Thursday, April 12, 2012

RetroSketches #6 - A Gorjuss Girl!

This week's sketch at Retrosketches is a lovely layout that can be interpreted many ways.  I've gone for really clean & simple, after having created a couple of rather fussy, frilly cards recently.

Here's my card:-

(You can click on the images for a larger view)

& this is the sketch:-

To keep the focus on the coloured image, I've embossed a strip in the white panel & have extended it beyond the square, using a border punch to finish off the faux "banner".  Here's a close up:-

Many thanks to Bronwyn Eastley (*waving madly*) at addINKtive designs for the "Gorjuss Girl" image, which I stamped when I visited Bron in Tassie, earlier in the year.  The image has been coloured with Prismacolor pencils, blended with Gamsol, then fussy cut & popped up on dimensionals.  I've added glitter pen to the flower centres & clear glazed the toadstool.  The chocolate layer has also been raised on dimensionals.

I didn't have the sentiment I was after in my stash, so this one has been computer generated.  :)

Card Components  (SU except as noted)
Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Stamp:  Gorjuss Girl (not sure of her name)
Other:  Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Dimensionals
Non SU:  Watercolour Paper, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Glitter Pen, White Gel Pen, Clear Glaze Pen, Joyful Juliana Font


Christine Blain said...

Helen, this is beautiful! I especially like the embossed strip of card, with the Pinking Hearts border - so cute.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Waving madly back ... this is seriously cute and I love the white embossing with the punched edge to give your card that little extra touch. I must put some of my coloured images onto cards! TFS.

Nikki Spencer said...

Oh she is so cute Helen, beautifully coloured too!
The cas style is perfect to highlight this image and your faux banner just completes it..very sweet card! xxx

Kim S said...

The image is darling and beautifully colored...and I am in love with that simple faux wonderfully creative!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Helen, this is so sweet! Your coloring is phenomenal!!! Thank you so much for joining us at RetroSketches this week!

kasia c. said...

What an adorable image! And you coloured her beautifully! Great take on the sketch this week, thanks for playing along with us at RetroSketches. :)

Anna said...

I love your simple card, it looks so nice.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi Helen! Such a sweet sweet image ... and so beautifully coloured! I am in awe! Hugs xxx