My Lovely Friends

Monday, 5 March 2012

Lady Of Opal

Hi my lovelies how are you all? I'm having a real manic hectic  monday so I'm gonna try be quick lol.
As I told you I had been playing with some of my digi images & been playing about cropping them. I've not seen them done before but I did get the initial idea from a digi image company who had drawn an image coming off the page.
Anyway here is another one I've done......this is probably my most favourite...........
This is 'Lady Of Opal' by Sara Burrier & she is a digi image exclusive to Crafts & Me.
I've kept the card pretty simple..........for me anyway lol to show off the gorgeous lady.

The metal corner was silver I painted it with Gesso. The gorgeous 'Resin Flower' is from
Ribbon-lace & tag is from my stash.
The pretty paper is Melissa Frances 'Vintage Attic Treasures' oh & these are treasures they are soooooooo pretty!! No I dont cry when I cut them.............ok maybe a little teeny bit!!
I've inked all the edges with Vintage Photo & matted onto Dark Brown card.

I cropped her to show her beautiful hair, her pretty face & those gorgeous wings, I then mirrored her to face the other direction. Its amazing how different an image can look after doing this.
The original image is here. She was coloured with copics & added glitter to her wings.
I used a Marianne Design Creatables to make the frame behind her.

I punched out 2 butterflies & attached Hero Arts gems to the body. The large pearl is from my stash.

Well thats it from me this post has took me ages cus I'm rocking Payton-Lea as well while her mam & dad have done back down Yorkshire to get their new car, its easier her staying with nana & gramps he hee.

Thanks soooooooo much for stopping by will be round soon to visit you all. Hugs to you all
xoxoxoxo
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70 comments:

Tracey T said...

Absolutely stunning,Vicky! Love the way you've coloured her hair, it's so lifelike. Hugs, Tracey xx

Sandra said...

Hi Vicky! Oh you have colored her so beautifully! I understand why she is one of your favorites! Gorgeus card! hugs Sandra

Doreen said...

A gorgeous creation Vicky,love what you do with these images.xxx

Elaine said...

This is so different it is lovely. I like the die around the image. Hugs Elaine

Crafty Chris said...

OMG this is stunning Vicky wouldnt have thought of cropping an image that much but it really works here, stunning BG as well, you are full of inspiration, it is always a pleasure to visit.
Chris x

Maria Therese said...

I'm simply stunned by how you colored her hair ♥

Karina said...

Wow Vicky, I am amazed!!!! What a fabulous idea to only take a part of an image. This looks soooooooo great!!! Love it!!! Would you mind me giving this idea a try as well??
Hugs Karina

Teresa said...

Oh wow Vicky! Love it, Love it, Love it!...I love how you have coloured this beauty, she looks gorgeous, and yes I know what you mean about those fabby papers :) A stunner of a card! Have a lovely evening, Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a fabulous image vicky and your card is very beautiful.

greetings karin

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, her hair looks amazing. Absolutely stunning card.

Happy Days said...

Beautiful card hun. x

Juls said...

wowzer this is just stunningly gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls

Ans said...

vicky sooooo nice
wow
hugs,ans xxx

Sue said...

Hi hun
great what you can do with digis eh, fabulous card, awesome colouring, beautiful embelies & design, sue,x

Mary J said...

STUNNING!! Her hair looks so silky Vicky, just adore this!

arjette said...

Woowwww Vicky, this is really awesome!!!! You colored your image soooo beautiful, I really love the hair, it's gorgeous!!!

gr. arjette.

Catherine said...

This is gorgeous, love it!

Denise and Louise said...

Another gorgeous card Vicky. These images look really good cropped - I love this idea.
Hugs
Denise xx

nnalorac said...

This is one gorgeous card Vicky. She is just beautiful, she says it all without a lot of embellishes, love it. Carolxx

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi WOW WOW WOW it is just so incredibly gorgeous ! I think you may have started a new craze and we all will be having a go !! She is so beautiful like a painting and the black frame is to die for !! I just lovve it to bits ! ;0)

Frea said...

Hi Vicky, love this card, such a gorgeous image, look at that beautiful hair!! Hugs, Frea

angelwhispers said...

How clever is this Vicky and such a fabulous way of showing off this beautiful image! Enjoy your little baby! Chanelle xxx

Debs M said...

great idea to crop it, looks fantastic, great sentiment too x

Carla S. said...

Stunning card, Vicky! I love how you've cropped and colored the wonderful image! Every detail is perfect! A gorgeous design!

Suzi said...

Wow! Vicky, this is stunning my dear. I love that image and how you've cropped her. Papers and layout are so complimentary.
Hugs
Suzi x

Shelby said...

Spectacular coloring! Love the depth and dimension you've created and the embellies are just perfect for showing off your amazing coloring skills.

Shelby

Martinas Welt said...

Oh my God...another Masterpiece of you! Wow...this really looks amazing Vicky!!! I love your colouring and the black parts of the card, which makes it more special I think! Love it!
Martina

Lorraine said...

this is stunning huni the die behind looks great too xx

Tracy said...

Hi Vicky
A superb creation with such beautiful details.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Eskimo Frosting said...

Stunning card. I love the image and the beautiful lace frame.

I may have to pinch the cropping idea!!.

hugs
Jayne
x

heidy said...

Love it sweetie!!!
XXX Heidy

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Vicky this is truly wonderful that hair looks so real, it feels like I could reach out and touch the softness, wow, excellent card.
hugs
Lorraine x

Tracy said...

This looks brilliant Vicky, love the technique of cropping your digi. Love the finishing touches too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Loopylou. said...

oh vicky hun it looks stunning, I love that cropped look!!
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Donna Mosley said...

OMG!!!!! Vicky, this is one incredible creation hun. Love the image, your amazing colouring and all the gorgeous details. Ooh! I love it all. :o)

Donna x

Rebekah said...

Wowzers sweetie this is stunning I totally love it fab work! hugs rebekah xx

Sandra H said...

Vicky this is beautiful, l haven't heard of cropping images before but l now know where your coming from truly gorgeous:)

Wishcraft said...

Oh WOW!!! Your colouring is just stunning hun, so gorgeous! Love what you've done with the image, fab frame too.

You're probably already off shopping, but the papers are Magnolia ones from the Sweet Crazy Love collection... I've nearly run out and think I NEED more of them lol ;o) Lisa x

Kerri said...

beautiful..love it..very talented..thks for sharing

Alyce said...

Vicky this is so stunning...her hair is amazing! Great job on the colouring and love the die border :)

LilyPinkScraps said...

Gorgeous card!! I love close cropping images, you can really change the whole feel of a digi :)

Sue said...

Wow! this is stunning Vicky! I love the way you've cropped the image and your colouring is awesome! Beautiful papers and embellies - its really stunning! I love the sentiment!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

ellabella said...

Ohhh wow what a stunnig card, love it! Hugs Janine

...just Barbara said...

Brilliant - can't believe how gorgeous this is! Love the black lacy border and the way you colored her is top notch! Stunning card! *Hugs

Sassy Scrapper said...

Oh my gawd you did it to me again!! You've left me breathless and speechless at the same time. Sweetie this is not good for my health. haha
This image is stunning and even more dramatic the way you cropped her. Your coloring is gorgeous as always hun and I love that die cut frame.
Hugs Bonnie

Mandy said...

This is stunning Vicky lovely image and such a great idea...Beautiful colouring and design as always...Hope both Princesses are fully better now after their illnesses...Have a lovely day...
Mandy x

Arabella said...

This is just beautiful Vicky! Stunning colouring!

Arabella

Majsan said...

Hi Vicky!!OOH woow superprachtig, love the image and your colouring.

Huga Majsan

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is beautiful Vicky! Love your coloring and this gorgeous image. Thank you for joining our sketch challeneg this week at Papretake Weekly :)

Heidi said...

just catching up with everyone, this is a fabulous image, love the sentiment. Absolutely gorgeous layout and colouring. hope you had a good weekend. hugs heid x

Anne said...

Gorgeous card, sweetie! Love the image and the beautiful embellishments.

Hugs, Anne.

Mette said...

Just stunning Vicky. Your colouring is wonderful and the details on the card is so complimentary.

Hugs, Mette

Silvie Z said...

oh Vicky, your coloring is just out of this world, I so love how you color you images, especially her hair is amazing! Love your card, it's gorgeous!
Hugs, Silvie xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Really stunning treasure. You are clever cropping her.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

June Nelson said...

Wowser me darlin this is beautiful, your oclourig is gorgeous, and tha papers and embellies and oh.......everything is brilliant!!!!!when am I coming to yours for lessons and a bit play lol !!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Ira Huberts said...

Goodness Vicky!! I think you may just have outdone yourself with this more than stunning card, it's superb and extremely outstanding! Love her hair, face and wings, such a delightful card!! Big hugs, Ira xox

CraftyC said...

Wow, thats so clever Vicky and what a great effect. Love your card as always!
Clairexx

Teresa said...

Love what you have done with lady of opal she does look so different and her hair wow! I wish my hair looked as shiny as this.
Teresa x

Lau W said...

Wow ! her hair !!!! Fantastic !!
xxx

Rachel Parys said...

What a cool image! She's gorgeous! I may have to try this with some of my digi stamps!!!

Mau xx said...

Wow! Vicky this is gorgeous, I would love to try cropping as its so effective xx
Love your colouring its amazing as always xxxxx
Hugs Mau xx

Alessandra said...

all these lovely ladies already said everything that has to be said!! this card is absolutely fantastic, the idea is brilliant! If I ever dare to "steal" your idea, I will let the world know that you had this idea!!
Hugs, Alessandra

Debs said...

WOWZERS Vicky what can I say that hasn't aleady been said - this is soooooo stunning! I love how you have cropped the image and as always immaculate colouring :o)
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Nicola said...

What a stunning card Vicky, love what you've done with the image and coloured to perfection too! Beautiful details and fab design also
Thanks for entering our More than Words challenge over at Fussy and Fancy this fortnight and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Marfa said...

This card has drama! I don't see that very often. Fabulous job! Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenges.

Grenouille Greetings said...

You must get bored of me saying this, Vicky, but my my my you "do" hair soooooo beautifully. Love how you've cropped the image too! Hugs, Lesley

xxxtglxxx said...

I also like cropping digi-images too Vicky - The Crafts & Me digis are my favourites and they work so well with this technique too.

This is a breathtaking card hun, love the drama of the black matting and her hair is stunning!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Laura said...

Wow Vicky, what a stunning card! So many different elements, I love it. Very beautiful.
Laura xx

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luvmycards said...

Vicky, this is just breathtaking-thank you for sharing it with us and inspiring us.
Carolyn