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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Tropical Masquerade by Delicious Doodles

Here is a card I have made using one of Delicious Doodles' new images called "Tropical Masquerade".  Isn't she stunning?  I have coloured the image in with my trusty Graph'it pens.  I didn't have quite the right colour blue/green for the feathers so I used my Graph'it blending palette, blending fluid and blender pen and made my own.

The two patterned backing papers I have used are from a DCWV Rockstar paper pad I bought recently.  Years ago I would never have done stamping on a piece of patterned paper or emboss it but I love to do it these days.  It's amazing how your crafting views can change over the years isn't it?  I have used a Sheena Douglass feather stamp, Flitter glu and my copper guilding flakes.  I love using guilding flakes but I get in so much of a mess even with using an anti-static bag applied to my fingers.  I think I must produce too much static.  I used the feather stamp just around the edge of the patterned blue papers.  I then die-cut some birds by Robert Addams and some feathers by Spellbinders, sponged them over with Flitter glu and the copper guilding flakes so they matched.

I have finished the card off with two different ribbons, dew drops, die-cut birds and feathers, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and a gorgeous paper ribbon bow by the very talented Michele of Michele R Designs (she recently gave away some freebies and this sheet of bows was one of them.  She designs some really yummy papers but what I like is that she also does embellishments/flowers/bows etc to match that you can purchase as well.  I like this as I make cards for charity I cannot afford to buy shop bought flowers/embellishments etc a lot of the time.  Printing ones off also means that they definitely match the project you are doing as well.  Make sure you go and have a look at Michele's Etsy Store).

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Whimsy Stamps - 2 or more die-cuts
Penny's Paper Challenge - 2 or more patterned papers
Creative Moments - Anything goes/BINGO board
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Open Minded Crafting - Use some ribbon
Di's Digi Designs - Use some markers
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Female card
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi
Incy Wincy - Birthdays
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Melonheadz Friends - Animals
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Embellish it (ribbon x2, dew drops, paper bow, die-cut birds/feathers and sentiment)
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper May Challenge - Anything goes

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Susan Kennedy said...

Gorgeous!! I LOVE this image!!! Love how you have colored it!! Love those feathers too and the bow and ribbon!! Fantastic!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Hazel said...

It's beautiful, Kym. I saw it on FB and wondered if you would join us here at OSAAT and you did - thank you. Hazel x

caroline said...

wow gorgeous card, great image and coloring, thank you for joining us at crafting from the heart, good luck
caroline dt

Amy A said...

Kym, this is beautiful! Love the image and your design showcases it perfectly! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges & Good Luck! We hope to see you again!!

Amy- DT Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Lil Cutie Creations}

Eileen Dobson said...

Beautiful card, love the image. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Moments.

rachel taylor said...

Hi kym this is a lovely card and image thanks for taking the time to share with 613 avenue create
Rachel dt

Desire Fourie said...

Beautifully colouring with a lovely kind of steam punk feel.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Susan Salyer said...

Beautiful card Kym I love your coloring as always :) you brought this image to life. Gorgeous.
susan s

deesdesigns said...

Stunning! I loved your tips for using Graph-It markers, I haven't tried them yet but I just may need to give them a try after seeing the wonderful effects you were able to achieve. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us for our "use your markers" challenge at Di's Digi Designs!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Very nice card! I love the way you colored the image. Pretty!

Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

What a fab card you've created, so full of colour and a great Delicious Doodles image too. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

Cards by Ziggy said...

This is another fab creation, thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments this Fortnight
Zoe DT xxx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Kym. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers.

dragonllew said...

Such a lovely card thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.
Jenny x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super, and perfect for our 'Embellish it' theme at Digi Choosday challenge. Thanks for joining us. Take care Zo xx (DT)

Cara Malmrose said...

Gorgeous card Kym. Love the image an coloring! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door, hope to see you again in our next challenge! - XX Cara

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow this is really really stunning! Totally love the great digi and the different elements you have used with this.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

Mikha Adriani said...

Gorgeous card, Kym!
Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun this time. We're having new challenge soon. Wish to see you there too! ;)
Hugs, Mikha

Hanne M. said...

Absolutely beautiful card! I love the stamped feathers on the blue paper, I think they fit perfectly! And the colouring of the image is just perfect! Thanks for joining Open-Minded Crafting Fun, Good Luck! Hope to see you soon again.

Hanne, DT

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge with your super creation - hope to see you again soon x