Monday, 13 April 2009

Pretty as a Picture


A triple entry for my card this week, called Pretty as a Picture. The card follows the theme and sketches for Cute Card Thursday - a floral theme, Papertake - a pastel theme and Splitcoast Stampers - sketch SC224.
I have made a recessed window card, forming the frame following a template I found on Splitcoast stampers under their resources page. I wanted the effect of this card to be almost like a picture on the wall, with a 3D effect.


The papers are digital downloads from various sources but the main floral paper is from Kate Pertiet, Blossom n’ Grow - downloadable from Designer Digitals. The stamp is a PSX stamp – Tulips in a Bucket. I am a massive fan of PSX stamps, a company that went out of business some years ago, but there is a strong following now, especially in the United States for collectors. After I stamped and coloured the image 3 times, I then covered the tulips with Glossy Accents, cut out the tulip heads and layered them onto the main image two more times. I wanted to create a feeling that the tulips closest to the front were actually reaching towards you. The background to the stamped image is a digital design I created from various images.


The inside of the card features green gingham paper onto which I digitally created a design to form a botanical scene. The envelope carries through the botanical design and is finished with matching ribbon. The image has been coloured with Copic Marker pens and the ribbon is from Ribbon Oasis.

I would love your comments if you are passing by – your feedback is always welcome. Thank you. xx

37 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

You did a great job Madge ... it looks fabulous

Zimtschnecke said...

Wow, such a beautiful card! Fantastic work! ;-)

Have a nice week

hugs Bine (Zimtschnecke)

Dawn said...

Wow it's a stunning masterpiece - must have taken ages - Love it!

Sue said...

Beautiful card hun, gorgeous flowers, lovely colours & layout, sue.x

My Little Space said...

Stunning card!

Mandy

joey said...

Hi wow! this is absolutely gorgeous, your attention to detail is fabulous. Joey.x

Michele said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image and the colours you've used. Michele x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh Madge, this is once again a little master piece on its own. Love the colours and the fact that the whole creation is just perfect inside and out. Have missed you here in blog land. Hugs from Desire

papercraftsbyrach said...

wow Ann, this is a fantastic card, you really think about your cards and they work beautifully, from the front to the inside right down to the envelope.. fabulous job. hugs rachxx

Shelly said...

What a fabulous card! So much lovely detail, your tulips look stunning!

Pascale said...

Hi This is another stunning card I love the effect and it works brilliantly hugs Pascale

Sarah said...

This is just stunning!! Absolutely gorgeous!
xx :0)

Andrea said...

Gorgeous card!
Andrea

Cardmaking Galore said...

Great card - i love the 3D effect!

Debbie said...

Oh wow Ann your card is just stunning! The floral image is lovely and the I love the pretty papers and all the details...beautifully put together. Debbie x

Margreet said...

Wow you did it again, i just love all your work, it's an inspiration for me as a starting card maker, thank you

Ellepiggo by Vanessa said...

A stunning card. Love the inside too. :)

Vanessa.

Diane said...

Oh what an absolutely beautiful card - you are very talented. Whoever is going to receive this card is going to be so pleased.
Diane

Kim x said...

Fantastic card! It's so elegant. Well done.
Kim x

Scrapmumur said...

This is STUNNING, Madge!!!!
I love your creation so great!!!!
Perfectly your work and colours, details are wonderful.
I love your blog and thank you for the partage.
Hugs, Mumur

Lorraine said...

Such a gorgeous card but you always do beautiful work.

Deb said...

wow, Madge, totally stunning card as are all your cards, you are such an inspiration!

Many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, have a great day, Debx

Riet said...

wowww Madge,what a beautiful card,l love the image.

hugs Riet.x

steph said...

Aww Ann this is gorgeous! I love your cards - they are always so elegant! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge!

Monica Anderberg said...

Wow this is really sweet! I really love the image that you have used. Great job as always!

Monica at scrapoleket.blogspot.com

Donna said...

Absolutely stunning pic Madge, and it does look very much like a picture in a frame. Very time consuming but well worth it.
Donna x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, those tulips are fabulous.
luv
Debby

Chrissie said...

I have just been having a wander through your blog and absolutely love all your work. There is so much attention to detail on your cards, they are simply stunning. If it hadn't been for your comment on one of my blog I wouldn't have found you, so a double thank you!
I'll be back!
Chrissie

Silli said...

your card is so beautiful. I love the flowers and the colors... Hugs from Silke

thepinkpaperpenguin said...

Your cards are incredible! I'm impressed by all of your art, especially the digital parts, which is something I haven't begun to attempt on my own. Is there a specific program that you love to use or find the easiest? Keep up the great work & thanks for stopping by thepinkpaperpenguin :)
Keep Smiling! ~ Sonya

Nyten said...

Really cool card:-)
Hugs

sassy said...

aw i love this card it is so prety as a picture im sure i commented the other day aw well it must have got eaten by a cyber midget....gorgeous card stunning....lvs sassyx

Steph said...

Wow, love the papers and the frame is stunning x

Jacilynn said...

Really Gorgeous Ann! Your blog is fabulous, I love all your beautiful cards.

Bev said...

Out of this world! I love the decoupaged tulips, so much detail! I just love drooling over your creations Anne x

Tracey said...

Stunning card Ann :o)

Hugs
Tracey
x

Sally said...

Another superb card. I have that tulip stamp and it is one of my all time favorites. Some lady had it in a garage sale a couple years ago for 3.00. After checking them out on ebay I knew that I had gotten a real bargin!