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Monday 25 October 2010

Willow in Pink

Monday again and back to work for me but I wanted to share a card I made over the weekend using 'Willow with Lantern' a gorgoeus Whiff of Joy stamp I got recently from Jazzlins Designs

I've coloured Willow with promarkers (lots of Vintage Pink and warm grey to try and get an old rose colour for her dress) and cut her out before layering her on to a background made by inking the sky and adding polar white flowersoft and judikins prisma glitter for the snow. OK, i confess I didn't intend to cut her out, I coloured her and added a glow around the lantern and then had a di-sa-ster!! I decided to use my blender pen around the 'glow' and forgot I'd been using it on black and left an enormous black blob so I had to cut her out lol.

The pink backgrounds are made using a Tim Holtz snowflake stamp and versamark on glossy card and then brayering over the top with Soothing Sunset B&J ink and memento cocoa brown ink. The other layers are distressed with a craft knife and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The sentiment is also a stamp from Whiff of Joy and the gems are from my stash. (The two pink panels are the same colour in real life honest, the light is really reflecting off the left one and so it looks a totally different colour lol)

I'm entering Willow in the following challenges:
Whiff of Joy: Distressing
Passion for Promarkers: Pink or Purple Christmas card
Craft Your Passion: Glitter and sparkle
Sentimental Sundays: Distressing
Paper Sundaes: Natural Woman
The Crafty Pad: Christmas
Bah Humbug: Elegance (Willow in her lovely dress)
Fussy and Fancy Friday: Winter Wonderland
ABC Christmas Challenge : Sketch and 2 'v's (pushing it a bit, mine are vintage pink promarker and vintage photo distress ink)

Thanks for visiting today.
Claire xx


  1. very nice card ! thank you for joining us on our challenge's blog.

  2. Stunning card Claire - your colouring is fabulous - the folds in the dress are perfection. Cutting out the image worked really well - love the 3-d effect.
    Hugs, Sylvia x

  3. Hi Claire, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  4. Willow with Lantern is a very elegant stamp and she looks fabulous. Love how you have coloured her gown and also really like your snowflake background effect. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  5. Hello Claire

    Wow!!!! your card is just beautiful and so elegant, it's just gorgeous. I love Willow, your colouring is perfect,and your snowflake background is awesome.

    Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange at Bah! Humbug!

  6. Beautiful card Claire, I think having to cut your image out was a 'happy accident' as it looks stunning. Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

  7. Claire your card is stunning, I love that image and everything you have done to make this a really special card.

    Jenny x

  8. Claire this is amazing - so elegant. You have done some fabulous creations recently. Can I feature you on Inspirational.
    No work involved - just let me use some of your photos of your work.
    Leave me a message on my blog or email if you want to be featured.
    Ann xxx

  9. Hi Claire,
    This is gorgeous. Sometimes the best cards are born out of happy 'accidents'! I love this image & your colouring looks amazing. Your paper looks wonderful too. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
    Andie xx

  10. Hi Claire - so gorgeous!! Love the papers and the sky background!! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Juliexx

  11. very pretty! The clouds look great too!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  12. Such a gorgeous card Claire. Love the colouring of Willow and the design also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  13. So very beautiful.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

  14. Beautiful card, so pretty, well done on your VICTORY with the V's lol..... Think I made everyones heads nearly burst with thinking.... Lol... The rest of the alphabet is eaiser promise! thanks for playing along with us on the ABC Christmas challenge, Samantha :0)

  15. Oooh very beautiful indeed Claire, lovely colouring too. :)
    Thanks for sharing it with us at the Crafty Pad challenge this week. ;)
    xxDebbie The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs

  16. Wonderful card Claire. I'm love this stamp for a start and your cloudy background is fab.The flower and glitter is a great idea for snow too.
    Beryl xx

  17. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  18. This is gorgeous Claire, so elegant and I love how you have coloured the dress, love Steph

  19. Elegant card Claire with soft colors. Fab take on the sketch.Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!And god luck.
    hugs Dorte

  20. Wow, this is gorgeous. The image is colored beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy.


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