Friday, 20 April 2012

Chasing my tail...

Ever had one of those days where you feel like you are chasing your tail?  Well, I've had a week of it!  I don't know why, but it just seems that I finish one job only to find there are 3 more waiting to be done!  So this morning, I decided to shut my eyes to the pile of ironing and breakfast dishes in the sink, and sit down to create a card to share with all you lovely people...
...I made this using one of the digi stamps available in my online shop - it's called Grapevine and has 2 different sentiment versions (this one and one saying 'Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar but the best improve with age')...
...I coloured the image using Promarkers :
GRAPES - Prussian, Purple, Amethyst, Blender for highlights
LEAVES - Moss, Khaki, Pastel Beige
BOTTLE - Olive, Forest, Grass, Leaf Green, Lime Zest
BOTTLE TOP - Burgundy, Cardinal, Ruby, pale Pink
LABEL - Gold, Mustard, Vanilla, Ivory
WINE GLASS - Burgundy, Cardinal, Ruby, Antique Pink, Tea Green, Cool Grey 1
The paper in the background is also one of mine, it has wine labels all over and is available here.  I used the Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace PATP for the matt underneath the image and all edges were inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I embellished with the corner and scroll dies from the Parisian Accents Spellbinders set and black diamantes and small ivory pearls.  I added a touch of Crystal Glitter to the leaves and Glossy Accents to the wine glass...
...I used the paper again to create an insert, dropping the opacity to about 35% and adding a soft edged, white circle and the wordart sentiment that comes in the Grapevine set.  Suppose I'd better be off to get some dinner and the housework done before the monsters get home!  Hope you like my creation and thanks for dropping by!
Before I go, a big HELLO and thank you to my lovely new followers Lizy, Karen (see you Saturday) and Kathy B (nearly up to 50!)  It's always wonderful to think that you like my work enough to follow my little blog and I hope you find inspiration in what I do...
I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Inspire by a Song
(it has to be I Heard it through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye)
Earth Tones
Punches and Dies


sparklingblackrose said...

What a fabulous card! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley this week, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT -xxx-
p.s I have lovely candy on offer if you would like to enter-on my sidebar at

Elaine said...

Hi Ella, Stunning card I love the design it is so beautifully made well done
I am just catching up viewing as I have been poorly, feeling much better now and will be posting soon.
You have been making some fabulous cards since I have been away
well done Hugs Elaine

coops said...

gorgeous card lisa.stunning design and colours and i love the fantastic image :D

xx coops xx

May said...

What a beautiful card, Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy, Good Luck, Hugs May x

Jack said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

Eva Marie said...

ooooohhh....I love this! Fab sentiment and image.
Thanks for joining us at DVC