Friday, June 01, 2012

Pearls In Her Hair

I have a card today that I made for a friends birthday... then I gave her a different card that's been sitting in my stash, so I suppose this is now a card for my stash!  For some reason, I'm really happy with it... I mean REALLY happy :-)
I've made an easel card, just 'coz I like them!  The image is Pearls In My Hair from A Day For Daisies, I love the ethereal vintage feel of it.  The Paper Shelter has a Vintage or Shabby Chic challenge and Bizzy Becs and Corrosive Challenges have Vintage themes; while this is not Shabby Chic I think it's Vintagey enough, hope so!  The Joanna Sheen challenge is "Remember When", I think this is perfect for it... I hope they do too   :-) 
I also hope the birds in the image make my card suitable for the Bearly Mine Challenge this time around ; the theme is  "Animal Kingdom", the image is listed at ADFD under the Animals category, so I should be alright! I'm sure it will let me in at the Crafty Calendar... their theme is Things With Wings
I coloured with Copics and added (unsurprisingly) some pearls in her hair, they're from my stash.
The papers are from Starfish Lane (where I get my "special" papers from) the patterned paper ("Chiyogami Abstract") is glorious in real life, it has a real vintage/deco feel to it; the gold outlining gives a lovely enamelled effect.  The turquoise and garnet coloured card are heavily textured, they're from Starfish Lane too, as are,you guessed it, the ribbon and the garnet trim I've used as a stop for the easel (birthday gift voucher courtesy of my son, I had a ball picking out all my goodies!) Totally Gorjuss wants us to use  "Something New"... they said it would be an easy challenge, how right they are, lol.
I cut the image panel with an Mpress die (Petal Frames), then distressed the edges with Versamark ink, which I used to stamp the sentiment (embossed with Ruby Glitter EP) The Cutie Pie Challenge is to use dies or punches and 
The flowers and berries are from my stash, so I'm entering Lisa's Waste Not Wednesdays challenge to use Stash.  I bought a bough of the blossoms from Spotlight for $2.49, there were about 15 on it as well as leaves and buds... bargain!  I've inked them up to match and cut a couple of leaves down to suit.  Paper Play Challenges has Double Delight; Use Two Of Something, as does My Time to Craft, I've used two flowers, two leaves and two sprays of berries, so I'm entering there.
Not much more to say about my card :-) Crafty SentimentsDivas by Design and Simon Says Challenge all have Anything Goes themes, so I'll be entering there.
I've been using my crafting time to tidy up my hard drive, print samples of all my digipapers (very time consuming to make "samplers" up, hope it pays off in the end!) organize my digi images and that sort of thing.  I did manage to print off a couple of images while I was at it, so I hope to get some colouing time in when I have finished repainting my front door (boring "real world" sort of stuff) and reassembled my office after the minor flooding we had in a thunderstorm earlier this evening (it doesn't rain often here, but when it does rain it's often very heavy, lol) On this occasion the water came down one of the office walls where my printer paper was touching... and funnelled straight into the printer itself - I picked the printer up to wipe under it and inky water ran out - can't be good for it, but it still seems to be working :-)  I'll be back in a day or so with the fruits of my labours!  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Chrissy said...

I would be really happy with this card too Donna....gorgeous colouring and image, love the design and papers..beautiful.


debby4000 said...

Oh I love you're wonderful card Donna, its so adorable.

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is just gorgeous my friend!! Such beautiful colors and the pearls in her hair are a beautiful touch . Have a fabulous weekend!!

Hazel said...

Hey Donna

I too would be so so so happy with this card - its a stunner!

Love what you have done with the pearls - just brilliant and I love it!

Thank your for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week and the very best of luck. I hope you will be able to come and join in with our challenge next week.

Toodle pip

Hazel x

Unknown said...

your card is STUNNING!

Regan said...

This is exquisite! You should be proud of it - it's beautiful! Gorgeous color combo & your coloring is stunning! Love the actual pearls in her hair! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge! :)

Unknown said...

Hi Donna, I'm not surprised you're really pleased with it! It's stunning. Gorgeous image, beautifully coloured and the papers are wonderful.

Great embellies as well.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.


Laura Bradley said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine. Laura x

Dannii said...

WOW this is stunning keep it up!

Wishcraft said...

Just beautiful Donna! Fabulous image, love how you've coloured her. Lovely papers and details too. Thanks for joining in with my WNW challenge hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

Wonderful project - Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Lisa x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Donna, love your colour scheme, and the flowers are beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.
Hugs Debs

Purple Crazy said...

Beautiful creation, lovin the colour combo, thanks for sharing at MTTC, Wendy x

Tracey Manderson said...

lovely card, love the pearls in the hair. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, good luck and hope to see you again.

Julie M said...

Donna, that is a gorgeous card - I love the rich colours, beautiful details - the whole lot!!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Lisa Cornwall said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at the citie pies. Hugs. Lisa xx

kbrandy4 said...

Beautiful card!! Thank you so much for sharing with the Cutie Pies this time and good luck!! Hugs Hazel xx

PS. I have candy on my blog if you're interested!!

Linda Palmer said...

Thanks so much for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge. If you hadn't I would not have seen this gorgeous card. The card is so beautifully colored and designed.

Angela said...

This is gorgeous Donna. I LOVE this image and I had so much fun coloring it. It was one of my favorite cards I have ever made. I gave mine to my Mom for Mother's Day as she was the only person I could give it up!! I love your color scheme.