Sunday, March 27, 2011

Julia The Purple Ballerina!

I have made this card for my friend Julia becuase it is her birthday today! Happy birthday Julia!
My stamp is one from a range of stamps called La-La Land Crafts that I discovered last weekend when I went to a craft show. When I saw them I knew I was going to have to buy heaps of them and by the time I left the craft show I had accidently purchased 6 of them! This sweet little ballerina is called 'Marci Ballerina' and she is just gorgeous. I coloured her with copics and added a row of little pearls in her hair. My friend has lovely long black hair and her favourite colour is purple so I tried to colour the stamp to look like her. My flowers are spritzed with Glimmer Mist in 'timeless lilac', 'creme de rouge' and 'spring rain' (yes, I am obsessed with glimmer mist too and I am too scared to count exactly how many I have purchased....). I also used lace, ribbon, pearls, bling and gorgeous deep purple glitter paper.

Let me know what you think!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

- Friday Sketchers; Sketch #147
- Simon Says Stamp Challenge; Mother's Day/Girly Challenge
- Fab n' Funky Challenges; 'Do it more than once..!'
- Pile It On; 'Pearls and Rhinestone and Bling, Oh my!'
- La-La Land Crafts; March customer gallery
- Allsorts Challenge Blog; For a Special Lady
- Cupcake Craft Challenges; Monocramatic

Top view of my easel-style card:

Close up of the top of the easel card:

Close up of the bottom section of the easel card:

Happy Birthday Julia!:

Side view:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Here is an easel-style card I have made using pink, grey and black tones. I could not resist using my favourite things on this card; glitter, glimmer mist and glossy accents! My stamp is an adorable bear drinking a milkshake from Hooked on Craft; isn't he so cute? I think he is really enjoying that delicious looking sugary treat! Mmmmmmm yummo! I have coloured him with copics and added glitter and glossy accents. My flowers and leaves all started off as white but I spritz them with glimmer mist in 'viva pink', 'black magic', 'hot chocolate', and 'bronze' (except for the black flowers but I spritz them too!) . I think I am obsessed with glimmer mist and I seem to be 'accidently' purchasing more and more colours. But you can never have enough, right? My doilie, lace and flower ribbons, leaves and flowers are also from Hooked on Craft. In the background I have used some core-dinations paper and I embossed it with my cuttlebug and lightly sanded it back to reveal the light pink colour underneath.

Let me know what you think! I love reading everyones comments.

I am entering this card into the following competitions:

- Friday Sketchers; Sketch #145
- Charisma Cardz Challenges!; Easel cards
- Let's Ink It Up; Embossing
- Simon Says Stamp; Anything Goes!
- Little Claire's Ideas and Inspiration Blog; Flowers
- Tuesday Throwdown; Lace

Easel Card:

Close up of the top of the card:

Close up of the bottom of the card (love the glimmer misted flowers and leaves; so sparkly!):

Side view of easel-style card: