Saturday 15 June 2013

GDT at Crafty Friends

Morning all. Anyone else contemplating putting the heating back on? It's definitely not warm here, we even had sleet last night! In the middle of June!?!? I only hope the weather improves for next weekend as it is the wedding of two dear friends of mine. We have seven more days, so there is a chance.

Onto today's post. Another card. This time as GDT for Crafty Friends Challenge blog. The third challenge after a little re-vamp.
Favourite colour combination. 

I have a few that I use but I think red and black/grey has to be on top of the list therefore those are the colours I went for here. Rick St Dennis is sponsoring the challenge this week and I chose to use the image Les Miz. I tried to show the spirit of the musical/play - I had to resort to youtube as I haven't seen it myself although the future recipient has and has declared it as one of her favourites.
Isn't she a beauty!
Coloured with Promarkers before cutting out with a "die-sire" die. Some red and black gems and roses added after attaching to one of the mats.
Some embossed and sanded, red cored, black core-dinations matted onto red glitter card. The two mat panels of DP are from the DCWV "The Immortal Love" paper stack. Red distress ink applied after distressing the panels. The sentiments are computer generated and matted onto more red glitter card after slight decoration with a "die'sire" edge cutting die.

The only trouble I have with red is taking a good picture, even with good lighting, the colours get distorted slightly.
The regular DT over at Crafty Friends have made some absolutely stunning projects as well and are really well worth a good look. In addition, there's a little extra there. but you'll have to visit to find out what it is. hehehe.

I'd like to enter this card into the challenges at
Left of Centre - Embossing/ LOC
Digi Haven - Anything Goes


  1. I love your card. The coloring is stunning as ever. Great color combo

    Les miz is on of my fav musicals. Have seen it twice. ( in dutch that is). And i think you did get the musical feel in the card


  2. Oh this is super, what a great card, It was torrential rain here last night and I too thought about putting the heating on! Not right at all, Hope alls well, Love Hazelxo

  3. Fabulous card, I like the wonderful image, Thanks for joining in with us at Digi Haven, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  4. Such a stunning card Helen and the image is fab and you have coloured her in perfectly. Thanks for being our guest designer at crafty friends this week. Hope you can join us again when Rick sponsors us in the future. Diane and the DT ladies x

  5. Helen,
    Great card. I love your coloring and your BG paper. Great sentiment too. Very pretty in a goth kind of way :) Love it!

  6. Fab design and of course the perfect (meaning my fave too, LOL) color combination. Great sentiment and your coloring is stunning. LOVE it! xxD

  7. this is awesome, i love your colours, and how you coloured her, just splendid :)

    Thank you for joining LOC
    -Laila aka Koneko

  8. Beautiful card, love the color combo and your coloring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Challenges.

  9. Beautiful card, love that color color combo. Thanks for joining us at LOC.