Sunday, 17 May 2009

Raspberry Ribbons Sketch 21 - Once Upon a Time…In ye days of olde, when knights were bolde…

Hmmmm, I’m not sure this card turned out how I wanted it to, my Dad likes it, but I’m not sure. I like the stamped images and my first attempt at distressed edges :o), it’s just the card and paper I’m a bit dubious about. But It’s done now and it’s for the Raspberry Ribbons challenge sketch 21 and also my third installment of my Once Upon a Time cards…

Ooops, forgot the "Once Upon a Time" Stamp !

From the base up...

  • Stardream Pearlescent “Antique Gold” card.
  • Bazzill card – Edges distressed with Brilliance “Coffee Bean” ink pad and Tim Holtz paper distresser.
  • Scalloped Panel – Bazzill Card, Friskars “Threading Water” punch. Edges first gone round with with Brilliance “Coffee Bean” ink pad and then gone over again with Versamark pen and then heat embossed with Heat It Up Gold EP. Gold Organza ribbon.
  • Top Panel – DCWV “Once Upon a Time” 8x8 pad, cut out with my largest deckled edge Megabilities. Gold silk Mirri card that was cut out by tracing round the deckled edge die with a fine embossing tool then cutting out by hand.
  • Main Image – Whiff of Joy “Warrior Charlie” and “Charlotte’s Horse”, coloured with Derwent Coloursoft pencils and Sansodor. The “metal” parts (armour, shields etc) where gone over with Sakura Gelly Roll clear glaze pen. Oh and the swords on the little image where coloured with a silver gel pen. For the smaller image I used Deckled edge rectangle Nestabilities.
  • Fleur de Lys – these where made from a small punch I have (unknown make) and then heat embossed with Heat It Up Gold EP. I only did one layer of EP as I wanted an uneven finish to make them look old.

So there you have it, I’ve got to wait for three stamps to be delivered before I can carry on with my little series, one of the stamps has got to come from America, so I probably won’t get it until the end of next week :o( Oh well in the mean time there’s always Tilda :o)
Take care & keep smiling


Nancy said...

Hi Ann, I LOVE this card! You did an excellent job on the distressing and all the shinny stuff really stands out. That's a prince charming if I ever saw one. ;)

I'm sorry I haven't been around much lately, my whole family got hit hard with the flu and it's taken over a month to get everyone back to their "normal" health. (Of course my dd would not qualify as "healthy" but she is back to HER "normal health".... we almost lost her this time but she was a star and pulled through! yay!)

Anyway.... I hope to get a chance to look around your blog some more. You have brilliant stuff here. I LOVE IT!

pretty-pink-cards said...

This is a lovely card. Colours are great and that image is brilliant.
Thanks for joining in with this fortnights sketch

Caroline (raspberry-ribbons) x

Barb said...

I think this card is fantastic!! The colors and details make me think of the Rennaisance times, like an invitation to a ball!! Terrific!

Wildärtan said...

I can't understand why you're dubious! I love the card, and think it's totally perfect in a medieval way:-)
Hugs to you and take care!

Raisa said...

This is awesome! Okay, now You make me addicted to these mediaval stamps too LOL. I wondered earlier in case this combination would work and now I know it's just perfect!The colours suit perfectly with images and Your colouring makes them so alive! I love them!!!


Fe-Fe said...

I love this card. I think it's a great take on the sketch and I love genre of it with the Knight on his steed and the beautiful regal colours and fleur de lys around the edges. I think its fabulous.

Thank you so much for joining in with the Raspberry Ribbons sketch.

Fe x