Monday, March 9, 2015


Sweet Pea Stamps

Today is my day to showcase and image from Sweet Pea Stamps and I have chosen to work with the beautiful image 'Untouchable ' by Linda Biggs which is available from the Sweet Pea Store in both rubber and digi.

I am trying something a little different this time, printing on dark paper and colouring with my Faber-Castell - Polychromos colour pencils.  I printed the image four times just so I had a few spare copies to practice with lol.  Unfortunately the paper I have used which is a green/gold metallic type is not loving my camera at this point but I am sure you get the idea.

 Next I coloured the image.  I do love the vibrance of these pencils but have to admit they did not like my paper very much and blending was pretty hard.  Maybe I just need to practice some more to get the hang on it.
 I plan on a very straightforward card this time, concentrating on the image and then just the single colour of the paper.  Once the image was coloured I then cut it with a Spellbinder Oval die. Next I coloured some lace with my Promarkers to match up with the colour scheme,
 I then embossed and die cut another sheet of the green gold paper for the background of the card and finished off die cutting a flower with the same paper.  The die I used is a Marianne Craftables Flower.  I finished of with Olive stickles on the flower and around the edge of the card.
 For the inside I used more of the green/gold paper and added a soft mottled green paper for the writing area.  This was then embossed using the same embossing folder as for the front of the card.
 And here we have the finished creation.

  • Image - 'Untouchable ' by Linda Biggs
  • Colouring Medium - Faber-Castell - Polychromos colour pencils and Promarkers
  • Dies - Spellbinders Ovals and Marianne Craftables Flower
  • From my Stash - lace, brad and Stickles
I am entering into the following challenges:-

Thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a happy crafting time ahead of you :) xx


  1. So gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

  2. What a gorgeous card! There are so many wonderful little details...great job! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!

  3. This is gorgeous! I love the metallic look! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

  4. What a gorgeous card!!! I love the colored pencil look on the dark paper!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

  5. Another beautiful card. Love the paper and the way the image looks. Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  6. Your coloring is fantastic, Mimi! Love that image and your design is absolute perfection. I'm so tickled to see you playing along in our QKR Stampede "Bring on the Green" challenge this week. Good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

  7. Beautiful card. I love the embosing. Thanks for joining us this week or our Green Challenge at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  8. Wow, I love so many aspects of this. Especially the metallic flower. Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs. Tommy Jo DT

  9. LOVE this amazing card. The way you colored the image is just stunning! Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  10. Beautiful card, love the metallic look of it. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  11. This is very pretty! Thanks for joining our "Green" challenge this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT member

  12. This is so creative! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  13. Lovely and amazing green card, perfect for our 'green' challenge at Pile It On. Thank you for joining us and don't forget to check tomorrow, who is the winner and TOP 3.
    Anna xxx

  14. This is gorgeous. I love all the details you've added, those stickles really finish it off. I have that embossing folder and think it's beautiful. Great take on our green challenge over at Get Creative Challenges, thanks for joining us and good luck! xx

  15. Wow this is so pretty. Love all the layers and embossing on it. Thank you for sharing it with us on the Craft Hoarders blog this month for our go green challenge.

  16. Cute card, Thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

  17. You created such an amazing art piece with the stamp and the pencils. It is worth your hard work! Thanks for playing in our final challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!


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