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Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Venice Carnival - The Paper Shelter

Good morning everyone, meant to post this last night for the new The Paper Shelter challenge which this week is 'Alter something or a card with 3 or more folds'.  I'm not really into altering things so I went with a 3 fold stepper card and used 'Venice Carnival'.
My mojo has certainly been on holiday last week, and I did have some commissioned cards to complete which were too similar to ones I have already posted to post again, yep, they saw them and wanted them, and isn't always the case that those were the ones I had already sold !.
Today's card nearly didn't appear either. I had completed it and left it lying for the pinflair glue to dry and a little later I heard a strange flapping noise.  When I went to investigate it was my cat trying to get the feathers off the masks...... she has a thing about feathers... fortunately she hadn't done too much damage, but a couple of the feathers are a little tatty.
I was delighted to see I have 4 new followers, welcome to Donna, Chanelle, Bridie and Halina and oooooo they makes some beautiful cards.
Anyway onto today's card.

Veronica has coloured up this image so beautifully that I decided to use her version and decoupaged the image. It doesn't really show in the pictures but it is in 3 layers. After finishing it I wished I had added a fancy frame around her instead of just rounding off the corners.  The masks were 'found' on the internet and I just added bling and feathers from my stash.

I added diamond stickles around her frame

I hope you will enter this weeks challenge where of course Veronica and Pedro offer $30 to spend in the store if you use a TPS image and 3 images of your choice with any other.  The other DT members have made some beautiful cards and creations for your inspiration do pop over and see them.

Watch this space for some exciting news coming soon about The Paper Shelter.

Thanks for taking the time to look


Nannieflash said...

Hi Eileen wow that is stunning I love how youve added the extra masks its really created a gorgeous and beautiful card. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Sue said...

WOW!! This is stunning Eileen. I love the image and the way you have layered it looks wonderful. The masks and feather look amazing.
Your did make me chuckle when you said about your cat attacking your card, lucky she didn't do too much damage to it.
Sue xx

Cards By MI said...

What a wonderful card Eileen. It's amazing. And I love that you used Vero's pre coloured image. It's good to show them off as well. The masks are perfect embellishments to this image. Lovely!
Love n hugs

Donna Ellis said...

Eileen, what a cute, beautifully-colored, wonderfully-textured, Mardi Gras card! So unique and WONDERFUL! TFS

andree said...

Eileen this is beautiful, love the mix of colours, so bright xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Eileen. The image is fab and beautifully coloured. I love all the masks and feathers,
Lorraine x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the images,fab

pinky said...

Wow Eileen this is just amazing, so different, so colourful and just beautiful. That naughty cat probably thought he had hit the bird jackpot lol.

Kjersti said...

Wow! A stunning creation Eileen, love the way you have decorated - amazing!
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Karen said...

Ooooh Eileen, this one definately has the WOW factor, it's brilliant!


Kim said...

wow Eileen! just loving all the feathers & masks! fabulous!
Kim x

coops said...

wow so stunning Eileen. really fabulous design and details and I love the image and rich colours :D

xx coops xx

Wishcraft said...

This is beautiful Eileen! Gorgeous image, love this pre-coloured version... all the feathers (cat-mauled or not!) look fab too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Janine said...

Fantastic card Eileen. I love the little masks and feathers. We visited Venice this summer and it brings back fond memories.
Hugs, Janine xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is so gorgeous, a wonderful creation, huggles Pops x x x

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is fabulous Eileen! Love your 3-step card, but oh dear I bet poor puss was in bad books! lol You can not tell though, so that is good. Judy x

Crafty Lark said...

What a fab design, gorgeous detail, love the vibrant colours. xx Flora

coldwaters2 said...

WOWZER Eileen this is out of this world beautiful, I do love that image and what a brilliant card fold, I love how you have used all those feathers, amazing card.
lorraine x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Wow Eileen I just saw this over on PS and don't know how I missed it the other day!! It is just out of this world, I love those masks - are they actual mini masks or just images that you have cut out and adorned?? Fabulous creation Eileen xx