Monday 17 February 2014

Haute Coutoure

Something a lot out of my comfort zone for today's post. A card needed to be made for a work colleague's birthday. The image was one of those I had coloured previously and seemed to be the most apt for the birthday girl. All it needed was a home.
The image is called Haute Coutoure by Rick St Dennis. Coloured with Graph-It pens. I really am falling in love with these!

 I used the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches as my inspiration. Turned slightly to fit in with my image.
Unfortunately that challenge has closed so they won't get to see me using this.
Even the twist of lace and pearls - these fitted with the image so well.
The pics were taken in a hurry before going to work today - my apologies. I left it in the box I'd made I was in such a rush.

 The feathers in pale pink, mint green and cream to match the outfit stuck into a metal bead that was coloured with pale gold pan pastel and sewn onto the card for security.
The cream lace was threaded through with pale pink and mint green satin ribbon with some pearl sprays to decorate. You can just about see the text that was added to the main BP - a background stamp by Paper Artsy - stamped with versamark and brushed over with pale gold Pan Pastel.
The two panels are core-dinations - both dry embossed and matted onto the same dark pink that was used to mat the BP and image.
The sentiment is on the card insert - oops no pic ..... I was in a rush as I said

I'd like to enter this card into the challenge at
Digi Choosday - Fashionable Fun
Ooh-la-la-creationschallenges - Fashionista
Through the Purple Haze - Embossing


  1. Amazing card ,thanks for joining in the Digi Choosday fashion challenge hugs and good luck Susan DT xx

  2. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday for our Fashion challenge. Take care Zo xx (DT)

  3. You are getting very pretty , pretty very nice , such soft colours x

  4. What can i say? Amazing and cant wait to see what else you come up with this is stunning!!!

    fiona dT

  5. This is lovely, great image & lovely colouring.
    Thank you for joining in our challenge (Through the Purple Haze) good luck x

  6. Wow so not what I was expecting to see from you Helen. The image is great and I love your colour choices. The layers and embellishments are perfectly matched.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx

  7. It's a stunning image, but the feathers, beads, and ribbon make everything shine and pop even more. Love it. Thank you for joining TTPH this week.

  8. this is stunning
    thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday hope to see you again soon

  9. She's gorgeous Helen, I love the pastels you used with this elegant lady! very pretty! Xx

  10. Superb colouring and a fabulous over all design Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations

    Alli x

  11. Awesome colouring and what a stylish card - perfect for our Fashionista Challenge!
    Thank you for playing along at Ooh La La Challenge Blog and hope you will join us again tomorrow for a new challenge.