Monday, 7 July 2014

Great Gatsby Girl

Quite a few months ago (October last year) I purchased some digi stamps from Time for Tea and, as usual with me, never got around to colouring them up. A couple of weeks ago I came across the folder again and decided that I was going to use at least one, and the one I chose was Great Gatsby Girl, which unfortunately doesn't seem to be available in store any more. I had also recently purchased a set of digi papers called Pretty as a Peacock, which used my favourite colour combo, and was desperate to use them, so I decided to pair the two together.
After colouring up the image I was really pleased with the way she turned out, (I even turned her headband feather into a peacock feather) so I used an 8 inch square card blank because I wanted to keep the image as large as possible.
I die cut some spellbinders borders, and used some art-deco elements to make up the frame around the image and sentiment. 

Digi Stamp - Great Gatsy Girl - Time for Tea
Papers - Pretty as a Peacock digital scrapbook kit - A-manda Creations
Art Deco accents and borders - MNINE designs
Spellbinders Venetian Accents border die
Marianne Creatables - Seashells
Silver mirri card - stash
Celebrate - computer generated - Park Lane NF by Nick's Fonts
Gems - Meiflower

I also made a feather and diamante fan embellishment by die-cutting a shell, cutting off the corners then adding feathers and teeny weeny narrow strips of acetate with stick on gems.

I am entering my card into the following challenges
Glitter n Sparkle - #92 Bling it On
Digi Galore - must use a digi - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #36 Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - #64 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - #45 Anything goes/Celebrations
Aud Sentiments Challenge - #110 Anything Goes Plus DT Call
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Must Be Square or Rectangular #42 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly  - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in
Colette xx


Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Colette. I love the Gatsby image and the papers are scrummy. A fabulous design.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Christine L said...

Love this fabulous flapper Colette... and wow to the peacock colouring!

Christine x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 42 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Anonymous said...

Great card Colette, love that image!

Vicki x

Hazel said...

Thanks for also sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 36 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

shampylou30 said...

Beautiful card. Love the stamp and love the feather too thanks for joining us at creative moment challenge xxx

Sharon said...

Just popping back Colette to say thank you so much for donating to the Hospice Just Giving site. I am really grateful.
Hugs Sharon. xxx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Design...just perfect for our challenge over at Suzy Bee's, I do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge..
Suzy B (Owner)

aussie aNNie said...

Colette, wow this is just gorgeous love the peacock feather in her hat and the real feather...looks great as well as the beautiful papers...
I have joined as a new follower of your blog. You may want to join in my blog and candy sponsored by three lovely artists...thanks..xx

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Bridie said...

Ohhh me likey!! Particularly the deep jewel tones and the sparking silver mirri!

Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

Have a fab day.


Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Cards By MI said...

Such fantastic card! You always make your creations look so perfect. I just love them all. The design is fabby and the colour combo is wonderful.
Love n hugs

Sandy said...

Fab Art Deco creation, lovely image and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this fortnight