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Sunday, 14 April 2013

You Are So Amazing

Hello Friends!.

I promised myself that I would try and use all the fabulous stamps that have never seen ink, so I finally inked up this gorgeous vintage lady from the Hampton Arts Graphic 45 Ladies Diary 1C0190.  The sentiment is JustRite Amazing Paper Grace - Just The Right Words. I used the layout for this weeks Freshly Made Sketch FMS81.

She was embossed with Tsukineko Versafine Black Onyx and colored up with Copics and die cut and popped up with Spellbinders Majestic Elements Opulent Ovals.  

 Copic Colors used~
Skin~E000, E00, E34, R20
Hat and Dress~BG11, BG32, BG72, Y23, Y26, Y28
Background~E41, E42

 All the papers have been lightly sponged with Memento Desert Sand and Memento Teal Zeal and the patterned paper from Papertrey Ink has been pierced along the edges.   Embellished with  Maya Road Pleated Ribbon and  heart pin, then finished off with some Swarovski Crystals since this card is for someone special.

Before die cutting the black Opulent Oval for the focal image on the front of my card,  I made sure the card stock was the same size to use as a mat for the inside.  That way you can use the negative die cut and save paper and money in the process.

I am entering this in the following challenges.....                     Freshly Made Sketch FMS81.
Fashionista Challenge~Mothers day 
Cards Galore~Vintage

  Thanks for stopping by and have a most fabulous day!!



  1. love the colors and the lady!wonderful card, have a great day!

  2. Oh my, the colours on this card are just stunning! Love the feminine vintage image!

  3. WOW!! Stunning card Ellen. I love the image, wonderful colours and such gorgeous attention to detail.
    Hugs Sue xx

  4. Breath taking beautiful!!! Love those colors you used and the image is awesome. So very pretty.

  5. Gorgeous Ellen. Your vintage lady is beautifully coloured and that shade of blue is one of my favs. The die cuts that compliment her so well are beautiful. Great idea for the inside. Hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

  6. Oh my gosh! This card is so gorgeous and elegant. I love the colors (and the coloring!) and the die cuts are a perfect complement to the image. The details are fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. This is just gorgeous! The image is beautiful and so wonderfully colored. And I love all the details you've added that make this so special. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. From the luscious color palette to that gorgeous ribbon...absolutely beautiful design, Ellen! That is such a lovely image! Have a wonderful week!

  9. oh she is so beautiful, love how you framed her and the colors you used.

  10. She is stunning!!! Love the rich & wonderful colors ... truly perfect for this gorgeous creation!

  11. gorgeous vintage card and colours Ellen.

    greetings karin

  12. Ellen, what a vintage beauty. I love the image and the gorgeous framing. Of course, you've colored her beautifully.
    I see you've entered this into a Mother's Day challenge and it would certainly be perfect for a Mother.

    Hope you have a fabulous week, my friend.

  13. Wow - there is such gorgeous detail to your image and your colouring is perfect! Love the elegance of the colours you've used and your sentiment is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  14. Эллен, шикарная дама на открытке!!! Очень красиво окрашена!!!

  15. El dahling,

    Well it's certainly no secret that you've mastered those copics better than any instructor! Beautiful card composed of all the images you've not used before. Brilliant idea and card. Over and out.

  16. Gorgeous colors and image, makes for a wonderful design.

    Regards diane

  17. Really like this card, and that beautiful image...(Must check out that site) the colors are great!

  18. And this is very very elegant with this charming image^_^
    Have a wonderful day my dear^_^


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