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Monday, January 24, 2011


This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.


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Here is this week's Sketch

And this is my card ...

I used two images for the Priscillastyle store, namely Victorian Tea Pot and Victorian Tea Cup, which, along with other fabulous vintage images, are available in the Priscillastyles store. (see the end of this post for some handy links)

I coloured the images using my various coloured pencils and OMS, and each one was individually cut out. They are layered on various embossed papers, the first being a ochre coloured embossed card, which I antiqued using Lindy's Moon Shadow Mist in the colour Pegleg Pete's Purple.
Can you see how authentic it looks in the picture above?
Th other mat was black paper embossed with velvet swirls - which I gave a good going-over with Lindy's Starburst Spray, in colour French Lilac Violet, and if you look carefully below, you will see that the velvet swirls did not pick up the colour, but the background did, with amazing effects. The heart shaped beads, which I sewed on, were also coloured with the Starburst Spray, as was the embossed background paper, which began its life as moss green.

I just love the look of this card, and how really vintage it looks. I have never made a truly vintage card before, and am truly proud of my creation.

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  1. volgens mij kan ik gewoon in het nederlands schrijven jen.
    als je het niet wilt laat het dan weten.
    je kaart ziet er heel mooi uit, lust wel een kopje.[ lol ]

    groetjes karin

  2. Gorgeous! I love the bead embellies you used.

  3. I absolutely love purple and I almost never use it. I'm not sure why because you've shown just how beautiful it can be. Your bead work...holy cow! And the little purple hearts are the perfect accent for the pretty tea pot!

  4. Jen, wonderful card, I like the teaimages! =)
    Hugs, Elenor


  5. Wow now here is a real stunner. I love all the purple. And what a fabulous job you did colouring in those gorgeous tea pots.
    Hugs Bonnie

  6. wow what a beautiful take on the sketch challenge this week at Midnight Madness! Your use of purple is divine! Love how you have shown off Priscilla's digital

  7. Just gorgeous Jen! Your purple is just divine - love the different shades. The texture is just stunning and love the roses!

  8. WOW Jen!
    Love the colors of this card and the colorings of this teaset is soo Pretty!
    You scored a couple of extra points with Priscilla with this one I think!


  9. Gorgeous!!!!Love the close ups and all the textures on this one..EXCELLENT COLOR TOO ;)..another fantastic card from you. Thank you so much for all you do and of course for using my image. If you have not done so yet..be sure to check out the Group Heart Hop happening over on CDAC...lots of really nice goodies at the end.. don't miss out :)
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  10. Jen, you've done such a fabulous job with Priscilla's teacup and teapot and I know she's lovin the purple! Love all the embossing and texture and your coloring is beautiful! You should be proud of this one, it's a stunner!

  11. This is really beautiful Jen! Love your colors and all the lovely litle details. Well done :-D
    Can't wait to see what you come up with next week!
    Have a great week :-D
    Hugs Guro

  12. Jen this is beautiful and the details amazing! Fabulous Card and so much inspiration.

  13. Hello Jen - this is gorgeous! I love all of the texture and the colours you have used on Priscilla's divine images! I am late commenting again but glad I made it! Your details are always wonderful and I love coming to visit!! Thank you for inspiring me each week! {{{hugs}}}


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