Thursday, 3 February 2011
Wot! No Pink!
Right....... there are only so many pink valentines cards a girl can make! :) lol.
The theme over on the Kenny K Krafty Girlz challenge this week is 'My Favourite Things' and I didnt feel much inspired to make a card about cheese, so I sat and thought a bit. As I am not a very materialistic person, its quite hard without getting all mushy to convey my favourite things. So I guess creativity, freedom and not taking life too seriously is how I feel about this card.
I again used my new favourite technique of hand stitching beads onto a project (sentiment panel and edges). I had a lot of wonderful comments on my previous card about the beading and how long it must have taken me. Well 'patience is a virtue, virtue is a grace.......... and Grace was a girl who never washed her face' (apparently) :) lol.
So I guess I never really thought about it, as its something I enjoy doing. But it really didnt feel like it took that long.
I spent longer trying to get my colouring right on this, and was really pleased with the sparkle I managed to get with long forgotten sakura pens, and the black glaze pen really came into its own for the leather/patent boots and corset.
I used (and distressed) K&Co papers, wild orchid craft Roses, and beads from another old bracelet. I added a little more shimmer with Perfect Pearls antique green spritz - not so clear in the pic, and I printed my own sentiment. (There are loads of great copyright free sayings and quotes online, this was from Imagenations).
I am entering this card in the spirit of Valentines day in the following competitions:
Kenny K Krafty Girlz - Favourite Things
Simon Says Stamp - Love
Fussy and Fancy Friday - No Red or Pink Valentines
Cute Card Thursday - Banish the blues with humour
Simon Says Stamp and Show some Love
Wild Orchid Crafts - Love is ....
Crafters Companion - Romance
PaperPlay Challenges - stamp with digi or rubber
Do You Stack Up - Red Hot and spicy - go wild.
2 Sisters - Girls just wanna have fun
Craft Your Days Away - Love and Valentine
Creative Inspirations - Valentine
Creative Craft Challenge - Hearts and Flowers
Try it Tuesday Taggers - Feel the Love
Crafty Creations - Love is like a red, red rose.
Cooking it up with Kate - Brown, metal and 2 DP
Thanks so much for looking and good luck to everyone in these challenges