Thursday, May 5, 2011

BLDC16 - By Lori Designs Sketch Challenge

I have had a frantic activity kind of a week. Yes, I did not have a Heartfelt Creations post yesterday as I usually do because I've been substitute teaching and needing to do a lot of clothing alterations for people and our latest litter of puppies is one of our friendliest litters to date and are in need of quite a bit of attention. I have to leave to sub again today shortly, so I've got to speed things up here.

Today, the by Lori Designs Challenge Team has a sketch challenge for you! If you can play along with us, use code BLDC16 so we can find your project and leave a comment for you and do link to the By Lori Designs Challenge blog! We are excited to see what you come up with for this sketch.

Here's the deal with my card. I originally made the base 4 1/4"x 5 1/2" and had my image coloured and ready to go and made the lacey under layer for the image. These items were laying separately on my stamping desk. When I tried to put them together I discovered that the base was too small for everything else. I released a primordial groan of epic proportions and proceeded to prep a 6" square base for my 4 1/4"x 5 1/2" base. OY! I hope it doesn't look too weird.

I got the idea for the lacey border from a recent post on Becca Feeken's blog, Amazing Paper Grace. Becca has included a link for a video tutorial to create this kind of dimensional honeycomb gorgeousness.

I coloured my Harper image using copic markers.

hair/shoes; E55, E57, E59
dress; R20, R21, R24, R27
skin; E000, E00, E11, R12
background; B40, B41, B42, colourless blender

I know it might be hard to see, but I went over Harper's skirt using an Atyou Spica glitter pen in Blossom. Up close her skirt is super sparkly from the ground glass in the pen, but I have a really hard time photographing it. If you click on this image to supersize it and bring it up in a new window, it makes the ultra fine glitter easier to see. While I was uploading this shot to blogger it went mega supersize and the sparkle was EASY to see!

stamps; harper (by lori designs)
paper; delilah stripe, delilah pretty (bo bunny), ivory linen (paper accents), brown, coconut swirl (bazzill)
accessories; brown satin ribbon (offray), buttons (basic grey), double edge linked trim border punch (martha stewart), sm & lg petite oval nestabilities (spellbinders), chablis rhinestones, brown embroidery floss (bazzill), blossom atyou spica glitter pen, copic markers (copic), starduse glitter pen (sakura)

crafts for eternity - anything goes
all that scraps - anything goes
paper cutz - anything goes 
pollycraft challenge - anything goes 
papertake weekly - anything goes 
tip top tuesday - open challenge 
wags & whiskers - punches and dies 
little miss muffet - punches and dies
my mum's craft shop - cute and girlie
mami doodles - girlie 


pinky said...

Thats just absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Lacey Stephens said...

Fabulous card! So sweet! Great take on the diecuts and punches challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge!
Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps

michele said...

Thank-you for sharing your fabulous card at C4E this week hugs x

Anonymous said...

I think your card looks Fab!!

Meera said...

This is awesome, I love the border and bow, stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Papertake Weekly.

x Meera x

~Vittory~ said...

Cute card!
Thank you for playing with Little Miss Muffet Stamps! Hope to see you again.
With best wishes,

Lisa Lynne said...

Great "save" when things didn't quite fit the way you wanted!
Your card is lovely!

Stamping Becky said...

Gorgeous card, Loretta! The laced paper frame is very striking. I seem to be saying this every time you post a card, but I have to say it again: amazing colouring work!

Conniecrafter said...

she is so very sweet and like your framing of her too :)


This is just gorgeous. I love the folded medallion underneath the image. Your image is colored to perfection!

* √úla * said...

This is a great card, Loretta. I love your colours and fab details. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly Challenge.
hugs Ula

PaulaM said...

Oh, I love your paper doilie! That is awesome. Your colors are perfect for this and the image is simply adorable. Thanks for joining us this week at Top Tuesday for our open challenge.

Trinh said...

Very pretty! I love the colors & patterns and the beautifully colored image. So glad you joined us for a Mami Doodles challenge!

...just Barbara said...

Fabulous card and I love the black in it! Great use of the punches too! Thanks for playing along in the Little Miss Muffet Challenges this round. ;D

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