Thank you to everyone who is here with me on my new blog and I really appreciate you taking the time to switch over.
I have had a few days off work and have been enjoying the gorgeous sunshine, the best bit was the mini Magnum I had earlier this morning in the garden - yum!
I have still found time to do some crafting especially as I feel like I'm on a bit of a roll right now!
Today I have a rare non-DT card just so I can enter a few challenges and because I really wanted to use my new collection of Pion papers! They are so beautiful and lent themselves perfectly to a shabby chic card with a really soft colour palette.
All the DP panels have been distressed, inked and stitched plus I added a little swirl stamp detail to two corners of the main panel.
Some of you will already know that I am taking the class on skin and hair colouring at Kit and Clowder so I chose this image as a good one to practice on. Plus she is just such a fab image and I haven't used her for a while... not surprising given how many stamps I have - lol!
For anyone who is interested to see the difference the colouring classes are making, I thought I would share my previous version of this image, coloured in May 2013. The shading on the clothing is not particularly better in the new version but I feel there is much more depth, contrast and texture in the skin/hair. And she has a nose in the latest version!
I had fun layering up the elements across the front of the card, gathering the lace slightly to add dimension and finishing with the roses and a couple of pearls sprinkled into the mix.
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 & R20
Eyes: B0000 & B91/93
Image: Country Mama - Saturated Canary (now retired so unavailable)
DP: Shoreline Treasures - Pion (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Lace: Lucy - The Ribbon Girl
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment: Mini clear sentiment set - Kaisercraft
Corner swirl stamps: Grunge corners - LOTV
Thanks for popping in and I hope you have all had a lovely weekend :-)