Monday, 28 February 2011

Little China

Im not going bonkers honest! :) lol. 

You know when you get something in your head.......... a rogue idea and you just run with it????  Well this was mine! ;)  This little teacup fairy inspired me to create a tablecloth background to go with the english tea-cup.  Im not too sure I pulled it off, and it is a little less frothy looking in RL.

I stitched the lace through the holes of the MS punch and then added beads in a flower design to secure it.  Its only raised about 3mm from the backing card and is quite soft, not dense.  I cut the blue leaves from the inner part of the lace and used the MS PAP punch again only smaller.  The image was coloured with pro-markers and a little shimmer from a sakura crystal glitter pen was added around the tea-cup flower design, (just like I remember my aunties having;) lol )

I am entering this project (tentatively) in the below competitions:

Mos Digital Pencil - Spring colours and flowers - I stitched beads to look like mini flowers, I hope this qualifies.
Crafty Cardmakers - Fairies and 2 paper punches
Do You Stack Up - Anything goes - 3rd entry
Stamp Something - With flowers
Sweet Stampin - Oh so girly! - 2nd entry
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Digi Mondays - Anything Goes
Lexis Creations - Flowers
Thanks for looking and good luck to everyone in these challenges,


Jacki Daniels said...

Alison this is beautiful and very pretty the image is soooo cute well done & good luck with the challenges
Jacki xx

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. Wow!!! This is stunning. What a fantastic idea and you must have had great patience to make this. The soft colours are so pretty and the image is very cute. Donna

Denise said...

Totally gorgeous card - what a brilliant idea. The colours are so soft and the image is beautiful. Hugs Denise xx

Pat said...

Hi absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the white on white with just a smidgen of light blue...and the lacey lace effects is stunning! Of coursem I love this little Mo Manning image..,.she's so dang precious...and the teacup is so delicate. That's what your card is...delicate!! I love it...and will surely case it!! I'm so tickled you've joined us this week at Mo's...thanks so much for the awesome inspiration!! Pat Frank

WencheP said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Fabulous details and the colors are just amazing! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Janis Lewis said...

So beautiful! Love the lace. Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

mum of two said...

What a great card! I love the image you chose it is so beautiful. Your card is so delicate and gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. Hope to see you back again soon :)


KarinsArtScrap said...

this is very sweet and pretty alison.
love the soft colors you have used.
beautiful image and lace.

thank you for your lovely comments.

greetings karin

CraftyC said...

Well I think this is totally gorgeous Alison, love the lace and beautiful colours. Thanks for taking part in this weeks Sweet Stampin Challenge!

Sharon said...

This is just fantastic!! Beautiful!! Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!! :)

Glenda Atkins said...

Stunning! Oh I how love this card, super job. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations 'flower' challenge this week.

craftieodmae said...

Okay, I'm not hurt, I did hit my head on the floor after looking at your card! It is absolutely breath taking!!!! You out did your self, beautiful!!!

Dorcas said...

So delicate and pretty! LOvely! I’m so glad you could join us at Mo's!

Pink Dandelion said...

Absolutely beautiful Alison, love the tablecloth effect. The blue and white colours are stunning. Debs xx

Unknown said...

That should be framed! Fab job Alison!

Anonymous said...

I'm speechless!! Yes,it should definitely be framed. xxxx

coops said...

wow!! this is so beautiful alison.the image i stunning and amazing details and soft colours :D

xx coops xx

Suzilou said...

WOW Alison - Stunning!!!! Can't even put into words how WOW this card is, you must have the patience of a saint and dang that's another fine looking MS punch, can see my bank balance being hit again :p

Yes back at work today, no time off now until Easter :( Possibly a day off end of March to go to the Hobbycraft show at the LG Arena :) xx

Miranda said...

wow this is so adorable Alison, such a sweetie again


Heidi said...

This is so pretty!
Beautiful design again and the image is adorable:)
Love it!
Hugs, Heidi:)

Elaine L. said...

So beautiful! It reminds me of a delicate handkerchief. Glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge.

Mrs.B said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, so beautiful. You must have patience to stitch all those beads and lace. The image and colours are just perfect.
Avril x

Mina said...

wow wow wow Alison this is stunning, what a fantastic idea and yes it defo belongs in a beautiful frame
Mina xxx

Lin said...

Alison this is absolutely stunning and I would just love to see what the lace looked like before you turned it into such a beautiful card.

Thanks so much for joining in with our Fairies challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox

Theresa said...

Hi Alison, your card is absolutely stunning!! I was so excited to have a few minutes to blog hop tonight - your blog was my first stop. I was absolutely blow away by this masterpiece. I love the colors and the stitching. WOW!!

Can't wait to see tomorrows project.

Your New Friend,
Theresa (Sassy)

Rach said...

wow, this is fantastic, what a wonderful idea, must have taken you an age to add all those little beads. hugs rachxx

Peggysue said...

I may not have known at first glance that the card was a tablecloth, but that doesn't matter. Its a beautiful card and very special with the beading and lace. I’m glad you joined us for the DYSU Anything Goes challenge & hope to see you again!

Cheryl said...

This is so sweet and beautiful!

Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Super adorable thanks for playing with us at the Paper Playtime
The Scrapbooking Queen

Marion said...

Absolutely wonderful and such a terrific way to use the lace. Gorgeous sweet image and lovely colouring. Thanks for playing along at Magical Mondays

Jenni said...

So very pretty, I love this! Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week.
Jenni x


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