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Sunday, 27 February 2011

Easter, A Touch of Lace & Some Pearls

front of card

close-up showing the central section
with stamped images

close-up of central image with lace & 
small sequin & bead flower

close-up of one of the heat embossed
images flanking the centre

angled view towards top left corner

close-up of bottom right corner showing flowers
& crackle background stamping

inside of card
(click on photos to enlarge)

This week the Penny Black Blog has been featuring watercoloured Easter projects by Elizabeth Allan who is also hosting this week's Reader Challenge. It was Saturday by the time I managed to start putting the bones of my ideas into action & by then the Penny Black Saturday Challenge theme of Pearls & Lace had been posted which somehow just incorporated itself into my design!


Recipe
Stamps Penny Black 30-021 Garden Friends (images), Crafty Individuals CI-213 Crackle Background.
Inks etc.... Memento Tuxedo Black (central image), VersaMark watermark stamp pad with Stampendous Detail Gold Embossing Powder (2 side images), Scattered Straw Distress Ink (Crackle background & inking paper & some cardstock edges).
Colouring Derwent Artists Pencils with paper stumps & Sansodor, Stickles Glitter Glue (Black Diamond) for flower centres.
Cardstock An assortment of blacks & gold in various finishes from stash, Craft UK Ltd white card blank.
Paper of unknown origin purchased at local Craft Shop.
Punches Woodware (oval & scalloped ovals, small corner rounder), flower & leaf), EK Success (large corner rounder), Fiskars (small decorative corner), Martha Stewart (larger decorative corner).
The lace was in my little bundle of candy from Kath, the adhesive ribbon is Anita's Pastel Flower, the black pearls are Papermania & the remaining pearls, sequin & bead are from my stash.

Challenges Entered
Penny Black Reader Challenge 4 - Easter Cards
Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 140 - Pearls & Lace

9 comments:

Debs said...

Wow Paula, you have put so much work into this. I love the stamps you've used and all the punchwork. Debs xx

Debgem said...

Love these colours Paula - very striking!! Such sweet little chicks too!

Donalda said...

Girl this is just beautiful !!!! I so love all the detail you put into your cards hon. Just gorgeous. Hugs my friend

xxxtglxxx said...

Oooh Paula, that lace is divine :) Very delicate and just the perfect touch. I think the cracked eggshell background is genius and your coloured image is so sweet.

Its a fabulously detailed layout and incredible card, well worth all the effort.

I have taken to sketching my designs first, else I just go off on a tangent ;) and then end up with something I never planned.

have a great week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Lorraine said...

oh wow this is absolutely gorgeous i just adore this card the images are so sweet and i love the embossed chicks and the lace looks fab this really is one of my faves xx

saturated canary said...

loving all the different chicks...reminds me of a kalidoscope (sp??)...it's very fun to look at all the separate details!...and nice dark color touches-- makes it a unique Easter card-- sweet and artsy!...

xoxo

kath said...

super cute card paula and I love that gorgeous lace.....thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday..hugs kath xxxx

debby4000 said...

Oh lovely card Paula, love the cute image and the details.
luv
Debby

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Oh, Paula!! This is just fabulous!! I love little Easter chicks and the fun paper and the gold embossed chicks are just so SWEET!! So much love went into making this one!! :)