Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Gorjuss Girl in Mauve

I must apologise for not posting for a few days as both my hubby and I have been suffering from some sort of virus, mine was stomach cramps and my poor hubby's in bed with Vertigo, so neither of us are feeling a 100%. But I did manage to create one card yesterday with one of the new Gorjuss Girl stamps.

Ive stamped the image onto white card and coloured her with my copic pens, then punched her out with one of the Nestabilitie label dies, then cut another out of some Pearlescent card so I can mount her onto it, (but before doing so Ive distressed the edge of the stamped image and the sentiment with some mauve ink), and as it was the largest Die I rotated it instead. I also did the same with the sentiment stamp. Theyve both been mounted with a bit of foam tape.

The base card is a 8"x 8" white card, with a first layer of mauve pearlescent card and one of the lovely Nitwit downloads , if you havent come across these papers before, if youd like to click on the name it will take you there. Ive actually used four of the patterns this time from the Noah's Ark set.

On top of the first layer I have used two of the papers and punched both of the edges with my Martha Stewart border punch, and the final mount is another piece of the same pearlescent card, and a further paper and then Ive wrapped a piece of the lovely ribbon that I won in the blogcandy from Jacqui. On top of the ribbon Ive stuck my stamped image again with some foam tape. The sentiment was then stuck to the bottom right hand side with foam tape.

The flowers are some lovely crochet ones, the larger ones I bought on Ebay and the smaller ones from Wild Orchid Crafts. Ive used some pearl brads in the centres and hung a fairy charm from the bottom one. I then attached them to my card with some silicone glue and punched some leaves out to sit them on and arranged them first before sticking the flowers on top.

The final thing I did is to stick some flower buttons along the bottom and the top just to take away the plainess.


Rach said...

Sorry to hear that both you and your husband are felling ill shirley, i do hope that you will be feeling much better soon.
your card with the gorjuss girl is fabulous, the crochet flowers that you have added are a wonderful touch. hugs rachxx

Julie said...

Sorry to hear that you and hubby have been poorly. I hope you feel better soon. I love your cards, its really sweet. The flowers are lovely. Im still with the crafting world just not done any thats all, but when I get time I will be back making. Just taking a sabatical from it. Take Care
Julie x

trudette said...

Hope you both feel better , real soon .
Love the card, so beautiful with te crocheted flowers !

Paula said...

Sorry to hear you and your husband are unwell i hope your both better really soon.

I adore your card the new gorjuss girl looks fabulous and the layout and detail are fantastic.
Paula xxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh boy Shirley this is simply stunning those colours are so vibrant and that image is wow. Hope you are feeling a bit better big hugs flying there way to you.

Lorraine x

brenda said...

That's a lovely card Shirly and that little girls skirt so pretty, so much work involved.

I do hope you and your hubby will soon be feeling better.

B x

CraftyC said...

Sorry to hear you and your husband have been poorly. I do hope you are both well now. And you have made another gorgeous card Shirley. Just adore the image and your colours and embellishments are beautiful.

Linnie said...

Oh My This is stunning i looove that stamp.hope you feeling much better shirly
luv and hugs

Poppy said...

love tha card, hope you are both feeling much better.

Sue said...

Hi Shirley
so sorry to read yo have both been oorly hun, sending you both a cyber hug, wishing you well soon,Gorgeouscard i luv the colour, fabby detail n layout hun, sue.x

Riet said...

Ohh wowww Shirley,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card! I love it.

So sorry you've been unwell, hope you're both feeling better very soon.

Sam said...

Hope you are both feeling better soon. Gorgeous card, cute stamp, something else for my wish list!!
Sam x

Saskia said...

Lovely card with beautiful colours!!!

Saskia :)

Kim Dellow said...

Hey Shirley, Hope you are both feeling better. You have a made a beautiful card to cheer yourself up with. Love what you have done with this beautiful Gorjuss. Kim

Carole said...

Wow Shirley....great minds think alike...we've even used the same nestie..actually, it was the only one that would fit..haha!
Your card is just gorgeous...and perfect in lilac. Beautiful crochet flower.
Hope you and your hubby get well soon.
Carole x

Spyder said...

Hope you're feeling a lot better now amd hubby too.
Love your card the papers are really pretty and those flowers are fabby!!!! Lovely gorjuss image coloured just perfect!!


mueppi said...

Your card is so ovely!
I hope, your husband and you are feeling well now!!
Hugs Gisela

cats whiskers said...

Oh Shirley I do so hope youa re both feeling a little better dear.
This is such a beautifu card I love the colours she looks like a real Fairy tale proncess
Hugs Jacqui x

debby4000 said...

Sorry you've both have been poorly hope you're both on the mend now.
Fabulous card love that gorjuss girl.

Ali Dantre said...

Hi Shirley, I do hope you & Hubby are feeling better bow? Virus...yuk.

Moving onto your delightful card...she's amazing. I love this new lot of stamps. You have coloured her to perfection.

Love it shirley.