Thursday, 21 March 2013

Melancholy Moppet Adelaide #2

Hi Folks!

Hope you're all ok and that you're not having too hard a time with the weather.  Bit windy here but the sun's out.

This card features Heather Valentins' gorgeous Adelaide - this time in blue as opposed to the pink one on my last card and on my blog skin and banner.  The pink one is available now as a pre coloured digi over at the Lacy Sunshine store but the blue one's not available as yet.

I've coloured Adelaide using my promarkers as follows:

Hair:  Caramel, Sandstone and Satin.
Skin:  Copics E00, E11 and E21
Eyes (and blue):  Marine, Turquoise and Cool Aqua.
Lips:  Antique Pink and Baby Pink.
Shading on White:  Cool Grey 1and Blender.  
Shadow on ground:  Putty.

I have taken the png of Adelaide into my MCS software and placed the digi onto a background from the MCS Victorian Follies CD, then I've added a drop shadow around the image to make her stand out from the background.  Then I've printed it off and coloured the digi image as above.

The other backing papers are the same background but with the opacity taken lower so they are more faded.

The base is just a 6 x 6 (approx) square card with the front creased and folded down the centre to form an easel base. 

All the layers have been matted onto blue metallic textured cardstock and cut using Cheery Lynn's Reflection Boutique Mega squares with mini pearl edges.  Bit fiddly to use and get right but it becomes easier with practice.

The flowers are the same cardstock cut using Cheery Lynn's Large and Medium Rose dies which have been kept together with gold brads from my stash.

The stopper is cut from the same card using the Cheery Lynn die as in the matting layers.

The sentiment reads 'Happy Hauntings and Pleasant Dreams' and is a quote by Peter James.  Don't tell him, but I don't have a clue who he is!  Sssshhhhh!

You can see from the picture how I've laid the card out so no explanation needed there.

To finish off I've added some lovely blue faux gems...and voila...done and dusted!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Take care everyone and happy crafting!


  1. Hi Lixie, your card is wonderful, and Adelaide is as beautiful in blue as she was in pink, great layout as well.

  2. She's absolutely gorgeous Lexie - just shows how different images can look when done in different colourways! Have to say she reminds me of a little girl in trouble with her teacher - lol! Keep up the good work!!

    Hugs Su x

  3. WOW gorgeous!!!! Totally loving the layout and the layers you have done. And of course the coloring is fabulous!!!

  4. A truly inspirational card, stunning too. Thanks for sharing hugs Julie

  5. Adelaide looks gorgeous coloured in blue. Love the background you have chosen, these sure have come in handy haven't they? Love the dies and the beautiful flowers.

    Linda xxx

  6. Love this, it looks very parisian / vintage, she is very sweet :-) xxx

  7. A gorgeous card Lexie. Adelaide looks fabulous and the background is wonderful x

  8. This is just beautiful Lexie - love her in blue.

  9. this is love;y Lexie, love the layout and the colour xx

    Jill xx

  10. colours and lay out are brill, another great card Lexie.
    jane x

  11. Stunning card Lexie Hugs Sandra xx

  12. Gorgeous card Lexie. The image looks fabulous and I love the design.
    Lorraine x

  13. Really gorgeous, fab image, beautiful colouring and I love the soft colours and images of the background, fabby shape too
    Lindsay xx

  14. Lovely card. I hadn't thought about placing a digi against a background before printing. I stupidly thought the background would show through the png white bits. Doh....