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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Light Blue and Cream Pollycraft Cherry Kisses Tea in the 20s

Here is the birthday card that I made for my aunt. She is only four years older than me so thought this image was appropriate. I think it's a really cute image and is one I won in a blog challenge.

The digi image, Cherry Kisses Tea in the 20s, from Pollycraft, was printed out and coloured with Copic Sketch markers:
  • Hat: E41, Y21, BG11
  • Flowers: BG11, B00
  • Leaves: YG95, G07
  • Hair: E33, E35, E37
  • Skin: E00, E21, E51, R02, R20
  • Dress: Y21, BG10, BG11, B00
  • Shoes: BG10, BG11, B00
  • Cup: Y21, E41, BG11, B00
For quite a lot of this image I used what is called the Transfer Blending technique whereby a darker colour chisel nib is held to the brush nib of a lighter colour, thereby transferring the ink. Whilst colouring, the two colours blend together. This was done on the flowers, leaves, shoes and the dress in particular. I discovered this technique in the Copic Coloring Guide book that I recently purchased from WHSmith Online.

The image was then cut out.

A scalloped petite oval was die cut, using a Nestabilities die, from light blue cardstock and distressed around the edges using Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink and a plain petite oval, also distressed, was matted on top. The image was then centrally matted using 3D foam pads.

A strip of the light blue and cream scroll paper from the Prima Botanical paper pad was matted onto a strip of the light blue card that has been punched with the XCut Lace Trim border punch and a length of cream crochet lace was wrapped around it.

This was then matted onto a panel of the light blue and cream roses paper from the same paper pad and matted onto the light blue cardstock. All panels were distressed with the Antique Linen ink.

Three cream Prima paper flowers from the Botanical Mix were added in the top right corner. A light blue Prima flower was added in the centre of the large flower and turquoise self-adhesive pearls from the Hobby House Sea Green set were added in the centres of the smaller flowers and a champagne pearl from the Kort & Godt Autumn set of pearls was added in the centre of the larger flower.

The sentiment, from the Papermania Clare Curd Sentiments stamp set, was stamped onto the cream card using Memento Rich Cocoa dye ink and matted onto the light blue cardstock and added in the bottom right corner of the card.

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


CraftyLoops said...

This is a beautiful card Kathleen, the colours are gorgeous. It all goes so lovely together. I love it. Lee x

Jennifer Scull said...

what a gorgeous card. love these soft colors and those flowers.
thanks for playing in both the fave embellies challenge at Jellypark Friends and the cool colors challenge at Happileigh Scrappin'! :)

MaryB said...

This is just beautiful. Your coloring is wonderful.

Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy.

Sharon said...

Oh so very very pretty!! Love all the soft colors and how you embellished your card. Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!! :)

Ciska said...

Wow, that is a really cute card, beautiful colours too! Thanks for playing along with our birthday challenge over at Card Makin' Mamas!

Shirley-anne said...

Very pretty .Love the papers , the image, the punched edge and the lace . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Dawn said...

Kathleen my friend, this is beautiful I love that image & the colours you've used!
Thanks for playing with us at The crafty Pad in our Cute & Girly challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Kathleen, I love the vintage feel :)
Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends.

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is sooo pretty Kathleen! I'm loving the soft colors and the pretty colored image. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card, sweet image and pretty papers.

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous card Kathleen, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Gaynor said...

What a great card, I love the papers, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA and good luck, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Sandra said...

Hi Kathleen this is so pretty love the flowersand the colours :) Sandra H

Flowergirl said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colours x
Wendy x

Nadell said...

Wonderful card - love the colors. Thanks for joining us at ATSC.

Hugs Nadell

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, love the image. Thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Kathleen,love the image and such beautiful papers.
Wendy xx

Céline said...

beautiful card!
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
céline F&F dt

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Oh what a sweet card. Love the Twenties Tea Totaler. Super cute. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Kathleen i love the pretty papers and image. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful card, Kathleen! I love the colors and all the different layers & details you added. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenges.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Super sweet and adorable card! Love that image! Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Teresa said...

This is beautiful Kathleen and I see you got your papers, gorgeous aren't they, thanks for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps 'Anything Goes' Challenge.
Hugs Teresa xx

Claire said...

Beautiful card, i love the image and your colour scheme is gorgeous
thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

Hazel said...

The image is great and coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hazel x

Keilly said...

Beautiful card, I love the colours and the sweet image, beautiful colouring. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight!

Liz's creative corner said...

Thanks so much for sharing this beautifully coloured card with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx

Pami said...

This is very pretty Kathleen, I love that little image and the soft colours. I must try that colouring technique as well! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Cupcake Craftroom this month, good luck! Pami x

Fleur said...

This is stunning, I love the fab image. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Truly Scrumptious this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Debs said...

gorgeous card, fabulous colors and the lace is perfect for the image, thanks so much for joining our 'anything goes' challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time--Have a great weekend

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Kathleen, so sweet and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps for our anything goes challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Anne said...

Such a gorgeous card and the colouring is perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us at Cupcake. Hugs x

Lisa said...

so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge!

Lisa x

Michele said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the colours you've used and the image also. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

Made by Mandy said...

Love the soft colours you have chosen and congratulations for winning your image :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Pauline said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Anita said...

Very pretty card and I love the vintage look. Thanks for joining the Divas challenge.

Cinzia C. said...

I really like this card Kathleen.Beautiful image and the papers you've used are gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean this forthnight :)

♥Jan♥ said...

What a treat to have your card with us at Papercraft Star ! You combined so many elements seamlessly. Please come back and see us again - we love your work !!

Chris_P said...

Super cute! Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl!

Elena said...

Sooo sweet! A lovely card, gorgeous colors... all is so perfect, and layout is stunning!
Thank you for joining us at SomeOddGirl for our Complimentary Color Challenge this time, hope to see you again next challenge too!


PatR said...

Fantastic creation. Thank you for sharing it with us for the TioT challenge this week. xx

Tasha said...

oh this is so pretty Kathleen, wonderful colours and such a fabulous design
Thank you for playing the Some Odd Girl Challenge
love tasha xx

Rose said...

Kathleen, your Copic-filled lady looks fabulous on this great card! So glad to see your entry at the Copic Creations blue-greens challenge. ~ Rose

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