Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Blondie (with a hint of pink)

This is my latest card inspired by, no less than, 4 different challenges! I started by aiming to make something suitable for the latest Saturated Canary challenge 'Movie Inspiration'. I decided to use the 'Nevaeh' image to make a 'Legally Blonde' inspired card where everything was a bit over the top pink. I then realised that the same idea would be perfect for the Creative Inspirations 'one for the girls' challenge too. The more time I spent thinking about how the card was going to be, the more I realised that it would also fit with the Card Makin Mamas 'clean and simple' challenge and Daring Cardmakers 'embossability' challenge. This is the first time I've made one card that can fit into so many challenges- I hope that hasn't made me lose my focus.

Anyways, enough chat. Here it is

I started with the Saturated Canary 'Nevaeh' image which I coloured using my Spectrum Noirs. I had already chosen the 'Legally Blonde' theme so went for pale blonde hair, a bright pink dress and sensible grey tights as a bit of a nod to her very sensible job. I was really pleased with how the hair turned out today as this is the bit that I always feels lets me down. The extra practice is obviously helping!

When I had finished colouring the image, I carefully cut around it leaving a small white border. I then got a 6x6 Craftwork Cards scalloped edge white card balnk and embossed it with the floral design using my Grand Calibur and a Crafter's Workshop 'flower frenzy' template. I lightly inked the eges of the card with 'Picked Raspberry' distress ink. I then mounted my main image directly onto the card using some 3d foam pads.

The flowers added the final touch, onto the edge of the card. I punched them using 2 different sizes of xcut flower punches and some plain DCWV cardstock. The large flowers are from a paler pink and the inner smaller flower from a slightly darker shade. I attached these to the card with some PVA glue, starting with the central flower so that I could get then evenly spaced along the card. I added a small clear crystal gem into the centre of each flower and also onto Nevaeh's dress.


  1. The embossing on this card is so perfect!

  2. So pretty, I love the colours! Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

  3. Another great movie choice I'm loving the pink thanks for entering at SC hugs rebekah xx

  4. so sweet..thanks for sharing with us at Saturated Canary Challenges..hugs Debs x

  5. Hey sweetie this is so pretty, love it, thank you for joining us at Saturated Canary this time, huggles Pops x x x