Saturday 18 February 2012

Say it with an Umbrella!

I saw loads of great digi images on the D'Arcy's Diaries blog and they brought so many ideas to mind that I couldn't resist snapping them up.  This card is made using the 'Under my Umbrella' image.  It was really easy to colour as the shading was a great help.  I'm not too confident with my colouring yet but practice makes perfect as they say. 

I mat and layered some silver mirri-paper and then made my own background paper using stamps from the Stampin' Up! Artistic Etchings set.  I originally planned to include an Eiffel Tower but this will just have to be saved for another card.  The black flourish borders were cut from the Spellbinders Parisian Accents and I attached them with Cosmic Shimmer glue. 

I coloured the image with Promarkers in:-
Almond and Blush (skin)
Cinnamon and Henna (hair)
Black, Cool Grey 4, Rose Pink, Blossom and Cerise (dress and boots)
Rose Pink and Blossom (umbrella). 

I also coloured a length of American seam binding with the Rose Pink Promarker to match and tied the bow by hand.  The flowers were from a selection from 3Birds.  I used brads in the centre and then attached using super sticky tape.  I didn't want the back of the brad showing on the inside of the card.

The sentiment was cut out using Spellbinders Labels Four Small.  I inked the edges of the sentiment and image tags with the same ink used for the sentiment.  I used the Debbi Moore foam applicator block which came with the first edition of her stamping techniques magazine. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Bingo (Brads, Flowers and Bow)
Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog - Die-Cuts

Happy crafting,
Rachel x


Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "BINGO" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Vicky said...

Beautiful Rachel...and your colouring is spot on too sweetie :O)

have a lovely weekend hun...big hugs Vicky xx

downrightcrafty said...

Wow a gorgeous creation and great take on our Bingo theme this week, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested :)

also would you mind changing to moderated comments as I struggle to read these funny letters and would not want to miss commenting:)
thank you

downrightcrafty said...

popped by to say thank you, although the words are still there - think they call this style word verification, the best way is to be just moderated :)

Hugs Kate xx

coops said...

gorgeous card rachel.i love the sweet image and your colours are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

catherine said...

This is such a lovely card and beautiful colours
x catherine

Ella's Design said...

Sweet image and great colour combo, Rachel! Thanks for commenting on my blog, Lisa x

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Beautiful card Rachel and a mega cute image.

Wendy -x-

Clare Brown said...

such a pretty card,goodluck at sarah hurley challenges.

hugs Clare x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Cute card! love the colour combo

Thanks for joining in our free and easy challenge this week for our free and easy february theme ;)

Emma xxx

Wendy Fraser said...

Thanks for your lovely comment, so glad I found your blog! I'm your newest follower. I'm having some computer probs at the mo and I've no idea whos following me, the thumbnail pics don't show! I saw on your profile that you follow me, thanks very much it's really appreciated. xx

Andie's Space said...

Hi Rachel,
What a sweet card. love the colour scheme & your gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge.
Andie xx