Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Sequins, Swirls & Spots!

Not been able to craft much lately due to the half term holidays, having 4 kids at home and trying to get time to myself is not the easiest thing in the world... add to that my 3 year old has just come down with chickenpox... then just when I thought I would have time to get something done I got a migraine... not been a good time all round really!

The image I have used for this card is one from Michelle Perkett, which I was lucky enough to win in a challenge - my first ever prize! Yay!  It's called Princess Oceana.  One of the things I love about digi stamps is the way you can print them to whatever size you want and it also makes it easier to layer the image and make it a little 3D.  The shells on this image just screamed out for that.  I coloured the main image with a combo of promarkers and gelly roll pens to add a bit of sparkle.  The flowers are from stock and the 2 smaller ones are coloured to match the image and centred with a sequin for a little more sparkle.

To add a bit more depth to the card, I stuck the image to the front of the card and trimmed along the edges of the image to give a cutaway effect to show off the flowers which are inside.  The inside of the paper uses a Bearly Mine freebie which is a gorgeous design I think. I then punched the corners and added some silver trim to show the paper off.

I am entering this for the following:

Bearly Mine Designs - Design Team Call
Crafty Cardmakers - Spotlight Digital Plus
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
Michelle Perkett Studio - Under The Sea


  1. Lovely card Sarah, love how you've cut away the image for the front of the card. Thank you for your submission to the DT call.
    Donna xx

  2. what a pretty card - i love how you cut away the front of the card
    Lisa ;)

  3. I love the way you have used the image too it looks amazing!
    I am so happy you are trying out for the Bearly Mine DT good luck.


    Amy xx

  4. I love your card. Oceana is colored georgeously. I love how you cut away the paper from her hair.
    Thanks for joining us at Michelle Perkett's Studio.


  5. That is so gorgeous! The purple is great. I love the corner punch I would love to find one of those! Thanks for joining us at MPS! Shelley :)

  6. WOW this is gorgeous! I love the colors!! Thank you for joining MPS this week!
    Tammy x

  7. What a gorgeous card Sarah, I love the way you've cut around Princess Oceana! Thanks for joining us at MPS, good luck and hope to see you next week too
    Claire xx

  8. Wow, Sarah, this is gorgeous!! Lovely colors and coloring of Princess Oceana and just love the flowers! thank you for joining us at MPS this week!:) Hope your little one is feeling better:)

  9. What a beautiful colored image on a stunning card. Fabulous Card! Thanks for joining us at MPS this week!