Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Deep Ocean Challenge DT - Spring

Woohoo!!  It is time for another challenge at Deep Ocean Challenges and our theme for this fortnight's challenge is "spring"!!  This was perfect for me as I received a commission for a card with a request that I use this gorgeous Sarah Kay image.  I really must get some more Sarah Kay stamps, it's a while since I used this one and it was so lovely to colour!  I think I say this every time I use a Sarah Kay stamp lol, but I had Sarah Kay stickers all over my dressing table mirror when I was a girl so she has a special place in my heart!  I wanted the card to look a bit like a picture in a frame on a dressing table as it is actually to be a Mother's Day card.
I created the "picture frame" around the image with various nesties.
 I coloured the image with copics, including the grass and sky around her and I have stamped around the edges of the image mat with a grunge stamp from Stempelglede's Vintage Garden set with antique linen distress ink.
 I added a doohickey swirl to the right of the "picture frame" and added some gorgeous butterflies cut from Webster's Pages.  I created the pin myself by altering a heart pin.
 The flowers are from my stash and I also added some doohickey rose leaves and a sparkly button to perhaps represent an earing on the dressing table.
 I added some gems in a swirl and the paper on the base of the card is from La Paperie stack by MME.  I stamped the same Stempelglede stamp from the image mat around the edges of the paper, this time with frayed burlap distress ink.
This is what the card looks like when it is folded flat(ish) for presentation in it's box.  You know, I'm looking at these pictures as I'm typing and these are my favourite colours together, butterflies and vintage style - I'm not sure I can sell it lol!!  Might have to make something else for my commission!
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this fortnight at Deep Ocean Challenges!  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations!  Thanks for looking! x


Time-To-Share said...

Hi Jane, this is soooooo beautiful! What a gorgeous creation. This is one of the first stamps I bought and I just love her. Luv & Hugs, Trish x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Jane.

Hugs Riet.xx

Teresa said...

Stunning card Jane, love the over-all shape, it's beautiful and the image is sweet too, beautifully coloured as always, your work is beautiful. Teresa xx

Stempelhexe said...

Ich liebe die Sarah Kay Motive und Du hast dieses Motiv wunderbar in Szene gesetzt, eine gelungene Karte.


Maria Therese said...

So love the coloring ♥

Chris said...

WOW Jane, your card is absolutely beautiful! You're so clever at coming up with unusual designs and I love how you've made your nesties look like a dressing table mirror, an amazing creation. Wonderful colouring and such gorgeous details too. Have a good week sweetie. Hugs, Chris x

Debbie said...

Just beautiful Jane. I love this Sarah Kay image and I love the lrge frame you have made, it's stunning. I love the swirl nad the Websters butterfly, altogether a gorgeous creation. Debbiexx

Roma said...

Gorgeous work ,love the cute image & those beautiful flowers & butterflies x

LilyPinkScraps said...

Wow, so very gorgeous!! Love everything about it :)

Mina said...

wow wow wow Jane, your colouring is just perfect as always...stunning
Mina xxx

Kathleen said...

Wow Jane this is stunning, I love the design, so clever! This is another of my many stamps that hasnt seen ink for a very long time, (hanging head in shame!) thank you for reminding me about her.
Kat xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

What an unusual shape and beautiful creation-- gorgeous card1
Cheers from Bangalore, India

bluebell said...

hi jane,love your card today. i have not seen that stamp before.i have got a lot of this type of stamp, they allways look nice when coloured. i get mine from Sir Stampalot. love bluebell-flowerwood.

Kerryn said...

another beautiful one and that image is adorable. You colour so well.

Lisa M said...

This is the prettiest thing ever! I love this. :) What a unique design and such a treasure.