Monday 7 October 2013

Forgetting May, deeming October sweet?

Abigail Larson’s stunning rendition of the Zodiacs are available as digis from Simply B Stamps and my card today features the beautiful Libra.

I’ve made this card for a friend’s birthday, isn’t October a grand month for a birthday?

Distressing is something I’ve only just got into and it just seems to be the perfect accompaniment to one of Abigail’s images.  I wasn’t quite brave enough to properly distress Libra though, I think I would have cried if I had to recolour her so I just stuck to adding some distress ink around her.  I’ve also finally gotten into my stash of Twiddleybitz chipboard, I have a whole boxful from my LSS just crying out to be used.

The layout of my card is a slightly reworked version of the current sketch at Unscripted Sketches.  I took the two small round elements from the side and stuck them on top as flowers, I always like to cover the ends of ribbon and moving them here worked better with my image being so big and being placed on the right.  I’m also entering this card at the current challenges at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards, where flowers are the theme, and Crafty Ribbons where it’s anything goes with ribbon.

Skin E50, E51, E53, (cheeks E11)
Lips R46
Hair E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Dress B000, B00, B02, B05
Scales Y23, Y26, Y28
Inks & Paints etc
Distress Ink – Tea Dye & Walnut Stain
Smooch Spritz – Log Cabin
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Patterns & Solids
Ribbons & Trims
Brown Velvet Ribbon from stash
Webster’s Pages Lace

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Super card, thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  2. Fab, thanks for playing at crafty ribbons

  3. Such a lovely card! So many beautiful details. Just perfect for our "Flowers" challenge at CC&CC. Thanx so much for playing along with us. Joanne

  4. Great work with the distressing and the design is just gorgeous, Emily. Really love this! xxD

  5. Totally Gorgeous! Love the Distressing good luck in the Comp!

  6. Beautiful vintage looking card! Great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing at US!


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