Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #91 - Anything Goes

It's time for another challenge with us at the
This week we are taking a walk on the wild side with

Today I have used an image from the delightful
Hat Shoppe set of digital stamps by Rick St. Dennis.
The second I saw these hats I was reminded of the old fashioned photos that had a touch of colour added by hand, so I decided to make a vintage cameo design.

I printed off two images onto A5 X-Press It Blending Card using a laser printer, the images are just under 4" tall.  I used Copic markers in the earth tones (E50's) to create my sepia shades.  This project was a great learning time for me, as I found out what it is like to have a marker run out ... of course it had to happen mid-project.  Luckily my husband took me on safari to source my first refill and soon all was well in my colouring world.  It was also my first time colouring an entire background, so I think I will have to do my homework and learn about airbrushing with Copic markers.

I also experienced some "greyness" around the image lines that I think is toner bleed.  I'm going to do my homework to investigate this.  My first thought was maybe the thicker X-Press It Blending Card is too thick and the toner is not getting heated enough in the printer, so I might try zapping my images with my heat gun before I attempt to colour them next time.
Have you experienced this before?
Do you have any handy hints on how to handle it?

Rick St. Dennis digital stamp - Hat Shoppe
Fundamentals A5 card base
Copic markers - background - E50
Copic markers - hats & stands - E50 E51 E53 with tip-to-tip E57
Copic markers - fluffy feathers - a light touch of RV10
Copic markers - long feather - B95 B97
Copic markers - small wings - B000
Copic markers - rose - RV10 RV21
Copic markers - sunflower - Y00 Y11 E71 E74
Copic markers - leaves - G000 G00
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - cut file
- Small Scalloped Ovals With Insides Nested by Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings

Kaisercraft - weave cardstock - Licorice
Kaisercraft - weave cardstock - Pebble
Kaisercraft - Pearl Flourishes - Latte
Kaisercraft - Paper Blooms - Honey
Kaisercraft - Mini Paper Blooms - Honey

Sending a big Thank You to Rick St. Dennis for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #90 with the Crafty Gals Corner.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
ABC Challenges
P is for Pearls
I have used two large pearl flourishes to embellish my card
Addicted To Stamps Challenge
Challenge #132 - Your Favourite Embellishment (with a stamp)
I have a long list of favourites, especially if they sparkle or shine.
My favourite today is the shimmering pearl bling flourish.
Alphabet Challenge Blog
"O" for Oval
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
Crafty Catz Challenge #339 - Anything Goes
{with the optional twist of ribbon & pearls}

I have used large pearl flourishes to embellish my card
Inkspirational Challenges
Challenge #118 - "Glamour"
I think my hats, pearls & flowers are glamorous together.
Make My Monday
Challenge #31 - No Patterned Paper
I have rotated the sketch clockwise and used my large flourishes instead of the ribbon & paper panel and used my flowers instead of the tag.


  1. Such a beautiful card. Love the soft pastels with the neutral background and those flowers and pearls are just gorgeous accents. Thanks for joining us for Mojo Monday!

  2. your card is totally sweet and classy!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

    1. Thank You Silvi :)
      I look forward to getting creative with my abc's

  3. Goodness gracious your card is spectacular. I love the coloring and detail, so elegant. Great job.

  4. A lovely card, and it is very reminiscent of a hand tinted sepia photo. I've found that printer ink tends to bleed when I colour things too, but if I print out what I want 24 hours in advance and leave it to "set" the problem tends to go away.
    Thanks for joining us at OLLCB

    1. Thank You Jane :)
      I gave my latest image a zap with the heat gun and taking your advice, leaving it another day before I get the Copics out to colour it in!

  5. Beautiful card and I love that image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

    1. Thank You Shirley :)
      I look forward to getting more creative with my abc's

  6. Great card - very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen x

  7. Super fancy! Love the CAS design and the pretty flowers and beautiful swirls.
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck!

  8. A beautiful card Tracy. An elegant design and image and I love the pearls! Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

  9. This glamorous image is perfect for our challenge! Great card with all the brown shades, very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  10. Gorgeous is your card Tracy with this beautiful and elegant image and i love the roses on it.
    Thanks for joining us at ATSC.
    Greetings, Danoesja

  11. Very pretty. Love the color scheme and layout. The pearl flourish was an excellent finishing touch. Well done.

  12. I love this card. It looks so fantastic.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

  13. such a pretty card!! Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

  14. Beautiful and elegant! Love your chosen colours!

  15. A beautiful serene card. Thanks for playing along at Make My Monday. Caz DT

  16. Love your card it looks very stylish. And I like your favorite embellie too. Thank you for entering our challenge. Greetings, Veerle DT - ATSC


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