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Saturday 18 June 2011

Mr and Mrs

Hi there, oooh its lovely to be able to find some time to play in my craftroom. I don't know about you but i'm terrible for starting loads of projects and not finishing them. I did manage to finish this wedding card using stamps from Chocolate Baroque

As soon as I saw this beautiful bride stamp I thought she would be perfect with the little church from the Village Life themeplate. I stamped the church on encaustic art card, masked it and then stamped in the trees (from the same themeplate) I brayered the sky and the drive and stamped some grasses in the foreground using stamps from one of the Design-a-Tree A6 themeplates. The church and trees were coloured with promarkers. Its such a different technique colouring on this coated cardstock, the colours don't blend as well and you have to be careful not to get too much ink on the card too.

 The bride is from the 'Wedding Belle' sheet of stamps. I stamped her  on card and coloured her skin and hair with promarkers and added glamour dust to her veil. The bride's dress is left plain on  the stamp so it really lends itself to paperpiecing. I took inspiration from the Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge  where the theme is parchment and decided to have a go at a parchment wedding dress. I stamped the bride on parchment and embossed with white ep and then stamped some of the leafy swirls from the same stamp set over her dress and again embossed with white EP. I cut the dress out and embossed the back with an embossing tool to try and create some folds in the skirt. Now I'm a total beginner with parchment but i'll definitely use this technique again as it gave the dress a really lovely shape so once i'd attached it to the image it has a lovely 3d effect. To finish the card off I stamped the sentiment (also from Wedding Belle) and embossed with gold EP and used some gold mirri to mat the scene.

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
ABC Challenge :W is for weddings
Moving along with the times: Inspired by a song (MR and Mrs)
Passion for promarkers: here comes the bride

Thanks for visiting today, now I'd better get on with some more of those unfinished cards in my craftroom. Have a good weekend
Claire xx


  1. Very pretty card, what a good idea for the wedding dress and 3d makes it really pop out from the card.The tree colouring looks fantastic.

  2. Thanks for joining in with my challenge at CCM spot light this time love the card beautiful
    Jacki xx

  3. Wow what a fabulous scene just perfect for a wedding card.
    How are things with you?
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  4. What a wonderful card Claire, a lovely little scene. Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at MAWTT, hope to see you again soon! Pami x

  5. Gorgeous card Wendy
    Beryl x

  6. Beauitful little scene I love how the bride is in 3D fab connection to the song too.
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our sing song this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  7. wow what a gorgeous creation, fabulous coloring and your bride is amazing, thanks so much for joining our challenge at Prairie Fairy Fridays, we hope to see you again

  8. Such a beautiful card Claire.
    Thanks for joining us at PFP & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  9. Stunning creation Claire, love the wonderful scene and very beautiful wedding dress. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Donna x

  10. wow this is stunning!!! Love the detail on her dress! Hugs Juls

  11. A fabulous wedding card Claire - love the scene you've created in the background, and the bride image is gorgeous.

    Thank you so much for joining us again at MAWTT - hope to see you next time. Hugs, Sylvia x

  12. A very pretty wedding card...thanks for joining us at PFP this week...good luck..Debs x

  13. Beautiful card - what a great scene! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week, Juliexx

  14. Lovely use of parchment. your card has such a dreamy quality. Saw it on the spot light challenge and dropped in to have a closer look.
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  15. STunning wedding card, I love the composition, thanks for joining the fairies at Prairie Fairy Fridays!


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