Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Teen b'day card and a gift bag

Good Tuesday evening ~

Where does time go? Just realised I haven't updated for a bit so quickly popping by to show you a little card and gift bag I made for a friend's daughter a few weeks back. You may recognise the sketch as one used over at Just Add Ink some time back...love that we can always go looking for a kick start and inspiration if we need it.

Would have helped if I'd not photographed a Whisper White card against a white background huh? Trouble with that was the misc dsp I used, it clashed with almost everything I tried, so I gave up and went with the white option lol...hope you can make out the card. The base is Concord Crush. I coloured the little flowers with Prismas then added Crystal Effects and some Dazzling Diamonds so there was a nice texture to an otherwise CAS card.

I'm still fiddling with this new laptop and to date I haven't been able to get the colours right, so I'm not sure how the colours will show up on other computers. Do let me know if it's garish won't you!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back in a few days with this weeks JAI challenge project.


  1. Absolutely beautiful Patrice. Love these cards and bags of yours. x

  2. This is beautiful Patrice, the colours came out lovely. I am sure your friends daughter would have loved it.

  3. Hi there :)
    Gorgeous card and handbag - tick
    One lucky teenage recipent - tick
    Recognise sketch - tick
    Colours garish - cross (actually the Concord Crush looks black on my computer)
    Kim x

  4. Not garis Patrice, just really pretty....only thought about the card floating in space after you mentioned the white photographer's background!!

  5. You're so clever!!! Love it how you've got it all matching :)

    Agree with KimB the concord crush looks a little black.

  6. Love the colours what a great gift

  7. Gorgeous, honey! Yep, the Concord Crush looks black (very dramatic!) on my 'puter too. They are lovely gifts.

  8. I love a set!! and this one is stunning, the colour is combo is great! your friends daughter will love it!!

  9. That little bag is gorgeous and so is the matching card. I might have to give making one a go :)

  10. This is a lovely set Patrice. I'm sure the recipient absolutely loved them. I too struggle with Concord Crush, it is a very hard colour to photograph, doesn't matter how much you edit it either!!

    Karen G.

  11. I love this gift idea Patrice...so perfect for a teen. I share ur frustration re the colours and pics. I can see I am gunna have to give one of these wee bahs a go. Well done. ooxx


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