Actually, you may not need the sunnies... sparkle is SO hard to photograph - you can see where the sparkle IS in this pic, but IRL it'll have your eye out, lol. Card Mania Challenges has Make It Sparkle and Corrosive Challenge has Shiny and/or New as their theme, so I'm entering there... my paper is new, as is the image so I'm entering the Papertake Weekly, OSAAT, Crafty Calendar and Fab'n'funky Challenges which all have "New" themes.
I've made an easel card, my favourite fold, I like it as it's a bit "different" than most store bought cards... and you get to show off some of the "inside" of the card without opening it! I scored the card in the "wrong" place resulting in this card laying down a bit further than usual. The sketch from Sketch Saturday lends itself to this sort of card... with the image protruding above the fold.
The image is Ballerina Izzy, you can find her here. I've coloured with Copics, adding some Prismacolor shading and oodles of Stickles to the dress and and the centre of the flowers.
I used mustard cardstock from Kaisercraft for the first layer of matting, and the blue SUPER glittery card is from Merci. Crafty Creations has "The Blues" as their challenge, so I'm entering there. The paisley patterned paper is from my favourite "specialty" paper store, Starfish Lane - it's gorgeous IRL. The blue mat was cut with the biggest die from the Mpress Petal Frame set, I used the die as a template to cut the mustard mat. The leafy flourish is Memory Box Lavish Branch, I gave it a coat of Glossy Accents, to add some more "spaklyness", and some rhinestones to that to add some more! The Paper Shelter and Moving Along With The Times have Dies and Punches challenges, so I'm entering them.
The inside of the card is finished with another Lavish Branch. I added some rhinestones to the corners of the horizontal panels... using the ones on the inside/base as a stop for the front/top.. whatever you call the "easel" bit! The sentiment is computer generated.
Through the Craftroom Door, Paper Creator Crafts, Art by Miran, Inky Chicks, Little Miss Muffet and Aud Sentiments all have Anything Goes Challenges running so I'm entering those too.
That's it for today's card, hope you can pop over to the Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the tam's inspiration... hope you get to enter the challenge too, there's a great prize on offer from Crafty Ribbons... and if you use an image from Di's Digis you go in the draw for an extra prize, yeehaw!!
I absolutely WILL be back in the next few days with a card from my drafts... I'm adding to it and need to MAKE time to get some blogged. I have been blogging; I've been very "active" on the Bonesmart blog, seeking and hopefully providing some support for the "issues" of Total Hip Replacement... I haven't quite had the dream run home I was hoping for; nothing terminal, "just" tendinitis - pretty uncomfortable and slooooooow to respond. Enough whinging, I'll be back soon... with a card! Until then Happy Crafting, Donna