Thursday, 17 November 2011

Lace and Pearls - Charisma Cardz

Back again today :) Woo, steady, 2 days running! LOL.

So, this week on Charisma Cardz the theme was picked by me, and I chose 'Lace & Pearls'.  We are sponsored this week by Some Odd Girl and The Stampin Boutique .

I coloured a gorgeous Sweet Pea image (I bought a plate of 4 stunning facial images) and also splashed out this week and spent £2.20 on some white acrylic craft paint as I have been dying to try this shabby technique for a while.  I need to be a bit more heavy-handed and adventurous I think, but I will definately try again.  I hand-stitched and hand-beaded Prima Papers, and the pearl pin, metal corner and flowers are all WOC. 

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

CES Challenges - Roses and Ribbons
Dream Valley Challenges - Stitching (2nd entry)
Ooh La La Challenges - Bingo - Pearls, flowers, lace

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and good luck to everyone entering this weeks challenges,


sara said...

Oh this is too pretty!!!! I´m drooling right now =D The image is REALLY drop dead gorgeous! Love love love the beautiful pastel colors and the bubbles! All the embellishments are perfect! It´s a stunning card!
Have a great day =)

Pamela said...

What a gorgeous card Alison, just love the image and the colours you have used.

Pam x

Sarah said...

Hi Alison, well isn't that just stunning! Absolutely gorgeous - your colouring skills are amazing. Beautiful image (been looking at Sweet Pea for ages, but a bit intimidated by them) and beautiful colours!


PS. I thought at first that you'd said you spent £220 on paint! I thought that sounds expensive, re-read and realised that it's £2.20 - not so bad!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

ooooo aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh this is gorgeous.
love everything about it alison.

greetings karin

CraftyC said...

Wow Alison, your card is just stunning. Love the colours, image and pretty embellishments. Thanks for playing along with this weeks CES Challenge!

Denise and Louise said...

Oh this is soooo beautiful. Love that image and your embellishments are stunning.
Oh and congrats on getting top 3 over at DYSU this week!!
Denise xx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous I love the lush stamps I was colouring them in the other week again they are just so gorgeous. Love the colours on this hun its so pretty.

Thank you also for joining us girlies over at CES Challenges, good luck shug.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Olga said...

Oh my Stars!!!! How do you do it, your cards just get more gorgeous every day!!!! You do know you are my Hero!!!!

Deb said...

wow, this is absolutely stunning hun, just love it! All the pearls are a perfect finish!
have a great day, Debxx

Sue said...

Oh Wow!!! I love your cards SO much Alison. This is just exquisite. Love, love the image and her hair is beautiful !! Gorgeous flowers and bellies. Love the lace and corner detail - just love it all - layout and balance are all just right. It's perfection and could look at it all day!!!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Sue xx

sara said...

Hi again =)
By the way I buy the cheescloth in a normal fabric store ;) You can also use bandage from the pharmacy, it works too!
Lots of hugs,

Heidi said...

Your card is gorgeous Alison!
Beautiful colours and design as always:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Teresa said...

Oh my word Alison, This is a all the little pearls you have put on her and your delish colouring, her hair is amazing, the highlights are fabby. Loving the lilacs and mint greens, a stunning card! Hugs, Teresa x

Claire said...

Stunning card Alison - lovely colouring and love all the little elements too. Hugs, Claire x

coops said...

oh wow this is absolutely stunning alison.i love your pretty details and painted edges and the image is beautiful and fabulous colouring ;D

xx coops x

Lorraine said...

Yowza, Alison, this is gorgeous!!! Love the image and your coloring/embellishing of it! Also love all the details/diff elements on your card!

Dawn said...

Amazing card! Fabulous attention to detail, a feast for the eyes.

Hugs, Dawn

Sandra said...

A truly beautiful card. Fantastic theme choice too Alison.
Sandra x

Val said...

Alison - this is stunning. I just love, love, love it. Beautiful colouring and detailing.

Paula (PEP) said...

Love the way those white pearlys pick up the knobbly texture of the heart charm & those flowers are dleightful with the pale papers & your double matting. Your highlighting never ceases to amaze me & my ........ the eye shadow is quite stunning.
Paula (PEP)

Brandi said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors you used and all the lovely embellishments! :)

having a {me} day said...

Oh WOW! This is stunningly gorgeous! Love those pretty colours and your shabby pearl effect. So much detail, you make me want to buy those stamps!! keeleyxx

karen said...

Oh wow,stunning and so pretty, really love this! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karenx

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. Gorgeous card. This image is fab and I love the little touches of added detail. Donna

Jennifer said...

How beautiful, and just perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at CES this week! xx Jenny xx

Anne said...

Emailed you re OLL DT. Could you please reply asap. Hugs xx

Theresa said...

WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! I so want to color with you. I need to save my money so that I can come to Scotland and sit with you. This is gorgeous. I love the flowers and pearls. Just beautiful.


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