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Saturday, 5 June 2010

Lou in Sleepy Hollow

I thought the lovely Lou from Cowgirl Up  Digital Stamp'en Ranch would be perfect for this weeks challenge from Burtonesque Dolls where the challenge is to create a 'Sleepy Hollow' inspired sene. I've had a lovely messy,inky time making this acetate easel card with Lou escaping from the spooky forest.

The base card is Bazzill Bling cardstock and I've made an easel card with a frame to let light through the acetate (it looks gorgeous and sparkly but a nightmare to get a photo as its so bright today). For the background I've used the 'Caught in Crystal' technique with lots of purply inks, mica powders, glitter and of course floor polish backed with some tissue paper. I've overstamped this with tree stamps from Elusive Images using Black Magic embossing powder. Lou is coloured with promarkers and I've attached her with foam pads to make her look as if she is running out of the forest. To embellish the card I made some flowers from old newspaper scrunched up and inked. I had a bash at making my own shimmer sprays for this card - water, tinkabella inks and mica powder and I'm really pleased with the result. I used black and purple inks for the flowers and added irridescent black seed beads for the centres. I made a beaded pin with beads from my stash and a couple of head pins and attached the two ends with silicone glue to look like a pin through the flowers. To finish off I added some clear charcoal crystal gems.

I'm also entering Lou into the following challenges:
Tuesday Taggers: Touchy Feely Textures (there is a fab prize on offer too from Tanda stamps)
C.R.A.F.T challenge: Use newsprint
Stamp Something: Digi Day
Alphabet Challenge: F is for Flowers
Totally Papercrafts: More than one fold
One stop craft challenge: Make your own DP (I hope my messy acetate sheet counts as a DP)

Thanks for looking, I hope all my blogland friends are having a good weekend and enjoying some sunshine
Claire xx


  1. wow love that image and those flowers are gorgeous, an all round gorgeous card x

  2. Hi Claire,
    great easel card, luv the colours,fabby flowers,thank you for joining us at Totally Paperctarfts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

  3. Fabulous easel card Claire,yes gorgeous

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  5. WOW Claire, you have put so much work into making this gorgeous card.
    I love what you have done
    Christine xx

  6. Great card very sleepy hollow, love the colours and caught in cystal background. Thank you for joining in with us at TT this week, did you see we have a Tanda Prize? might be worth adding a little link.

  7. Hi Claire,

    lovely cardand fabulous flowers love those, thanks for joining us at tpc


  8. Fabulous card Claire. Love the idea of the frame on the easel - really effective -and the colours and stamping are gorgeous.
    Beryl xx

  9. WOW is this gorgeous! LOVe the acetate! xxD

  10. This is very Sleepy Hollow! Love all the textures, layers and colours going on here.

    Janet xx

  11. Oh I like this image! I will have to check that website out. Your Sleepy Hollow scene works so well and your coloring is outstanding! Thanks for joining us dolls this week at TBD!

  12. Oh my, this is adorable, love the image and the design. Great use of newsprint. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
    Suzi x

  13. What a great card! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

  14. WOW Claire this is just terrific work what a wonderful scene I love Lou and you chose the right image for this and those flowers are awesome I love it.
    Lorraine x

  15. Love your fabulous creation and thanks for joining us at TT this week.

  16. Fabulous project Claire - just love those newsprint flowers - they rock!
    Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

  17. fab card - love the flowers -thank you for joining in the alphabet challenge this week x

  18. A beautiful card, gorgeous image and details.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  19. Great card , Thanks for joining us at One stop craft Challenge and good luck!

  20. Great card Claire, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  21. It's great to see just what can be created with newspaper! Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.f.T. this week. Stunning card - I love Lou! Cheers Claire x

  22. fab card - thanks for joining us at the alphabet challenge this week. x


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