Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Now a teenager

There comes a time in every parent's life when that dreaded suffix arrives at the end of your children's ages.  TEEN, my two are at the other end of the spectrum and one will no longer be a teenager after her next birthday.

For this card, i used a image I have had for about two years, but never really been able to do it justice with my colouring, but since I switched to a combination of pro and flex markers thought I'd give her another go.  I was very pleased with the way she turned out, I decided to make a card for a new teen with her.

As I said I used a combination ofpro and flex markers then distress inks around the image so she does actually look like she's out at night.  I the worked on the tag and doilie.  I used a combination of cosmic shimmer mists and glimmer mists to get the colour combo I wanted.  On the tag I then embossed a swirl using cosmic shimmer embossing powders, again all things that have loitered in my stash for up to 5 years, so all nicely matured now.

I then used an 8X8 sheet from DCWV fairy tales book to mount everything onto, but as it's for a girl, there was a legal requirement of glitter needed to be fulfilled, so I used some self ahdesive glitter borders and of course glitterey peel off numbers.

I then used a papermania paper for the base, and used a Kanban sentiment topper and butterfly for the stoppers.





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16 comments:

Carole Z said...

This is fab Jax...I love the image and the colouring..I too quite often mix the Pro and Flexmarkers and love the effect...nice one hun! Carole Z XX

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Well you definitely did her justice this time around! Beautiful card and that main image is gorgeous. I have lots of matured stash as well. I try to use something old every time I create. Thanks for joining in with us this week at HDH!

I Don't Do Straight said...

Oh WOW! your colouring is perfect and the embossed tag is gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing with us at HDH this week :)

Andrea C said...

Very cool card and love that image too. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House x

ike said...

Fabulous card - love your colouring. Thank you for joining us at Haunted Design House this week :-)

Jacq said...

Hi Jax,
This is just Gorgeous!!! Love the image, the dp, the colour scheme is gorgeous too. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining in with us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Beautifully coloured you have created a wonderful result here the whole card is a cracker. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

DonnaMundinger said...

Love it! gorgeous coloring and fabulously Gothic. You new teen will love it. Thanks for joining us at HDH. xxD

Maria said...

I do love your card, and the embossed tag you've added is stunning. Thanks for sharing with us over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

Maria x

Heather P said...

Way cute card!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Pile it On this week!
Hugs!
Heather P :)
www.heather-p.blogspot.com

Suzanne Brookfield said...

That tag and coloured doily are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room "Emboss It" challenge this fortnight! Suzanne :)

nwilliams6 said...

I have so been there with the teen thing - my sweet baby turned into something totally different. I actually thought to myself that something/someone might have taken her over! LOL! She is getting to be her old sweet self again but it took years - good luck to you. Fun card!

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

That tag is just the thing to showcase your choice of image which is so well coloured. Thank you for sharing this with us at Haunted Design House this week

Gemma said...

beautiful! Thanks for joining in at Pile it On for our Fairytales challenge this week! Gemma :)

Esther said...

Great card..love the colours and gorgeous embossing..Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Jacqui, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x