Friday, 17 February 2017

'Gentle As Breeze' Twisted Easel

I have been trying to make as many DT cards as possible for somebody this year, but sometimes a challenge comes along that I can't resist and I make something for nobody in particular! (Or maybe I decide to just keep it for myself...bahaha)

Kit & Clowder have a group colouring challenge on Facebook at the moment using an image from Ching-Chou Kuik called 'Gentle As Breeze'. The theme is 'Your Favourite Colours', so I have used purple for the clothing. 
CCK's own group also have a challenge with the theme of 'Sing Me A Love Song', so I have combined the two. 
My inspiration song is 'A Thousand Years' by Christina Perri. The girl in the image looks a little sad and longing to me and reminds me of Bella Swan when Edward leaves her; all the months of waiting (sorry, if you're not a Twilight fan this will mean nothing to you!).  This song isn't from that scene as that song wasn't really a love song. 'A Thousand Years' is actually played in the end credits of 'Breaking Dawn' and the music video features scenes from the wedding. I have added a few lyrics on my card.

I've used techniques from Kit & Clowder's monthly classes and Elements of Nature class to draw and colour my background (the 'glow' I created myself though). If you haven't checked them out yet, please do.  The group is amazingly supportive and Alyce, the teacher, gives wonderful personal feedback.  

Products I have used to make my card:

  • Papermania cardstock
  • Metal embellishment, beads and flowers from my stash
  • Vintage lace from Etsy
  • Embossalicious embossing folder
  • Twine from Michaels
  • Sakura White Gelly Roll
  • ProMarkers - Walnut, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Caramel, Blush, Black, Cool Grey 1&2, Pine, Forest, Moss, Powder Blue, Arctic Blue, Sky Blue, Aegean, French Navy, Indigo, Burnt Sienna, Tan, Dusky Pink, Satin, Cinnamon, Sandstone, Aubergine, Plum, Purple, Amethyst, Lilac, Cocoa, Pastel Pink, Cardinal, Lipstick, Gold, Antique Pink, Sunkissed Pink & Warm Grey 2

It's not so easy to read, but the lyrics on my card are:
And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me, 
I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Kit & Clowder FB Group - CCK Colouring Challenge
  2. CCK FB Group - Sing Me A Love Song
  3. Incy Wincy Designs - Love
  4. Inspiration Destination - #122 AG
  5. Open-Minded Crafting Fun - #14 Flowering in February
  6. Sparkles Monthly - #89 Love
  7. Sweet Stampers - #4 Add A Sentiment
  8. The Crafty Addicts - #4 AG twist/Add a Sentiment
  9. TTCRD - W/C 14th February AG
  10. World Wide Open Design Team - #19 AG
  11. Cute Card Thursday - #465 No Patterned Paper
  12. Crafty Cardmakers - #182 Add Some Texture
  13. Crafty Creations - #335 AG
  14. Crafty Gals Corner - #110 Use Your Favourite Things (Promarkers, lace, flowers)
  15. Creative Fingers - #125 AG
  16. Ching-Chou Kuik - Love Is All Around
  17. Classic Design Team Open - #11 AG
  18. Come and Get It - Love Is In The Air


  1. Wow what an absolutely stunning make. Gorgeous image and so beautifully coloured. I love the background, its perfect. Design fabulous. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  2. Back again, and again, stunning.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  3. Your card is so beautiful ! I love it ♥
    Thank you for joining the Come and Get it Challenge.
    Jessica DT

  4. So pretty, really gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member

  5. What a wonderful card and great coloring.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you again.

  6. This is gorgeous Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for

  7. Ganz fabelhaft gemacht. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.
    LG Dreja

  8. I am sorry this is late but thanks for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Love Challenge. Hope you will join us in our ongoing challenge on Leather and/or Laces.-Maria Giselle

  9. Gorgeous card, amazing colouring, thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers, Jac x

  10. Beautiful card. Your colouring is amazing. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs, Agnieszka DT

  11. Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  12. Wow! This is stunning! Love your background. So fabulous! Thank you so much for taking the time to create your gorgeous entry for our Ching-Chou Kuik monthly challenge. I hope you will enter again and also check out our Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook challenges as well. Have a fabulous day! Hugs, Gloria DT

  13. Wooow beautiful colouring.. love it.. Thank you so much for joining our February challenge at Ching Chou Kuik Digital stamps inspiration and challenge blog.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge and Good Luck at the draw.. xx ~RoRa

  14. What a beautiful and stunning design! Love the starry background too! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday! I hope you will join us for the new challenge this week too! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  15. This would be perfect to enter in new challenge over at Morgans Artworld which is open to any image. Please enter your gorgeous project on this link. Annette DT for

    1. Thanks Annette. I can't enter this card though as the new challenge just started and I would be back linking!

  16. Nicola, what a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month of “Love is all around”. Love the haze around the image and the tree that you have created and coloured yourself. Even more FANTASTIC is that you have used one of Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps.

    Thank you for entering, best wishes in the draw and for your support of this challenge. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team Leader).

  17. Your card is wonderful
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge
    Hugs Anja

  18. Gorgeous card and fantastic colouring! Thank you so much for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge!
    Love Jacky x
    Sparkles DT

  19. This is gorgeous and I totally love how you coloured the background. A fabulous piece of work! Thanks for joining in the Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge this time. We hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa

    (Apologies for the late comment. Life just got in the way at the end of last month!)

  20. Oh wow, absolutely gorgeous card! I love your colouring and the glow around the girl. Twisted easels are always so fun to make and the lace ribbon and butterfly you've used are beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck! Hope to see you back again soon.

    Hanne, DT
    Handmade By Hanne

  21. Stunning, totally stunning, so pleased you shared with is at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Caz DT.


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