Tuesday, February 18, 2014

From me to you

Entry into the Sweet Pea Stampers DT Call (I did make and post this card yesterday so hope it is OK to enter into your DT call)

Now this has been a nice morning.  I don't seem to have had much time recently to make something just for the reason for doing so, yep we all know how work and life gets in the way of 'me time' :) :) :)

Last night I had a look at four different challenges and decided to create a card following their themes for this week.  First I chose a sketch challenge, then a colour challenge, next a vintage challenge and finally a stitching challenge.  Vintage has always been a challenge unto itself for me, I am still not sure what it really means as Victorian always comes to mind but nothing I create looks in the least Victorian lol.

Sketch followed 

Colour scheme followed

To begin with I created the design paper using two of the colours from the colour challenge keeping in mind the theme of the SIR challenge (vintage) so opted for a scroll Baroque style.

Next I masked off the digi and air brushed the white area to the right Promarker Rock Pool then I coloured the digi with Promarkers plus ones to shade with and greys using the colours from the colour challenge plus ones to shade with and greys.  I used Stickle and Platimum Liquid Pears to finish of the digi and add a bit of bling - should have taken a pic of the digi here -oops, here is a close up of the cropped coloured digi instead.

The digi, once coloured was cut out with X-Cut Scalloped die and then mounted on silver card also cut with X-Cut Scalloped die.  

Next I coloured some lace with Antique Pink Promarkers and attached to the card with stitching.  I used cross stitch to represent kisses on the first piece of lace and a regular back stitch for the second piece of lace using silver stranded cotton.

A simple sentiment in a heart shape was created next.  This was cut out and mounted on the same silver card used for the digi.

While the Stickles etc. were drying I headed off out for lunch with a friend :) :) :) who rummaged around in her bag and produced some lovely glass flowers with other bits tied together with a a bow she had salvaged from a box of chocolates.  My eyes lit up, I love things like this and immediately had a use for the glass flowers, just perfect for this card.  With so much going on in the card the glass flowers added dimension without giving the appearance of clutter.  I had to eat my lunch super fast so I could come home and see if the glass flowers would work how I imagined they would. 

Here is the finished card, hope you like it :) :) :) 

  • Digi -Mitzi Sato Wiuff 'The Green Feary'
  • Promarkers - Rock Pool, Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Poppy, Lipstick Red, Antique Pink, Ice Grey 1, Cool Grey 3, 4, and 5.
  • Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Peel Off stickers, lace and flower embellishments from my stash.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:-


  1. Well, it looks very vintage to me! I love the colors and your LO is gorgeous. Thank you for playin along with Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

  2. Hi Jane - this is striking! I love the colours and the embellishments (your friend was soooo good to give you the glass flowers etc). As for your colouring - wow this is brilliant. I love this card.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  3. Absolutely gorgeous with such striking colours and design! Thank you for playing along with Lunagirl Moonbeams.

  4. This is really lovely. Thank you for joining the challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers

  5. Gorgeous! I love your color palette and the vintage look. Thanks for joining my Vintage Red challenge at!

  6. So Pretty!! Love the color combination. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. Good Luck!

  7. Oh Mimi! This card is stunning! Thank you so much for sharing your art with us at Cupcake Inspirations. :) -Alycia

  8. Wow!! This is truly stunning. I love the entire card, I can't say I like one thing more then the other cause it's just simply gorgeous. :D
    I am nominating you for a Liebster Blog Award. Please go to my blog to find out more information.
    Thank you

  9. Wow! This is spectacular! You've used this week's colors at Cupcake Inspirations beautifully!
    Hugs, Debbie!

  10. Stunning. .....simply stunning ....and so gorgeous. Your backing paper so reminiscent of Jacobean Embroidery in colour and design, The Natural, flowing shapes and lace so loved in Victoriana, and all combined in the elegance and romance of the Edwardian era. Treasure, this card is spectacular and I love the subtlety of your glass flowers that are perfect .....just hope your excitement did not give you indigestion.
    Lots of love xxx ♥ ♥ ♥

  11. Heya Meems, Why on earth did I not figure out who you were? I'm curious - you go by the name Jane on OSAAT - (that's what stumped me) how come? (if you don't mind my asking - even though I know that is your name.) This card is absolutely out of this world! The coloring is like a flippin' (f*&^^() photograph Mimi!!!! It is going to become my desktop wallpaper if that is OK (do I have to pay you for this???? hee hee) How you used the blues (a very cool color of blue and matched the eyes with the other areas is so effective and that you did that with the coral too is just a WOW factor. Mimi, how on earth and where did it come from that you thought of the silver, the sparkle, the greys to decorate with. I am sure I haven't seen another card (Gawd I hate to say this) that has the decorative value this does. Lots have their own strengths but clearly (to me) your card has the excellence in the decorative values. It is absolutely photo worthy and copyright/sale/limited edition worthy. I hope you think of doing that. ANYONE would be blessed to have this on their wall and framed. I am blown away!!!! Love and Hugs, samara xoxox

  12. Jane this card took my breath away. The way you colored and embellished, it's absolutely gorgeous. And your papers as always stunning.
    Thank you so much for entering your gorgalicious (that's the word lol) card at Sweet Pea Stamps for DT call.
    Best of luck!!!!
    SPS DT Nataliya

  13. Lovely work, thanks for entering the Sweet Pea Stamps design team call. Good luck, j

  14. very lovely, great colors... fab embellishments..

  15. What a stunning card, thank you for sharing at Glitter n sparkle x

  16. Stunning card, beautiful colouring and love your design..Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and hoping you join us again. aNNie {D

  17. A superb image beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers vintage challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  18. Just wonderfully beautiful!! Lovely coloring!!! Thanks for joining us again at Sweet Pea Stampers and good luck in the drawing!!!

  19. What a stunning card you have made. It fits our challenge this fortnight of “Vintage”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  20. Gorgeous card, Mimi! So many beautiful elements! Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations!

    Nance, DT Sweetie

  21. What a pretty card, your coloring is so beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.

  22. Oh this is stunning!! Loving the Bling! Thank's for sharing at Love to Create this week! Mo dt x

  23. How cute!! Thanks for playing at Glitter n sparkle. Good luck. Hope to see you next challenge.

  24. This is a stunning card !!! I love the design and the touch of silver !!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations !!!

    Mayra DT Sweetie

  25. Your colouring skills are amazing.Such a beautiful and elegant card.And so wonderfully detailed too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  26. Gorgeous card! Such a beautiful image colored amazingly, and love all of the embellishments you used!
    Thank you for joining our Make it Sparkle with Bling Challenge over at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  27. Mimi, I would like to speak with you about the Sweet Pea Stamps dt call but cannot find and email from you. Please contact me asap. You can find my email on the SPS dt blog. thanks jennifer


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