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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Eleanor Bookworm

I have been playing with some of Heather Valentin's beautiful digis. There are so many fantastic ones to choose from and I snapped up this image of Eleanor Bookworm for only $1. Check out Heather's online store, Lacy Sunshine, it's the only official place to buy the wonderful JPEGs and PNGs of Heather's work.
I'd like to enter this card in the 1st Lacy Sunshine challenge, Anything Goes ,and at Glitter n Sparkle - "Girls are Made of " challenge.

To put the card together I started by covering an 8"x 8" card blank with blue polka dot paper from Polkadoodles Pretty Sweet CD. I wrapped a turquoise ribbon around it before sticking it down. I matted two other papers from the same CD and tucked them under the ribbon before matting and fixing Eleanor to the front of the card on foam pads. All the mats were created by colouring the edges of white card with a Sky Blue Promarker.

I knew exactly how I wanted to colour Eleanor and started by using my Promarkers. I didn't have the shades of blue I wanted though, so I got my Polychromos out to colour those parts of her outfit.

I cut out Cheery Lynn leaf flourishes, large and small, and a Memory Box butterfly die from white card and coloured them all with Promarkers. I dotted the card with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I finished by threading a length of purple satin ribbon through the turquoise bow and curling the ends.

If you are a Heather Valentin fan come and join the Lacy Sunshine Facebook group. It's a friendly, chatty group where there are regular sneak peeks and digis available to win.


  1. Oh wow! love this Andree, the colours, design and embellishments are fab x

  2. Andree this is stunning, have asked to be added to the FB group...love and hugs hun xxx ps this would be great for our challenge at Glitter N Sparkle this week....What are little girls made off.....hope to see you there xxx

  3. This is just stunning Andree! Love the fabulous colours you've chosen AND your colouring. The papers are beautiful, the layout's perfect and the embellies really set the whole thing of wonderfully. Yep...love it!

    Thanks for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

  4. This is so pretty hun, love the colours, the image is gorgeous and those die cuts and flowers give your card a wonderful exquisite look
    Lindsay xx

  5. What a great card.. Love this colour scheme and the image is fab, Px

  6. Andree, this is stunning! Love it!
    Jill xx

  7. What a pretty card, Andree. I love the colour mix and the digi is delightful. You are very talented.
    Crafty hugs, Sheenagh x

  8. A fabulous card Andree and I love the fabulous pastel colours and this beautiful digi. The embellishments are stunning.

    Linda xxx

  9. Absolutely stunning hun, beautiful xx

  10. Oh so precious!!! Love those colors you used on here too. VERY pretty.

  11. Hi Andree .So girly this card .Love the image and all your flowers and swirls .
    A really prettycard .
    hugs Shirley-Anne

  12. Such a stunning card . The colours are just adorable a beautifully coloured image and such detail . Perfect xx

  13. Gorgeous. Absolutely Gorgeous! Your choice of colours both for the image and the card layers all work perfectly together, and the card is beautifully embelished.

  14. Your card is absolutely wonderful, Andree. Those colours are so beautiful and I love your design incorporating the die cut and flowers. The way your colour theme is so cohesive is just stunning. The image is coloured to perfection. Vee xx


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