Saturday, February 23, 2013

Love Victorian Style

Happy Saturday, crafty friends! I have been in one of my card-making frenzies over the past week or so and I want to share one of the ones I made before I started my new job on Monday. This lovely lady is one of Rick St. Dennis' beautiful digi stamps, called "Valentine Hat" but as that holiday has already passed, I decided to do her in purple. I have been on a bit of a purple kick lately. In fact, the card that I'm posting tomorrow for Kenny K has a lot of purple in it too.

The image is, of course, colored with Copic markers. I'm not sure why it looks so much purpler (is that a word??) in the first photo than in the others because the color in the other pictures is a more accurate representation.  

The background paper is from a K & Company collection called Geo Floral. 

As you can see, I have not yet put a sentiment on the inside of the card so that it can be customized for the person who will receive it. I used the same DP and cut ovals out of white paper for the sentiment and a place to write a personal message to the recipient.  I used Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalk Ink in Very Berry to stamp the flourishes and in Purple Passion to edge the ovals. The "Just Because" is a stamp from the WOW stamp set called "Everyday Sentiments" and the label was made with a Spellbinders die.

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 

A Gem of a Challenge - #68 Add a Bow
Sugar Creek Hollow - #50 Vintage Hats, Shoes and Purses
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Mother's Day or for a Special Lady
Color Me Creative Copic Challenge Group - #62 Girly Time
Sparkle and Glitter - #10 All The Things I Love (The things I love are Rick St. Dennis images, Victorian era fashion, coloring with Copics, ribbons, flowers and all things feminine!)
crafts 4 eternity - #112 Very Vintage
Simply Create Too - #31 Mother's Day, Mothering Sunday or Female
Dream Valley Challenge - #51 Ribbons and Bling

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my card. Check back tomorrow to see my card for the new challenge at Kenny K's Krafty Krew on which I used one of Kenny's brand new digi stamps that are being released tomorrow as well. I hope you're getting to do something creative this weekend. Until tomorrow, my friends...

Happy crafting!


  1. Gorgeous card Annie, love the image and the papers and design are fab.

    Donna x

  2. You really bring Rick's image to life with your wonderful coloring. She is just stunning!!!
    I love purple as well. Perfection!

  3. This is just gorgeous. Love how the image colouring matches the design paper.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  4. Wow! Your coloring is phenomenal! May I ask which colors you've used for the hat and dress? Outstanding work! Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkle and Glitter with RSD :)

  5. She is stunning!!!! You have colored her so beautifully. I like the purples.

    Thanks for joining our vintage challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  6. A gorgeous card. Lovely image and super colour combo. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.

  7. Beautiful card! Great color! Glad you joined us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  8. This is one fabulous image! And you've colored it so beautifully too. I just love purple colors and I like what you've done with the inside of the card.

  9. Anne, this is another luscious card! Yummy purples--I love them! Your coloring is fantastic, love all of Rick's images, the paper is beautiful, and the embellies go perfectly with that hat! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  10. Gorgeous card and I love the color! Your coloring of the image is fantastic and fab to see that you also have decorated the inside of the card!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Simply Create Too.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  11. Love the colors:-) beautiful job on this.Thanks for joining us at CMC

  12. what a lovely choice of colour! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkle and Glitter with Rick and good luck in the challenge.

  13. Lovely.

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.


  14. amazing colouring, just loving all that purple, so glad you joined us at SCH

  15. Wow. Love your stamp and all of that fabulous color

  16. love happy to see you at sch this week....


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