Easter Bliss

Friday, 15 February 2013

Emily Raindrops

I've been having a relaxing time colouring more Heather Valentin digis and even making cards with a few of them. I particularly love this image. It is called Emily Raindrops and can be found on the retiring digis page, for a mere $1 in the Lacy Sunshine shop,  it's the only official place to buy the wonderful JPEGs and PNGs of Heather's work.
I would like to enter this card in the first Lacy Sunshine Challenge.

I started by colouring the edges of an 8"x 8" card blank with a Mint Green Promarker. The mats for the image and striped paper panel were created the same way. I wrapped lengths of lace and seam binding around a cropped paper from MCS Tinkering With Steampunk CD before layering it on the card blank. The striped paper is from Polkadoodles Candy Doodle CD  and the peach coloured panel is from Crafter's Companion CD Morehead People. I used an Apricot Promarker to create that mat. I changed the colour slightly of both papers in MCS.

As soon as I saw this image I thought of using a peachy colour for Emily's dress. I chose the turquoise shades for the rest of her outfit as I thought it gave a nice contrast - it's also my favourite colour. I used a flower die from Marianne and again coloured with Promarkers.

I positioned 3 roses from Wild Orchid Crafts  in a bottom corner and cut up a flourish from a Cheery Lynn die-cut and tucked the pieces underneath. I tied a small bow from the lace and finished off with Card Candi coloured to match the card.
If you too are a fan of Heather Valentin's wonderful artwork, 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. I can see why you love this image Andree, love the colour combo and design, and the flowers are gorjuss x

  2. I know why you love this digi as I have used her a few times. I love the gorgeous colours and the design. Have a lovely day too.
    Linda xxx

  3. The image is delightful and your use of colour is inspired, Andree. You have produced a dreamy quality just so in keeping with the raindrops image with the watercolour feel you have given to this design - so beautiful. Vee

  4. Stunning card Andree. Beautifully coloured and love the colour combo. Love the layout and embellies too.

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

  5. WOW Andree this is fantastic!! Love the colour combo you used.. Isn't she an awesome digi?! Great card!


  6. This is beautiful Andree! I Love it! the colours, the flowers, the layout, of course the digi! everything!
    Jill x

  7. This is a lovely spring card. the colours are gorgeous. Hazel x

  8. Totally love the awesome colors you have used for this card. Great coloring!!!

  9. Really pretty card Andree. Loving the colours and the embellishments xx

  10. Beautiful card,fab image and colours.xxx

  11. Gorgeous, I love the colours and all the pretty flowers!
    Mandy x

  12. Absolutely gorgeous.. Your colouring is awesome. Px

  13. So pretty Andree, love the image and layout and the colours are beautiful xx

  14. Such a beautiful card, I love the dreamy effect and your colour combos - cute image too & coloured fantastically!

    Mandy :)

  15. Gorgeous image and colours, I love the layout and the die cuts are beautiful
    Lindsay xx


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