Monday, June 23, 2014

Featured Artist Week with Jane

Sweet Pea Stamps

Hello folks, here I am again with another creation for  Sweet Pea Stamps.  Today I am sharing with you my DT creation for Artist Week  using the digi Arrival of Spring by Conie Fong.

I have a friends birthday coming up and bless her, last year I forgot.  So to make up for my thoughtlessness this year I have made her an extra special card.  My friend loves pearls and roses and I think she is going to love this one :) :) :)

I started by colouring the digi - oops forgot to take a pic of just the digi.  Here you see the coloured digi which I have fussy cut on the right hand side.  I have also used a mauve pearlised paper to line the inside of the card.
 Promarkers used.
 OK - so you know I fussy cut the right hand side, here you can see that better.
Now to complete the simple bow using a pieces of lovely purple ribbon that came in a scrap bundle that was in a sale lol.
 To make the charm section I used a rose metal charm and then added beads to the fishing line. Normally I use stranded cotton to attach charms but thought I would try the fishing line today.  Big bother as it had retained its coil.  To try to remove this I attached the metal charm first for a bit of weight and then held it up and used the heat gun to heat up the plastic and hopefully reshape it lol.  Worked but hot on the fingers and it did not help that my head forgot to compute that metal gets hot so big ouch when I touched the metal charm !!!!
 I am adding flowers to the bow area where the charm will also be hanging.  After trimming off the metal stems of the flowers I took a toothpick to make spiral bits - hey waste not want not.
 Here you see the flowers, spirals and charm attached to the bow on the card.
 Now the reason I fussy cut the right edge is so that I could use acetate or in this case a clear overhead projector sheet so I could give the pearls and my friends name a floating effect.
Finished card side view
 Finished card

Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful crafting, happy day :)



  1. How pretty - I am sure your friend will love it!!!

  2. Absolutely stunning. And I just love the colors.

  3. Beautifully colored her hair! Great colors too! XX

  4. WOW, just stunning, love the clear layer. So amazing

  5. Jane, this is fabulous, love the colors and beautfully colored. What you did with top corner is so lovely. I love this

  6. It's stunning! Love all your embellishments. Hugs Milo <3

  7. Wow! This is an amazing piece, Jane! You surprise me every week with your layouts and craftsmanship. I will never tire of looking at your art.