Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Works

This one has it all. Tulle, ribbon, handmade flowers, pearls, distressing, embossing, you name it we got it! This is not my usual style, I'm not usually so...dimensional, but it does seem to be the current style so I wanted to give it a try.
I loved this freebie image from Saturated Canary. I think you will be seeing a lot of cards made with this image! The artist has been having problems with people copying her work and selling the images as their own. So infuriating. Especially because digi artists have been so generous sharing their images with freebies and by sponsoring challenges, which is the main reason I enter them, to add to my digi library by hopefully winning new images. It's not possible to buy all the ones I love so I try to win them. If artists are losing their work to rip off artists I'm worried they may have to stop offering free images. NOOOOO! Soapbox moment over, thank-you. 
I used a pink polka dotty patterned paper and embossed it with the Cuttlebug Script embossing folder. I then distressed it with my Tim Holtz paper distresser. The frame is a Silhouette image, cut out with my Silhouette. Then I threaded red ribbon through the holes around the frame and just tied it at the back. Colored my image with EK Success pencil crayons, Zig markers and my 1 Copic (E11). The flowers were a cut file and tutorial from Birds Cards. I resized the same cut file twice in my Silhouette to make the 2 different sizes of flowers and they both worked perfectly. The tulle I folded into a fan and then attached it with double sided tape. Pop dots lift the image off the page (mostly so you don't see a bump under the image where the tulle was attached). And 4 large half pearls accent the corners.
My lessons learned: I always thought you NEVER put pink and red together, but I have seen lots of examples over the past few weeks where they work very well together. A little trick I did with my coloring this time, I colored with my pencil crayons first and then went over them with my markers. The waxy pencil crayons didn't allow the markers to wet the cardstock and pill it like I have been struggling with in the past. It also provided a nice shine too. I will get this down eventually, my coloring is still very much a work in progress (who'd have thought I'd be saying that at 30 something, lol)!
I'd like to share my card at:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Valentine's Day, closes Feb. 15,
Bugaboo Stamps photo inspiration (roses), closes Feb. 18,
Paper Sundaes sundae bar, toppings distressing + pearls, closes Feb. 18,
Come and Get it Challenges red, white, pink + one neutral, closes Feb. 18,
Dream Valley Challenges Valentine, closes Feb. 19,
Crafty Sentiments love, closes Feb. 20,
Crafty Purple Frog flower power, closes Feb. 23,
Creative Craft Challenges Valentine's Day, closes Feb. 28,


Janette said...

Oh this is beautiful, thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this time.xx

Julie Temple said...

Oh so cute! Love the adorable image, and the roses are too pretty! Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It this week!


Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. The image is so sweet. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

Tammy Miller said...

Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at CTB, I just love your project! Hope to see you again soon!

Unknown said...

Awww this is adorable, gorgeous colours, love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week xx

Jen Leeflang said...

Those Saturated Canary images certainly are cute. I love how you have interpreted the inspiration we gave you! Thanks so much for entering our challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Blog this week. Good luck! I look forward to seeing you again next week.
luv'n huggz
jen Leeflang

Shari said...

Awesome card and you're right - no one should be stealing the images!! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges.

Shanna Shands said...

Super cute card. I really love you addition of tulle. Thanks for playing with Paper Sundaes. I hope that you can join us for tomorrows challenge.

tootsie said...

Very pretty! Love the image!

Thank you for joining us over at The Crafty Purple Frog for our Flower Power Challenge!


Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Such a sweet and adorable card. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Purple frog. Good luck in the drawing! Hugs...Mona

Kathy said...

Hi Barb, very pretty card! Pink and red is one of my fave combos, love them together. Pretty way you threaded the ribbon through the frame, too.

By the way, you won the Designed2Delight image from my stop on the new release hop. I've given your name to Faith, but don't see your email, so you might have to contact her. Congrats!

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges.
Bev x