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Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Aged to Perfection

One of my favourite images from the recent Indulgence release by Shirleys2Girls is the image Friends - could there be any better indulgence than the good company of friends - with the added bonus of a glass of wine. I've made several cards using the image, which can be bought here, this one uses Ria's pretty sketch from Sketch Saturday. I'm also entering it into Stamp Something's theme of Love Something, we all need and love our friends :).

The image is coloured with Copics and also paper pieced. The pen highlighting the border is a gold metallic which looks better IRL. The papers are free My Mind's Eye papers that came with a magazine, the big chrysanthemum is part of the pack. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and I tied the ribbon with a Bowmaker which I bought from Quixotic Paperie. I'm not the best in the world at tying bows, yes I was one of the last to learn in my class at school :). I watched the online videos of the bowmaker and was not convinced by them. But I gave it a go and I'm delighted with it. It truly makes tying perfect, even bows so simple. Right from the very first practice bow they have worked every time - I love it!

10 comments:

  1. Anne, I LOVE this! The image is wonderful and I just LOVE how you paper-pieced their clothing! Just beautiful!

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  2. They look as though they're having a fab time, I think I want to go to their party, Anne.
    I love your BP, it's gorgeous and your bow is fantastic, clever you.

    Lisax

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  3. Anne, this card is beautiful!

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  4. Love this! How fun! The paper piecing is perfect! awesome!

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  5. This image is so cute, love it for girlfriend type cards. Great sketch to use with it.

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  6. Fabulous card, love the image and the paper piecing.
    luv
    debby

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  7. What a cute image, perfect sentiment and fabulous card. I really like the flower on here too

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  8. This is a really fun card, and I absolutely agree with the sentiment.
    Hugs
    Valx

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  9. he-he-he, oh how SUPER fun!!!!

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