Best Friends!

Hello again!  I’m back this afternoon to share my DT card for the new challenge over at Sentimental Sundays.  This week, we’re fortunate to be sponsored by All Dressed Up and our theme is “Bling It Up!”.

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The All Dressed Up illustrations are always such a treat to colour and create with! I chose to use Wear With Style for my card, as I’ve had my eye on some of the more grown up girls in the collection – as you know, I love Abi Ballerina for a little girl, and I had great fun with Little Bookworm recently, but it was time to crack open the ProMarkers on a new image!

I coloured the girls using ProMarkers, as they were so tiny, I mainly stuck to two shades of colour to avoid the ink bleeding into the surrounding area.  For the red/pink tunic dress, I used tried several reds and pinks, but couldn’t get anything delicate, but strong enough, so I used Carmine and a blender pen, drawing some ink onto the blender and working from the darker areas to the lighter areas.  Once they were coloured, I added some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to the edge of the image to soften the edges and create the illusion of sky in the background.  I had cut a Silhouette file of a Polaroid type picture, and popped the girls into their frame.  To make it seem more realistic, I added a sheet of acetate between the frame and the image, so that the picture is glossy, like a real photograph!

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The background papers are all from the DUDS Camera Summer papers, available on Etsy.  I found the colours in these papers were the perfect complement to my image, drawing in the colour from the girls’ outfits.  I mounted two panels on some green glittercard for a little sparkle, then mounted the three panels on the card base as if they had been thrown down (very carefully!).  Adding a couple of 3D pads to the top two panels created a little depth to the card.  Finally, I added two flower shaped brads that I have had stashed away for years!  I simply folded them around the corner of the panels, rather than piercing the card.
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I think that’s about it….can’t explain how excited I was about creating a fake Polaroid!!  Shame you can’t really see the effect in the photos, it’s more of a “had to be here” kind of thing!!

I’m going to enter this card into the current challenge over at All Dressed Up, which is Love Is In The Air….I hope that the fierce love and loyalty among a group of girlfriends counts….!

Make sure you pop over to Sentimental Sundays to see what my team-mates have created to inspire you this week!  I look forward to seeing your sparkly, blinged-up creations in the challenge!

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

All Dressed Up – Love Is In The Air

Come and Get It – Girly

Color Me Creative – Make It Girly

Cards Galore Encore – Bling It Up

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper – Patterned Paper

Alphabet Challenge – Z for Zesty

Card Makin Mamas – Make It Sparkle

Wags ‘n’ Whiskers – Bingo (I used the top row: pink, die cut. glitter)

Thanks for reading x


31 thoughts on “Best Friends!

  1. Great job Tor loving all the layering and the beautiful colouring – love a bit of bling – sending hugs hun x

  2. love the card Victoria! and the fake polaroid is such a good idea!!!!
    Mirella DK (teamie at Sentimental Sundays)

  3. Love the fake polaroid and your description of throwing things down very carefully 🙂 Such a pretty image beautifully coloured

  4. Fabulous card Victoria! Love the polaroid effect for framing the friends! The papers are amazing. Going to have to check those out! Thanks for playing along with us ADU! xxx

  5. What a lovely card! The colours are so pretty, and that image is perfect for a polaroid frame! Thanks for joining us at All Dressed Up! 🙂

  6. This is lovely. Great job colouring the image and I love the papers. I’d like to pin this to the ADU Pinterest board and if that is ok with you, would you mind letting me know by email?
    Thanks for joining us at All Dressed Up and I hope we’ll see you at the next challenge too.

  7. I love the design of your gorgeous card… that polaroid shaped frame is fabulous to frame the image….. which you’ve coloured so well.. and the added background gives it depth too.

    Thanks for sharing with us at All Dressed Up… hope we’ll see you in our future challenges..

    Christine x (ADU DT)

  8. Oooo I love it. Great layout, awesome colour combo and the image is fabulous. Thanks for joining our challenge at Card Makin Mamas, good luck. Suzanne DT

  9. Great image. #3 in the challenge also used this image. Your card is very pretty and girly. Nice designer paper and coloring. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny- DT

  10. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love that you framed your image and backed your patterned paper with the beautiful glitter paper!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Have a great weekend.

  11. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge for February with your lovely card – hope to see you again soon. x

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