Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Pearl anniversary

Hello lovely people,

It's time for a new challenge at Top Tip Tuesday and our theme this time is...


So, using some kind of fabric on your card would work for this theme or maybe you can come up with something a bit more out of the box?!

I am afraid I have been a little predictable with my material as I have used a hessian strip; it adds a lovely texture and bit of a rustic feel.
I have made an easel design as this is a 30th wedding anniversary card and I always find it easier to add the text in this way so it doesn't clutter up the main section!

And yes, that's a few of my Copics in the background of the photo because I didn't realise that the angle was going to make them visible even once cropped and I am not going to re-take the shot!  The cotton buds are for cleaning my Copics, which I have only recently realised is VERY important on a regular basis :-)

Ok, sorry, enough waffle and here's the card...

Since a 30th wedding anniversary is traditionally represented by pearls I chose pale ivory coloured DP and scattered a few pearls here and there.  Can you see them all? There are absolutely no prizes for guessing correctly... just pride, and I warn you some of them are very tiny!

This image is so cute for anniversaries, weddings etc. and I think it looks lovely done in really pastel shades.  I added some glamour dust to the bows as a girl's gotta have a little sparkle right?!

Here's a little close up of the beautiful flowers and just some of those pearls!

Card recipe;
Image: Love balloon - LOTV
DP: Shoreline treasures - Pion Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Dies: Tilda lace - Magnolia doohickey
Hessian / seam binding: The Ribbon Girl
Pearls: from stash

Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/21/11 & R20
Hair: E42/44/47 (girl) & E42/44/47/49 (boy)
Dress: BG70/B41/91/93
Dress frill / socks / shirt / bows: W00/BG70/B41
Trousers / hat: E40/41/42/43
Braces / shoes: E43/44/47
Balloon / roses: R000/RV10/RV30
Leaves: YG91/93/95
Ground: W0/1/2/3/4/5

I hope you will pop over to Top Tip Tuesday and check out the fabulous designs from the rest of the team; they have been ever so creative with this theme :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,


Challenges I am playing along with;
1.  ABC (P for pearls)
2.  Sweet Stampin' (fave stamp - I have many but this one works for several occasions and is so cute!)


  1. This is wonderful Kat, such fabulous colouring (the hair is outstanding!!) and a brilliant design to showcase this beautiful stamped image xx

  2. Kat....... you have created another stunner here.... LOVE this layout, papers, pearls and of course, that image! I really must do more easel cards as they look so good! And your colouring....... it's just WOW!! As you know, I joined Alyce's class a month or so back now... but haven't had a lot of time to get down to it... I really must force myself! But there always seems to be YET ANOTHER DT card to make. Maybe I need to take a month off and just concentrate on the lessons?!

    Big hugs
    Christine x
    PS... I never seem to be successful cleaning my copics... maybe I'm not using the right stuff!

  3. Hi Kat, this is beautiful. You've got the combination of colours just right and of course a lovely stamp.
    Sharon x

  4. This is stunning Kat. I love the romantic image, your soft colouring is perfect as is your choice of gorgeous papers. The layout with the added pearls is wonderful too.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. A card full of love and romance Kat, it's sweet as are the colour combos used.xxx

    The Journey is the Start

  6. Oh wow Kat, this is gorrrrrrrrrrrrgeous, so pretty and romantic - absolutely adore it, and your colourwork is stunning on that super cute image. Awesome hunny. Hugs xx PS. 127 (random!!)

  7. WOW that colouring is super!! Lovely card, I like the soft tones...very romantic!

  8. Wow!! Gorgeous card, Kat! Such beautiful colouring, design, embellishments...everything! :o)

  9. This is gorgeous Kat. I love the image - adorable! Fab design and colours too.
    Lorraine x

  10. Absolutely gorgeous Kat!, love it
    Wendy xx

  11. So beautiful Kat..such a darling image and beautifully coloured.Love the layers and stitching and all the little pearls..gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  12. Totally Gorgeous Kat and so much Detailing too! LOVE the sewing hugs me x

  13. Wow, this is so pretty Kat. I love the soft colours. Very nice x

  14. Wow, Kat, this is absolutely stunning, and as usual, your colouring is amazing!!

    Jennifer. x

  15. This is fabulous, Your colouring is perfect.... Such a pretty card xxx

  16. This is fabulous Kat, love the cute image and your embellishments are gorgeous too.
    Linda xxx

  17. Wow Kat. A gorgeous card. Love it x

  18. Wow Kat! Talk abut totally amazing! Your coloring is gorgeous and your card super cute1

  19. Wow, this is gorgeous - I love it! This image is adorable and so beautifully coloured. Love your fabulous layout too.

  20. What a gorgeous card. Beautiful image, great colours, love the layout. Thanks so much for sharing with us at ABC Challenges.


  21. Gorgeous LOTV image, absolutely fabulously coloured. Love the rustic feel of the card and all the delicate little pearls. It's just perfect for the occasion.

    Thanks for sharing with us



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