A sketch, the roaring 20's and lots of layers

Good morning it's another muggy day here in Grimsby the sun might break through later which would be very nice!

This morning I have a card that finally got itself made yesterday evening.   It is based on the sketch at Rogue Redhead Designs.   Just been to get the site address for the link and looked for the first time at the entries, honestly this was the first time i've looked.   It would seem that the Milliner girls are very popular & why not.

Something else unusual for me is the use of DP's but at Doncaster recently a set called 'Time Flies' Craftwork Cards just drew me in.    The colour pallet is dusty purples/lilacs with touches of Teal and dusky pink.     After faffing to cut this directly to fit I remembered by DP's are not something to reach for very often.

The main image and it's frame were die cut into smooth card.   After using the die to emboss the card and before removing the frame die the embossed slots were coloured with DI and my ink dusters.   The same DI has also been dusted over the mat.   The girls were stamped in grey and coloured with ProMarkers.    Finally the butterfly has been cut from the DP and shaped before being added to the frame.

Last time the Rogue Redhead design challenge was to make Scrapings & I was thrilled to find out that my entry had been selected as a top 3.   Thank you Shar.
Other awards I've recently been honoured by are:

Thank you to both challenges it is always a thrill to be recognised in this way.  Your awards will go onto my sidebar, it's just that I've been a little busy with a new Mac and Challenges for Days recently & thanks to that have found somewhere else that might like my card:

Crafts-too Challenge You - My era is the roaring 20's the first age of new modernism when stylish hats like these were all the rage.   This fortnight the twist is lots of layers, at least 3.
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - For the Girls

Right best suck up some of the discarded cat fur that is littering this house!


  1. Zoe this is so beautiful and elegant. Love the ornate frame around the vintage image.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. I love your use of DPs with this gorgeous image Zoe, a very lovely vintage card. Thanks for linking it to Crafts-Too Challenge You for this month's decade challenge.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  3. Lovely creation and colouring. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week.


  4. congratulations to all your successes Zoe, so well deserved and loving your new card for RR. Annette x

  5. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining the RRD Rebel Challenge.

  6. I just love this vintage touch, and the beautiful frame you used to hilight your ladies!
    Be sure i still love your art Zoe, and i visit your new blog and that just what was useful for challenger crafters!

  7. Very pretty! Loving the framing! Thanks for playing with us at RRD, Zoe!

  8. Beautiful, love the vintage ladies and the papers and the butterfly are gorgeous
    Lindsay xx


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