Friday, April 20, 2012

Elegant Ladies

Here's two wonderful cards using the new sheet that was released by Sweet Pea stamps artist Meredith Dillman (Plate #202). The first card uses Lady in Green, be sure to check out the artist's original coloring, which is stunning, and then look at my coloring here to see a different depiction. This stamp is so gentle and elegant. I added some clear shimmery glitter to her wings.

I also added some beautiful lace to the card that I think looks somewhat like a fan as well as matches the rounded cut used on the image base. I added a nice sentiment from Sweet Pea, "Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream proceeds the goal."

The second card is using a crafty lady, a seamstress, perfect for that crafter in your life. This elegant lady image stands out wonderfully on dark paper. She's designed by Meredith Dillman and is called Fanciful Notions. I colored with Copic Markers, the image was cut out using Spellbinders Nestabilities and edged using Creamy Brown Colorbox Chalk on the edges.

She's sewing in the image, which made her go perfectly with this border punch, using amazing looking textured ruche paper called Khaki Crepe. The card base is Epic Thick Black Columns. I also used creamy brown chalk on the edges to highlight the columned texture. The creamy brown matches the khaki crepe paper color very well. This card would be just perfect for that sewing crafter in your life. Think of the quilt makers, stitchers, seamstresses,...I know so many talented ladies in that line of work. They would just love a card like this.

Have a great weekend. Break out the stamps and have a great time!

Cheers, Holley


  1. These are both wonderful Holley! I was just looking at Lady in Green last night and thinking about how to color her up. Your version is gorgeous!!!

    LOVE that sewing border, LOVE!!!

  2. These are both gorgeous Holley! The lace is perfection on the first and that border is to die for on the last.
    'Fess up Girl!! Who makes that sewing border if you will?

  3. Connie, that sewing border is an XL size border punch that is made by EK Success. I love it because I am a HUGE button fan!

  4. great cards, love all the buttons and the color combos are great

  5. Very nice Holley. Loving the second one, love the colours of her dress.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  6. Oh Holley, these are very pretty, I love the button border on Fanciful notions, perfect for this image. And the lace is a nice touch for the Lady in Green. Both are beautiful

  7. These are beautiful. I love the button border you added to Fanciful Notions. The lace on the first one is so beautiful and your coloring of them is just perfect.]