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May 28, 2013

Heaven on Earth

I was checking out pinterest last night (which I pretty much do every night) and found some gorgeous pins on the Penny Black board. One of the cards that has caught my eye was this beauty by Elizabeth Allan. I wanted to recreate it but of course not having the same stamps I had to go with what I have at home. 

I started out with partially inking up the script background stamp with "old paper" distress ink, and stamped it onto neenah card stock. Then I used an ink applicator tool to add my colors. I thought the image "Kansas" by Mo Manning would go great with all kinds of colors, so I used several colors of the rainbow. After inking up the background, I decided to use the stamp "butterfly suite" by Penny Black in the background, using "weathered wood" distress ink. I needed something on the  bottom portion, so I got out a stamp from the retired SU stamp set "watercolor garden", and that is what I created the circles on the bottom portion of the card with. Inked the edges some more with "faded jeans" ink and then added my image.

I colored the image using faber castell polychromos pencils and copics for the skin tones. 
The ticket sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps. I also used the ticket die (also by whimsy) to cut it out. The "thanks" sentiment is from Stampin up. I embellished with a button and twine, and matted it onto white card stock. Then sewed the edges. And I added a little bit of glitter to her silver slippers, the dress and the hair bows.

Here is another view.

I created this card for this week's challenge at
Mo's Digital Challenge, with the theme of "thank you". And I am combining it with a few other challenges too.
Anything Goes Challenge Handmade Backgrounds, at
Crafty Sentiments the challenge is Stitching, then at
Cards in Envy the challenge is "make your own background".
And that is all for today. I have to get ready for work now, so I better get going. Hope you all have a wonderful day!


Janine said...

What a beautiful card Ellie. Love the graduation of colours for the background as well as the variety of stamps you've added to it.Thanks for sharing it with us at Anything Goes.
Hugs, Janine xx

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card Ellie, love the Mo image and the background stamping is gorgeous and so are the sparkly slippers. Take care x Susan x

Anonymous said...

Wow, your colouring is fabulous and I love the pretty background too.
Heather T

Patty Sue 2 said...

This is lovely. I love the sentiments also!

Anja said...

This is awesome, Ellie! I absolutely love your take on this technique and I like your result even more than the original. ;-)
Thank you so much for joining us at Mo's Digital Pencil this week again.

Hugs, Anja

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous, adorable card.

Mervi said...

Wow this is so gorgeous, love it;-))m

Debbie said...

Just beautiful, thanks for playing along with us this week at Mo's.


Marianne said...

I love your colouring and the background is absolutely fabulous!!
xxx Marianne

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Love your coloring and the background you created. Thanks for playing atCards in Envy.

Sandy Trefger said...

Adorable card and love how you did the background! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Beautiful card and adorable image! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

Amy Johnson said...

Such a creative and beautiful card!

Joey said...

Ellie this is gorgeousness! fabulous design, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments. Joey xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Double wow! This is amazing - love it!

Liz x

Karen Dunbrook said...

fab card....

ddazzled71 said...

What a delightfully pretty background you have created to go with this adorable image. Great Card and thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy this past fortnight.
Danie xx

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

What a beautiful creation, gorgeous stitching and love the coloring of the image. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments:)