Sunday 17 April 2011

Purple Sweet Pea

Choose my favorite colour. Create using a Sweet Pea image. That's the challenge over at In A Sweet Pea Dream. Come back here mojo.
This card actually took less time than my previous card. I guess cute and girly is not going to be a regular thing.
An aperture card.
Purple and black are my favorite colours, so that's the colours chosen.

I followed the sketch over at Jac-Inks Papercraft
for this one.

The patterned paper is another from my charity shop find. Layered onto a plain purple paper. The hole cut out and some black organza ribbon to create 9 square panels. The aperture hole was edged with bronzed black c.s. that I had sewn some gathered lace onto.

inside, the design is mirrored, with the addition of some more black organza sewn on round the edges.
The circle behind the image is the same bronzed black as the front.
The image itself, coloured with pencils and the dress, hair and skin blended with m.o. The wings I left "feathered". A touch here and there with glossy accents to highlight. The border is promarkers in graduating shades of grey.

A couple of challenges that I am entering this into

Jak-Inks Papercraft - Their Sketch
In A Sweet Pea Dream - Their recipe - Favorite colour
Delicious Doodles - All stitched up - include some stitching
The Secret Crafter - Include some stitching
Crafty Purple Frog - Texture and ribbon
Crafts and Me - Use ribbon


  1. Lovely card. You've included so many wonderful elements from the stitched organza to the impressive colouring skills. Love the colour choice too! Thanks for joining us at "jac-ink" and we look forward to seeing more of your wonderful talent.

  2. Hiya love this card and you have coloured it beautifully what can I say except WOW
    Jacki xx

  3. Another pretty card Helen. Great image and I love your design. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxx

  4. this is such a pretty card! love the dark colours here.. it's just beautiful for this image! and great details you added!!!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at Crafts and Me Challenges this week :)
    Hope to see you again, next time!
    {hugs} Sylvia

  5. Hi,

    Lovely card, great sketch and lots of great stitching too!

    Thank You for joining in with our Stitched Up challenge this week over at Delicious Doodles!

    Keryn :)

  6. Fabby card - love your shading

    Thanks for joining us on our "Stitching" challenge this week at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  7. Beautiful and so perfect for our theme!

    Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxx

  8. This project is just fabulous!! I love it!

    Thanks for joining us at In A Sweet Pea Dream!
    Sweet Pea DT

  9. wow...very elegant!!!
    thanks for showin us at TCPF!!!

  10. Gorgeous card... ethereal theme just perfect for the fairy. Great combination of textures and effects too. Thanks for joining us at jac-inks