Saturday, 9 April 2011


  I have made this card for the challenge on Wild Orchid Challenge Blog which is centred around a sketch by Bev Rochester, i hope people like it

 Ingredients Used

Spellbinders Lacey Circle Die
Marianne Creatable Frames - frame & swirl set
Base Card and mat - Coredinations in Baby Pink
DP Polka Dots - Papermania - Summer Bloom 6x6 paper stack
All embellishments from my favourite shop of all time WILD ORCHID CRAFTS
Guipure white lace.
Burgundy Crystal Chandeliers
Flat Gardenias - small 2 tone champagne pink
Cherry Blossoms - Baby Pink
Calla Lilies in 2tone Baby Pink
Heather Stems in Rosy Pink Ribbon 1/2" satin ribbon on the spool
5mm Pearls in Baby Pink

Where is my head at, i soooo forgot to give you the ingredients for colouring, so sorry guys, if you want to recreate this colouring exactly, this is what you will need xx

Skin - Satin all over and i used Blush in the shadowed areas and to warm up areas
Hair - I decided to make this beauty blonde, so i used Vanilla all over & warmed it up in areas with Buttercup, and i used Tan to the shadowed areas and areas that i wanted a little darker colour especially around the roots!
Dress - I used Blossom all over and shaded with Rose Pink
Ribbon in Hair - I used Blossom, Rose Pink, and for the polka dots, Canary

Around the image and die 

I used Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads to add colour to the diecut whilst it was still in the die, in Spun Sugar, and used Victorian Velvet for shading around the main image

I hope i have made it a little easier now for you to be able to recreate the colouring in this card, i also want to say that if you havent got some of the darker colours for shading, use the lighter colour and go over the areas again where you want shade, multi layers will add a shaded effect.  A pen i cannot live without in these sets is Cool Grey 1, as that can be used to darken areas too!

and again, sorry for forgetting to list the colours xx vick


  1. Lovely card hun - colours are gorg. this is the first time ive seen you use those images so thats great. will we be seeing more???? x

  2. This is beautiful Vicky. Love the pink and image.Lovely arragement of flowers.
    Kathleen x

  3. Wow this is so pretty Vicky. Thanks for joining us at WOC x

  4. Thankyou so much Bev for taking time out to leave such a lovely comment, Hugs, Vick xx

  5. Aww thankyou Kathleen, that pink is lovely isn't it, i thought the whole card screams girly doesnt it? lol......thanks for taking the time to comment hun xxx

  6. thanks so much Gill, i intend to use them more as i love them all xxx

  7. Stunning!!! absolutely stunning

  8. Oh that is such a nice comment from you Daisyrand, i really do appreciate it and i have just noticed that you are also following me, so thanks for that too, i hope you visit again soon, Hugs Vick xxxxx

  9. Hi Vicky, it's been a while, but I found you again! It really is an adorable card - loving the pinks and your colouring is superb, Hugs, Teresa x

  10. OMG!!! that's a blast from the past LOL.........hiya mate how are you, awww thankyou for the lovely comment on my card, im on FB if you wanna find me on there!! Hugs to you sweetie , love vick xxxxx

  11. Hi Vick,thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog, I hadn't left you a comment for a while and felt I found you all over again! Yep, I use prismas with sansador (Low odour sovent) and a torchon just dipped into it, on top of my base of copics. (I also found that Derwent artists pencils work the same though too)You go round and round in circles, blending it out. It really adds more depth, love it. FB? I just about get time to do blogging LOL! Hugs, Teresa xx

  12. Thanks for the info on Prismas Teresa, Derwent work the same? oh right, well i think i will get some of them next time i'm spending on crafts, spent up this month, lol, as they are a little cheaper than Prismas, ridiculous really when you think about it, the price of pencils! FB?hahahahaha....i know what you mean......well anyway, we will cross paths often enough to sneak peek on each other's work, hope you have a nice day , hugs to you darling xxxxx vick xxxx