Monday 17 June 2013

My Besties Pearls and Lace challenge

It hardly seems like 5 minutes since I posted my teams last challenge and here we are a fortnight later and it's our turn again. This time around the theme is 
If you want to be in with the chance of winning $30 worth of digi images, then show us your Pearl and Lace creations using a My Besties image.
There are so many gorgeous images to choose from I always find it difficult to pick which image I want to use, but this time around I decided to go with the beautiful Daffodilla, but as it is now summer (well at least it's supposed to be) instead of Spring I used my artistic licence (bought cheaply at a local car boot sale, as you can probably tell LOL!) to colour the daffodils as sunflowers.

My Besties Image  -Img660 Daffodilla - coloured in Photoshop
Papers and butterfly - Just So Scrappy - Denim and Daisies Scrap Kit
Lifestyle Die - Doily Circle
Lace and pearl string - Stash
Ribbon and stick on pearls - Meiflower

The right hand edge of the card front follows the shape of the gingham border (comes in kit ) and is shorter than the card back, so the green curvy strip at the end is actually part of the card inside. I cut all the little scallops around the front card edge by hand, firstly out of the printed paper, then once the paper was stuck to the card front, I cut around them again, very time consuming, but I like the effect it gives.

Pop over to the challenge blog and check out the fabulous creations from the rest of my teamies.

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Hobby House - Anything Goes
Digi Haven - Anything Goes with a Digi
Pennys Paper Crafty - 1 Image, 2 Papers, 3 Embellishments
Alphabet Challenge - I for Image
Glitter N Sparkle - 3 of Something (pearls in groups of 3 around die cut)
Sister act card Challenge - Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody -Anything goes

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish my gorgeous niece Nicola a very happy 21st birthday today, and a big congrats on your First with Honours in your Art and Fashion degree - being chosen to show off your collection at Graduate Fashion Week in London and being one of the 10 designers chosen by Victoria Beckham at Fashion week, to meet and have a chat with her, way to go Nic!

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx


Janine said...

Gorgeous card. Lovely image and she's coloured beautifully.
Hugs, Janine x

Kim said...

gorgeous card and love the colours and image! and congrats to your niece!
Kim x

Clairebears said...

Wooo hoooo! Well done to your niece Colette :0D
And a gorgeous card - I need to get my bum in gear and play along! Only been trying to do it for the last month lol!
Hope your ok and will call you later in the week for a catch up xxx

Lau W said...

Oh this card is absolutly adorable, superb design !
Oh so good news for your niece, wooooow, this is fab !!!

Anonymous said...

thank you for joining us for the Hobby House First Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

The Craft Bug said...

Really cute thanks for joining us at glitternsparkle

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

craftygranny said...

wow fab card and gorgeous image . Love the flowers . Thanks for sharing at glitter n sparkle hugs trisha x x

Karen said...

Fabulous card design - the colours and your colouring are beautiful. xx

Marita said...

Fab card♥, and i love the colour combo♥.

Hugs, Marita

My Creative Therapy said...

Colette very cute image and beautifully colored! Love your choice of papers, die cuts and the overall design of the card. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Colette! What an adorable project. Your coloring is, as always, fabulous! Thanks so much for playing in ur neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Unknown said...

Beautiful card.

Lovely image and colours.

Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle.

Good luck

Tracey DTxx

Unknown said...

Stunning card, love that image, and your colours are amazing together, thank you for sharing with us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, good luck xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the image the design Thanks for joining in with us at Digi Haven, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous card and image,the daffodils look great as sunflowers lol beautiful colouring and layout-thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
carol DT x