Saturday 28 January 2017

I think they’re divine on older women…

I’m sharing a card today featuring Best Friends  from The Paper Shelter.

The image choice was inspired by the current theme at CASology of glisten.  It’s a word that brings to mind, for me, snowflakes and diamonds.  I’ve had a run of Christmas cards with snowflakes so decided to go with the diamonds on this card.  I didn’t have quite the right sentiment although shine and glisten are synonyms so it’s not a bad substitute and it does go well with the image.  To help with the glisten theme I also coloured my image on Cryogen White, which has a lovely sparkle to it.  Finally I added in some eye shadow in PanPastel Light Gold and blush with Pebbles pearlescent chalk, it’s subtle but does give an added bit of sparkle.

My colours are from the current palette at Color Throwdown, which worked perfectly with the image I chose.  I picked up the aqua in the diamonds, it shows more on the paper one but I also coloured the rhinestone so it has a lovely aqua hue.  Aqua also frames the entire card to add a bit of interest and to complement that I also edged the sentiment stickers in aqua.  It’s hard to see the alcohol ink background behind the shaker panel but that has aqua, pink, gold and silver hues to it.  I didn’t have any mint alcohol ink so I added in aqua sequins to the shaker and framed the shaker panel in mint also.  Marilyn wore a pink dress for that famous diamond inspired song so that’s what I coloured the dress of the image in.

The layout of the card is also challenge inspired, coming from the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.  I got into CAS in a big way last year and I really love the style now.  Even with my shaker element and the colouring this card was quick to put together but still looks elegant and you’ve got to love that.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Lips E04, R56, R59
Hair Y21, Y26, Y28, YR 27
Outfit R83, R85, RV11, RV32
Diamond BG0000, BG000, C00, 0
Pearls C00, C0, C1
Chalks & Powders etc
Little Things from Lucy’s Cards Shaker Selections ~ Caribbean Dream & Reindeer Games
Multicraft Crystal ~ Multi Mix
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink ~ Gold Mixative, Mermaid, Shell Pink & Silver Mixative
Close To My Heart Cardstock ~ Avonlea Paper Pack (retired)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great colouring and take on the sketch!

  2. What a delightful shaker card and fun use of the throwdown colors! So glad you joined us in the challenge!

  3. Your coloring on this little lady is fabulous! I love that you used a diamond-like embellishment to drive home your focal image gem :) Thanks for sharing with us at CASology this week!

  4. Wonderful take on the sketch! Love the shaker element and the image is so beautifully colored!


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