Monday, 25 July 2011

60's Chick

Hey Everyone

I hope you are all feeling well today.  I am off work now for three weeks - whoop whoop - bring on the Summer!

I have made a card today for my Sister-in-Law's Birthday, and seeing as she was born in the 60's what better stamp to use then Tickled Pink's Lil Fashionette 60's Ivy.

Just how fantastic is she and so, so easy to colour.

The gorgeous papers are digi from Basic Grey's Digital Collection called Pheobe.  I know I keep repeating myself - but I just love digi papers you can make as many mistakes as you like (and I should know as I make a lot!), and not worry that you only have one or two sheets left - perfect!

I have coloured Ivy with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  E27 E19 E17
Dress & Head Band:  YG25 YG03 G11
Eyes:  E25

I've gone around the edges of the paper with Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain and then got the little distressing tool thingy out and scraped the edges to within an inch of their life!

Now for the flowers:

As you can probably see from the main card - I got a little carried away with the flowers (although a girl can never have enough flowers - can she?).  I used the medium and small Woodware Flower Punches with 6 petals on and the EK Success Retro Flower Punch small and medium which has 5 flowers on.

All I did was punch four medium flowers and two small flowers out, gave them a very gentle misting with water (don't use too much or your paper will fall apart), before layering them on a pearl brad and squishing the petals together working from the top layer (underneath the brad) right down to the bottom layer.  Once the paper flowers have dried a little then gently unfold the petals and "tah - dah" a scrunched-up flower.

I also decided to add a little charm to the card as I haven't used one in ages and I really like that little extra it brings to the finished article.

Oops - I nearly forgot to show you the inside of the card:

I know there is no sentiment in there but I just wanted to keep the verse private as it is probably going to be a little bit cheeky!

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Pink {Ink} Sketch Challenge where this week there is a wonderful sketch from the fabulous Kellie to follow.

Totally Gorjuss - the theme this week is Punch or Die - well I've certainly punched lots and lots of flowers, including my scalloped border at the bottom and used a circle nestie for the sentiment.

Sweet Stampin' Challenge where the theme is "Fashion".

Crafts and Me and all you have to do to enter is "Add a Flower" - or in my case loads and loads of flowers!

Thank you so much for looking and please leave me a comment - I always like to hear what you think about my work.



Mutley said...

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog. I'm new to it just like you. I love all of the cards you have posted so far, love your style and hope to visit you regularly. xxx

Linda said...

Hi Hazel, Thanks for visiting my blog.. So glad you did so I could find yours.. You have some very beautiful creations here..I absolutely love this card.. The flowers are gorgeous.. and the image is colored perfectly..
Hugs, Linda

Tracey T said...

Beautiful, Hazel. I love the image you have chosen and the papers are the perfect complement. Thank you for playing as Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Sue said...

Hi ya
a gorgeous card, awesome colouring pretty papers & embelies, luv the flowers, enjoy your time of work, sue,x

NGCARDS said...

This is a gorgeous card and I love the flowers you have used :) Thanks for popping by my blog btw :) xxx

Kylie said...

Oh Hazel! I adore your gorgeous flowers! And you are right - a girl can never have to many ;) Your card is just gorgeous. Ivy never looked sweeter. Your take on the sketch is terrific!
OMGosh! I just adore Evie :) She looks amazing on your card Linda. Your take on the sketch is fantastic.

Dora said...

Awww wow Hazel, this is gorgeous, what a cute image and those flowers are fabulous, no wonder you got carried away he he :) Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin and good luck xx

Vicky said...

This is such a fabulous card the image is awesome & I love your gorgeous flowers.

Thank you for joining the Rockin' Rubbah Girlz at Crafts & Me, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

Yolanda said...

Oh wow this card is amazing! Love those flowers you made. Love the image, your colouring and the papers too!
Thanks you for your kind words on my blog, really appreciated Hazel.
Hugs Yolanda

Wedgie said...

What a fab card, I love it! Love your choice of image and your colouring. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

Jennifer said...

This is that image! Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Stampin this week! xx Jenny xx

Tracey said...

This is stunning Hazel, I love that image, the papers are fab & those flowers are gorgeous!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Just love your flowers. When I try making these they end up looking like something the dog has chewed up! Yours are amazing.
Caroline xxx

Teresa said...

Stunning card, love your flowers.
Teresa xx

Abi said...

A totally stunning card with so many beautiful details. Sorry to be a little late popping by but thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

Sharon said...

WOW, your flowers are stunning Hazel. I should try it sometime. Beautiful work. hugs Sharon

Happy Crafter said...

Fab super card lovin the image reminds me of a good friend i hung around with in the sixties, oh the clothes we used to wear lol,love the papers and flowers your colouring is excellent too.
Hugzz Val xx

~@ngie~ said...

hehehehe GROOOOOOOOVYYYYYY :) love it!!! xXx