Friday 18 April 2014

GDT card

This is my GDT card for artbymiran blog challenge #4 - Anything Goes.  I'm very excited as it's my first GDT spot and I adore the images drawn by Mi Ran

Back to the card..........

I've killed 2 birds with one stone and made a much needed thank you card for my Son to give to his Teachers as he is leaving Primary school this year and moving on to high school (aarrrrrrrgghhhhh)

For this card I've used Pondering Pamela coloured with spectrum noir markers and kept the card quite simple to bring out the image more.  I hadn't coloured her before and I wanted to give her a Vintage feel so I've used dark colours throughout:

Colour list

skin - TN1,2,3
hair - EB4,5, TN3,5,7, EB2
Dress - BG5,7, EB4,6, TN6
Window/background - BG7, GB8, EB1,2


Susan's Garden - Sunflower
Xcut - Alphabet Die
Memorey Box - Fairytale flower border
Crafts Too - Delicate Daisy


Forever in Time - Perfect Prints
Kraft card stock
Card and other embellishments from my own stock

I've used Susan's Garden Sunflower as the main flowers on the card.  I thought that the dark brown centre already had a Vintage colour and the washed out yellow colour of the faded petals would become a lovely cream.  I didn't use the 'proper' quilling technique for the flowers, I used an embossing tool and my ironing board of all things to give the flowers their shape lol but I still like the results :)

As some of you know I generally make my own templates for my cards and this was no exception.  I get my basic image size and literally fold a piece of A4 paper into shape until I'm happy with the size and style of the card.  So that's how this card turned into an easel card with a front step

Please come and join us for your chance to win some amazing images from Mi Ran Jung on artbymiran blog challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by :) xx

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges;

Bearly mine april challenge - spring
All dressed up challenge #13 - spring
Crafter's café challenge 59 - CAS
Nutcrafters challenge #66 - go girly
OLLCB challenge #154 - easter/spring
suzy bee's bloomin' challenge #24 - anything goes
scribble and scrap challenge #16 - anything goes
2 cute ink challenge #104 - celebration


  1. Stunning Thank you card, love the image and the beautiful card design.
    Linda xxx

  2. Really a very beautiful card and it is coloured beautifully, thank you for sharing with us at All Dressed Up, however i am afraid i am going to have to remove it from the challenge as it doesn't use one of our images as stated in the challenge rules...However we do have some lovely freebies on the blog if you want to join in x

    1. ooops lol that'll teach me not to get too excited in future and read the rules :) xx

  3. Wow, stunning colouring! And awsome card.
    I love your style.
    Hugs Sandra

  4. Wow so pretty! Thank you for joining us at 2 cute ink! ~ martha

  5. Wow, what a beautiful card.Your son's teacher will love this.Thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

  6. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely design with us at Ooh La La. Hugs x

  7. Hi Kerry. Thank you so much for accept gdt over at artbymiran challenge blog and the gorgeous project. I really love that so much. Also thank you for the all your support. I hope you have a great weekend. Big hugs, Mi Ran

    1. Thank you Mi Ran, for choosing me as GDT for challenge #4. It's a great opportunity xx

  8. A wonderful card. The shape and the image are brilliant.
    Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

  9. Love the shape of the card and the colouring is great, I am trying to become a follower but they say not know, must come back later will do. xx

  10. absolutely fabulous!! great shaped card too! thanks for joining is at BMC

  11. This is fabulous.

    Moira x