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Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Dark Sirene


I was definately in a blue mood today, must be because the sun was out and you could actually see a clear blue sky!
I usually approach a design by rummaging through my papers and seeing what catches my eye and today it was a blue background. Now next decision was which gorgeous sweet pea do I fancy colouring today, I opted for the Dark Sirene which I bought a couple of weeks ago and haven't got round to playing with yet. She's available from Crafts and Me in the UK.
I stayed with a blue and black theme to tie in with the paper and made the centre band by placing a piece of sequin waste over some white card and dabbing a blue brilliance ink over it.
I've added sparkle on the hair using a sakura clear pen and also used the black glaze pen to add more interest. The smaller flowers all have an iridescent gem in the centre with more gems and pearls on the design.
Image is coloured with promarkers. To do a darker skin tone than your norm just change your regular colours but *think* they are. For example I usually use Ivory, Blush then vanilla for the shadow so in this case I "pretended" that Vanilla was Ivory, Sandstone was blush and Tan was vanilla if that makes sense lol!
Thanks for looking :)
Entering into....
Daring Cardmakers - Diamonds (There's tons of them!)
The Pink Elephant - Nature (Dark Sirene is entwined with nature)
My Time to Craft - On the Spot
Also a reminder that Crafts & Me's 1st challenge is underway and you still have another week to enter. The theme is faeries or wings which you'll find here



16 comments:

Dotpat said...

lovely card as usual Vix, just love the way you do them

CinnamonSally said...

Lovely card, great colour choice and of course the added "Diamonds" perfect for the challenge!!Love all the texture and detail!!

Kimmi said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colours! You always seem to amaze me. With each stamp/image you always come up with a fab colour scheme and blow me away!

Hugs

Kimmi xx

Teresa said...

A beautiful card Vix I love all the mixtures of blues.
Teresa xx

Danni said...

How beautiful! Love the torn edges! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Nancy said...

A gorgeous creation...I love the blues also!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week!

Jodi said...

Gorgeous work on your card!! Love the pretty shades of blues too!! Thanks for joining us at FBW!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Randi said...

Stunning Sweet Pea card! The blues and blacks are so gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with the FBW challenge this week!

MrsK said...

Hi Vix

Totally gorgeous card its just fab!

Take care

Sal xx

Chrissie said...

Lovely colours and textures on this card! Great job!
Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at OSCC this week!
Chrissie

The Stamp Man said...

A beautiful card Vix, love the colour!

Jill

Juls said...

this is gorgeous!! The colours are amazing!!!! such a gorgeous make!! hugs Juls

Ann said...

wow a totally gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along with our Nature theme at The Pink Elephant. Just love your entry.
Ann xxx

Daniele said...

what a gorgeous card thanks for joining us at MTTC this week hugs from Daniele

Birgit said...

great card-I always enjoy looking at your creations. Love the blues and glitter

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty!! I just love your colors and your sweet image!! The added diamonds are beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at FBW This week!