This week's challenge is sponsored by the Stamp Fairy and the design team were lucky enough to have two lovely images to use. Our theme for the challenge is:-
use a digi image
and this was the perfect match with our sponsor. I chose the Nelly in Love digi and I think I'm in love!
Rules were made to be broken as they say and I think this card fits the bill! I coloured the image before choosing my papers and I've placed the topper in the centre of the card, ignoring the rule of thirds. I hope it works though.
The base is green pearlescent card from Create and Craft which I used to cover the card blank. The flowery paper came free with Issue 84 of Quick Cards Made Easy. I did a faux stitching effect using the fine liner pen from the Promarkers. This is the first time I used this technique and I'll definitely be trying it again. The gingham paper was from my stash and I think it was originally bought from eBay. I coloured the image with Promarkers in Forest Green, Rose Pink (dress), Walnut, Cinnamon, Henna (hair), Satin, Blush and Dusky Pink (skin). The little images inside the heart were coloured with the Promarkers in Forest Green and Rose Pink and just stamped as normal using an acrylic block.
I cut the pink heart using one of the X-Cut dies and was really impressed with the embossing result. The flourishes were cut from Spellbinders Flourish Accents and Twisted Metal Tags and Accents. I coloured the back of the large flourish with the Forest Green Promarker to get a perfect colour match. The lovely image was cut using Spellbinders Labels H. I also used this for the sentiment stamp. I had a major tidy up of my stamp collection at the weekend. Found a few that had been forgotten in the back of the drawer. My project this year is to make my crafty space more user-friendly as I'm constantly looking for things that I know I've bought but have no idea where I've hidden!