Wednesday 23 March 2011

Beauty and the Beast

That's what I have named the image, but I thought of others.
The image is from the pen of Phee McFaddell. The paper from Crafty Chaos. The colour choices were from the palette over at Colour Q

The sketch is from Midnight Madness MMSC#96.

The image is coloured with watered DI with some added watered down shimmer paints on the fairy and flowers. I used a LOTV template for the shape. No nesties live here :( You can hopefully see the shimmer here on the dress.

A lot of use from an MS corner punch to add interest to the corners etc. and a couple of butterflies lightly dusted with shimmer powder and stickles down the body.

The green CS is pearlised so the light reflects and the true colour is difficult to capture. This was layered with white on top of a jade green with the main panel layered onto baby blue. The same as the card base.
The added detail is a thin ribbon of lace with a pleated teal satin ribbon and sewn on pearls. A couple of hand made flowers using some of the left over purple chiffon from my wedding dress with a little pearl sewn on. LOTV sentiment to finish off.

I am entering this into the challenges over at
Midnight Madness # 96 - their sketch
Colour Q - for their choice of colours
Outlawz tuesday colour - blue green and purple
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Flutter By Wednesday - Anything goes (with butterfly, fairy etc)
Lexi's Creations - Ribbon with no knots or bows
Meljens DT and challenges - use your punches
Gingerloft Challenge - Use punches and diecuts


  1. Great entry on the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.
    priscillastyles" DT Member

  2. Fabulous card!!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  3. Wow, what a stunning image! So many details on this card, it must've taken ages!

    Thanks for joining us over at Lexi's Creations this fortnight in our 'Ribbon (No Knots or Bows)' challenge - good luck.

    Lou Mac. xo

  4. Wow fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Design this week!

  5. What a gorgeous card! I love your colors, the images and all the intricate embellishments! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we hope you will come back and play again next week!

  6. This is fabulous!, what a great image.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafts & Me this week.
    Sheila x

  7. Hello Croms - whata stunning card - I love that image and the colours you have used - it is divine! I am loving all of the details! Thanks for your support with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  8. Wowza what a gorgeous card! I absolutely love love love it!!!! The image is delightfully enchanting. And the colors you used are so beautiful. Your card over all is amazing. Thank you for joining us for this weeks sketch challenge at Midnight Madness.
    Hugs Bonnie
    MM-SC Designer

  9. Such a wonderful card! I LOVE your use of punches!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

  10. Wow! What a card! Love that punch! Thanks so much for playing with us at Meljen's Designs. I hope you'll join us tomorrow for a new challenge!
    Hugs, Darsie
    Meljen's Design Team

  11. Fabulous card - great detail.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at LC this fortnight & good luck.
    Debs xx