Tuesday 7 May 2013

Deep Ocean 'Let's Sparkle'

 Morning all, today it's time for another challenge over at Deep Ocean and this time we'd like to see projects that Sparkle!

I used my new Saturated Canary stamp 'Circus Trixie' and she's a real beauty! I love these Saturated Canary images & can't wait to start collecting them - it's been such a while since I used any other stamp line than Magnolia & whilst I LOVE Tilda, it's been nice to colour something different for a change.
Beautiful papers are from the new Vintage Spring collection by Maja Design. Edges have been inked, sewn and distressed. I used white Frantage embossing powder around the image oval, applied with Versa-mark ink & set with a heat tool. For best results add several layers & don't over heat so the powder still has some texture.

I added 2 metal pieces on either side of the Spellbinders Floral Oval die from  We are Memory Keepers metal hardware tin in Pewter & tied with pink organza ribbon to match the ribbon tied to the hula ring on the image. Image has been coloured with Distress Inks - she was a real pleasure to colour, especially the hair - which is something I can struglle with when colouring Tilda & I'm often not happy with it! But this hair has turned out really well...lovely long lucious locks!
Distress Inks:
Skin - Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo slight shading with Walnut Stain
Cheeks: Aged Mahogony mixed with Tattered Rose
Lips - Aged Mahogony
Hair - Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress, Ballet Shoes & frill- Victorian Velvet shading with Black Soot
Tights, glove, box & frills - Pumice Stone shaded with Black Soot
Other frill layers - Squeezed Lemonade shaded with Black Soot
I added lots of Sakura white pen highlights to the heart on Trixies face, the polka dots on the lemon frill layer and to the hair. To finish I added a silver crown charm.

Thw frame is made with my new Martha Stewart clay making kit & the sentiment inside is by LOTV. Butterflies are punched from an old book using Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly punches, I then layered with 2 butterflies cut out from Maja Vintage Spring papers.

White flowers & berries are kort & godt, small pink are from Live & Love crafts and the larger pink ones are Kaisercraft. Below is 2 die cut So Wrapped Lovely Doo Hickey dies, finished with shabby seam binding (also from Live & Love Crafts), lace and black vintage buttons that I sprayed white.

Thanks for looking!


  1. WOW...your creation is amazing...love your fab colouring :0)))

    Hugs Nicole

  2. Hi Deb!! Wow! This is one stunning piece of art!! I love every detail...and what a fun image! I love Krista Smith's images!! And I was just thinking that it's been such a long time since I inked up my Magnolia stamps...looking forward to remedying that soon!! Gorgeous card, sugar!! Hugs. Pat Frank

  3. Wowwwweee Deb! This is absolutely beyond GORGEOUS! I am loving all of your stunning details! My gosh!!! Looove it!

    It's been such an honor to join you lovelies at DOC! Thank you!
    Big Hugs,

  4. I LOVE your card, the whole thing is gorgeous. This image is so beautiful with your design. Love it!
    Hugs Kelly

  5. wow fantastic card deb.i loev this stunning image and your design is beautiful :D

    xx coops xx


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