Long day at work today -_- Sheesh. Roll on 6 o'clock. By the time this post goes live I'll only have a few hours left, so hopefully I haven't died! Keep your fingers crossed! LOL. Also keep your fingers crossed for some goodies to be waiting at home for me from Quixotic Paperie and The Ribbon Girl when I get in. It would make my day. New goodies are just what I need.
So!! Time for another Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge with inspiration from Team A (the vets ;)) this week! This was a lovely break from Christmas for me, which I was very thank ful for, although at first I thought I was going to struggle with the challenge criteria.. because it so isn't me..
But d'ya know what?! I loved it, and I REALLY loved how the card turned out. You know when you just make, because you wanna make, and you don't over think things, and you just relax and get into it? That's totally what happened with this card. It's really rare that I'm totally happy with my finished pieces, and granted.. my colouring isn't the best.. but I really. Really. Like this. :) I hope you do too, and I hope it inspires you enough to join in with us this week. Remember, these challenges are for Tickled Pink Stamp images ONLY!!
I had to use Lil Victorian Steampunk - Lilith. Does she not scream Vintage to you? Okay, I guess peoples ideas of vintage are different. Some people might wanna go with creams, browns and pinks, with butterflies and music paper and such. Or perhaps dark browns, and olive greens, burgundy reds and navy blues. Know what.. for a girl who doesn't 'do' vintage, I got really into this challenge! LOL. :) Can't wait to see what you guys come up with.
I used some gorgeous papers from My Minds Eye - Portobello Road. GOD. This paper was made for me. Blues and creams and scripture papers and OH! It works so well with kraft too, which is always a plus! ;)
The card base is some scrummy aqua cardstock from my local craft store, I then matted some patterned paper with Bazzill Kraft cardstock. I used my largest pinking circle nestie to create some interest around the main image. This whole 'big head' technique with digis really appeals to me.
I have coloured Lilith using Copics and ProMarkers - naturally. I added some Sakura Souffle pen to give her eye some sparkle. I then cut her out using the second largest circle from the pinking circles nesties. I added a lot of embellishments, a lot for me.. I just felt like it. I've been watching a lot of YouTube videos with ladies making mini albums and stuff lately, and they embellish a LOT, so I think I was still in that mindset. Kinda busy, huh? But I don't think it takes anything away from the image. :)
I added some Wild Orchid Crafts goodness in the form of a cherry blossom and a mixture of 10mm and 15mm roses. Then some yummy lace from The Ribbon Girl alongside some twill ribbon from Stampin' Up! which I tied in a bow. I also added a little clock charm and some navy blue bakers twine, also from The Ribbon Girl. Finally, to add a little more 'vintage' I glued some MiC chipboard cogs in their raw form to the right hand side of the image to tie in with the cogs on her necklace(?)
As for the sentiment, I picked three words from an Authentique stickers sheet to create an.. unusual sentiment. I plan on giving this card to a friend of mine for her 22nd. Although it's not the run of the mill 'happy birthday' the message inside will get the.. message.. across. I hope. This card is too pretty to just sit in my stash box, me thinks. I'll let you know what she thinks later on tonight, we're all going out for a meal to celebrate. Mmmm, Italian. :)
Anywho, I'd like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Divas by Design - Metal
My clock charm. Perhaps the gun she's holding could count too? :)
× Anything Goes Challenge - Stitches, Real or Faux
× Bunny Zoe's Crafts - #17 Lace it Up
× Cutie Pie Challenge - Use a Charm
× Daisy Doodles - Anything Goes + Digi
My image is a digi stamp from TPS
× Heart Song Inspirations - Anything Goes
× Lexi's Creations - Charming
HEY GIRLS! :)
× Make It Monday - #62 Anything Goes
× Wild Orchid Crafts - Brown & Blue
Be sure to stop by the Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge Blog to see what the other amazing ladies on the team have come up with! I think you may see a few more 'vintage' things from me in the future, especially with the Lil Victorian Steampunk collection. They make vintage so easy. Keep your eyes peeled between the 15th and 21st of each month to get your hands on this collection of digis!!