Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Ballroom beauty

So this is the other card I created this weekend to make the three adorable images from Saturated Canary's Little Darling Stamps range.  This stunning lady is called Isabelle.  

For this card I wanted to use some of my crafty stash of 12x12 paper scraps that I had available to me.  On first stamping the image I felt that Isabelle's stunning dress leant itself to being completed using paper piecing.

As you can see it turned out extremely well.

Her skintone was done again using those old faithful promarkers in Blush, Putty and Dusky Pink to give her some warmth to the skin.  

For the dress I used some vintage coloured papers in neutral and red printed shades.

The Roses were coloured using Lush Green and Leaf Green for the foliage and Blossom, Dusky Rose and Magenta for the buds.

Isabelle is pictured with black hair on the example image however, I thought she leant herself to being a brunette so practicing my hair colouring in skills and Raw Sienna, Cocoa and Umber I finished the image.

To again set the image off I used Pink Pearl Flex marker to surround the image and blended in around the edges using Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick to draw your eye to the image.

To complete the card I used a plain white A5 card blank and matt and layered using further paper scraps.

The base layer is red with black dots which seem to be in vogue again at the moment.  The next layer was a faux journal page scrap which I layered and stamped the sentiment to the bottom right of this layer with Fired Brick Distress Ink.

Before using a smaller matt of floral red paper I cut in half a cream doily with a subtle rose print and adhered that to the right hand side of the matt overlapping onto the red/black dotty matt.

I then used the next size down doily which was in a pale rose pink and glued this over the previous one rotating it slightly so that you can see the larger one beneath then used a small matt of the remaining journal paper.

For the next layer I used the smallest size cream and rose doily and placed this rotated over the previous two before adding the pearlescent navy blue matt to the card.

I then adhered the image using dimension Pin Flair Glue Gel.  To colour tone the rose to match the colourway of the card, I used a Koyt & Gordt flower (available from Joanna Sheen) and sprayed it with water before colour tinting it using Candy Apple Red Tattered Angel spray (which has a slight gold shimmer to it) and the Dylusions Chocolate Spray.

Three great cards to add to my pile I intend to create and sell for charity later in the year.

I hope you like the details of this card, please do leave a comment.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Emma, your card is gorgeous. I had to laugh when I read your little bio. I am exactly the same! Small bedroom now the craft room, tolerant hubby who makes the dinner when I 'forget' and now he even checks out where the crfat shops are for me when we go anywhere!

    Liz x


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