Sunday, 1 June 2014

A Little Sophistication

Hello folks from a rather sorry for herself Fliss. I've finally managed to start wearing my left contact lens again although not all day yet as after 2 weeks without, I have to build up again over a few days as my lenses are gas permeable due to my being blind as a bat without :)
I've now put my back out somehow so am currently hobbling about and have to be careful not to make any sudden moves in the wrong direction - sigh!
Anyhow, enough of my whingeing and on to a card I made the elements for a while back and only just got to assemble. This is for the birthday of one of my nieces and as the title says is quite richly coloured and I think fairly sophisticated.

The rather sassy lady is another of Mitzi at Aurora Wings's beautiful digital images and apologies to Mitzi here if my interpretation is not quite as she intended as I couldn't quite decide if she was wearing a head-dress but decided that she was - artistic license! I printed her on to smooth cartridge paper and coloured her with Aquamarkers, adding detail with Prismacolor pencils. I trimmed the image to a panel and heat embossed the edges with Cosmic Shimmer tarmished gold embossing powder. I added some gems to the dangling part of the head-dress.
I then made some embossed panels - a gold one embossed with an Anna Griffin folder and some red textured paper embossed with a floral Darice strip folder. I then rounded opposite corners with a corner rounder punch.
I made some embellishments - a corner using a Tonic corner die and bronze card, a a butterfly from the same card used a Cheery Lynn die, a trellis cut from mauve card using a Cheery Lynn die and a round bronze card doily shape.
I assembled the card as you see, adding a metal medallion, some gems and a stamped, matted sentiment (Hero Arts) to finish.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Fliss xx

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Aurora Wings Challenge 3 - Butterflies
My Time To Craft Challenge - No Designer Paper
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Layer It Up
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge - Embossing


Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card with a wonderful colour-combo. Hope you are soon feeling better, take care of yourself! Hugs, Valerie

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Love your color combo of gold, red, and purple. The coloring on the image is gorgous, Fliss. Thank you so much for joining the Butterflies challenge at Aurora Wings. Hugs, Mitzi xx

cheryl said...

Oh hun just live this to bits hun beautiful colours to hugs cheryl xx

Anonymous said...

A real decadence to this fabulous card.
Fliss I sympathise as I also wear gas permeable (I am extremely short sighted) and you definitely need to build up your wearing time.
Hope your back improves a.s.a.p.

Deborah said...

Sorry to hear you've been in the wars, Fliss (bad back, ouch!) Wondered where you were Friday.Love your card - it's got a bit of a Venetian/Renaissance thing going, which is always a good thing in my book.

Brenda Brown said...

Great layers and colours Fliss. Sorry you are having eye and back problems, get well soon xxx

Sue Bridesmith said...

Great Design, just perfect for our challenge over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge this week, thank you so much for joining in with us, it is much appreciated, we do hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge, and good luck in the draw for this challenge which will be held next Sunday....
Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's

DonnaMundinger said...

Fliss, this is beyond gorgeous and oh so sophisticated! love your color combo and fabulous design. Thanks so much for joining our Butterflies Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Jane Savage said...

What a fab layout, Fliss and a gorgeous colour combo! Such a beautiful image beautifully coloured too!
Thank you for joining us at the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge. Jane xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 31: layer it up - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Jo said...

This is stunning! The layers and the use of the embossing folders is fantastic and the image... wow!

Thanks for playing along at MTTC this week. Jo :)