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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Sweet Pearl

 Here is a card I have made using a Besties image by Sherri Baldy called "Sweet Pearl" for a special lady who needs cheering up on her birthday.  Isn't she a cutie??  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers, fussy cut around the image, highlighted areas with a white Graph'it pen and finally distressed around the edge with Tim Holtz's Gathered Twigs distress ink.
On a piece of kraft card that I got for Mother's Day I used an Embossalicious Grande Dots embossing folder from Crafter's Companion and just embossed normally.  I then inked the de-bossed side of the folder with Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo distress ink and layered the same piece of card onto the ink/folder offsetting just slightly and embossed again.  Next I inked the embossed side of the folder with Tim Holtz's Gathered Twigs distress ink and again offset the same piece of card and embossed again.  This uses the basic letterpress technique but takes it a bit further and I love the three different effects you get if you look closely.
The backing papers I have used are from the Bearly Mine Mixed Media and Mini Dots sets.
With some of the Mini Dots papers I have torn into strips to replicate the waves of the sea.  All the backing papers I have distressed with my Tim Holtz distressing tool and inked with Tim Holtz's Gathered Twigs distress ink.

I have die-cut some Marianne Designs leafy design and highlighted areas with a white Graph'it pen.

I have finished the card off with a die-cut seahorse from my Cricut machine, pearl dots, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment, lace, ribbon and pearl embellishment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Papercrafting Journey - For that special lady
4 Crafty Chicks - Polka dots
The Stamping Boutique - Distress it
Just Keep on Creating - Anything goes
My Time to Craft - All at sea
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi
Besties Norway - Ribbon and/or lace - I have used a ribbon bow and lace
Sentimental Sundays - Embossing (wet or dry)
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes/use yellow
Everybody Art - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper April Challenge - Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Mother's Day or special lady
Penny's Paper Challenge - Ice-cream colours - mint-choc-chip ice-cream ie mint green and brown chocolate
Nutcrafters - Go girly!
Crafting for all Seasons - Ribbon and lace - I have used a ribbon bow and lace

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Lady Bug Stampers said...

Wow Kym this is beautiful. Love the image and your coloring is wonderful. Thank so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Throwdown vintage challenge.
Linda K. DT

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is so sweet, what a great card, Thansk for playing on My Time to Craft this week, Love Hazel (Didos) x

Josephine said...

Beautiful card.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Heidi Brawley said...

Awe this is very pretty!!!

Lori said...

Super cute card :) Love these bright colors and polka dot paper you have used! Thanks for joining 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxo

happyglitzygirl said...

A lovely card, great details and lovely die cuts, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

Shell B. said...

Super cute card, sweet image & wonderful design!
Glad you joined us for the Challenge at One Stitch At A Time, hope to see you come back soon!
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Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT ~

Susan Hogan said...

Lovely work Kym. Love the pearls. Thank you for sharing with us for our Crafting with dragonflies challenge - Mothers or Special Person.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful image and love the embossed backround -great idea for the sea and waves and love the dies-thanks for joining us at CFTH
Carol DT x

verybellemakes said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sunday Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

Margaret said...

Gorgeous image and coloring. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week. Good luck! Maggie - DT

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a sweet mermaid image and cute card!

Thank you for participating in the OSAAT Challenge! I hope you'll play along again soon!

Sylvia x said...

Super card and thank you so much for sharing with us at Nutcrafters. Love the backing papers and the image - good luck in the challenges.

Sylvia xx

Hazel said...

Love the papers. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your lovely creation - hope to see you again soon x

Alrik Gerlach said...

Very nice card. The colors are beautiful.

flossbite said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Fiona DT

suzARTe said...

love this card, the main image is adorable and I love the other little details as well.

Thanks so much for sharing your project at Anything goes, Just keep on creating :)

Gram's Treasures said...

What a beauty! Thank you for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey.
Joyce xx

Jani said...

Adorable card!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

Beautiful card in lovely colours.Thanks a lot for joining My Besties. Hope to see you back soon. Good luck, hugs from Lisbeth

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Pretty card!! Thanks so much for participating in our STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper