Sunday, March 29, 2015

Dreaming Lass

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I had fun in the studio this afternoon and this is one of the results. 

I started with the image which arrived in a packet of blog candy from Shelly of 


I coloured it with Prismacolor pencils, and added glitter to the swirl of stars by her head - unfortunately I was a bit heavy handed, and the glitter spots are larger than I intended.


I cut the edge of the paper with a Paper Smooches Die that arrived last year - sent with love from Kary of Papercrafting and Travel


The sentiment is one of my originals, from a New Zealand firm, Montaga.  Embossed in silver it adds a lovely elegant look to the card.


The final detail was a touch of washi tape 'lace'.  
The back ground paper was from a 'Rosie's' pad - I had no ink to match it to sponge the edges, so sponged Pumice Stone and Broken China distress inks on the edges, and they blended to make a great edge.

I am linking this to:
(My NBUS is the die I used on the edge of the image)

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27 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

Beautifully coloured Maxine. This is a very elegant card.

aussie aNNie said...

A brilliantly designed card, gorgeous image coloured to perfection..Thanks for always popping in my blog too.xxx
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Margaret said...

This is so lovely. Pretty image and your coloring is just perfect. Love all the details and the sparkles.

sweet art designs said...

Well done. Love your attention to detail. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

Becky said...

What an elegant card, Beautiful coloring.

chrissy xx said...

Gorgeous colours and I Love your sparkle..
Thank you sooo much for joiining us this weekat QKR Stampede.
Chrissyxx

Camille Short said...

Elegance and splendor!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh this is gorgeous Maxine! I always love your attention to details!

JD/ Jill said...

This is such a lovely image...and you made a beautifully detailed card using it. Very nicely done!

Bridget Larsen said...

I love this almost monochromatic card

Fran said...

Absolutely beautiful!

MiamiKel said...

Beautiful - you did a wonderful job with the image, Maxine! She is a vision! Blessings! ♥

Dreja said...

Toll gemacht! Danke für die Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne.
LG Dreja

Faith A said...

GORGEOUS card, I love how you have put it all together. Good to see you at Digitally Sweet!

MaryH said...

Terrific coloring on this pretty image. Especially good tones on the flesh features too, which I think is hard to get just right. But you did! It's a sweet image, and love that calligraphy sentiment. The washi tape lace is so pretty too, and one I've not seen anywhere. This is so very beautiful, Maxine. Great work on this. TFS & Hugs

mamapez5 said...

What a beautiful image and you have coloured it so well. I like the backing paper you have used and the little touch of lace along the base is just right. Kate x

Brenda's Card Corner said...

BEAUTIFUL card! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge "Add a Sentiment"!

Brenda DT

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think this is as lovely as it can be, Maxine! Your design, coloring, glittering, and embossing are perfection!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #4!! Hugs, Darnell

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Maxine. So soft and feminine!

Kamila R. said...

Great design and such a pretty card! Thank you for joining us at Sister Act card challenge this week!
Kamila DT

Amy said...

I really do love the subtle colours of this one, Maxine. It's beautiful.

Ileana A. said...

Beautiful sweet creation!I love image and colouring!
Thanks for playing at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge.
Ileanaxx

Marilyn said...

Wowsa Maxine... what a fabulous image and a gorgeous card! Love that image and the way you've coloured her. Love the embossing and glitter too.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful image and B.paper,love the notebook edge die-Thank you for joining us in our very first challenge at Simply Papercraft
Carol DT x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digitally Sweet. Hope to see you again next time.

Irish Cherokee said...

Oh MY! I missed this one Maxine.She is a beauty and you did a great job with coloring her. WOW. I think the glitter and stars are perfect myself. Nice work. Beauty of a card.

Blessings
Jim

Alicia McNamara said...

This card is gorgeous Maxine. I love your image xx