Wednesday, January 20, 2010

ABC Challenge 'M' is for Masking :-)

Well my first fortnight as a menber of the ABC Challenge DT was busy ! We had over 400 entries !! WOW !! Thank you to everyone for joining us and for the lovely comments you left for the DT too :-)

For our theme this week we have one of my fave techniques for you :


We are being sponsored by the fabulous Katarina from Whiff Of Joy :-) She had given us one of her fabulous stamps ,, perfect for all your Valentines Cards :-) Katarina is also looking for Guest Designers if you are interested in applying :-)

For my card I used the lovely Willow with Hot Chocolate stamp and her lovely comfy arm chair :-) I coloured her with copics and then cut the whole image out and decoupaged it onto some stripey 'wallpaper looking' paper :-) The papers are from a Papermania Regency paper pad, these are perfect with this image and I specifically bought this pad to use with these stamps !! :-) All the edges were inked with antique linen distress ink to give it an 'antique' look.

The beautiful rose is from Wild Orchid Crafts, I made some glimmer mist using antique linen didtress ink and a little water and a couple scoops of perfect pearls, which I then sprayed the flower with ,, then added some stickles for added sparkle :-)

The beautiful charm was a gift from Heidi at Simon Says Stamp ,, I love these antique looking ones ,, makes a lovely change from silver :-)

The sentiment is from a Clare Curd Papermania sentiment set and I added a few chocolate drops to finish :-)

Here's a close up ,,, isn't she lovely :-) I hope you will all join us again for this challenge :-) You have 2 whole weeks to enter ,,, so you all have plenty of time :-)

Thanks for looking :-) The DT have made some wonderful cards for you to see so pop over to the challenge blog to see them and please leave them a comment:-)

One more thing before I go ,,, PLEASE turn Off word verification ,,,, There is really no need to have it on. You can use comment moderation to screen comments ,,, and if you do get spam ,, just delete it, don't make us all have to go through all that hassle !!

Thanks x x x ;-)


Samantha said...

Lorraine this is Beautiful!
The shading is just perfect too, and I love the colours! and detailing on Willow, Samantha :0)

LilyPuss Cards said...

lovely....fab colours...and I must get some of those flowers..totally delish!!!

Justine said...

Lorraine this is so lovely to look at, I have been just sitting here admiring all of your amazing little attention to detail. Fantastic project.

Craftyanny said...

You've excelled yourself with this one Lols, it's stunning:)
Anne x

Sol said...

Just love the colouring on this card! Great colours too.. So cozy! :)

Crystal said...

You did a FANTASTIC job what a stunner!

Lovely Linda said...
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Cathy said...

Such a gorgeous card Lols. I love your masking, and the papers and colours are fabulous.
Cathy xx

Cheryl said...

wow hun this is totally brilliant love it to bits,great masking too love using that technique hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

All Pink girl said...

Wow what a beautiful card
fabulous colouring and papers
hugs Dawnxxx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

absolutely stunning!

hugs :)

pinky said...

Hi Lorraine, another beautiful creation or was it me that done it lol. See you got one of my comments here lol, don't know how that happened.

Mandy said...

Hi Lorraine, another beautiful the masking and the gorgeous papers..lovely image coloured beautifuly..
mandy xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Lorraine I have so enjoyed looking at this beauty the detail the colours all of it is just so gorgeous, creative and inspirational
Lorraine x

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Lorraine - I have edited my comment and corrected my error - comes from editing too late at night - sorry! So Lorriane -does it get any more adorable than this - this is gorgeous!! I love the image and the colours, you know I am partial to lace and those darling flowers! You are amazing with all of your details. Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we appreciate you support and look forward to seeing you again next week!! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my gosh, hun! this is gorgeous! I love the papers you used and your coloring is just breathtaking! Beautiful work! hugs!

Helen said...

Beautiful card Lols! The masking looks fab...and the papers & flower are gorgeous! :0)
Helen x

Juls said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the soft colours and the slight vintage feel to this card! Hugs Juls

Jill said...

gorgeous! I love the DP and the image, the beautiful lace, can you tell I like it lol hugs Jill xx

strawberry fields said...

This is absoloutely beautiful Lorraine!
Fiona x

Jennifer said...

This is stunning Lols. I love everything about this card and your masking is perfect. Its great to be working with you at ABC.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Jen x

Jenny said...

Wow. Stunning card. The colour choice is perfect, it has a vintage feel to it. I love the lace.