Wednesday 12 March 2014

The finished article, fingers crossed my Mom loves it cos I do :) 

I had a few Spectrum Noir markers for Christmas that I'm slowly teaching myself to colour with and really wanted to use an image I had coloured myself on this project.

I've used a gorgeous digi from the talented Mi Ran that I bought recently and thought it was perfect for this gift.  Find the digi here

I always like to make something a little different from the normal flat cards and wanted to incorporate a gift into it somehow.  After buying the stunning 'Bashful Belinda' digi from Artbymiran I decided to bling up a candle and use the Sweet Treats board from Crafters Companion as a template for the card/box.

The list of dies used and a bit more info on the box is in the blog post below (WIP), the flowers are from various suppliers, the beads and gems are hand made and woven using my own jewellery stash.

This image shows the top of the open card and if you look closely you should just about see one of the inside pockets where the personal message to my Mom will sit.  This part is obviously private so you don't get to see the inside of the card lol

The next picture shows a little close up of Bashful Belinda.  I've used Spectrum Noir markers to colour her in.  I do only have a few markers as I'm in the process of building my collection, and I needed to use my Mom's favourite colours - purple and yellow, so the colours used were:-
Hair: TN2, GB8, GB10, EB5, EB8
Dress/Shoes: LV1, LV2, LV3
Flower: CT1, CT4, OR1
Skin: FS2, FS3, TN2, TN7 (blended back)
I absolutely adore this image!  I've tried to keep the hair and skin quite simple but give the dress a silky flow.......

This card will be my entry for:

Artbymiran March challenge 'Flower', details of which can be found here
Artbymiran 'Anything goes challenge, which can be found here
crafting by design anything goes, details here
sister act anything goes, details here

Thanks for stopping by xx


  1. This is so pretty! I love the details and the beautifully colored image! Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  2. WOW, This is so precious! absolutely gorgeous. thanks for joining us at the 1st Art by Mi Ran challenge. Joey x

  3. Hello, Kerry! I left a comment on FB but I'm back from the challenge blog. This is such a beautiful project and love the idea. Love the colors and all the beautiful embellishments. Hope see you again. Thanks for playing along with us at artbymiran challenge. Hugs, Mi Ran

    1. Thanks Mi Ran, I adore your images. I'm using some more to work on some family birthday cards xx

  4. Beautiful images. Love what you have done with them. Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Sister Act Card Challenge Blog this week. Cathyxx

  5. Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment Cathy xx

  6. This is really lovely, all your work has such detail to it, just gorgeous.

    Thanks so much for sharing your project at Anything goes, Just keep on creating :)