Saturday, 6 August 2011

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 92 - Sketch

Good Morning and a happy Saturday to you all.

It's that time of the week for the new Totally Gorjuss challenge where this week all you need to do is follow this sketch:

This week's challenge is sponsored by the fabulous Joanna Sheen so get busy making those cards and get them posted to be in with a chance to win a £10 voucher for her store. The DT ladies have been hard at work with this sketch so do make sure you go and check out their fantastic creations here.

Here is the card that I created:

The Recipe for the card is:

Stamp: Sugar Nellie "Fragile Beauty"
Papers: Memory Box "Gossamer" from Quixotic Paperie
Sentiment Stamp: Raindrop Echo Sentiments "Friendship Ticket Sentiments" from My Mum's Craft Shop
Flowers: From my stash
Ribbon: From my stash
Butterflies: From The Hobby House

I've coloured the image with Copics as follows:

Skin: E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair: E47 E57 E34
Top: YG11 RV10 RV00 RV000
Belt, Butterflies & Bow: RV10 RV00 RV000
Trousers: E27 E25 E23
Toad Stools: R27 R24 R22 E42 E40
Outline & Shading: W5 W3 W1 W0 Blender Pen

I have also used Cool Grey 90% Prismacolor Pencil to add a little shading and everything (including the ribbon) has been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

I did say in my last post that I have discovered a nice new little technique that I am going to use over and over again which is edging ribbon with distress inks like this:

Such a pretty effect and really tones in well with the card. You will also spot my faux stitching (again!) - I seem to be going through some kind of phase with this but I just think it looks pretty and as you know - I cannot use a sewing machine!

A little lookie at the lovely flowers which I have edged with Star Dust Stickles:

Here is a picture of the butterfly that I have covered in Tim Holtz Picket Fence Crackle Paint followed by another dose of Star Dust Stickles:

And one final picture (before I bore you all silly) of the inside of the card where I have used the same sketch and papers - as always it awaits its verse which I personalise for whoever I send the card too.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend whatever you are doing and thank you so much for popping by - as always any comments are really appreciated.

Toodle Pip and take care.


Catherine said...

Fantastic card

coops said...

stunning card hazel.your colours and details are beautiful and i love the pretty image and your fab edged ribbon :D

xx coops xx

Anne-Marie said...

This is stunning, Hazel....adore the butterfly, and I love the way you finish the inside.

ScrapBliss ~ Yvonne M. said...

Hi Hazel! Thanks for visiting my blog and for the sweet comment! Your card is adorable... please tell me about the "faux stitching!!" Like you, I stink at sewing, but I love the look! Do tell!!! ❤

ScrapBliss ~ Yvonne M. said...

Hazel you're Brilliant!!! Thanks for the tip... I'm going to go try it right now!!!! Hope it turns out as good as yours!!!!

Kreativmonster said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog! And thanks for hte idea with the distressed ribbon, it looks great!

Angela said...

Woowwww... I can say the same about your cards..... they are really gorgeous.... I would like to follow your blog....
till next time.... I'm looking forward to it

Mandy said...

Stunning card Hazel,love the image and all of the detail is beautiful,love the way you edged the ribbon....
Mandy x

Babs said...

I love this card Hazel, you did a great job. Thanks for the comment you left for me on my blog. I'm going to go and become a follower of your blog now. Have a great day.