Friday, 1 February 2013

Red, Red and More Red

It's Team A over at Delicious Doodles' challenges to host this week's challenge, and it just happens to be one of my favourite colours that forms the theme. Red and LOTS of it!! Well it is getting to be that time of the year when thoughts turn to love and the red blood starts to race for those in love.
I chose to use three of Teri's new doodles.
Gothic Bride and Groom, one of the new Rose and Thistle papers, and a freebie that if you hurry you can also pick up from Teri's blog.
The rose and thistle paper is hard to make out in this pic - I printed it onto pearlised paper - hence the glare.
There, you can see it a bit better here. The image itself was coloured with promarkers then fussy cut out and inserted into the die'sire frame cut from deep red pearlised card. Some red lace added down one edge.

The layout of the card is loosely based on the sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches. (very loosely).

There is a panel cut from red backed, black core-dinations, dry embossed and sanded. Then there is a strip of black  lace with red overlaid crossing at right angles.
The little collection of red roses with a black one at the centre are gathered onto two die cut hearts, with a charm of a little pair of skulls with a rose.

The stop of the easel card is a flower formed by inter-locking more die cut hearts.
Some red tear drop gems in the centre some some black gems inside them. The sentiment is computer generated, printed and die cut before ink distressing with more red.

So - have you been creating in red? If you have, why not come on over to the Delicious Doodles challenge this week and strut your stuff?

I'd like to enter this into the challenge over at
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Their Sketch
Deep Ocean Challenges - Love and Lace
Try It On Tuesday - At least One Heart
CDAC - Anything goes


  1. Wow! This is stunning, Helen! I love all the layers and the papers and the charm and flowers, and the lace. Beautiful! I have never made an easel card, but I just may have been inspired to do so, just now!

  2. doo-doo-doo-doo-dooooooo
    I'm lovin' it!!
    lol, xxx

  3. The flower from hearts is great!! I love the die cut, too!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  4. Love the gothic wedding couple and you did a fabulous job coloring, the frame works very well around the couple too. Thanks so much for joining us over at TIOT, Get Ready for Valentines challenge, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  5. I love the texture of the lace, and that awesome image! Thank you so much for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week :)

  6. Wonderful! I love the red lace! Thank you so much for sharing this project at CDAC for the Anything Goes Challenge.