{ font-family: Arial!important;}


Sunday, 17 March 2013

Quiet Contemplation

I have a number of people I know are celebrating their 40th birthday this year - oh to be 40 again!!  This card is for a special lady celebrating this coming week and I have used the Delicious Doodles image called "Quiet Contemplation" which I have coloured in with my Promarkers and highlighted areas with a white gel pen.  I decided to go with a purple monochrome colour scheme.
The backing papers I have used are Bearly Mine Designs Mini DotsRose's Dreams, Gingham and a freebies paper for the flowers.  I have mounted the image on a Marianne Designs die-cut which I have distressed with Tim Holtz's Dusty Concord distress ink pad and my Inkylicious brush.  I have made some fans using a Tim Holtz rosette die and scraps of some Bearly Mine Designs Mini Dots paper.  I have finished the card off with a LOTV stamped postcard (which I have inked with Tim Holtz's Dusty Concord), Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment, gem brads, no "40" peel-offs, frayed muslin, raffia ribbon, pearls, beads and some ribbon/pearl embellishments which I have had forever.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's - Girly
Incy Wincy - Things that begin with "f" - fans and floral
Use it Tuesday - Die-cuts, punches and cut-outs (my hoarded items are the beads and the ribbon/pearl embellishments which I've had for many years)
Passion for Promarkers - From around the world
Papertake Weekly - 1-2-3 of something (1 image, 2 fans and 3 handmade "40" flowers)
I Love Promarkers - Ribbons and bows
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Numbers (40th birthday card)
One Stop Craft - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Something old (my something old are the beads and the ribbon/pearl embellishments which I've had for many years)
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes/optional twist of St Patrick's Day/green
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Mum's the word
Crafty-Emblies - Anything goes


Karen Letchworth said...

How very sweet, Kym. Thanks so much for sharing this in our challenge. You are such a blessing, and I greatly appreciate your participation in our challenges. Thanks SO MUCH.
Word Art Wednesday

Qie said...

Very nice card... Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar.

Dewi Lestari said...

I really love this Delicious Doodle image, and you make it into a great card. Thanks for joining at One Stop Craft Challenge: Anything Goes

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

This is stunning love the layers Ginny x

Unknown said...

Kym this is gorgeous, I love the image and style of your card. xx

Fabiola said...

superbe avec une couleur que j'adore, biz

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful card Kym - love the layers, delightful embellishments and those gorgeous papers! Thank you for sharing your card with us at 613 Avenue Create.
Hugs, Tracey

Tina Theis of Ivory Moon Designs said...

What a beautiful card ... I love the layout and the colour is so calming just like the image xx

Thanks for joining in the Crafty-Emblies Challenge Blog

Tina Design Team member xxx

Mema's Crafts said...

Love the purple and the title fits perfectly. Thanks for stopping by our community and visiting with us at 613 Avenue Create. We hope you come back often and soon.

Lesia-DT Member
I invite you to visit my blog:

Marie-Louise said...

Such a gorgeous card Kym. Love the image and the colours. What kind of paper do you print your digi images on to so that the ink from the printer does not run into your colours

Sherri said...

My favourite colour :D I'll celebrate my 4-0 this year, can't believe it. Receiving such a lovely card would make it a little more bareable, lol..

Karen Willis said...

Beautiful card, love the colour, image and the little fans are a great finishing touch. Thanks for joining us at Crafty-Emblies.
Karen xx (DT Member)

Miradormakings said...

Beautiful card Kym = Thank you for joining us over at Challenges 4 Everybody.

Joan x

NGCARDS said...

A wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at Joanna Sheen! xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Kym, what a gorgeous card. I love your image and your colouring is fab. I really love the papers you've used. Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck! Hugs, Denise x

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful card, Kim! I love the image and your presentation is wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create!


Eileen said...

A beautiful image, perfectly coloured and love your design, layout and papers. Great use of embellishments. Someone is going to love this.
Thanks for joining in with our challenge at PFP and good luck
Eileen x

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Very pretty! I love all the purple! So glad you could join us and play along at Use It Tuesday!


Kim Slade-Fuller said...

Beautiful work, thanks for joining in the Crafty Emblies Challenge Blog, hugs, Kim Crafty Emblies DT Member

WeirdCat said...

A beautiful card, lovely design, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
Ruth x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Depicts serenity... gorgeous creation hun. TFS at CEDT
Elaine/Ellapu CEDT

Lisa said...

I'm sure this card will be really appreciated, it's gorgeous! Thank you for joining the Papertake Weekly challenge this week :)

lainey's handcrafted cards said...

A lovely card!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty-Emblies.

Elaine (Crafty-Emblies DT) x

Joynana said...

What a pretty card and it is my favorite color. I really love all of the extra touches, the fan and the postcard. Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar this week.

Busy Lizzie said...

What a lovely card. I love the colours and design.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty-Emblies.
Liz (DT Member)

Marie Richardson said...

Lovely card hun e the colour combo
thanks for joinging us at Crafty Emblies
Marie DT member

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, love the sweet image and the colours. Thank you for joining in with the Crafty-emblies challenge
Lindsay xx