Friday 9 April 2010


Hi lovely bloggers! Can hardly believe two weeks have passed since my first GDT spot with the lovely ladies at 
 DU2DS.  Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun - there were lots of stunning entries.
So, onto another new Challenge, and this one requires the addition of some METAL!!  You can interpret this any way you wish - maybe add a charm, some metallic card, old coins - you get the idea! A digi image should also be included on your project and full details can be found by clicking on the above link.
For my GD card I have used the beautiful Butterfly Catcher image from
Chris at Sketching StamperThe image has been coloured with Copics, then layered onto a sheet of copper craft foil. I have used a dressmakers tracing wheel around the edges of the foil and the white card.  I really wanted to keep it quite simple, so as not to detract from the image.
The cardstock is SU Sage Shadow, and I was lucky enough to find exactly the right shade of satin ribbon at Duttons for Buttons in Ilkley! (If you're ever in West Yorkshire and you need buttons - that's the place to go)!!

Have a great weekend - love and hugs, Sylvia xxxxxx
PS: If anyone knows why these two photos are jagged around the edges when you click to enlarge them, I would love to hear from you! Thank you.


Sally H said...

stunning card, Sylvia! I love the colours and your colouring is perfect!

cheryl said...

this is so beautiful hun love the coulrs love cheryl xxxxx

Claire Phillips said...

No jagged edges on them when I click on them. You can see them in all their glory though - fabulous image wonderfully coloured. Great attention to detail - splendid! Cheers Claire x

Spyder said...

no jaggy-ness for me either just a fabulous card! Love the image and you've done a lovely job with your dressmakers tracing wheel! I wonder why would happen if I used a pizza wheel?? (Lyn)


Thanks Claire and Lyn for letting me know - it's either something weird to do with my bloggy thing, or something to do with my dodgy eyesight!!
Lots of love - Sylvia xxx

ramoth said...

Oh what a wonderful elegance Card!
I love it! The digi stamp and your coloration are soooo beautiful!
Greetings from Germany

Chris said...

No jaggedness for me either...........must be your eyes then Sylvia LOL, I'm so cheeky :D. Well you already know how much I love your card but it's even better to see the close up and all your amazing detail in the colouring and the metal, it's so beautiful. Love the colours you chose and the big satin ribbon is fabulous. Have a great weekend and thanks so much for the link up, I really appreciate it. Love Chris xx

Sandra said...

Beautiful card Sylvia. Love the rich colours you have used, the copper sheet compliments them wonderfully. No jaggedy edges when I look either.
Have a fab weekend.
Sandra x

Larissa said...

Very pretty card Sylvia! Stunning colouring of the image! The big bow is so fabulous!

Have a great weekend,

Lavender and old lace said...

wow what a beautiful card your colouring is amazing love Dorothy

RefRacBe said...

Gorgeous card, Sylvia. I love the colouring in and the colour of her dress.

Nannieflash said...

Wow Sylvia gorgeous and beautiful card, love the colouring as well. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Mina said...

wow Sylvia this is beautiful,I love the colour of her dress
Mina xxx

CraftinGranny said...

Fantastic color combination and your coloring is absolutely fabulous. Love the image!
"Hugs" Granny (Carol)

Ruth said...

Such a beautiful card..the ribbon is a great finishing touch! Ruth

Annika said...

Oh wow, I can not believe I haven't found your blog before! Your colouring is amazing and I really love your card making style - you let the image shine and show it off so well!

Corie said...

WOW -- this is so beautiful. I love your colors and your coloring is FABULOUS!!! and that satin ribbon is the perfect touch -- LOVE IT!!

Lexxie said...

Wow Sylvia, this is amazing! The intesity of the colours just jump out of my screen, fantastic image and just perfectly coloured,
Love Sarita xx

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card! And such lovley colouring =D

Have a great day!

The Dolphin Inn said...

OHHHHHHHH my goodness this is stunning, she is just so beautiful TFS XXX

Liz said...

oh wow

beautiful colours glad i popped by stunning card

liz xx

Gini said...

Beautifully coloured card Sylvia, love the tracing wheel design on both copper and paper.
Your extra details make your cards so special!

lisa said...

Hi Sylvia. What a stunning image, I just love her and you've coloured her beautifully. The copper seems to highlight the colours even more.


stephanne said...

This is completely stunning!!! The way you have coloured her dress is jaw-dropping, I wonder if you could make me one in my size?? Fantastic!!! I am so glad you have stopped by my blog, so I could have the pleasure of snooping around yours!!! Lots of gorgeous works!!