Sunday, 21 September 2014

Sweet Sixteen

What a wonderful warm and sunny Sunday it is here in my little bit of Cornwall, hope your day is beautiful too, wherever you are in the world.

Recently a good friend asked me to make a 'sweet sixteen' card for her youngest daughter.  The brief was - aqua blue, cream, hearts, sparkle and "lots of feathers" - easy peasy then eh ?

Here's the design I came up with


I'm told the Birthday Girl loved it, which is always good to hear.

I created the background using various Distress Inks and Dylusions spray inks, then stamped the stars on strings image (a Craft Stamper freebie) and the larger stars using DIs.   A little Stardust Stickles over the stars added sparkle.

The image is an old Sugar Nellie stamp - which hasn't seen ink in a very long time - coloured using Copics then cut out using a set of Sizzix heart shaped thinlit dies.  I used a larger die to cut out another layer, which I coloured using DIs.

Luckily I had feathers in the right colours in my stash and added lots of them behind the image layer before attaching it to the larger heart layer.  Using a Waco Pearlmaker Pen I added dots around the coloured image and on her dress.

The two lengths of lace were from my stash and I had these cute burlap flowers and butterflies which I thought would be perfect to finish off the design.  I added flower centres and butterfly bodies using the same Pearlmaker pen.

To give you a sense of scale, the base card was an 8 x 8 scalloped square card.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing today's project, thanks so much for dropping by.  I do always try to visit the blogs of all those lovely people who leave me comments, it's so nice to get feedback.


Kathyk said...

It's a World away from the card I would make using the same brief but it's gorgeous Wynneth, it really is - you have just the right eye for what was needed. I'm not surprised the recipient loved it .... I do too


Patricia said...

Love, love, love it.
I am sure your 16 year old will treasure it forever

Patricia x

Linda said...

It's beautiful and I love the coloured background you have created.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Well I'm not at all surprised the birthday girl loved it Wynneth. It's absolutely beautiful. Love the colour and the feathers add that extra special touch. Lx

Debs M said...

love the stars and feathers - what a gorgeous card!! x