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Saturday, 2 May 2015

Hello Marigold

Hello crafters, good to have you here with me today. Thank you for all your wonderful comments on my last post, I do appreciate them so much. I have not done anymore backgrounds like that yet but its on my list to do as are many things lol!

Well today is our 9th Challenge for we have some wonderful sponsors as usual, so please do come along and join in the fun.

This challenge sponsors are:

 Prize - $12 Gift certificate
 Prize - 7 Images
Prize - 1 image

My card is using a beautiful image from Ching-Chou Luik called Hello Magnolia.

As soon as I received my image I knew I wanted to give her Blonde hair and a Navy dress so I proceeded to colour her in with Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs, I was never good at colouring hair so for this I used some You Tube videos for Blonde hair and I must say I am pleased with the results.

I wanted to frame the image and I thought this frame from Couture Creations was perfect. I die cut it twice, once with White card and once with Black card, I placed the Black die cut under the White to act as a shadow and to add some depth to the frame then attached this over the image.

For my base card I used 7"X7" base White card, I cut some Dark Blue card to size then inked up my embossing folder with a Versamark Ink Pad and ran the card through the E-Bosser, I then brushed Mica pigment powder over the top, this gave a lovely sheen to the background. 

I attached my image and frame in the center of the card then attached some flowers in the bottom right corner, similar colour to those I had coloured in the image, I added some faux quilled leaves around them. In the opposite corner I added a Blue Butterfly, again to match the one in the image, also to balance the card out.

To finish the card I added three gems in the two opposite corners to the flowers and butterfly and on the inside I added some more of the Blue card and attached the cut out from the frame die cut  on top in order to have somewhere to place a sentiment or verse. There you have the finished card. Doesn't she look lovely? Do pop over to to view the other wonderful creations from the DT.

Items used:

Ching-Chow Kuik Fantasy Art Digi Image-Hello Magnolia
7"X7" Base White Card
Spectrum Noir pens - GB1;GB3;TN3;TN4;CR4 & CG4
Promarkers - Ivory & Blush; Indigo Blue; Sky Blue; Cool Aqua; Artic Blue & Duck Egg Blue
Couture Creations Fancy Frame
Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent Mica Pigments Angel Gold
Buckwell Craft Supplies Flowers
Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Faux Quilled Leaves
Hunkydory Diamond Sparkle Gems Stones
Crafters Companion Kimono-Kimono Butterfly
Creative Expressions Foundation Card Dark Blue
Tattered Lace Embossing Folder Fretwork Lace
White Card

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Great Job Jacquie, great dies you used and the color is amazing, awesome image and of course the flowers are my favorite. Hugs! DT Sista!

  2. Absolutely beautiful, great colours, added goodies and gorgeous image
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  3. Your colouring is fantastic! I don't colour but know that blonde hair is difficult to achieve

  4. Oh my gosh Jacquie, this is so beautiful! Your image is stunning and the way you created that frame is brilliant, I love that!! Wonderful embossing pattern and the filigree leaves are such a perfect choice! hugs :)

  5. Gorgeous card Jacquie and such brilliant colouring.

  6. A beautiful card Jaquie, such a pretty image - her hair looks fabulous.

  7. Gorgeous card Jacquie! I love it!

  8. Love your card Jacquie (inside and out). What a lovely image and great colours.


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