Friday, 29 July 2011

Sweetpea bloghop featuring Rebecca Sinz


















Hello and welcome to sweetpea's bloghop featuring artist Rebecca Sinz. If you have come from Karina's blog then you are on the right track, if not, start from the sweetpea blog. Our designteam has worked with the beautiful images drawn by Rebecca Sinz. If you leave a comment (before august 1:st) on every post during the hop you have a chance of winning a $20 gift voucher to the sweetpea shop. And all the Rebecca Sinz stamps are now 20% off. How great is that? (I moderate by comments so don't freak out if you don't see it straight away. Leave only one comment per person so it will be easier for me to count after the hop, thank you)

Ok, so on to my card:


















I have used the slightly melancholic looking image called Gothic Lament. I think this card could work beautifully as a sympathy card - they are so hard to make.
The image is coloured with promarkers, cut out with a nestabilitie and the edges are inked with two distress inks. The thing that took the longest is that aggrivating bowembellishment. I knew I wanted a bow and that stone looking thing in the middle as it looks like the girl's pendant. I just couldn't get it all together and after an hour or two I just had to admit defeat. The papers I have used are from DCWV and have a wonderful metallic sheen to some of the details.

I cut out the oval so the rose and one of the wings would be outside of the frame. Doing it this way makes you focus a bit more on the rose, which gives the sadness an even bigger impact. I also put a black frame on one side of the oval. I think it balances out the image and the whole layout.


Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Next on your hop-stop is Micki.

Challenges for this card:

I love promarkers - anything goes


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25 comments:

jennifer said...

lovely card, the bow and ribbon tdf!

Ellen said...

Absolutely stunning Katarina!! There is so beautiful with the black, red and grey colors, and everything is pretty! Love the frame around the oval♥! Gorgeous!
Hugs, Ellen

Connie said...

Lovely colors Katarina! I especially like the brooch you used and how you display it.
Great work!!
Connie

Shazza said...

this is so pretty, love the colour combo x

Micki said...

Oh I LOVE this. Love the elegance of the overall card and the coloring is awesome.... absolutely love this. hugs

stampqueen said...

You have colored her so well - pretty card!!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Katarina, what a stunning card. She is certainly a very beautiful image and has been coloured in perfectly. Thanks for showing your creation. I'm off to have a look at the rest of the blog hop creations. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Frea said...

Hello Katarina, what a lovely card, great colours, that lady does look very sad though!! Hugs, Frea

Alex said...

Beautiful job and perfect colors. Love all the papers and patterns combined!!

Sandy G said...

She is gorgeous love how you have coloured her, fabulous card

Lori said...

I love the fuchia and black together- that lace is really cool! I like the black jewel with silver around it that you used on top of the flower.Darling card! :) Lori

sweetpeastamps said...

oh my Katarina, this is breath taking. I love the colors and your coloring of this is fantastic. You did a beautiful job on this

grandmalee said...

Beautiful creation! The coloring is gorgeous, and the papers are a perfect fit with this image! I think that the bow turned out fabulous and ties everything together. Love how you cut out the image with the rose and wing tips sticking out for emphasis...very striking!

Kasia said...

This looks lovely! :)

Hugs,

SilverMcKenzie said...

What a beautiful card. I love the colors you chose.

~*Nina*~ said...

Can´t believe I´m the first one to comment on this great card! I love the colour combo you´ve used and the new images are fab.! Oh and this loop on your card is amazing! ;D
hugs
Nina

Alaine said...

I love this image and the paper too!!!!

mommahobbit said...

Wonder card! Great colours!

Livert said...

Love your card. Nice colouring.

Hugs Liv

Happy Days said...

Stunning card, love everything about it. x

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous flower, and such a beautiful image.
Hugs Nataliya

Lena Katrine said...

A great Blog Hop with lots of fabolous DT designs and prices!!! Georgeous card you've made!
Thanks for the fun!
Hugs, Lena K

Anne H. said...

Your card is wonderful!
An adorable image and beautiful colors.
Hugs, Anne

Angela said...

Love this Katarina. Your coloring and choice of colors is so stunning. I love the ribbon you did on the side and that brooch??? is gorgeous. Wonderfully created Katarina.
Hugs:)
Angela

Renee said...

Oh Katarina!! I just adore the colours you have used on this card. It is so exquisite!!