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Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Purple & Pink Boutique Laced With Cream

front of card

close-up of floral spray showing glittered leaves

close-up of jewelled Mirri flowers

close-up of image

close-up of image photographed with flash to show 
sparkle of glittered leaves & hat ribboning

inside of card


I have used the sketch (rotated 90 degrees clockwise & with the jewelled Mirri flowers replacing the sentiment) from the Tickled Pink Challenge #3 together with the colour combination of purple, pink & cream specified for the Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge #7.

I've been looking at interpreting sketches less rigidly & how to make a design flow rather thank look as if the various elements have been plonked down into the available space. I tend towards exactness & precision & know that I need to lighten up in order to achieve a more integrated & interesting  design. Quite how one tries harder at being more relaxed is a bit of a conundrum.

Recipe
Stamp Tickled Pink Stamps Lil Lolita Ivy.
Inks etc... Memento Tuxedo Black (image), Dusty Concord Distress Ink for inking cardstock & paper edges.
Colouring Copic Ciaos, Inssentials White Opaque Pen, Sakura Stardust Pen, Stickles Glitter Glue (Lime Green).
Cardstock Mauve Moondust, pale gold cream Moondust, dark green, pink Mirri,  pink pearlescent, light & dark pink from "stash".
Paper Joanna Sheen Country Lace
Punches Woodware (circle & scalloped circle, flower & corner rounder), Nellie Snellen (leaves).
Paper Edgers Unknown brand - stamp edge.
Lace Wild Orchid Crafts.
The gems & flowers are from "stash" though I suspect that the latter are Wild Orchid Crafts (they were in a mixed collection I was given).

Challenges Entered
Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge #7 - Purple, Pink & Cream
Create4Fun Wk 30 - Use Flowers
Stamp Something - Flowery 
Wild Orchid Challenges #2 - Lovely Lace (I have included real lace & patterned paper with a lace design)

9 comments:

Lisa said...

pretty i love the floral display.
thanks for joining us at Lil Lolita boutique.
hugs
xx

Buttercup said...

Very Cute!!! I love the layers and all the lace! Great coloring:) Adorable! XOXO

Kellie Winnell said...

OH wow this is absolutely gorgeous! Ivy looks amazing and you used the colours so well! Love it! Thank you for playing along with us at LLB this week....
Hugs Kel x

Annie said...

a fabulous card Paula! such a cute character and those flowers are just gorgeous! let me know if you find out how to try harder at relaxing .. .. I need to know!
enjoy your day.
hugs, annie x

Lorraine said...

wow Paula this is truely beautiful love your new stamp how gorgeous is she and the flowers around the edge look amazing xx

Cor* said...

This is just gorgeous. All your detailed pics are precious. Love the flowers and it looks like shiny paper behind the image! Wonderful Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations this week. This is also good for Prairie Fairy Fun Friday Challenge of lace!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous blossoms and very pretty image! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

Basement gal said...

Cute cute card. Love the image and colour. Thank you for entering this weeks creative inspirations challenge.

xxxtglxxx said...

I really really love this!:)
Beautiful, and very quirky! What a great image!

Fab embellishments, and gorgeous colous (again!)..

take care xx