Monday, May 19, 2014

Serenity by Concetta Kilmer - Jane's creation

Sweet Pea Stamps

Hello folks, here I am again with another creation for  Sweet Pea Stamps.  This week I am working with the beautiful digi 'Serenity' by Concetta Kilmer

To begin with my first personal challenge was to attach black hair.  I so often get this very wrong by trying to over blend using 5 grey colours plus black.  This time I decided to try something a little different - black, plus ice grey 5, 3, and 1 (Promarkers).  All the colouring was done in the greys and then I used the black with the fine nib to build up the black.
 With that done, time to colour the rest of the digi.
Phew, - eyes need a rest now lol.  OK - better and coffee drunk so back to crafting.  I started on the card base where I plan to use black card, olive green paper and black lace for a rather sexy look hahahaha
 Card put together now for the embellishing. I have mixed together gold and clear embossing powders, I don't want a solid gold but just a sprinkling.  This will be used on the butterfly which I cut with Spellbinders Les Pavilions 2.

Here is the butterfly - black for the base layer and the top layer coloured with olive green Promarker.  Both sections finished off with the gold and clear embossing powder mixture.
 A few more bits and bobs needed, Stickles, peel off sentiment (not sure if I am using gold or colouring a silver one in greens yet), ribbon and of course a tag which I have been making as I go along with the other sections.
 All done.  I finished off the inside of the card with cerise paper cut with Spellbinders Grand Labels 1and a rubber stamped butterfly which I painted with Stickles lol.
 And here we have the finished card :)

Thank you for stopping by :)

  • Digi -  'Serenity' by Concetta Kilmer
  • Promarkers
  • Die - Spellbinders Les Pavilions 2, Grand Scallop Ovals, Spellbinders Grand Labels 1 and Scalloped Circles 
  • Promarkers
  • Stickles
  • Lace, backing paper (wrapping paper), and ribbon from my stash
Thank you for stopping by and hope a happy crafting time is heading your way:


  1. Ahh always wanted to try this style card. So beautifully done and love the use of the lace. Great job

  2. so pretty Jane, Love the shad of green with the pink

  3. This is fantastic! Love that black lace!
    Hugs Sande

  4. So beautiful, inside and out!! I just love how you show us all the photos. Your coloring of her hair is just stunning on this card. I love her black hair! WOW.

  5. Beautiful!!! Love her hair and all the butterflys!!!

  6. Wow! Love her back hair, and how you embossed the butterfly! Awsome!! Hugs Milo ♥

  7. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the coloring. The butterflies are just the perfect detail.