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
Oh, this is gorgeous! I love the 'negative' effect.ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!
big hugs Vicky xx
Lovely card, some stamps you just use and use don't you. Those spellbinder die cuts are quite gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge. XOXO ZoeReplyDelete
LOVE your paper piecing--and the colors are fabulous! AND I ADORE all those polka dots!!! :)ReplyDelete
Great B&W card! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such this week!ReplyDelete
Such a fabulous and striking card!ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us for the "Stamp On It"" challenge at Paper and Such.
this is a great card- so stylish and striking- love the details of the masques :-) thanks for sharing at Craft Room Challenge, Debi xReplyDelete
What a classy card, very nice!! Colours are wonderful ... thanks for taking part in the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge ....ReplyDelete
This is so elegant Joanie, love the black and white...ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us this week at Make it Monday and sharing such a lovely card....
Absolutely gorgeous card!! Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time!!!ReplyDelete
- Susan, DT @ OSAAT
Such a lovely creation thanks so much for joining us this week at Dream Valley and good luckReplyDelete
WOW! This is an awesome card. I love thedesign and will use it as inspiration to design a card...ReplyDelete
Hi Joanie, what a great black & white card. The paper piecing is just perfect and all your details, like the pearls, feathers and the mask, just great.ReplyDelete
Thank you very much for joining us at Cards und More Challenge.
Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at NMW challenges and good luckReplyDelete
A wonderful card. I love the design and all the elements. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.ReplyDelete
Stunning creation, gorgeous images and layout--I love it, thanks so much for joining our challenge at One Stitch at a TimeReplyDelete
Wowo - stunning!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you for entering our challenge over at OSAAT
Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next week!
DT Member at OSAAT Challenge blog
A very striking and gorgeous card for our Spots & Stripes challenge, Joanie! Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck!ReplyDelete
This is amazing.ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!
This one looks really great! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.ReplyDelete
What a lovely card! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper and Such!ReplyDelete
Wow, this is beautiful! Those pearls look fantastic on the dress!ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining in with our Fashion theme over at the Craft-Room challenge.