Sunday 6 July 2014

Vintage Lady and Botanicals Paper

More new stash!  Yes, I know, I don't need any more paper, but I HAD to have the lovely new Docrafts goody bag with the Botanicals and Wild Rose Capsule Collection stuff in it.  In my defense, I didn't buy the Christmas goody bag, I have too much stuff that's very similar to the items in it, I did swither, I had my hand on it a few times, but I was a good girl.  I did, however, buy a gorgeous set of Xcut dies instead, you'll see them used in tomorrow's DT card.
I used the Botanicals paper for this card, it has some subtle sheets in the pack, as well as heavy designs, I used one of the subtle ones, along with an new Xcut embossing folder, which I picked up cheap in Hobby Craft, to make the base layer, I inked it with Fired Brick Distress Ink to emphasise the pattern.
 The image is a digi from A Day For Daisies, I coloured her with Promarkers, she was such a pleasure to colour, especial the contours of her face.  I added some Old Paper Distress Ink round the edge o the topper to take away the harshness of the bright white cardstock.  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.
I used Marianne dies to make the corner elements, a Nellie Snellen punch for the flowers, and added cream organza ribbon, layered with green adhesive lace from the goody bag, finishing with an organza bow.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Graph'It - #27 - Anything Goes with Alcohol Markers
Digi Galore - Anything Goes
Pile It On - #27 - Add Some Flowers
House of Cards - Add a Bow
Craft Your Passion - #220 - Ribbons
Divas by Design - Ribbons and Flowers
Addicted to Stamps - #101 - Make Your Mark
Crafty Ribbons - #96 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
As You Like It - Do You Prefer People or Animals and Why - I like people because I really love colouring skin and hair with Promarkers, especially contouring the face and getting glossy highlights on the hair.
Sweet Sketch 2 - #19 - Sketch


  1. gorgeous card, love your new paper and you've coloured that image so beautifully! Thanks for joining our Anything goes with markers challenge at
    Claire xx

  2. Hi Wendy, this is a stunning card, gorgeous image and beautifully coloured, in fact your whole colour theme is wonderful, the papers are so lovely, I've just bought the paper myself today, Kate x

  3. Adorable this card. The image is coloured so fantastic.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  4. Such a beautiful creation - Thank you for sharing over at Crafty Ribbons this week and hope to see you in future challenges

    Elaine aka Ellapu
    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    DT Crafty Ribbons
    Owner of Altered Eclectics
    Owner at Eclectic Ellapu

  5. Yes, my order just arrived of 5 new paper packs!!! And like you, I don't need it, but I sure did want it!!!! Fabulous card. Love the colors and image. Stunning. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


  6. Love this card and vibrant colors are perfect for the image. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  7. What a adorable card ! Your color is so beautiful and the image is so gorgeous!!

  8. Your card is absolutely stunning, and your of art!! WOW!! I can also see why you had to have those papers: swoon-inducing! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous creation at ATSM!

  9. This is a gorgeous card! Your lady is lovely and I love the embossed and distressed background. Great colors too. Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! :)

  10. What a gorgeous vintage card. Love it!
    Nancy SSW2

  11. I have to say your white beautifully tied bow is perfectly lovely on this card!! Way to go!!

  12. Wow--great coloring! I'm jealous :) Thanks for joining in at HOC.

  13. Terrific coloring, I love the way u created the frame for the focal image :) Thank you for sharing with ATSM!

  14. Beautiful!! Love your pops of red - such a bright and happy card!! So glad you joined us at SSW2!!
    Blessings to you!!

  15. Oh Wendy your card is just so lovely, I've used this great image myself and was so pleased how my card turned out. Love your wonderful colour choice and great embellishments. This is a great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2-DT

  16. Hi, Wendy! This is SO gorgeous! I LOVE the fabulous bright colors and that image is amazing! Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

  17. I am fainting over the beauty of your coloring on this card Wendy. Unbelieveable and a real masterpiece of a card. Wow! Your papers and embellishments just finish it off perfectly. Always such a privelege to have you play along in our SSW challenges.

  18. Wow, its gorgeous!!
    Well done and Good Luck in our Crafty Ribbons Challenge.
    Marg. DT member for

  19. so gorgeous wendy.i love your fabulous colours and the image is stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  20. Great job. Beautiful colouring. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at HOC.

  21. oh it looks gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  22. oh woow Wendy your coloring is how your colored her hair and the color combo also adorable..I love the BG you have choosen too and perfect bow for our challenge this time...Great card Wendy..

    Thanks for joining us at House of Cards Challenge this time..
    Monika (DT MEMBER)

  23. Great card and I love the colours you used. I don't use red and yellow together very often, but you have really pulled this combo off! Love it! Thanks for joining in the House of Cards challenge this month.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    HOC DT

  24. This is gorgeous Wendy!! I love that image and your coloring is stunning, beautiful bow too! Thanks so much for joining us at HOC!
    Tammy x

  25. Fun color combo, and a lovely colored hat lady. Thank you for participating in the 'Add a Bow' challenge at House of Cards.

    Ma :)
    House of Cards DT

  26. Beautiful card! Cute image. Thank you for playing along with us at House Of Cards

    House of Cards DT

  27. Wow, what a fantastic card and fabulous coloring!
    Thank you very much Wendy, to play with us at House of Cards.
    Rosi x


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