Xmas 2015


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Monday 6 April 2015

Challenge 136 at Crafty Cardmakers & More - Wings

Mary is hosting today and wants to see something with Wings.. birds, planes, fairies, insects or even a steampunk clock, as long as it includes Wings.
My preference has always been for less embellishments on my cards - it makes it easier to post, and I just generally like a less fussy look.
This card is minimal in layers, but the topper itself is fussy in the extreme!  I was going through some folders on my pc and discovered this lovely digistamp - sorry, my record keeping is pants and I can't work out who to credit.  So if anyone recognises it, please let me know so I can do that!
My base card was my fave 6 x 6, and I used some scrap card to make the backing strip, running it through the cut n boss with the free hessian folder from the latest Crafters Companion Inspiration magazine.  The die was also a freebie from a magazine but (*points up*) as I said my record keeping is rubbish and I can't remember which one!
I coloured the image itself with promarkers, using primarily greens and yellows for the foliage.  I had purple card for my embellishments, so I thought the lime greens would work well, and I decided to use pink and blue for the birds.  I used spectrum noir pencils to colour the birds and apply definition and shading.
I used the pink and blue pencils I'd used for the birds to blend together to make the frame colour and finally, I stamped a simple greeting in the same colour as the scrap card.


  1. A beautiful card. Your image is stunning and your colouring is superb. The embossed card, die cut and sentiment finish the card perfectly. Sally.x.

  2. Absolutely beautiful Jackie, gorgeous design.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  3. Just fabulous Jackie. I love the image and the way that you have coloured it.
    Hugs Kimx

  4. Gorgeous image Jackie and so beautifully coloured.

    Bec x