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Saturday 2 October 2010

Princess Oceana

Hi, I'm so pleased its the weekend at last. I think I've been working too hard as i've done some really daft things this week. I spent ages looking for a wedding invitation and eventually found it in the freezer lol. Thats just one thing, I've generally been totally scatterbrained all week. Definitely time to chill out and do some crafting lol

Last week Marion did a great tutorial for colouring red hair over on Michelle Perkett Studios, I used Marions technique to colour Princess Oceana and make this card. I love this image, she is Michelle's signature image and you can find her in Michelle's Etsy store here. If you're quick you'll be able to grab a bargain as Michelle has a sale on with 35% off to celebrate World Cardmaking day!!

I've used the sketch from Bunny Zoe'sCrafts  challenge for this card, did you know you can also get Michelle's images from Bunny Zoe's? The bps are from K&Co and I made the 3 panels by brayering a water effect on glossy card with dye ink, it doesn't show up too well on the pic though. I distressed the edges of the bps with a craft knife and spiced marmalade DI, it looks a funny colour in the pic for some reason (mmmm perhaps my terrible photography skills may have something to do with it lol)  I coloured Princess Oceana with promarkers and added stickles in various colours for some extra bling.  I made some flowers by cutting lots of circles of tissue paper, spraying them with glimmer mists and scrunching them up. I layered them up and added some tiny shells to the centres. I added some ribbon and larger shells from my stash to finish off.

I'm also entering Princess Oceana in the following challenges:

Paper Playtime: listen to the rhythm of the falling rain (the theme of water)
Totally Papercrafts: The great outdoors
Creative Cottage: bling it on
Your next stamp challenge: Make your own flowers
Simon says: It's Autumn (Photo inspiration and fall colours)
Little red Wagon: Make your own embellishment

Don 't forget you still have time to enter this weeks challenge at Michelle Perkett Studios which is 'Girly with Bling' and be in with a chance to win one of Michelle's gorgeous images!! If you don't have any of Michelle's images, you can find some lovely freebies over on PCP, SNR and CDAC!!

Thanks for popping by, have a good weekend
Claire xx


  1. Hi ya
    gorgeous card, fabulous colouring, lovely design & embelies, thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  2. This is completely stunning! Clarie you are so talented!!!

  3. Fabulous card! I love the red hair, you did a great job!
    Shelley :)

  4. Ops thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  5. You have really done a beautiful job with this image Claire! That hair is awesome! Love the elements on the card. This is lovely!

  6. Just beautiful!!! Hugs Juls


  8. Stunning card and wonderful coloring!

  9. Wow, she is just beautiful Claire!

  10. Remarkable coloring job! I love it! Thanks for playing in paper with us this week at Paper Playtime! :) Janis

  11. Cool card! Thanks for playing along with LRW!

  12. O how pretty!! Love your coloring of this image. So realistic! Thanks for joining YNS this week

  13. wow, love your image it's stunning. Supe card
    Thanks for playing along with Creative Cottage
    Anne x


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