Monday, 9 August 2010

Princess of Callas

Here we are, the second tuesday in August already - where did last week run to?   My regular visitors will know that I post a project every tuesday on the Queen Kat Designs Whimsical Ink Sorority blog as part of the weekly Blog Hop by the DT.  The card I'm sharing with you today is the one I created for this week's Hop, if you'd like to join in with the Hop just start here and follow the links.

We are working with another great sketch and I am again using the fabulous August WIS Kit stamps.

This gorgeous girl is called 'Princess of Callas' and she sits so regally in her watery domain, holding her trident wrapped in gems and wearing her crown.

I recently acquired some of the amazing Microbeadz and thought they would be just fabulous used on my project this week - what do you think?

I coloured the image with Promarkers and Copics and then added two different colours of Microbeadz with Glossy Accents to her tail and top. I also added clear Microbeadz on her crown and the bubbles around her. The Microbeadz certainly give you a completely different finish and look to a project. I don't think the full effect can be seen in a photograph but I did the best I could!

I added a small punched shell, embellished with a half pearl bead and used the 'Heart of Gold' sentiment from the kit . I punched out the lefthand strip with a border punch and added half pearls to tie in with the sketch layout. The sparkly green/blue ric rac ribbon was from my stash and the background paper is part of a 12x12 sheet I recently picked up for 10p at my local Art Shop.

Thanks for visiting today and until next time - Happy Crafting!


Kathyk said...

I was wondering where last week went too!

Smashing card and sketch.

Glad you seem to be feeling better, catch you at the weekend - looking forward to it.


Annie said...

she is a sweet mermaid and your card is just gorgeous! it was fun meeting up and chatting yesterday afternoon - hope to see you again soon!
hugs, annie x