I used an image from one of the older Creative expressions sets called Party Ladies which is a set I use quite a lot - together with the elegant ladies set, great for girly cards.
The image was stamped onto white card and the dresses were paper pieced using polka dot papers from the Papermania capsule range. The hats were also paper pieced but black and white feathers were glued to the hats first, the skin and rose were coloured with promarkers. These were then cut with Labels 21 die and the matts were made by tracing around the outside of the same die for a narrow border again using the polka dot papers.
This lady is adorned with pearls so I strung black and white seed pearls and sewed them to the card following the stamped design, the pearls on the shoes, hat and the ring on her finger were glued into place with cosmic shimmer glue.
Using the new Spellbinders Venetian motifs and accents dies the mask and flourish were cut in black and white card. I really think the venetian set compliment this image perfectly. The flourishes were 'hooked' onto the die cuts to create an extension of the hats and a little cosmic shimmer aqua twinkles was added around the eyes of the masks.
This is an 8 x 8 card onto which I matted black card and the same polka doe paper as used for the dresses, the images were mounted with foam pads and the masks with glue gel. The corners are pieces cut from the Venetian border and a B&W striped ribbon down the middle was added to finish off (and to conceal the join of the papers lol).
I hope you like this card and I intend to also enter it into the following challenges:
cardsundmore-challengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes
paperandsuchonline.blogspot.co.uk/ Stamping on Designer paper
papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/ Spots and stripes
ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.co.uk/ Always Anything Goes
crazychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Black and white and one other (Red)
dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Die Cuts and Punches
nomatterwhichchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes
onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes
robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Monochromatic cards
ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk/ Bingo - Ribbon, Pearls & Image