Friday, 13 September 2013

Announcing The Grand Duchess

Morning Blogland
It's Friday so that means New Release day at

and this week she is called
'Grand Duchess'
and she is fabulous

I decided to have another go with my watercolour pencils again and even if I do say so myself I think I am getting a bit better. I used liquid pearls for her buttons and pendant. The sentiment I printed off the computer as I thought it fit very nicely with the theme as The Duchess shouted steam punk to me straight away. I edged a white card blank with Tim Holtz distress inks, found the perfect piece of patterned paper in my stash, distressed the edge of this with inks too, as I did with the sentiment. Then I was stuck, what else could I add to the big gaping hole??? So I attacked my die cut drawer and found the perfect thing, the big Tim Holtz clock die cut. I graduated the colours using distress ink pads, added a large brad with a grey gem in the centre and then found a couple of bronze charms to hang from a piece of chain attached with a smaller brad. One charm is a heart and the circle on has the most brilliant quote 'Well behaved women rarely make history' What a brilliant, and true, thing to say.

You can pop along and buy 'Grand Duchess' with 20% off this weekend here
Have fun with her

Happy Crafting

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  1. A very nice card, I love the steampunk look! Your coloring looks great! Such a super image. Thanx so much for playing along with us at CC&CC for our Anything Goes Challenge! Joanne

  2. Great image and beautiful card!! Good to see you at Sister Act!!

    Trisha-DT Member

  3. so stunning katee.i love your steampunk design and image and fab colours :D

    xx coops xx

  4. Great layout and cool image - the clock background is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  5. Beautiful card, love the image and lovely colors. Thank you for joining us this fortnight at 4 Krafty Girlz. Abbie xx

  6. Oh, what a fun image! I love this and the vintage feel too. Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet this week!

  7. Wow! What a great card!
    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  8. This is truly stunning! A really gorgeous make! thank you so much for entering the 4 krafty girlz challenge!
    Toni-Marie xxx

  9. You have done a great job with the pencils, it looks fantastic! Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)


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