Sunday 2 March 2014

Sentimental Sundays DT post! challenge #196: Sketch

Hello again!

I'm back with my second post of the day because it's time for

The theme this week is Sketch
(plus a sentiment)

We are sponsored by Rick St. Dennis Digital Stamps. 

So, get on crafting, use this sketch to create a beautiful project and join us in the fun! 
We'd like to see how you interpret the sketch. so many ways! just take a look at the Sentimental Sundays challenge, where my fellow DTs have also used it to make some fantastic cards!

Rick St. Dennis Stamps kindly donated an image for me to work with. I chose "Flapper". she's so much fun! I love everything retro-looking, and this 1920's flapper is amazing!

I really wanted the image to stand out, in her red dress, so I decided to used neutral colours for my paper. The background paper is from Crate Paper "The Pier" paper pad, which I place on top of Kraft card.

I hand-stitched  around the paper with brown thread. I'm loving the stitching in my cards at the moment. it takes me ages, but love it... and I find it quite relaxing when I stitch.... 

As a second layer I used Tim Holtz Weathered Clock die cut from Kraft card. 

I sprinkled the edges of the card and the Clock with embossing powder in White foam, using Versamark Embossing ink. I love the texture this embossing has given to the card. 
In the clock, I also used a few Mica Fragments from Stampendous.

The image has been fussy-cut and placed on top of a postcard stamped image from Urban Stamps. 
On the corners of this image, I stamped some leaves with brown ink. this stamp is a freebie from a craft magazine. 

I used the Tim Holtz Distress tool in all the papers and Kraft card together with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye.

As usual, I coloured the image with my Promarkers.

I used: Poppy, Cool grey 4 and 3, vanilla, almond, blossom, eggnog, buttercup, cornflower and poweder blue.
Black and cool grey 5 to 2 for the hair.

TIP FOR TOP TIP TUESDAY:  I only have one shade of red marker at the moment, so, to give a bit of shading when using red, I used a few shades of grey and then I go over with the red again. the shading is really subtle but it works, at least until I can save some money to buy more shades of red!

I put some twine behind the postcard stamp and image.
 red rhinestones for some sparkle bling, two kinds of washi tape (both from local shop)

I also used: Tim Holtz Alterations Elegant Flourish die and Tim Holtz Adage "Giggle" ticket as a sentiment. I though this sentiment matches the image really well.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges (in alphabetical order):

As you like it - Favourite 3D texture and why (my favourite 3D texture is flowers. I put flowers in almost all my cards, love them! for me they complete the look of the card. I've also started to make my own flowers -as you can see on this card-)
Aud Sentiments #101 -  use a sentiment for a girl  2nd entry
C.R.A.F.T. challenge - Inspired by a film (card inspired by The Great Gatsby)
Crafts 4 Eternity #165- Texture (I used wet embossing around the card for extra texture)
Loves Rubberstamps #92 - Washi tape or faux washi tape (I used two types of real washi tape)  2nd entry
Milk Coffee - Emboss it challenge (wet or dry) (I used wet embossing around the card)
Top Tip Tuesday - Stitching  (TIP given, see above) 3rd entry

I really hope you have like this card!
Leave me some love in the comments if you do, and don't forget to follow if you are not already :)

That's all for today! Thank you so much for stopping by!
Until next time!


  1. Hi Mirella, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Your hand stitching looks amazing, although it must have taken you such a long time! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  2. gorgeous design and brilliant image . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

  3. Great image, love your card. Thanks for joining us at LOC. PennyRae DT

  4. Really love this Mirella hun fabulous design and embellishments and great take on the Sketch xx Judith GD Sentimental Sundays

  5. What a stunning card Mirella. I love it. Great detailing. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  6. Wow, there is texture galore on this fabulous card, great tip too about shading with grey promarkers. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at As You Like It and Good Luck. Sarah

  7. Very lovely looking card. Great tip with the markers. The grey ones are great adding to any shading, not only the red ones. ;) Thanks for "making it digital" and playing with us this week over at PFP.
    Love n Hugs

  8. Ooh this is a cheeky one! Fabulously done though, lovely layers. The ticket looks fab too, keeping in the retro theme! Emma x

  9. Mirella: Your card is beautifully created!! Glad you joined our "Use Your Stash Challenge #56" and hope you enter in all our Simply Create Too upcoming challenges also.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  10. A real fun girly card, the red and other colours look fantastic.

  11. Love your flapper and her colouring and I really like the embellishments and the building of layers with the sentiment! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Squirrel and the Fox for our current challenge "spooling".

  12. Welcome again Mirella! I love this card! You have a knack for layering with interesting DP, stitching, die cuts, Fran-tage, stamping and the embellishments like twine and bling. Your design here is balanced and well executed. I appreciate that you continue to share your project & creativity with us!
    ~ginny, DT for Aud Sentiments: #101 "Any Sentiment for a Girl"
    RubberMAD (

  13. Fabulous image! I love this. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  14. Love this image, very cute card. Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  15. Hi hun it s me again with another DT hat on this card is even more fabulous 2nd time around - thanks for sharing at Fan-Tastic Tuesday x

  16. Fabulous card with an awesome image. Thanks for playing along with us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

  17. so gorgeous.fab image and i really love your stunning design and colours.
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  18. Really fun card. This is a giggle moment all the way. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps!

  19. Great vintage feel and love your sewing too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  20. PS Great tip! thanks for sharing that at TTT xx

  21. Great card! The image is really fun! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Divas by Design this week. Hugs, Mirella

  22. Love how you have used the washi tape Mirella. Stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  23. Love the image you have used here. Great colouring and layout. Thanks for joining in with our 'Make it Digital' challenge at PFP, and good luck
    Eileen x

  24. Lovely fun image. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for March with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

  25. What a gal! Love your card. Thanks for joining in at Penny's this week.
    Cheers Nicole DT

  26. Fab card! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
    Mandy x (PPCC DT)

  27. Stunning card!!! So glad we got you the right image!! I know already had in your mind what you were going to do with it and I have to tell you...This is stunning!!

  28. Great card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

  29. Love it! Fab image and a great lay out too.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT challenge.

    Helen x

  30. Love the details on this gorgeous card! This is a fab image and you've done a wonderful job coloring it. :) Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox. Hugs, Lisa DT

  31. Love the image on your card and love your colouring thank you for joining our challenge this fortnight at Crafty Girls.
    Fiona blog co-owner x

  32. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Totally Paper Crafts in our Make It Shine challenge,

  33. fab card, love the details. Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz! Kim x

  34. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs Michele x

  35. Oh I am loving this great colouring and fab image, thanks for sharing with us at Crafty catz

  36. Oh Mirella! this card is simply stunning! The dies are fabulous, your image is coloured beautifully and the layout superb! Thank you so much for joining our Die Cuts challenge at Left of Center this fortnight. Be sure to join us for an additional 'Anything Goes' challenge open till 31st March to celebrate our first anniversary! Lots of prizes to be won! Link up here -
    Thanks! mo dt coordinator xxx

  37. What a fun fab card!Thank you for playing with AudSentiments this week.

  38. Wow what a great Fun Card! Looove the Layout and all your Embellies!

  39. Fabulous......and she sure stands out in her red dress! Thanks for joining us over at Left of Center this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x


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