Monday 28 May 2012

embellish it!

Smudgy Antics challenge this week is really simple. Get those embellishments out and use them!!
you MUST use at least 3 EMBELLISHMENTS
 Bring on the flowers and bling.  Use up your ribbon and lace.  Find a spot for brads and gems.  Heck, add hardware if you want!

You need to use a Smeared Ink stamp to qualify for the coveted top 3 but that's easy - there're so many gorgeous stamps in the shop.
I went for the simple card again. I need to build up a small supply again as my pile is being depleted and given to the birthday people on their day.
The main image is the Tree Nymph. Coloured with promarkers before being torn around the edges and ink distressed. I chose both skeleton and die cut leaves to begin with. The die cuts have been sprayed with copper mica spray before attaching to a plain green circle. Some wood coloured mesh ribbon and some natural raffia along the bottom. all these mounted onto an embossed piece of copper card. I coated the embossing folder with DI first to give that extra definition. All mounted onto a deep green card base. Some alcohol ink coloured dew drops to finish off.

I based the layout loosely on this months sketchy over at the Smeared and Smudged forum. and will be entering it into that challenge.

Come on peeps - get those bits and bobs out that you've been hoarding and make something to show us.


  1. love it, the image and the leaves work so well together

  2. Oh Helen, this is so beautiful. I adore that wood nymph image and it's so beautifully coloured. Wonderful artistry.
    Crafty hugs, Sheenagh x

  3. Beautiful card Helen...... Love this image and you have coloured her beautifully and your embellishments are gorgeous!

  4. Helen, this is breathtaking! Absolutely gorgeous!

  5. beautiful I love the embossed back ground it looks so great together withs the image, love it

  6. This is marvelous Helen. I could not imagine her as you did. you gave her life. awesome !
    susan s.

  7. What a beautiful creations! I really love how you have treated our lovely tree nymph and paired her with the perfect embellies! Just gorgeous!


  8. thans for stopping by, love your card, the colours and the skeleton leaves are cool. mark

  9. Very cool image and I love the great embies you chose to go with it. Very well done!