Friday, March 6, 2009

The Belle of the Ball

Happy Friday!!!
I finally got a chance to make the Belle of the Ball into a card. I showed you the image a few days ago because I just didn't take time to make cards yet (I was having too much fun coloring.)

This is one of the 1926 images at Dog Gone Stamps. The original drawings were done using a feather quill pen and ink.

I colored the image with copic markers and wanted to make a simple but elegant card to showcase this beautiful lady. I added glitter to her sash and necklace with a stardust clear glitter pen. Of course it is really hard for the true shine to show up with a flash picture.

I sewed the main image onto the star flower punched and embossed white panel. I decided that I wanted just the blue panel as the card base, but it was a little plain, so I used my sewing machine and made a free hand sewing line twice around the card base. Where the lines intersected I placed a half pearl for pretty definition of the sewn lines. I tied a sheer white ribbon around the base under the raised main panel and my card was complete.

I hope you all have a great evening. I posted a little earlier than usual tonight, I still have a bunch of stamping to do, the best part of the day!

See you tomorrow.



Jana M. said...

OH Cathy.. she's stunning!

Jacilynn said...

Cathy, I love this. Beautiful Coloring. This is a great image!!