Tuesday 5 April 2011

With This Ring

Our next challenge on the Oldie but a Goodie blog has been chosen by Francesca, to create a wedding or anniversary project with an old stamp (at least 6 months old). We have a lovely prize on offer and also the chance to join us as a Guest Designer in May. I've used a Penny Black stamp from 2000 called With This Ring - it's been in my stash for a couple of years but this is the first time I've created anything with it! It is a big image and takes up most of the room on my 5.5" square card so it hasn't left me with much room to play about with embellishments. Well actually, as I was stuck for papers after colouring in the image with my Copic pens, I decided to stick with the pink textured cardstock and just do a lacy punch around the page white layer with my Martha Stewart punches. To decorate I've added a satin ribbon tied in a bow and a little silver heart, then I went and blobbed on the pink pearls with my Waco pearl maker pen. As I took the picture under the craft lamp last night it's picked up the sparkle from the Stardust Stickles - hopefully there's enough interest on the card, what do you think?

The Copic pens I used to colour my image were:
skin tones with E000, 00, 21 & R00
hair with E30, 31, 35 & 57
his suit with BV20, 23, 25 plus 29 on the shoes
and the trims and hat with C0, 1, 2 & 3
his waistcoat is B91
I've shaded the wedding dress and veil with B60 and BV20
the pinks are RV000, 21, 23 & 25
and RV11 for the shading - this is a grey pink and seems odd in the colour sequence
but works well for shading the pale orchid pink colours
the leaves are coloured with YG11 & 41
and I've added a little W0 & 1 for ground shading

The Charisma Cardz challenge is for bling and sparkles - well this one sure is sparkly!


  1. This is gorgeous Annie!
    Hugs, Clare x

  2. Ooh wow this looks fantastic Annie!!
    Hugs Nicolet

  3. Just gorgeous and love the colours!!! May have to joinin in this week just love the theme! Chanelle xxx

  4. A very romantic card! I like the little heart-charm you put on the card!!
    Dutch Tulip

  5. oh what a sweet little couple/ I love the punched border and the little charm
    Lisa x

  6. Oh my... this is so sweet & I love how you've used the doily. It's a perfect card & the little bit of sparkle adds so much pizazz!

  7. whata a gorgeous wedding card Annie, love the extra sparkle

  8. Wonderful card! I love the colors! Did I tell you that my wedding is in August? *grin*.

    Jay Jay

  9. A great wedding creation Annie, love your image and design. It doesn't need anything else.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. This is gorgeous. Great creation Annie. Hugs, Ankie

  11. what a delightful wedding card ~so delicate~gorgeous!
    vanessa xx

  12. Hi Annie, This is a fabulous card and lovely image. Great colour combo and lovely border.

  13. Beautiful card Annie,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  14. such a beautiful card Annie, I always love your see your sweet images!
    Happy Crafting, Debxx

  15. such a sweet card annie I love the couple
    hugs Lia

  16. Aaawwww I sooooo need this stamp! A gorgeous card Annie, beautifully coloured and love the frame too :)

  17. So sweet and precious! Love all the touches of sparkle!

  18. Adorable cute card Annie beautiful colouring.

  19. Oh what a super sweet couple Annie!! I love your coloring and added sparkle around the edges!! Very sweet!!HUGS

  20. Hi Annie, this is totally gorgeous, love the couple, stunning card:0) xxx

  21. Such a sweet card love all the detail. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  22. This is totally gorgeous Annie - what an adorable image, I didn't know you had this in your stash or I'd have been begging to stamp it up !!! It would have been just perfect to make an engagement congratulations card for the cousins we are staying with here in Vegas :O) You've reminded me just how pretty that MS RTP punch set is too, I think I feel a trip to Michaels coming on, well I do have a 40% discount voucher to use up LOL


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