Saturday 23 August 2014

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life

My card today features an awesome image from The Stamping Chef called The Artist.

Now Tamara, the Stamping Chef herself, is running a competition to be the ‘colouring face’ of the Stamping Chef, details can be found over in the shop where you buy the image.  I couldn’t resist entering as it would be such an honour to have my colouring featured on her shop.  Also the image was clearly going to be a challenge with all that curly hair so I really wanted an excuse to colour it up.

Of course, once it was coloured I had to put The Artist on a card.  I followed the current sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 to make up my card and selected papers that made me think of painting and paints.  I don’t know how long I’ve had the Echo Park or Little Yellow Bicyle pads I used, they’ve been in my stash for a good while so I’m entering my card in Crafty Creations’ current challenge to use something old from your stash.

As always my card is a 6x6 square, so I am also entering it in the current challenge at The Crafter’s Café.  I made the circle elements I mounted the iamnge on using my trusty Nesties, layering a plain circle on a blossom pattern.  I also made my own embellies with some pretty butterflies from a Marianne Design Creatables die.  With my die cuts I am entering this in the current PDE Linky Party challenge.  To finish off my butterflies I added in some adhesive pearls and mounted them on some lace tape, another thing I’ve had in my stash for ever, and pearl trim so I am also linking my card up at Divas by Design.

Seeing I have used a Stamping Chef image on my card I am also entering it in their current challenge, where its always anything goes.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (cheeks E02)
Eyes E30, E35, G02, 0
Lips R24, R29, R59
Hair BV29, R85, RV10, RV63, RV69
Outfit B21, B23, B37, B39, T4, T6, T8, 100
Paint, Palette & Brush B99, E21, E23, G05, R29, YR68, 0
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Marianne Design Creatables ~ Butterflies
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Blossom 5 & Classic Circles
Kaisercraft Pearls ~ Rose
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Victorian Velvet & Weathered Wood
Echo Park Everyday Eclectic ~ Doily Multi & Hexagons
Little Yellow Bicycle Hello Spring! ~ Pretty in Plaid
Ribbons & Trims etc
Christina Re Decorative Lace Tape ~ Antique Lace Black
Live and Love Crafts ~ Pearl Trim Lilac

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love how you color her hair and what fun papers that you used. Great job. Thanks for joining us this week.
    Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  2. Sassy! Nice job on the hair! Thanks for dropping by the Crafter's Cafe!
    Chana, DT Coordinator

  3. Absolutely fabulous coloring! Love the pink hair! Thanks for joining us this week at The Stamping Chef!

  4. Great image, love the hair, thanks for joining us this week at the Crafter's Cafe Challenge.

  5. Oh my stars, you have done a smashing job with your colouring of this image!! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Chef this week xx

  6. Beautiful job coloring the hair and I love the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at SSW2.

  7. Oh La La, wow Emily love your image what an awesome image and great colouring. Love your colours and added embellishments. Great card and thanks so much for sharing with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  8. Fantastic job coloring this image! The hair ... (sigh) is perfect! Thanks for sharing this with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

  9. Saucy!!! Love this and the colouring is great! Good luck with the chance to colour for the Stamping Chef. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations challenges x

  10. Incredible coloring on this image - especially all her curls. Beautifully made card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday2!


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