Sunday, 30 March 2014

I am the mockingjay

There’s a gorgeous new image over at Simply B Stamps, District 31 Betty, and I just had to colour her up.

Now I should have been doing my DT projects, shh, don’t tell Betty or Corinne, but how could I resist this image?  And I couldn’t just colour District 31 Betty I had to put her on a card so it was just as well the post from Retro Sketches came out as I was downloading the image, it suited just perfectly.  Although after not measuring all my elements I went and completely covered the space between the two long thin elements, to think I cut them to the right size and even got my ruler out to make sure they were perfectly spaced and you can’t even see it!  Oh well, teaches me to measure out all parts of a layout.

I wanted the lovely black outlines but after I stuck everything down I thought maybe I should have gone more shabby chic and distressed my edges but no matter.  I do think the lace and the pretty button I found in my stash suit the image and with both elements I am entering this in the current Scrapping4funChallenges’ challenge.  I’m always a bit unsure of adhering buttons with the back shank, hopefully the Glossy Accents will hold.  The button was a bit too shiny for my liking so I used some Rub’nBuff and Distress Ink to, well, distress it.  I didn’t have any flowers in the right shade of smoky purple so I mixed up the right colour with my chalks.

And yes, that terrific sentiment comes with the image, it was a pain getting it on that tiny resin but I think it looks fab.  The original font looks so much better, I had to trace this out on a domed surface and really, really small, about ¼” high only.

I am trying to enter more of the Outlawz challenges, not just their sketch one so I am going to enter this in the Alcohol Marker Challenge.  The current theme is anything goes, nice and easy to fit that one.

Skin E50, E51, E53 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes W00, W1, W7
Lips W00, W1, W3
Hair BV 20, BV23, BV25, BV29
Dress C00, C1, C3, C5, C7
Wings BV02, BV31, BV34
Chalks & Powders etc
Pebbles Chalk ~ Metallic Cream
Close to My Heart ~ Bitty Pearl
Metal Button from stash
Mulberry Roses from stash (coloured with chalk)
Prima Shabby Chic Resin Treasures ~ Dell’Arte
Inks & Paints etc
Rub’nBuff ~ Pewter
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Black Soot, Iced Spruce, Shaded Lilac & Weathered Wood
7 Dots Studio Cold Country ~ Freezing Tears, Lonely Evenings & Secret Diary
Core’dinations Tim Holtz Distress Cardstock ~ Weathered Wood
Kaisercraft Cardstock ~ Liquorice
Ribbons & Trims etc
Venice Lace ~ Rose (coloured with BV20 Various Ink)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow, stunning card, love the lace and the button.
    Thank you for your lovely entry at Scrapping4funChallenges!
    Rachelle DT

  2. Gorgeous card!! It's so elegant and I love the gray and lace. Thanks for participating at scrapping4funchallenges. :D

  3. Gorgeous card, wow! I just got these papers and I love how you'bve used them. Thanks for joining at Scrapping4FunChallenges.


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