Sunday, 22 February 2009

Blast From The Past

How time flies! This is my last card as Guest Designer for Dotties Challenge blog (sob!) I've really enjoyed the last 4 weeks and hope that I've managed to inspire you with my creations. Thanks to Louise and her team for giving me the opportunity to work alongside some very talented ladies!

Blast from the Past

I want you to look through your photos of your card creations from the past, choose one you really liked then make a new one following the exact same layout but use different papers and a different image. Put them both on your blog so we can compare them! Your original card doesn't need to have a Charmed download on but obviously your new one will need to.

So here is the card I've used for inspiration (a Friday Sketchers challenge from December) - when I made this card it really fitted together quickly which I always like but was not prepared for!
And this is what I made - of course using the new Holly and Madison downloads. I coloured this one myself as I am still trying to use up all my off cuts of backing paper (I have such a lot that I'm trying to be really good and not print off more!) but failed miserably with this as they were printed specifically to match my colour scheme. Ah well - better luck next time eh?! Backing papers are from Now That's Funky and a colour collection that I've not used before. Both were printed at B5 size as I wanted a smaller pattern.

Card edges cornered and then inked with pink and then black. The silver edge ribbon was salvaged from my recent handmade button swop (thanks Jacqui!) and the pink I had just lying around the place! The sentiment is computer generated, cornered, inked and layered onto the same backing paper.

The image has been coloured with watercolour pencils and I've added some sort of purpley pink glitter glue to the gown belt and her fluffy slippers. The hair drier has had the red glitter treatment. The image actually shows the flex of the drier but it was a bit of a challenge to cut round it, so I did without!

So there you have it! My last offering as Guest Designer for Dottie! Hope you've enjoyed my stay and go and check out the challenge for this week as there is a little reward if you enter!

  • Backing papers: Now That's Funky
  • Image: Holly and Madison download - coloured with watercolour pencils and glitter glue
  • Ribbon: From my stash and also from Jacqui
  • Sentiment: Computer generated


  1. Fabulous card TipTop - lovely colour combo. Glad you enjoyed GD at Dottie's World - it was lovely working with you.
    Juliet xx

  2. Beautiful colours and the ribbons make it look really luxurious-fabby card!!!

    Glad you enjoyed your time on the DT, It's been greatseeing all your work!

    love Dingle.xx

  3. Ruth I really do love your colouring style, this card is so soft and feminine but at the same time it has a really modern and funky twist. I think it's my favourite of yours so far!
    We've loved having you and you really will be missed. ♥♥♥

  4. I love that first card and I love the second one too. Lovely soft colours and such a great combosition. Beautifully coloured in too! Thank you for being part of the DW team, we have loved having you onboard. xxx ♥♥

  5. Beauitful cards, I love them both. Your colouring is brilliant,

  6. It's lush Ruth. I haven't forgotten that you have ordered me to enter this challenge. Will make time - promise :o)


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