Thursday, May 16, 2013

Playing with vellum

Hello all!
           I know I've been a bit thin on the ground for postings this week but I've been busy with other stuff.  I did manage to get some craft time earlier and was playing around with some vellum that I've had in my stash for several years now!  It was one of those items that I bought and then didn't really know what to do with it - still not sure but I thought I'd print out a digi and go from there.  I chose a Saturated Canary image ( she's called Sleepng Beauty) and then I checked out the current challenge over at  the challenge blog.
      I didn't want to colour her completely as I wanted the see-through look from the vellum so I just added a touch of colour to her eyes and hair.  I then used my Dylusions ink sprays to get the gorgeously vivid colours for the background and decided to keep everything else white (except for the pale grey stamping on the card base and tag).   The frame, swirl. tag and flowers were of course cut with my Cameo and the sentiment is a rub-on (not sure by who as again, it's been in my stash for a very long time!)

                My only niggle is that she has a purple blotch showing through right above her eye!!  Never mind - if you don't try these things, you don't know how they'll work out.

    I would like to enter this into the challenges at Saturated CanarySimon Says StampTTCRDSilhouette and My Heart Pieces.

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Nana said...

Stunning card. Love it. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

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Migdalia said...

Very BEAUTIFUL!! Awesome job!
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Tracy said...

I like that you have the gumption to try new things. :-) Vellum stumps me too and my stash is probably just as old as yours. LOL I think you've achieved an interesting effect. Hugs!

Penny said...

Dawn, this is another artistic, creative piece! One that I would be afraid to attempt, lol! Love the vellum image, her background--so pretty--and all the fab die cuts! Love your base paper, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Karen said...

Very pretty card! Love the flowers! Thanks for playing along at Silhouette Challenges! :)


Patricia St Martin said...

Dawn, Another creative idea! Great idea to try the vellum and I like the effect. Those silhouette cuts you used are just stunning, they sure turned out and the white on white is so elegant.
Hugs, Patricia

CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

Great project. I love all the colors and everything.
From the Silhouette Challenges:)
Tabitha's Designs Blog
Low priced fun Digi Papers:)
New Challenge Blog on the Block:)

Loopylou. said...

oooh I love the way you did your background hun! it looks awesome and she looks fab with just a touch of colour.
thank you for sharing her with us over on the SC challenge blog
hugs Lou xxx

Patricia said...

Wow! love the color this! The image is well suited for it.

Kim. said...

Oh wow this is really pretty, love the frame around this image and the flourish and flowers look great. Thanks for joining us this month at Silhouette Challenges.
Kim xXx

Julie Odil said...

Great project! I love the softness the vellum brings! Thanks for joining us at Silhouette Challenges. Julie, SC DT member

Deanne Saunders said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for participating in our MY HEART PIECES challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

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ScrappyRae10 said...

Great job with the vellum. I love how all the colors POP off the white background!
Thanks for playing along with Silhouette Challenges!


Kathi said...

Wow. What a pretty look you achieved.

I love the muted colors on the image against the rich colors from the sprays. The white on white background makes the colors more effective.