January - Garnet Birthstone

August 31st 2011


By her who in this month was born
No gem save garnet shall be worn
They will ensure her constancy
True friendship and fidelity.

I found this little poem at this site and it's perfect for the new "Birthstone" challenge at The Shabby Tea Room this week. And obviously as you can see my birthstone is the "Garnet" so I've made this card with garnet as the main colour.


To make the card I "layered" several images from Dezinaworld including a Shabby Chic background with a gorgeous lady in red plus a cute little hat! I've mounted this "collage" onto a piece of reddish textured paper and have sponged the edges with "worn white" folk art paint to soften it.


I also printed another hat and cut out the butterfly and glued it onto the first image to give a 3D effect as well as added some tulle to make the ribbon on hat. I made the little tulle flower and stitched it onto the corner of the card and added a few pearl beads as the centre.

I love the "rich" colours of this card and am also putting it into June's Gallery at Dezinaworld.

19 comments:

Ellis said...

Wonderful card you've made, looks great with the details! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Willy said...

Fabulous card!

Jessica T said...

That sponging around the edge is a great touch to a fabulous card! x

Jingle said...

This is beautiful!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the great image- and the white to soften the edges is a great touch. Fun card!

Daniella said...

This is amazing! I love how you married digital with paper crafting. The paint to soften the edges is awesome, and I love the 3D effect!!
xxDaniella

lynne said...

Sharon
Wait until June sees how you used her images. Fabulous. Vintage glamour and I wonder what she is thinking as she is surely thinking something or looking for her love. Sorry, my imagination is in overdrive looking at your art.
Beautiful flower to embellish.
Wishes
Lynne

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful! That white paint adds so much and I love the little red bit you've added to her hat. What a great touch!

Janna Werner said...

Love it! Colours and the sponging---perfect!

Christine said...

The card is beautiful. What a great idea for layering.

Linda said...

I love the rich colors too. Beautiful card. Fantastic image!

Ali Manning said...

Wow - this is gorgeous, Sharon - I love that rich color!

Melissa said...

Love the little poem and your card too! My birthstone is a Garnet also :)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love that poem too! Yay for garnet!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!

Hugs...
Melissa

Terry said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the flower you added!

Plush Possum Studio said...

This is lovely all over--even your edges are worth commenting about. Very well made! Impressive
Rose

Michele said...

now this is just stunnning Sharon! really beautiful! xo

Gerri Herbst said...

Such a striking card! J'adore.

Dezinaworld said...

Hi Sharon, thanks so much for adding this to the gallery and for posting such lovely words about Dezinaworld. This is stunning, what rich and beautiful colours and perfect embellishment.
I know i have been a bit lapse with blogging lately and hopefully will keep more up to date now
hugs June xxxxx

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