Thursday 15 September 2011

Ebony with Pearls for the Emerald Faerie Garden Design Team

Good morning to you all in the land of Blog
I am so hoping that this is posted in a timely fashion, being my first ever posting for the Emerald Faerie Garden Design Team, I would absolutely hate to get it wrong :)

When I got asked to join the Emerald Faerie Garden Design Team, I was screaming around the house, I adore the images and I am sure you see why as you follow my creations in the future for them.

So the new challenge is on at the

The theme is


Now whilst considering what to create for this theme I had a friend at work that really needed to know that I was their supporting her through the loss of her mum, it is hard to understand that some people have already been in that situation and do totally understand what it is like.  As I lost my mum at the end of my teens, I therefore have total empathy for her.  After seeing her struggling and worrying, I just had to create something for her that would show her that I understood

So here is what I created for her
This is a box card, that contains tea light candles.  The candles for lighting the way.  The image is just perfect to express the computer generated sentiments, the image was created from two images of Ebony one flipped, so  facing each other.  This is me hanging in their too with her.
An MS POTP has been used to frame the whole creation.  The papers are Papermania Capsule Mono collection.  Black pearlescent card is the contrast colour.  The pearls are Prima and airbrushed in Y17.  The edges of the punched edge and the image and sentiment plates have been distressed and over stamped with Tim Holtz Mustard seed distress ink.  Flowers in the main from Wild Orchid however some are from a local department store, the lace is from my stash. Cheesecloth has been used under the layering.  A gold butterfly charm has been added at the top and liquid pearl detailing has been added around the edge of the detailed edge. A branch punch has been used for the foliage.
This is the box card opened up, the hand made tea light box has been surrounded by a gorgeous rose embossed yellow ribbon.  The sentiment is My Sentiments exactly.

here is the close up of the inner flowers and the air brushed pearls
and finally the image, don't you just love Photoshop and what it can do? The image has been coloured with copics with a clear glitter sakuro pen on the wings.
I have to say, she said,  "it was a valued keepsake, but could not open it as did not wish to get upset", she took it home to view it in private.  I now need to remember to take her some spare tea lights, as she will not open it as she would like to treasure it :) I am so pleased and know that the time it took to create it was worth every moment :) and that this little piece will help her through her tough times :)

Now don't forget to pop over and check out Team B's fabulous creations, to inspire you further

I would like to welcome all my new followers and wish you all well in the 400 follower candy.   For those of you that have not yet entered the 400 follower candy you can do so here

I still cannot believe I am at 494 followers, you guys are all amazing thank you,  if you are already follow me please don't forget to put your name in the hat :) as not many have entered so far, and would not want you to miss out

As always and very importantly I would like to say thank you to all my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave such inspirational comments on my blog, allowing me to hop back over to see your own beautiful work. THANK YOU!!

I just have to say thank you to the design team at Crafty Card-makers, for choosing me as one of their top five, here is my original submission

Now I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges, thank you Feline for supporting us all in finding our challenges 

Fab N Funky - Bingo Digi, Ribbon, 3 layers
Flutterby Wednesday's - Anything Goes
Kelley Kids - For Someone Special
Papercraft Star - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Faeries or Elves
Truly Scrumptious - Decorate the Inside
Everybody Art Challenge - Flowers
Papertake Weekly - things with wings
Tuesday Throwdown - Pearls

Enjoy your day


ladyjanet_56 said...

I want to be the first to say wit woo what a beautiful gift & so thoughtful I too can understand what she is feeling, I think this is just beautiful both inside & out there is just so much I love about it I can't list them. Janet

see you Sunday!

Carol said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kate, love the colours and all the details. Carol x

Natali said...

Hi Kate!! Just seen your followers.. 499!! One more and you have to prepare new candy ))) lol

Your card is fantastic!!! Love colours what you choose for "candles box" light and "light"!! Like usual all details just perfect!! Image absolutely beautiful! Like how you play around image and coloring it!! Gorgeous!!!

Natali said...

..and congratulations on your Top 5!!! ))

Lisa Jane said...

Congrats on your DT .. and wha a fab card to start with.. i love the yellow

Sleepy Stamper said...

Kate, Thank you for sharing this with us. Such a kind gesture to your friend and a Beautiful project! I love all the little details! There is so much to look at, I see something new every time I double click to take a closer look. Thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Kate, I like the image all the pearls and flowers.
Kevin xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a great box card kate, beautiful decorated and a very lovey and sweet image.

greetings karin

Marie Richardson said...

WOW Kate I am speechless seriously!!!!
I am so glad I found your blog a few weeks ago as I have loved seeing your work over the last couple of weeks and this new tealight box card is on my list for tomorrows make. I got a tutorial earlier on for it so I cant wait to give it a go, think im going to make some xmas one sup and use them as teachers gifts this yr saves buying presents as there is 4 'teachers' in my daughters class.

Danni said...

Gorgeous and just so lovely! thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

ladyjanet_56 said...

only a small class sunday 5 in total so far but Lynn says it's still on woo hoo, seen the card & I love it. Janet

Sandra H said...

Absolutely gorgeous:) Sandra H

coops said...

stunning card kate.your colours and details are fabulous and i love the gorgeous image ;D

xx coops xx

Dragonlady said...

OMG Kate what a totally spectacular creation. I love the mirror images and all the beautiful pearls. Wonderful inspiration and yes you are one lucky lady being on their DT - I am one green eyed dragon!!!!!

Hugs Ali x

Jen Shults said...

This is gorgeous! So much detail and I love the colors you used! Just WOW! Thanks for joining this week's Flutterby Wednesday Challenge!

Suzi Mac said...

A beautiful gift to give and receive Kate, Love how you put it all together. Welcome to the team hon. You're gonna love it.
Suzi x

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Wow Kate!! Your creation is absolutely stunning!! I love everything about your card - your coloring, your use of pearls, your layout design, use of colors!! This is just a masterpiece - thanks for sharing your work with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Rachel said...

This really is such a beautiful creation and one I would imagine took an eternity to make with all the detail in it! x

sara said...

really beautiful so many gorgeous details love the image thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
hugs sara x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous tealight box card, a real keepsake to treasure!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Kate. I love the colors you used and the image is adorable.


Love crafts forever said...

OMGoodness!!!!! This is so gorgeous Kate. Very pretty L/O, and flowers are so gorgeous.
Hugs Nat

Teresa said...

Gorgeous card Kate, really beautiful. Teresa xx

Arline said...

What a beautiful card and a lovely gesture for your friend. I'm sure she will love it and really appreciate it xx

Livert said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.

Hugs Liv xxx

Zora said...

The Emeralde stamps is so sweet and your cards with tem are greate:O)

Rez P. said...

Wow Kate! This is Gorgeous. You are super talented my friend. I hope to come by and visit you more often when I feel better.
Karezma Kreations

Nikki Byrne said...

beautiful! The pearl swirls are gorgeous and the image is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Kelly kid's this week. Good luck. Hugs


Linda said...

Such a Gorgeous card.. Love it!! Thanks for joining us at TPS this week.. hugs, Linda

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card with absolutely lovely flowers! Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Jenny said...

Wow. What a fantastic card. Absolutely gorgeous.
Thanks for joining EAC.

Sharon said...

What a lovely card.
Thanks for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky, hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Sharon x

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