I was up until 3.00 this morning trying to finish this card for entry into five challenges. Our friend is turning 60 and I wanted to make her something a bit sparkly. Fortunately for me, I found three challenges to suit:
Pollycraft wanted "ribbon and bling", Prairie Fairie wanted "glitz and glitter" and Cupcake want us to "dazzle". I chose a Tilda (one I haven't used before) which makes my card suitable for Magnolia-licious who also wanted "bling" and are celebrating a 2 year birthday themselves and Just Magnolia who have a superb sketch by the uber talented Mina.
I have managed to make my card super-sparkly simply by using a selection of some new DCWV papers called Linen Closet and some from my DCWV Glitterstack. Tilda is coloured in Copics and Promarkers. She has Stickles in her hair and I used Spica pens for her sash and bow, her shoes and petticoats and a tiny bit on the rose on her dress.
I made an easel card, using my version of Mina's sketch for the front/top. The "Enjoy your Day" sentiment is by Stampin Up and the quote is a stamp by Fiskars. I finished it off with punched flowers, brads. pearls and a little more Stickles. The Linen Closet paper on the base of the card is embossed and stunningly sparkly and I didn't think it needed any more embellishment. In spite of the very late night, I am pleased with the finished product.
Hi, I'm Lesley. Welcome to my Blog. I am older than I used to be but feel younger since I stopped working full-time and started making cards for friends and family just a few years ago. I love visiting all of the talented creative blogs out there and gaining inspiration for my own work. I am more than happy for you to gain inspiration from my "stuff" too but the copyright for the content of this blog belongs to me, unless otherwise stated, and I would ask you to please respect my copyright. Although not very visible in my card making; I have a passion for frogs - hence the name of my site.
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