Saturday, 9 May 2015

In their fragrance hidden…

Another day and another birthday in May, this time I’ve used a lovely image on my card from Jeremiah Ketner called Orchids.

Jeremiah’s style is sketchy and I have to say I don’t like those black lines of shading on images so I fixed the problem by printing the lines really light so they pretty much disappeared under my colouring.  I also altered the proportions of the image a bit to fit into my die (she’s taller and thinner) as I’ve made a resolution to put a die cut on every card I make so I can actually use every single one of the 250+ dies I own (and, no, I don’t have enough!).

To make up my card I’ve followed the current card sketch over at Sketch-N-Scrap, created by one of their sketch artists Kelly.  I resized the sketch to my fav card size (6x6) which made the circle an oval so then I flipped it to accommodate my image.

I also used the image at Just Add Ink for some inspiration, I loved the colours and the pattern of the leaves.  I went searching through my stash of papers and found the Maja Design paper with a flower print that was similar and with a blue background that echoed the chair in the photo.  I wanted to use flowers rather than leaves but rather than traditional roses used flowers from my stash that matched the shape of those on the designer paper, which to me are similar in shape to the leaves in the picture and tied in with the image, which I was just really wanting to colour.  The white flower in the vase inspired the addition of the white roses to add a bit of depth to my flower arrangement.

Over at Brown Sugar they are looking for projects with layers.  Let me count mine, there’s the base card, my blue cardstock (love double matting for that thin border), my designer paper, my die cut image and my embellies, that’s five so I guess I qualify.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Lips R81, R85, R89
Hair E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Outfit BV00, BV11, BV17
Orchids BV20, R00, RV11
Chalks & Powders etc
PanPastel ~ Neutral Grey Tint
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Wild Rose Studio ~ Oval Frames
Inks & Paints etc
Spica ~ Blossom, Clear, Lavender, Lilac & Pink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Black Soot

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. How lovely! Love your image! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  2. lovely image on your card thanks for sharing with brown sugar Rachel dt

  3. Beautiful card. Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap! :)

  4. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  5. Lovely use of the Just Add Ink Inspiration, you've used some really lovely details on your project! Thanks for joining us!

  6. lovely card! thanks for sharing with us at Sketch n Scrap this month!! ps I used the same Just Add Ink inspiration on a layout on my blog...


  7. I love that you're trying to use every one of your dies, that's something I should make a resolution to do lol. Great card, and such lovely colouring. You've used the inspiration pic beautifully. Thanks for joining the fun at Just Add Ink. x

  8. Just beautiful! Such a lovely feminine card with soft colours and restful image. Thanks for sharing your girly card with us at Sketch N Scrap. xx

  9. Beautiful card, I love the image and all the layers. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenges this week. Karal DT

  10. Oh so pretty! Love your take on the card sketch! Thanks for playing along with Sketch N Scrap! :)

  11. What a beautiful piece! Love the flowers, thanks for sharing with Sketch-N-Scrap

  12. Lovely card!
    Thanks to joining us at Sketch n Scrap!


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