Monday, 26 October 2009

Colour Create and Friday Sketchers challenges

Morning all! Phew finally had time to make a card! I've been very busy reorganising my craft space and the rest of my house after a looooonnnngg trip to Ikea LOL! It is all really neat and tidy now and everything is easy to find and I have a gorgeous comfy chair too! Finally I can start to get the house back to normal after the extension building work! Anyway, on to my card. I have made this to the gorgeous sketch over at Friday Sketchers challenge which I have turned on its side, and also for the Colour Create Challenge which I loved this week which was to use all white except your image. It was great fun getting out all the white things I have and deciding how to put them together!

I have used the gorgeous Musing Melinda stamp from Whiff of Joy, I just love her and think she can be adapted to so many different occasions. I've coloured her with copics and then stitched and distressed the edges with antique linen distress ink before adding some stickles to the edge.
I have distressed all the edges and stitched around them on this gorgeous distressed white paper from Basic Grey sugared paper pad. I have stitched a swirly pattern onto the paper for some added texture and interest and then dotted half pearls here and there on the swirls. Instead of paper for one of the elements of the sketch I have used a strip of tulle so that the stitching is still visible.
All the flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts and have been spritzed with glimmer mist.
Thanks for looking and have a lovely Monday! x


6 wacky women said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Jane
Such a beautiful image and pretty details.
Thanks for joining us for the Colour Create Challenge.

Karen x

judith@poppy cottage said...

This is a beautiful card, such lovely deatail. I sympathise totally with the extension and the reorganisation, I have spent the weekend clearing my craft room to have a window moved during our extension. Such a lot of work! Judith x

Mina said...

stunning elegant card Jane, beautiful colouring as always and such amazing details...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Milliesmarvels said...

Another gorgeous card, your designs are always so beautiful. I have a little something for you on my blog

Di said...

Ooohhh fabulous Jane i see you are onto stitching, i'm afraid i tried but the machine ran away with me, it looks so fab on your card love it!!!

Thanks for joining Colour created this week!

Di xxxx

theneon said...

A lovely piece of art -- great stitching and embellishing to make such a sweet card.

Fiona said...

Beautiful work, love all the distressing/stitching details.

Deanne said...

So pretty! The distressing looks fabulous! Thanks for joining in at Colour Create.