Saturday 20 July 2013

Best Dressed

Hello, sorry to have been away from my blog for a couple of weeks, life is a bit hectic currently.  It’s also not helped at the moment with the fact that the entire contents of my craft room are currently packed up in boxes in my garage, so I can honestly say that this card has taken me longer to make than almost any previously!  However, I hope you all enjoy it, as I've made it for this fortnight's challenge over on An Oldie But A Goodie.  It was my turn to choose the theme, and I selected Best Dressed.  I've used a gorgeous Rick St Dennis digi stamp image as the focal point for my card, as Rick is kindly sponsoring this challenge.

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Rick St Dennis
Colouring Mediums: Promarker Pens, Chalks
Paper & Card: My Mind’s Eye, Stardream, Elegant Satin
Tools: Tonic Studios Petal Pairs, Label Die, Gothic Die & Punch, Silhouette Cameo
Embellishments: Creative Expression pearl swirls, crystals, pearls, Prima Got Flowers

This glamorous lady is a Rick St Dennis image, coloured with my trusty Pro-Markers and Flexi-Markers – but not my usual selection for hair and skin – I could only find half of my pens in the garage, so necessity became the mother of invention, and I used my 2012 Special Edition colours.
I love images of ladies in glamorous clothes.

 I love pearl swirls, and these ones from Creative Expressions which have been lurking in my stash for some time were great as they came in a left and right version, working perfectly with my design.

The floral flourish embellishment at the top is made by mixing up a variety of die cuts, punched flowers and mulberry flowers.  I like the combination of hand-made and pre-made. The gorgeous background papers are by My Minds Eye, and I've combined the larger patterned 12" sheet for the card layer with the more petite print on the 6" pad on the two outer labels.

Please do pop over to the Oldie But A Goodie Challenge and enter.  Don't forget, you just need to follow this fortnight's theme (Best Dressed) and use at least one item from your stash that's over 6 months old.  My "oldie" items are the papers, pearl swirls, rhinestones, cardstock, flowers, promarkers, ink and chalks!
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar - Colour Challenge
Deep Ocean - Blue

Stampin' for the Weekend - Sparkle & Bling
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  1. A stunning card, I really like how you encorporate embellishments with your focal topper

  2. beautiful card,love all the embellishments,hope you get your craft rrom sorted soon. sue xx

  3. WOW a beautiful card, love the image, fab colouring and layout and gorgeous colours. Hugs, Claire x

  4. Beautiful card,pretty papers and gorgeous image and embellishments love the bling swirls
    carol x

  5. This is a fabulous card to illustrate how versatile a talented Crafter can make the die cuts! I feel inspired and am looking at all my dies in a new light. Thank you

  6. A really classy card, beautifully coloured and embellished.

  7. What a beautiful card! Love your co,our matching and the flowers are fabulous. Maddy x

  8. How lovely and serene :-) Happy leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-

  9. A stunning card. Really classy and with so much attention to detail.
    Heike xx

  10. Gorgeous card. I love the layout. Thanks for joining in our "Sea & Sand" colour challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x

  11. O wow this is stunning, and so elegant. Love the image and gorgeous colors. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

  12. Very elegant image and gorgeous embellishments. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

  13. wow this is stunning. love your embellishments. such a fab image and gorgeous colours x

  14. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! The postage frame that I used is actually a chipboard frame from Tattered Angels. It comes with chipboard alphabet letters inside of it. I hope that helps :)

    Your card is truly gorgeous BTW! I just love the different tones of blue.

  15. Thanks for the idea about the Best Dressed challenge...I will give it a go. And thank you for the kind words.

  16. Lovely card love them flowers.
    Kelly DC Hop

  17. What a stunning piece of work under difficult circumstances!

  18. Gorgeous card. Elegant image and love colours. All details just amazing.


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