliant is this creation. I love how you have done the background, and your image and the deep colours you have used are just perfect. I love it. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxx

  2. Gorgeous card Helen, the BP is gorgeous, really rich, the image is beautiful and I love the way you have used the dewdrops to highlight areas of your card. :-) xx

  3. great take on my sketch!!!
    thank you for entering :)
    good luck with the challenge & the SPS dt!!!

  4. gorgeous card,love the flower and image thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

  5. What a pretty card.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to see you again next time.
    Hugs Sharon x

  6. What a beautiful creation!

    Thanks for joining us this time with the anything goes challenge. Hope to see more of your artwork in the future!

    Sweet Pea DT

  7. Fab card. Thanks for joining our sketch challenge over at Sweet Pea Stampers and the DT call. Good luck. Claire x