Monday, 20 January 2014

Thou wait beside me for the wind to blow...

A colleague at work got engaged last week and this is the card I made for her featuring You and Me from Tiddly Inks.

To colour the image I actually copied the way Alyce from Kit and Clowder coloured the image, even using her colour combination for the dress and suit.  I hope to be able to colour well enough in the future to be able to determine the pleats and folds in clothing without a visual guide but in the meantime I am thankful for the talent of others that they share on their blogs.  For awesome colouring I recommend checking out Alyce’s blog, she is phenomenal with hair and clothing.

I was going for a very romantic feel to this card so there are lots of roses and lacy edges and Fran-tage and loveliness to it.  When open as an easel it still looks like the sketch from A Creative Romance I followed but when closed up you can really see the sketch.

I raided my stash for all of my co-ordinating embellies in soft pastel colours and, where I didn’t have the right colour or couldn’t find it my Copics or Distress Markers came out to match them.  I coloured my gems with Copics and the chippie banner with a Distress Marker, the latter got some Fran-tage around the edge to make it extra special.  The Creative Memories’ sticker has been in my stash for a long time but was perfect for an engagement card and thankfully the Kaisercraft Sparklet Hearts came in the right colour too.

The love charms are from Prima, they were hanging off a metal branch so I unhooked them and added them to the beaded trim from my LSS that fit better with the romantic style.  Nesties are my weakness but when they look as gorgeous as these it’s hard to resist them!

My card is definitely a love thing so I am entering it in the current challenge over at Jo’s Scrap Shack.  I have five layers if you count the card base on the front of my card plus two sentiments (outside and in or is it both outside when set up as an easel?!) so I am also linking my card at Sentimental Sundays.

Skin E50, E51, E53, (E02 & E11 cheeks)
Hair E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, BV20, T6, T8, T10, 100
Dress BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
Suit W1, W3, W5, W7
Shoes W6, W7, W10
Chalks & Powders etc
Fran-tage Embossing Enamel – Aged Rose & Shabby Blue
Dies & SVGs etc
Spellbinders Nestabilties – Grand Decorative Ovals & Opulent Ovals
BoBunny Jewels – Glaze (coloured with N4 Copic)
Creative Memories Sticker
Kaisercraft Mini Paper Blooms – Misty
Kaisercraft Paper Blooms – Misty
Kaisercraft Sparklets – Hearts
Maya Road Chipboard – Wavy Layerable Banners
Mini Paper Roses from LSS (coloured with BV31 Copic)
Prima Vintage Trinkets – Love
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tattered Rose, Tea Dye & Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Distress Marker – Milled Lavender
Core’dinations Cardstock – Blue Lilac
Prima Delight – Decorative
Ribbons & Trims
Lace from LSS
Pearl Trim from LSS

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. your card really caught my eye when looking at the entries on Sentimental Sundays. Your colouring is perfect especially the detail on the dress! the whole thing is simply stunning! Rachael DT x

  2. Beautiful easel card! Love all the layers and colors and all the details!

    Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays... good luck!

    Sandy S
    (Sentimental Sundays DT)

  3. A real gorgeous card, beautifully coloured.
    Thanks for joining us at ACR
    HUGZ Fleur xXx


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