Friday, July 9, 2010

Totally Papercrafts Pearls and Swirls Challenge

Oohh wow ,, we had loads of entries last week ,,, everyone likes 'Girlie' Cards :-)

Time for a brand new theme over on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge this week the challenge has been set by the lovely Joanne and she has chosen the theme


we are sponsored this week by Squigglefly so some gorgeous digi stamps on offer !! :-)

The DT were given some lovely images to use ,,, thanks xx :-)

For my card I followed the fab sketch on the Create4Fun Challenge The image is called 'All Dressed Up' ,, isn't she cute !! :-) I coloured her with copics and paper pieced her shawl, shoes, head band and flower ,, just adding some extra colour for shading. I popped the shawl and flower up a little too with silicone glue for a bit of dimension. I wanted to use black pearls ,, but didn t have any black liquid pearls ,,, so ,,, I squeezed some pearl liquid pearls out ,, then mixed in some copic black alcohol ink ,, and it worked OK !! :-) ,, my pearls are the mishaped freshwater type !!! lol :-) The paper is from Craft Creations and I used pearlescent stardream card and plain black card too. The fancy edge was punched with a Martha Stewart punch. The pearls are from Kaiser Craft and the rose is Prima, sprayed with black copic ink using my copic air brush ,, fab gadget that is !! :-) The pin is a lovely Maya road one that I won on Martine's Simon Says Stamp sponsored candy :-)

edited ,, I completely forgot to add the links to the challenges I made this for !! here they are :-)

Create4fun ,,, Sketch

Sweet Stampin ,,,,, Pearls and Pins missed it !!

The DT have made some AMAZING creations for you to see !! you'll have to pop over to the Totally Papercrafts Challenge to see them :-)

I have 2 blog candy's sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog if you would like to see them :-)


Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Lorraine, this is gorgeous, love your colours and beautiful colouring, thanks so much for your lovely comments and for reminding me about the links etc, which I have now done, I said I was having one of those weeks I'd forget my head if it was loose at the moment lol, thanks again, hugs Liz xx

Squirrel x said...

That's how I look in a dress hun!!! Stunnings card Lols, great colour combo and super cute image. Love it. Sxxx

Pops x said...

Gorgeous hun i love the colours that you have chosen hun she looks fab, big hugs Pops x x x

Max said...

Great card Lorraine and what a clever lass you are making your own black pearls ... natural black pearls are very rare in real life y'know LOL?

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card Lols, love the colours and image.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lorraine,
This is gorgeous - as usual! I just love the image, she's adorable! Got home from hospital about an hour ago. I was in Whiston hospital this time but I can't believe you worked on Ward 5A in the Royal because I did too!! It was when I was at uni about 18 years ago and I used to do the weekend shifts serving meals to the patients. What a small world! xx

Christine said...

Hi Lols isnt she a sweetie gorgeous image & fab colouring & colour combo love the embellies stunning creation.

Hugs Christine xx

Crystal said...

OOOOO this is wonderful I LOVE the purple!!!

joey said...

Gorgeous card Lols, beautiful colourchoice, love those pearl pins. Have a lovely weekend

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Lorraine,i love the image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

downrightcrafty said...

wow Lols she is stunning (just like I am going to be on Saturday night) all tuckered up and ready to parteeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
Love the colouring on her scarf and the bling necklace and those glitter shoes and flower
Kate xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
sorry im late!! gorgeous card hun, awesome colouring, luv the colour combo, beautiful design & embelies, sue,x

Pops x said...

have you seen my blog today :)

Mel X said...

Hiya Lols, this is one lovely card hun. The colours GORGEOUS and you did a fabby job with the image.

Mel X

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Stunning card Lols. Just love the colour combo and what a fabulous way to make that string of pearls - they look amazing.
Caroline xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is adorable Lorraine.


Sharon Caudle said...

Oh how flippin' adorable is this card!!!!! I love that image and you've colored her brilliantly! Fabulous!

Tasha said...

h this is ebautiful, i love the fun image and gorgeous colours
love tasha xx