Monday, 5 October 2015

…or a kick-ass red lipstick

I’ve a very feminine card to share today made for a very girlie girl friend of mine featuring Makeup Time by Saturated Canary.

My card follows the current sketch at Friday Sketch.  I had to add in the extra embellies on the top of the circle element as my die cut all the way through a few of the lacy bits, as I’d printed my digi I wasn’t going to waste the X-Press It paper so figured I’d just cover it up instead.

I wasn’t really sure how I wanted to decorate my card so I looked over some challenges, I actually decided on the House of Cards and Brown Sugar ones first and then found a sketch that would suit.  At House of Cards they are looking for either texture or to use the colour inspiration.  I went with texture as I wanted to go with shades of blue.  I’ve added my texture using modelling paste, which I’ve tinted with some Tim Holtz Distress Paint in China Blue, and a pretty damask stencil.  In my usual style I’ve spent a whole lot of time on my background only to cover most of it up!  I also chose to use lace for the border element to add more texture and created the horizontal border with flowers and pearls rather than a flat ribbon.  I also have texture as the background to my digi with some Fran-tage, which is beautifully glittery and tactile.

I’ve used the same paint to colour up my flowers and then spritzed them with Perfect Pearls Mist in Perfect Pearls.  I am loving this to add shimmer to my embellies!

With all these lush and feminine elements the style of card could be nothing other than shabby chic, which is the Brown Sugar theme; the perfect style for my friend.  Love using brown and blues together in shabby chic, although I suspect I should have started with a less busy design of Maja papers but overall I am very happy with the result.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes B0000, B00, B02
Lips R22, R35, R46, R59
Hair BG000, BG01, BG07, N7, 100
Outfit N3, N5, N7, N9, 100
Lipstick N5, N7, N9, R14, R46, R59, Y21, Y26, Y28, 100
Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Spellbinders Dies ~ LF-015 Grand Decorative Circles One
The Crafter’s Workshop Stencil ~ 245s Mini Damask
I Am Roses ~ Mini Roses (R2-15) & Trellis Roses ½" (R8-15), ¾" (ZR3-15) & 1" (ZR6-15)
Pearls from stash
Inks & Paints etc
Teresa Collins Basically Essential ~ Modeling Paste
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Ground Espresso & Tea Dye
Bazzill Fourz Cardstock ~ Tropical
Maja Design Vintage Autumn Basics ~ No XVIII
Ribbons & Trims etc
Blue Pearls on Wire from stash

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is gorgeous,love the design and fab

  2. Love your coloring. Thanks for sharing at HOC!

  3. Oh, this is STUNNING! I LOVE the color combo and gorgeous texture you created here! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  4. This is absolutely amazing! Love the cool colors you've used and all the texture. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards this month. I hope you'll join us again soon.

    Em AKA Creative Em
    House of Cards DT

  5. Gorgeous card! I love the image and the way you have colored it!
    Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge this week!
    Good luck,
    Giada DT

  6. Hi
    You've made a topper from it
    He is super nice.
    grtjs lisbeth

  7. Flawless coloring for this super nice image - the fabulous textures fit very well with it!
    Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.
    Rosi x

  8. What a beautiful card, I love it! HOC/DT Jo x

  9. Gorgeous card, and I love your beautifully textured background. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards. Hugs, Barbara HOC DT

  10. Wow this is Awesome Loooooove her Blue hair and Thanks for sharing the colours! Just down loaded her to colour up! Fabulous Card Love it!


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