Friday, 3 May 2013


Hi guys 
Today I'm here with my second guest DT card for Simply Steam punk, 
and its for their new challenge 
Frame It


I have used the beautiful Lavinia Portrait isn't she stunning?
as you can see i have strayed away from traditional steam punk colours but she just seemed to fit these really well.

So what did i do, to start i chose a 6 x 6 white card blank and covered in a light green pattern paper, then i chose a purple paper to compliment and matt his on top of the green, i found another green paper that had a design which reminded me of a daily so i cut the shape out and realised it was too big ,lol so i cut one layer of the lacy pattern off, and although i think its still a tad large it kinda works, but i should have moved it in a little, :/
Next i coloured the image with pro markers, and covered the whole thing with ultra thick embossing powder, (  this explains the flash on the image !), i printed the image again on the purple pattern paper so as not to lose the lovely spidery detail at the bottom, and stuck the coloured image over the printed one, (does that make sense? ) ...moving on lol,i added lace to the card and cut around the whole image and stuck it down with sticky pads, then i added tiny half pearls all the way around the frame.
to finish i added a bow, a metal corner embellishment and some beautiful blooms from Petal Lu.

At this point i thought i was done then thought hang on that bottom corner looks a little bare, spying the cut off part of the daily i picked it up and folded concertina style cut and tucked it just under the bottom edge of the frame. :)

I really loved making this card even though i think the doily is in the wrong position I'm quite pleased with it lol

Do go check out the other Design Team inspiration and play along with the challenge .

Hugs x

i have now entered this into the challenge at http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk/

20 comments:

  1. A fantastic card Kay, I love all the detail, the fabulous image and the colours you've used x

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  2. Fabulous card, love the colours you've used and the layout is fab xx

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  3. Looove the Colours! Beautiful Layering!Stunning Card!

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  4. what a stunning card, such beautiful colors and love your details
    Hugs

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  5. So very beautiful. Love the Steampunk image and design.
    Laine
    xx

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  6. This looks great! It would be great for our 1st challenge at;
    http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx Jan

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  7. Such a beautiful card and your colouring is fantastic!

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  8. Kay, this is gorgeous! Love the colors and how you've embossed the image. Looks like a cameo. Wonderful work. xxD

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  9. This is gorgeous Kay this is one of my favs and you have made her look stunning

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  10. What a gorgeous card Kay (as usual) fab layout and gorgeous colours, the image is lush xx

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  11. Gorgeous Card Kay, love the gorgeous image and the lovely papers and flowers.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  12. This is stunning Kay, love your design & colour tones xxx

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  13. Superb card - lovely colours and great image.
    xx

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  14. This is so stunning. I love your colors and the glimmer. Thanks for being our geust designer at SSC.
    Hugs,
    Aletha

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  15. Fabulous card, love the pretty colours and beautiful image.

    Sylv xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT

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  16. Brilliant card, love the image and colours

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  17. Beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Crafting Musketeers , Fran DT xx

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  18. Kay this is just so beautiful, I love purples anyways! Great job!
    Peace,
    KristyLee

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  19. A very powerful image and beautifully framed with the soft colours of the card.

    Claire x

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