Sunday 14 September 2014

Swell birthday ....

....  Good evening!  I hope you're all enjoying your weekend.  We're on a weekend break on the west coast of Michigan in a town called Holland!  Jonathan came over for a photo shoot by Lake Michigan but sadly the chill weather meant that it was cancelled.  But that's okay as there's plenty to do over here.  We'll still be taking photos!!!  Before heading over here I was busy in my craft room making some cards for the Waltzingmouse Pajama Party!!!!!  Yea!  It's been a while since Claire hosted a PJ Party, so it's nice to sit back with a cuppa and check out what everyone has made.

Edited:  Oops!  I've posted a day early - hey ho!  I'll still be linking up when the PJ Party starts tomorrow!!!!

There are four categories:
  1.  Doodle Do - make a project that include some hand doodling.
  2. Too cute to Spook - make a Halloween project that includes cuteness! To quote Claire "sweet treats and dinky delectables".
  3. Old Pajamas - use an older Waltzingmouse Christmas set on your project.
  4. Bedtime Story Sketch challenge - a sketch from Claire for us to play with.
I actually made a few cards.  The first one that I'm sharing is for No 4 the Bedtime Story Sketch challenge.  I made a birthday card - I took inspiration from Lynn's beautiful card which she posted in our Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge on the theme Birthday/Anniversary (there's still time to join in).

Swell Birthday - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: WMS - Art Deco Backgrounds, Putting on the Ritz; Rick St Dennis Digi - Shady Ladies "Tosca"
Inks: Versamark; Distress - Evergreen Bough, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Iced Spruce; Stampin' Up! - Tempting Turquoise, Coastal Cabana
Dies: Spellbinders - Floral Ovals (S4-356) #3, Fancy Framed Tags Two (S5-128)
Accessories: SU Card: Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate; White Lustre Card; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella Brush - Clear & Silver; Martha Stewart punch; Clear Embossing Powder

I've had this stunning digi image, Tosca Shady Lady, for a while (I coloured her during the summer break) and I couldn't work out how to show her off to best advantage.  The image was coloured with Copic markers and I added sparkle with Wink of Stella brushes on the gems and knife.  When I saw Lynn's card with the fab Art Deco background I realised that it was the perfect background for this elegant lady.

I stamped the background with Versamark, heat embossed with clear powder, and then added colour to match the image - I used a mixture of Evergreen Bough, Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Iced Spruce.  I adhered the background to a card base made from Bermuda Bay card.  I punched the horizontal border from grey card (I didn't want to hide too much of the background) and die cut an ornate oval frame for the image.  I used dimensional tape to attach the oval and image.  I stamped the birthday sentiment on white card, cut it out with one of the layer dies from the Fancy Tags set and adhered it with dimensional tape.  I added a couple of Art Deco decorations either side of the sentiment.  On the inside I cut a panel of white card, added some decoration in the corners and stamped a birthday greeting.

Swell Birthday inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

The image is called Shady Lady "Tosca" and she hold a dagger in her hand, which might not be what you'd expect on a birthday card - but she really is very beautiful and so elegant!!  I had to use her.  I'm submitting this card to the RSD Progressive Challenge Sept - Anything Goes.

I'll be back later with a couple more cards.  See you soon.



Lenet said...

Love it ! Have fun in the town called Holland . With love from a country called Holland .

Monique's art said...

HI Deborah

hope you had fun in Holland, I love your card it;s so pretty, beautiful colours

thanks for playing at Sparkle and Glitter

groetjes uit Holland (the country lol)


Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful 'glam' card Deborah - great colors and super coloring on your image!

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful card, Deborah! Love the stamped background and the great die cuts! Hugs

Claire said...

Isn't that image perfect for the WMS stamp set? She looks like a bit of a minx doesn't she? Love that art deco looks stunning!

Unknown said...

Lol, she is super, dagger and all! Loved the BG best of course! stunning card Deborah and thank you for playing along with us at WMS and good luck in the prize drawing!

Jeanne J. said...

I could stare at this for hours. I love all the pretty blue and how it pops off the page. The coloring is fabulous and the image goes perfect with the sentiment!

~Lady B~ said...

Gorgeous, elegant make with a retro vibe! Thanks for playing along with Rick's Progressive Challenge :)

Lady B

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