Sunday, 5 October 2014

Sentimental Sundays - Bling it up!

Hello everyone

Its Sunday - so you know whats coming, another challenge from the talented team over at Sentimental Sundays

I've just come back from a lovely crafty workshop, been learning new techniques such as crackle glazing and distress ink techniques so I currently have blue inky fingers and am covered in paint and glitter... bliss!
Back to the challenge of bling it up!  we are kindly sponsored by ppinkydolls

This was my first time using these images and they are great for an alternative, and easy to colour as some of the shading is already highlighted on the drawing.  Also if your not confident at colouring - you can buy them ready coloured in their etsy shop.

Here is my take on the challenge - the photos don't show my bling up very well, but the row of dots coming from the flowers are very sparkly crystal gems, and the wings are covered with iridescent glitter.

The backing papers are from a pad called Blank Canvas from first edition.  I used only spectrum noir pencils to colour her for a softer look.  the flowers were Die cut and punched out and layered.  The sentiment is one from Lili of the valley.  I finished the edges with a brown felt pen to look like stitching and put on the crystals and glitter to finish.

Hope you like her - if your card has some bling and a sentiment, please stop over at SS and enter this week, or if it doesn't, just stop by and say Hi to the talented DT team.

I'd like to enter this into:

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Glitter and sparkle - anything with a 'B' - Bling, Blue, Butterfly
Crafting at the weekend - anything goes
digitally Sweet - lots of flowers (digi image)
Left of centre - 3 or more layers
Polkadoodles - anything but square

That's it for now - See you soon, and if you have landed here, thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings and leave me a message.



  1. Hi Rachael, just wanted to say you have some wonderful projects on your blog. x

    1. Thanks Sue - I've found the linky thingie so you now have 2 followers on your blog! x

  2. Beautiful creation, Rachael! The compostion is fabulous and I love the palette. Nice coloring of the adorable image, as well. Thanks so much for slipping this under our door here at 613 Avenue Create.
    Chana, Owner

  3. I've never seen these, but they're quite neat! Your card is gorgeous and she's very realistic looking! Thanks for playing along in our "Lot's of Flowers" challenge at Digitally Sweet!

  4. Love this image, I have to agree with Karen I've not seen these before either, you have certainly done her justice, so very pretty, love those flowers too. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges!

  5. oh wow so stunning rachael.really love your beautiful colours and details and the image is adorable ;D

    xx coops xx

  6. Hi Rachel. This is such a lovely card. Beautiful image very well colored and I like the paper colour combination. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week.

  7. Such a beautiful card and sparkly too!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles this time.
    Jenny x
    Polkadoodles DT

  8. Adorable card. Thank you for joining us on 613 Ave Create.

  9. sweet card
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles

  10. Stunning! I love your card, thank you for sharing at LOC, Mo dt coordinator xxx


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