Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Gala Event

I'm back from our Olympic holiday! After two weeks away from crafting my fingers are seriously itching! So I have some catching up to do! This is my second card using the fabulous Gala Event stamps from "Creative Expressions"

I painted the background (white card) with cosmic shimmer water colour paint using a broad brush and then stamped the dress and sentiment with Ancient Page over the top of the paint.

I distressed the edges with dusty concord distress ink and stamped the dotty stamp from the butterfly girl stamp set in dusty concord around the edges.

I coated the dress in glossy accents and sprinkled fine glitter over the top to add a bit of glitz.  When this was dry I mounted the white card onto a 15 x 15 cm black card, and ran a line of faux stitching around the edge using a black fineliner.

If you fancy playing with a new set of stamps every month, Creative Expressions are looking for people to join their Design Team.  You can find details "here"
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

17 comments:

Wendy L said...

This looks lovely, my fave colour too.

Thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

CraftyGirl said...

So pretty, what a great job. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon.

TTFN,

CraftyGirl OSAAT DT
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

Cindy Groh said...

This is so pretty. I do love the purple and the sentiment is perfect for the image. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Winnie and Patty said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Pat Garvin said...

Awesome job. Love the water colored background. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Shirley-anne said...

Love the awesome background creating technique .for this beautiful card . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Zoe Sanderson said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the sparkle on the dress. Hope you had a fabulous time am looking forward to catching up. Thank you for sharing your lovely dress with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Zoe Sanderson said...

Oh did you see you are one of our Top 3 for our last challenge! Well done XOXO

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for participating in LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again!
~DEANNE~

Debi said...

love how you've used the stamp with the purple- very cool, thanks for sharing at craft room challenge, Debi x

Theresa said...

Lovely card...great design. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

Berit Synnøve said...

Fabulous card. Love purple and your image.
Thanks for joining The Crazy Challenge.
Hugs Berit

hazel said...

Fabulous card Sue, I love what you've done with the stamp and
the colour is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing at One Stitch at a Time this week.
Hugs Nataliya

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi, beautiful card with lovely image and colouring.
Thanks for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

papertrails leaver said...

such a beautiful and elegant card! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays! :-) Amy

Maria said...

Wow, I love everything about this. The dress looks fantastic against the watercolour background. Thanks for joining in with our Fashion theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

Maria x