Sunday, 21 February 2016

Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright

I’m sharing a card I have made for a friend’s birthday featuring the beautiful Lilli from Simply B Stamps.

My card follows the current sketch at Sketch Saturday.  Rather than use designer papers for my elements I’ve gone with a mixed media approach because Edna told me to!  Or rather, the current theme over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is mixed media.  This isn’t a snarky project at all, really couldn’t be snarky when starting with such a pretty image.

I’ve used Tim Holtz’s embossed texture paste technique to create a sort of lacy element and then added some trim, pearls and a metal embellie (the recipient’s name starts with B) to form the wide and thin rectangular elements.  I used the same stencil to give a background to the image, using the masking technique as well as adding rub-ons and using gelatos to add interest to the background.

Over at Southern Girls they are looking for sparkle on your project.  I’ve added mine subtly with Perfect Pearls Mists and a stencil, which just shows up in the photo, as well as with a Spica pen on my sentiment (harder to see in the photo).

Despite the lack of designer paper, I think my card has turned out very prettily, which will suit the recipient just perfectly.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes B0000, B00, B02, B06
Lips R24, R46, R59
Hair E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Outfit C0, C2, C4
Lilies - G20, G24, G28, RV11, RV13, RV17, RV19, YG13
Chalks & Powders etc
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder ~ Milled Lavender
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
BoBunny Brad ~ Primrose
Kaisercraft Pearl Strip ~ Pink Champagne
Prima Say It in Crystals ~ Reflection
Prima Metal Trinkets & Alphas ~ Timeless Memories
SandyLion Rub-ons ~ Rouge de Garance Inspiration
Inks & Paints etc
Faber-Castell Gelatos ~ Butterscotch & Peach
Teresa Collins Basically Essential ~ Modeling Paste
Bazzill Fourz Cardstock ~ Mauve Ice
Faber-Castel ~ Neutral Mix & Match Gelato Clear Stamp
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #53 ~ M is for Mixed Media
Southern Girls ~ Add A Little Sparkle To Your Life

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Gorgeous card and lovely colouring...thanks for joining in our current challenge.xx {aNNie Southern Girls Challenge DT Member}

  2. Ohhhhh so pretty!!! Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for M is for Mixed Media!

  3. Lovely card, great image and colouring. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for M is for Mixed Media.

  4. A fabulous image and colouring. A lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls Challenges, we hope to see you again soon. Meighan DT

  5. Beautiful. I love how you colored those lilies ... absolutely perfect! Thanks for sharing this with us over on the Sketch Saturday blog. Good luck!
    ~Jo, SS-DT

  6. Gorgeous coloring. THe details you colored on her hair and the lilies are awesome. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week! Cathy - SS DT

  7. fabulous take on the sketch, a wonderful & classy presentation of the gorgeous image! Thanks for joining us for our 'Sparkles & Shine' challenge #128.
    Alicia (Southern Girls DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  8. I agree, sometimes snarky is just not the way to go. ;) This is beautiful! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!


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