Friday, June 12, 2009

Yummy Mimi :-)

I received my new Pink Gem stamps a few days ago and this gorgeous Ice Cream Mimi was amongst them :-) Isn't she gorgeous, I love the photo of the little girl that inspired this stamp too, you can see it here if you haven't seen it go and have a look ,,, soo cute :-)

I coloured her with copics but kept the colours very pale. i thought there was enough colour in the paper !! :-) I 3D'd her legs and the ice cream so they really stick out ! :-) I added a bit of glitter too on the ice cream,,, yummy !!

I made the background by dabbing a dusty concorde distress ink pad on a non stick sheet, sprayed it with water and swirled the card around in it. When it was dry I stamped foliage using a pine needles distress ink pad. The tree trunk is a Magnolia stamp that I stamped onto patterned paper. I had a tiny bit of grass patterned paper that I used too :-)

The papers are Stamping Up and the sentiment is from Simon Says Clear Stamps SENDING SUNSHINE Exclusive Set, I am using this particular sentiment set alot lately, they just seem to fit so nicely ! :-)

The flowers were plain white prima flowers which I inked with worn lipstick and dusty concorde distress inks then sprayed with water to smudge it :-) I did mean to spray them with glimmer mist too but I liked them as they were so decided not to !

I am entering this card into the following challenges :-

The Sketch and Stash Challenge, Becky has made this gorgeous sketch for us to follow and we have to use something new or old and neglected, well I used my new stamp :-) I would also like to congratulate Jill on joining the Design Team :-)

The Charisma Cardz Challenge
whose theme is 'Something Yummy'

The Colour Create Challenge who have a fab colour scheme of Pink Blush / Lilac / Mossy Green/ They also have the option of using die cuts, well my nestie shape is a die cut ! does that count, well if not it was an optional extra anyway so it doesn't matter :-)

Thanks for looking, I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)
Lorraine x x


Powerful Search Engine said...

I love your card Lorraine it is so stunning. I love the way you have subtley coloured her. Beautiful work, hugs Pascale

Sue said...

aww gorgeous card hun, lovely image, fabby colouring, lovely little scene,sue.x

DeesDivineDesigns said...

Lovely card Lorraine, very cute image.

Tara said...

Simply stunning, sooooooo pretty!
Thanks so much for joining in with this week's CC challenge! xx

Liz Williams said...

This is yummy and you did an excellent job with your coloring.

Sally said...

OMGosh! What a fabulous card. Thank you for taking part in our challenge this week at Charisma Cardz.

Victoria said...

beautifl card - these simon says stamps are fantastic - are they available in the uk?

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Lorriane ,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Roxy said...

How cute is she?! What a sweetie. Love the card, thanks for joining in at CC!


Riet said...

What a beautiful card Lorriane,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Tracey said...

Pretty card, those flowers look really effective :o)

Have a good weekend.


Dena said...

How sweet! Those flowers are fantastic. I can't believe you colored them yourself...great job! Thanks for joining CC this week! Hugs, Dena

cheryl said...

i love this its stunning so beautifully coloured in lots love cheryl xxx

Sammie said...

WooohoooHH! Way to go, girl. This is just awesome! I love the way you use so many different elements, foliage stamps, flowers, grass paper, Magnolia stamps and that cute image and it all comes together as one. I love the way you kept the iamge pale amongst all the other colour -she really stands out like that!
Hope you are having a great weekend!
Sammie x

Jill said...

hi Lorraine, aww thanks so much for your welcome and congratulations, I just love your card, the details you've added. I love the inked edges of the flowers and the inked and stamped background, it must of taken you ages! It's a stunning card and thanks so much for joining us at Sketch n Stash hugs Jill xx

Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt aus Alsdorf said...

This is a fantastic and lovely card

Becky said...

Another stunning card Lorraine, I love the Pink Gem designs, so sweet!!
Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx

Heather said...

Hi Lorraine, this is gorgeous - so pretty. Fab colouring of that gorgeous image and fantastic papers.
Thanks so much for joining us at CC.
hugs Heather xx

Leanne said...

Awwww this is gorgeous!
Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenges - good luck!

Vee said...

A gorgeous well laid out card. Love this image too and your colouring is Fab.Thanks for joining in the fun a Charisma this week
xx Vee