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Sunday, 12 December 2010

Light Blue and Violet Foxglove Friends

I can now blog this card as I know the recipient (Alex K/Eisbaerin) has now opened her card!

I fell in love with this image the first time I saw it and managed to get hold of it a few months ago. I decided to use the lovely Basic Grey Wisteria papers and coloured my image to match.

The Mr and Mrs Foxglove image, from Whiff of Joy, was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and coloured using Copic Sketch markers:
  • Foxglove 1: V12, V15, V17, B21, G00, BG11, YG11
  • Foxglove 2: V12, B21, G00, BG11, YG11
  • Hair: E13, E35, E57
  • Skin: E00, E21, E51, R20
  • Bees: V12, N1
  • Grass: BG11, YG11
I decided to interpret the image as two females as it's not obvious that it's a 'Mr & Mrs' image, at least I don't think so. The image was then matted onto light blue and purple card.

A panel of the Pond paper from the Basic Grey Wisteria paper pad was matted onto the purple card and then onto the card blank.

Using the Violet paper from the same paper pad, a panel was die cut using a Labels 3 Nestabilities die and attached behind the image panel.

The circle flourish stamp from the Fiskars Harlequin Charm stamp set was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black archival pigment ink and cut out along the outer edge of the circle. The sentiment from the Foxglove stamp was stamped in the centre of the circle using the Tuxedo Black ink and the circle was then coloured using the Copic markers:
  • Sentiment panel: V17, B21, V12
This was then attached over the Labels 3 panel and the edge of the image panel.

A bow was created from lilac organza ribbon using a bowmaker and attached in the top left corner of the card.

Highlights were then added to the image using a Papermania Snow White gel pen and to both the image and sentiment panels using a clear Sakura Stardust pen.

Here are the challenges that I am entering this card into:


tiggertastic said...

amazing work, adore your colouring and layout.

hope you have had a good weekend and good luck in the challenges,

currently designing for: Creative card Crew & Crafty Purple Frog.

Dawn said...

Your coloring is spectacular on this cutie-love the purples.
Thank you for joining us this week at
Craft Your Passion Challenges
Hope you join us each week.

kay said...

another gorgeous card kathleen,hope the packing is going well,x

Dora said...

Fantastic card, love the purple colour, what a sweet stamp :) Thank you for joining us at OSAAT and good luck xx

Chocolate Orange said...

Such a beautiful card..
Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT for our Surprise Surprise Challenge... Hope to see you back in 2011 :O)

Choccy x

isu.alum said...

Such cute images (THOSE FEET ARE HUGE!). Love your coloring. Thanks for participating in the WoodwareUSA Birthday Blog challenge this week. Good luck!


Margarets designer cards said...

Gorgeous card, I love this image and I am going to use it with my knitted foxglove flower in a picture. The colours you have used are beautiful.
Good luck with the challenges.

Rainmac said...

Hi Kathleen, what a beautiful card, I love your colouring, such a gorgeous image. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, Ah this is super and I love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining in with us on OSAAT this week Hazelxoxox

pickle said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kathleen I love the colourway xx

Josephine said...

Lovely colours and colouring!

Best wishes for the Festive Season, and thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Rachel Hope said...

So cute!!!!! Thanks for playing along with the Woodware USA Birthday Challenge!

Anonymous said...

Do you even speak English? Seriously, wall of text crits me for 99999k.

Linda said...

What a great card, thanks for joining us at the Hodge Podge Shop
hugs Linda

Ms. Jen said...

Aww, this one is really cute too!

Carrie said...

Im not suprised you love this stamp it is scrummy!! and all in purple it looks fab hun..Thanks for playing at CES xx

Carrie said...


I followed you over here from the Do Crafts forums!

I absolutely love this card. The colours are absolutely gorgeous and the image is beautiful.

Well done,
Carrie x

Eisbärin said...

Kathleen, I can't believe I haven't been on here for so long... love your beautiful card, you know, I keep all your lovely creations to look at again and again :-)
Sorry to been away so long, I try my best to be blogging and visiting more often!
Love, Alex

Lora said...

Hi Kathleen, just wanted to let you know that you should check out the winners post at By The Cute and Girly challenge.
Lora x

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