Friday, 29 April 2011

bah humbug 17

The challenge this week was to use pleats or ruffles - I did wonder if I could get away with just using this image from Elusive Images (now Chocolate Baroque), which is on the same plate as the stocking I used for an earlier challenge. I think I did this the wrong way round - pleating that is - as I stuck a strip of dst on the card and then pleated the paper strip onto it - in hindsight, would have been far better to have pleated the paper first, then stuck it down! (I might also have got it straight that way!- well, it is straight, just not straight on the card, if you see what I mean)
The backing paper is from an old pad of Christmas papers by DCWV, which is coming in very useful after being liberated from the bottom of a heap - it fell over, no tidying involved - image stamped with an Adirondack pad in raisin onto white card. After tearing the image out, the paper was sponged with DIs in old paper, wild honey and rusty hinge, trying my best to avoid the cook's apron. I did use a waterbrush to spread a little ink onto the ribbons and ruffled edge of the apron and to add a bit of shading to the face, hands and head.
Thank you to Ann and Max for letting me play with Bah Humbug this month, have really enjoyed my DT month, and my best wishes for an equally happy time to the new DT team for May


  1. This is a great card and something a bit diferent. Good image and she has ruffles on her apron too. I'm off to see what I can 'ruffle' up!!

  2. A lovely traditional card Vronnie, and perfect for the challenge theme.

  3. A lovely card, perfectly coloured. Hugs x ChrisB

  4. Lovely take on the challenge Veronica. Really like your ruffled paper strip. I dread to think how wonky mine would be if I tried it. Your colouring of the maid works beautifully with that bp.

    Perfect finale to your DT spot.

    Lesley XX

  5. Veronica it has been a real pleasure having you on the team at Bah! Humbug! You've come up with something stunning and different each week and have totally wowed both me and Max and by the comments we've had on the blog everyone else too. Thank you so much for all you've done and I hope you'll continue to join in each week over the coming months.
    Ann xxx

  6. Lovely card Veronica I love the image and the colours you have used go right in hand with your image.
    Thanks for sharing
    Kelly x

  7. Hi Veronica ... I not only second Ann's sentiments but would like to add that we're going to miss the excitement of opening your e-mails every week to see what you've sent us. Thank you so much for being such an a great Guest Designer, for sharing your wonderful ideas with us all and a special thank you for your enthusiasm for our challenges. I'm sure next month's Guest Designers appreciate your good wishes to them as much as we do.
    Your card this week was another winner ... love the warm colours and the super image - can almost SMELL the pudding from here! - the pleated ribbon is just the perfect finishing touch and is the perfect backdrop for a lovely sentiment.
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