Monday, 5 April 2010

Together Forever!


One Stop Craft (74) - Paper Piecing (Dress)
Sketch Saturday (97) - Sketch
Our Creative Corner - Break Out The Buttons
Delightful Sketches & Challenges - Buttons & Bling
Daring Cardmakers - A Diamond For April
C.R.A.F.T. (44) - Purple & Turquoise
Pollycraft (38) - Anything Goes

I must admit that at first I was rather daunted by the colour challenge of using purple & turquoise together. However, I think this little card has turned out rather nice in the end, mainly, I think because I stuck to the paler shades of the colours.

I rather like my daring little bride in her alternative bridal gown, makes a change from white or ivory don't you think? I stamped the image a second time onto purple pearl paper, glued it onto the first image and added glitter glue to her train. The rest of the image has been coloured with pencils and Sakura Stardust pens, lots of sparkles! I inked around the edges of the image and layered with Nesties. The 'Together Forever' sentiment has been stamped, inked and layered in the same way, adding a couple of diamonds. (I have moved the sentiment UP on the sketch as it didn't look right at the bottom, hope this is ok for the challenge). The flowers also have diamonds in their centres.

On the base I have used the same paper and punched border. I 'iced' a couple of heart buttons and put these either side of the border and added the enormous diamond heart gem to the middle (I never thought I would find a use for such a big gem). I have also added a stamped sentiment which has been inked and layered and attached with foam pads to keep the card upright. I recently found this gorgeous stamp at a craft fair it reads "Two lives & two hearts, joined together in friendship, united forever in love." Aaah! It has fast become a favourite of mine!

Card Recipe

Stamps - LOTV/The Stamp Barn/Papermania
Paper/Buttons/Gems/Flowers - Stash

Thanks for looking.


Sue said...

wow this is beautiful,gorgoeus colours and a fab image,thank you for joining us at pollycraft


Trimgym said...

Hi Christine, what a lovely card. Lovely to see you join us at CRAFT Challenge again and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Rose said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for entering it into our our C.R.A.F.T challenge and good luck!

Rose xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Christine,
This is a beautiful card. I love the colours and the image is gorgeous.
Fiona x

joey said...

Hiya Christine

this is beautiful, gorgeous colourwork, thanks for joining us at Pollycraft

Crafting Joanne said...

This is gorgeous Christine, I love the colour combo, they work so well together.

Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft.


Joanne xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow what a beauty I love that colour combo and the punched borders are so effective I adore that image a very beautiful creation.

Lorraine x

Becky said...

What a beautiful card! I love the image and the colours!
Thanks so much for joining us at Pollycraft!
Love Becky xx

Eiglas said...

You're getting good at this Chris! LOL!
Lovely colours and image!
Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week !

Diane Gilbert said...

What a sweet card! Thanks for playing along with Our Creative Corner this week!

Farm Girl said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Delightful Sketches.

Julie said...

that's a lovely sentiment, and a really beautiful card. I love the purple wedding dress. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
Julie x

Karen said...

Very pretty, thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.

Lisa Foster said...

This is too precious! What an adorable image and your card is just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!

Milliesmarvels said...

Gorgeous card! The colours and image are just adorable!
Thanks so much for joining us for the Pollycraft Challenge.

Suzi said...

Gorgeous card, I love this Lotv image. Your paper piecing is fab. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week.
Hugs Suzi x

~Christina~ said...

Absolutely adorable!!

Craftyanny said...

Very pretty, love your layout.
Thanks for playing along with us on Delightful Sketches
Anne x

rosalien said...

This card is super, love it. And such aa nice image.Thanks for playing with us on DS.


Julie said...

Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges with your gorgeous card.
Julie x

Shelley said...

Oh your card is beautiful. Thanks for joining in with this weeks oscc.
Hugs Shelley xx

Dana Grothaus said...

What an adorable card! Thanks for "breaking out the buttons" for this week's OCC challenge!!!