Sunday, May 24, 2015

Art Nouveau Two

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 Art Nouveau Two  by Karen Middleton which is available from the Sweet Pea Store in both rubber and digi.

This week is Artist week and the whole DT will be creating with the wonderful images by Karen Middleton - a exceptional artist who has images to suit every taste, from the cute we animals to the stunning figure drawings.

I think this is the only time I have bought a die to use with a specific image and would you believe it has taken me almost a year to get round to using it hahahahaha - life does have a funny way of getting to busy at times :)

I started by colouring the image with Faber Castell Polychromos colour pencils and a silver pen.
 Next I cut my lovely Sizzix - 657556 die using silver card.  This was mounted on black card and I filled in the spaces with Glossy Accents hopefully to give a glass effect when dry.
 For the spray on the right hand side I made some gem stems using red beads, black pearls and silver beads.
 The bead stems were grouped with silver lilies, red and black feathers and the fabulous metal heart, so perfect for this card theme I think.
 I covered the inside of the card with red card which I embossed then cut the die again in silver and mounted it on black.  The die was cut again using white card so I could include a white writing area.
 The main card was embossed with the same Embossilicous folder I used for the inside and on the right hand side I added a broad velvet die cut lace I have (the image has been over exposed here so you can see it).  On the actual card this velvet lace is more for a tactile theme than to be visible, sort of like an extra surprise :) :) :)
The die mount was turned 180 degrees from that of the inside die just to give a bit of difference.  And there we have it, all done.

  • Image - Art Nouveau Two  by Karen Middleton 
  • Colouring Medium - Faber Castell Polychromos colour pencils
  • Dies - Sizzix - 657556
  • From my Stash - Feathers, black pearls, beads, flowers, silver and gold pen, velvet lace trim and metal heart
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. Wowzas! Even though this took a year to percolate, it was totally worth the effort!! So art nouveau and beautiful!!!

  2. So stunning! Fabulous image and details! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
    Drea DT Host Inspirational #221

  3. love your coloring - such a beautiful project - thanks for joining us at ATSM this week

  4. Very fabulous design, Love all the elements you used. Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

  5. WOW...a card filled with rich, elegant details. So eye-catching! Your colouring is incredibly impressive! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the ATSM gallery.

  6. I love all the intricate detail on your card this week! Thanks for creating with us this week at Little Red Wagon Challenge Blog.

  7. Lovely card, great image, thanks for joining in at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx

  8. WOW this is stunning Mimi! I love that beautiful image and all of the silver touches! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  9. Beautiful card thank you for joining us at the graph'it pearls and bling or white on white coloring challenge. Good luck.
    caroline dt

  10. Beautiful card thank you for joining us at the graph'it pearls and bling or white on white coloring challenge. Good luck.
    caroline dt

  11. woow stunning.. so elegant.. love your colour choice and the design.. Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge # 32 at Art by Mi Ran challenge blog.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. Good luck.. ;)


  12. Lovely card so elegant, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)
    and we have a DT Call at Top Tip Tuesday

  13. I love this design and all the detail you've put into it! Well done! Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun for our Song Inspiration challenge!
    Myndi, DT xx

  14. Stunning card
    Thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
    Hugs kelly

  15. Beautiful card, great colouring, Thank you for joining in with us this time at Graph'It Colour Crazy Challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  16. This is gorgeous I like the image, Thank you for joining in with us this time at Gem of a Challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  17. Mimi your card is fantastic and love that image! Thanks for playing at Red rubber Inspirationals!

  18. Lovely card so very beautiful
    Thank you for joining us at Graph'it colour challenge

  19. you card is stunning, love all the details and the gloss accents are awesome!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to enter your creation in the "Inspired By A Song Challenge" at Open-Minded Crafting Challenges. Good Luck!

    Milnie DT

  20. Wow, this is stunning! I love the dramatic colours and all those gorgeous decorations. The colouring of the image is wonderful and it really stands out beautifully with that die. Thank you for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, Good Luck! Hope to see you back again soon.

    Hanne, DT

  21. Gorgeous card, beautiful colouring. Thanks so much for joining us at
    Claire xx


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