Saturday, February 22, 2014

Gypsy Soul by Charmaine Flannery

Yeah it is Saturday!  Welcome to my blog today.
 I made a card for 7 Kids College Fund by one of my favorite artists Charmaine Flannery.  She is located under Sweet Pea Stamps at the 7 Kids College Fund Store.  There are a few days left in our challenge too, hope to see you over there!

Here is my card using Gypsy Soul by Charmaine Flannery
She was a bit hard for me to design a card with her.  I love Gypsy and their look but I didn't get the creative flow for it and so for 3 weeks I just added and subtracted items from this card until I was happy with it.  Silly but I did not want to give up because I love the image.

 I had Prima Junkyard metal and chipboard, to create my embellishments. Of course I had to use Frantage somewhere so I chose the bird cage from Prima. I painted the little Chipboard owl to lay on the top of the cage.

The black ribbon is so gypsy and I loved the effect it gave the card.  I will use it next time I make something with this image! lol

Sometimes I feel restless and want to be like a Gypsy just take off and explore. A bit of this in all of us perhaps? lol

Please stop by 7 Kids Challenge blog and enter to win the gift certificate to the 7 Kids College Fund Store so you can shop til you drop!  That is always fun!!
Enjoy your weekend!


  1. I am so glad you persevered Kelly because, to me, your card is perfection. The Gypsy is gorgeous, you have coloured her so beautifully - and the embellishments are wonderful, love the black lace and the little owl is an absolute delight! I can relate to your gypsy 'soul' too. Hugs, Anne xx

  2. You're right about that black lacy ribbon - it really is the perfect accompaniment for this exotic beauty! What a fantastic card - like Anne, I'm glad you persevered... sometimes it just takes a while for the project to tell you what's next - and I think you completely nailed it in the end!
    Alison xx

  3. O my word...AMAZING...What a beauty... she is beautiful...Love all the added embellishments & that black lace is fabulous...If you do decide to take off & explore give me a shout and I will meet you on the corner with my backpack...(lol) Hugs May x x x

  4. Brilliant make Kelly -It is not quite dark but getting there. Like you, I love the image. You know me and Halloween - I definitely think this lass is looking for trouble!

  5. Wow awesome! Super bright colours and there's a lot to see
    XOXO Yvonne

  6. You nailed the freedom and the color aspect perfectly. I think it turned out beautifully. Love the combination of metals with gems and materials...that's a trio after my own heart!
    Lisa x

  7. Kelly this is fantastic! Glad you persevered and the outcome is fabulous! All of your dies and embellishments add to the mystery of this gypsy. Great design!
    Hugs, Cathy

  8. WOW.....I marvel at all the fab details which really accentuate the lure and mystery of this image! The colors are perfect with the right amount of bling and your coloring....outstanding!!!!!

  9. Wow, K! Your design sure suits the's fabulous! II love all the pretty butterflies too! :o)

  10. Oh Wow! this is awesome Kelly!! what a wonderful image and I think you've showed her off to perfection with this card… I love all the little details… everything looks perfect.. so it was well worth taking some time over it!! ;-))
    Hope you have a good week!
    Big hugs
    Sue B xx

  11. OMG, this is jaw dropping!! the coloring is simply stunning!!


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