Monday, 12 January 2015

Venice Carnival

Hi, today sees the start of the first challenge of 2015 at Crafty Cardmakers and More. The theme this time around is Something Old and Something New. 

For the New elements on my card I have used a new digi stamp from The Paper Shelter called 'Venice Carnival', which I have coloured with Copic markers and white and gold gel pens. The background papers are also new and are again from The Paper Shelter, 'Distinguished' 6 x 6 digital paper collection. I printed these papers onto some off- white card, which gave them a more vintage feel. The sentiment was also printed. The gold framework was cut from white card using my Silhouette and gold Gilding wax was applied. I also cut a base for this from Kraft card. For my Old elements I made some roses from some old air dry clay, which had started to dry out in its container and some old lace and gems from my stash. The leaves for the roses were hand cut from some tiny scraps of Core'dinations card and I also used some Glossy Accents and Stickles. 

I hope you like my take on this challenge.


  1. This is gorgeous Sally! So many wonderful layers of glitter and golden goodness!! Love your image and those little roses really are such a beautiful feminine touch!! until next time, big hugs :)

  2. Beautiful card Sally fab design.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  3. I love all the layers. I can just imagine myself at the opera

  4. What a beautiful image, wonderful colours

  5. Hi Sally thank you so much for the warm welcome to the team I am so pleased to have joined you all. Sally your card is beautiful that image is a stunner, the card design is amazing, truly wonderful creation.
    lorraine x

  6. Great details and design Sally.

    Best of the New Year.


  7. Brilliant what a beautiful card the colours and image are stunning its all so lovely love and hugs Carole x

  8. this is gorgeous,I love the image,papers and design. thank you for leaving a comment on my blog and becoming a follower, I an now following you. Marlene

  9. Sally, this is just stunning! Love the image and how you've framed it in the gold. The lace and gems are the perfect touch!
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  10. This is gorgeous Sally, I love the image, fabulous colouring and such beautiful detailing too.
    Sue xx

  11. Fabulous card Sally. I particularly like the image that you chose.
    hugs Kimx

  12. Beautiful - lovely image and such fabulous detail