Saturday 28 May 2016

A Gem of a Challenge DT Card - Weather

We have a new challenge starting today at A Gem of a Challenge, this time our theme is "Weather".  I was inspired by rainy weather an used an older, but no less lovely Pink Gem digi called Milly in the Rain, which I coloured with Promarkers and highlighted with Glossy Accents on the puddle and raindrops.
 The papers are Lili of the Valley, Pastel Dreams, the edges of which I've inked with Ground Espresso Distress Ink and scuffed up with my Tim Holtz distress tool.  I also curled some of the corners and did a little bit of subtle tearing, adding a crystal gem behind a tear.  I also added a row of tiny dots made with Nuvo Crystal Drops in Carnation Pink down the right hand side.
To embellish, I added some crochet lace, stapling it into place with pink staples to add to the shabby look, a couple of rain clouds, cut with Joy dies from grey pearl card, a sentiment stamped with a Personal Impressions stamp, and some flowers and foliage made with Woodware punches.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - #110 - Bingo - Lace, Patterned Paper, Die Cuts
Aud Sentiments - #156 - Anything Goes + a Sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz - #23 - Vintage or Shabby
Crafting For All Seasons - #127 - Make It Girly
Crafty Gals Corner - #73 - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - #129 - Shabby Chic or Vintage
Passion For Promarkers - #347 - Ribbon and/or Lace
Incy Wincy - Texture


  1. Gorgeous! I love the pretty papers and your colouring is fab Thank you for playing along at PFP

  2. Hi Wendy, gorgeous card and such pretty papers, lovely image and design, Kate x

  3. A very pretty card. Lovely papers. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  4. Great distressing. A lovely image and colours. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine

  5. such a pretty card Wendy, and would certainly cheer someone feeling under the weather xx

  6. Hi Wendy, This is a gorgeous card. I love how you have coloured sweet Millie and your card design is beautiful with those pretty distressed layers and embellishments.

  7. Lovely shabby chic card! Love all the colors you've used!
    Thanks for joining our challenge!
    Aly DT Cardz 4 Galz

  8. Beautiful card Wendy. I love the image and your colouring is amazing. Really pretty papers too. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week for Natalie's 'ribbon and/or lace' challenge. Good luck and hugs, Denise x

  9. Great image, perfect colors/papers! Love this! Thanks for joining our ‘add texture’ challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog!
    Karen C

  10. So many pretty layers and textures. Love either.
    Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT


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