Sunday, 19 February 2012

CD Sunday - Wings and Legs

Good Morning everyone. I hope the weather is better now as at the time of my doing this scheduled post it is chucking it down.

What a super lot of great entries we had last week and it is going to be a tough job for Wendy M to choose just one winner.  Thank you all for joining in with us.

Now for this challenge I used a photograph of a beautiful 1920's/30's brooch and printed it on card, good paper and parchment.  This is my favoured way of layering up my toppers so I have some parchment to emboss which I think adds to the dimensional effect.  After I had embossed and decoupaged I coated the top layer with Perga Gloss to bring back the 'jewel like' sheen. 
The backing paper came from 'Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady' CD from Joanna Sheen.  I couldn't believe how well the dragonflies fitted in with my topper.  From the spare bp I  cut out a dragonfly and some flowers to add to the topper.  I really enjoyed making this card and I hope you like it to, and it will give some inspiration.  Your comments are always avidly read and appreciated.

Here is the card:


  1. Hi carol,

    Beautiful, what a lovely brooch and how well the backing paper fits your image,


  2. This is stunning Carol. I can see that it must be a gorgeous brooch, and it certainly makes a fantastic card. I love the way that you've put it together, with the parchment on top of a paper image, it seems to give more depth in the colour.

    Sue x

  3. Another stunner Carol. I looked at it on the CD Sunday Challenge blog but now have opened it up and can see the amazing detail! Clever you! Michelle x

  4. Fab card Carol and knowing how you have put together the Dragonfly it no doubts looks even better in the flesh.
    Mand xxx