Friday, 17 February 2017

Edna takes a nap

Hello lovely people,

I intend to spend some quality time with Dr. Hubby on my day off today, so am just quickly popping in with my Dies to Die For DT card.

My last few DtDF cards have been pretty CAS but I felt that Edna deserved something a little fancier!

These papers are truly gorgeous; it's a real treat when you find a pad where you can see yourself using every single design :-)

That's actually why this card didn't end up properly fancy with flowers etc. because I couldn't bear to cover the gorgeous papers - lol!

Clean layered card with fairy in teacup (image from Stamping Bella)

I loved using my Inktense pencils for this card but am also quite excited to colour Edna with Copics too, just for comparison.

I planned for the teacup to be white, but wanted to keep it really vintage looking, so tried out a very pale shade of brown rather than grey and I think it really worked :-)

Clean layered card with fairy in teacup (image from Stamping Bella)

You wouldn't believe how long I faffed around trying to find the perfect sentiment for this card...and then I ended up using one of my most-used sentiment sets...ho hum, I am so predictable!

I also made some tiny fishtail banners because I wanted to make use of the even the tiny scraps of pretty papers and they added a cute detail since I wasn't using any other embellishments.

Clean layered card with fairy in teacup (image from Stamping Bella)

If I've tempted you with any of the lovely supplies I've used then you can go straight to the individual products via the thumbnails at the end of my post or just pop over to Dies to Die For and have a little browse around!

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



Inktense colours;
Skin: Baked earth, Madder brown, Saddle brown
Hair: Tan, Willow, Oak
Feather boa / flowers: Crimson
Leaves: Leaf green
Wings / tag: Mallard green
Teacup: Sepia ink
Ground: Ink black

Lovely things I've used;

Other card ingredients;
Filigree corner - La La Land

13 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Absolutely beautiful, great use of the papers and lovely vintage look to the teacup. Enjoy your day x

Ali said...

This is gorgeous - I love everything about it the papers, image & your fab colouring xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kat
What a sweet image ... beautifully coloured... love it...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Kat..love the Fairy in the teacup and fabulous colouring,papers and card design..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Jennifer Bradley said...

As you say Kat those papers are simply gorgeous and they lend themselves beautifully to the adorable image. You have coloured her in beautifully. Hugs Jennifer xx

Christine L said...

Your vintage feel creation is fabulous Kat... you've coloured Edna beautifully, showing her softer side which your delicate shades!

Hope you enjoyed a lovely day with your man....
Happy Weekend..

Christine x

Sarah said...

This is an amazing card Kat and the colours really appeal to me xx

Judith said...

this is so pretty Kat - love those papers, they definitely deserve to be shownoff - that littl tea cup is delightful too - hope you had a lovely day xx

Lucy Woods said...

This is lush! I love the design with the little fishtail banners and fab colours!
Lucy x

Deborah said...

Beautiful, love the softness you achieve with the pencils.
Deborah A

Brenda said...

Love this, Kat! All that stitching is wonderful!

Annette said...

Beautiful soft couloring

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love this card. I LOVE it, utterly love it. The papers, the fabulous image, so perfectly coloured, the gorgeous layers and stunning colour combo. Okay, so I can tell you how much I love it! Hehe. Stunning creation hun, right down to those fabulous corner dies. Those little tags are awesome, and I just realised, no blooms!! Shock!! Stunning creation hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo