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Monday, September 8, 2014

SPS Regal

Sweet Pea Stamps

Today is my day to showcase an image from Sweet Pea Stamps and I have chosen to attempt an image I got some time ago Regal, by Rebecca Sinz.  I just love this image so much but it has taken a bit of courage to see if I can colour it


I first printed the image on craft card as I wanted a natural look and then I coloured the image with Spectrum Noir blendable crayons.  For the backing paper I used something very special to me, some paper I bought when I visited Kenya last year.  i have been waiting for the perfect card and I think this was the one to cut into the roll for <g>


Lots of mounting going on with this card, the base layer then a black layer which was sprayed with Crafter Companion Gold spray, then another layer of my Kenya paper which I embossed.  The digi was mounted on black card and some peel off corners were added to the four cornets.  I used some gold netting which I placed behind the mounts and also some rather fancy black lace which looks like medallions.  To finish off three black buttons.  I do love how this turned out, suitable for male or female and the subject so close to my heart.  I am going back to Kenya again this year to visit our friends which is so exciting.  Kenya was where I met my husband, got married and had our kids before we returned to the UK in the mid 80's.  Last year was the first time we had been back, a hard decision to make as it is were our hearts live and we knew going back and having to leave again would be such a hard thing to do.


Ingredients
  • Image -  Regal, by Rebecca Sinz
  • SN blendable pencils
  • Dies - Spellbinders Scalloped Squares
  • Crafters Companion Kraft Card, Gold Spray
  • Ribbon, lace and buttons from my stash
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13 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Great texture and depth with the netting,lace and layers. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at A. Creative Need!

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  2. Beautiful card and beautiful love story also! Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze.

    Lori DT

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  3. What a super image and your take on it....its lovely...unfortunately you have exceeded our limit of ten challenges per card...or entry....so sorry............. But a lovely beautiful creation.

    Fiona DT
    TTPH

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  4. It looks very elegant, classy and beautiful. Thanks for taking part in our Paperminutes challenge.

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  5. Love the color scheme on this gorgeous card!

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  6. This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week. Marlene DT

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  7. Glad you got up the courage to colour the image, you've done a fab job with it. Lovely colour choices too. Thank you for sharing with us over at Jellypark Friends for our pets/animal challenge. Mel :o)

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  8. fab, love it , thank you for joining us this month over at the Crafting Musketeers , Fran (DT) xx

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  9. This is a fabulous card, such a gorgeous image.
    Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.
    Pauline
    x

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  10. Wow, its beautiful !!!!! I adore big cats and this card makes them a king. Its gorgeous.
    Good Luck & Thank you for joining us over at Crafting Musketeers Challenge blog.
    {{{hugs}}}
    Marg B DT member for http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I love the coloring you did on the kraft paper. It gives it a soft natural look.
    Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Make A Card!

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  12. Oh wow! Great card, with a great background story. Hope your trip to Kenya is everything you hoped. Thanks for joining in our September themed challenge over at Craft for the Craic.
    Eithne :)

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Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi