08 June 2010

Tickled Pink Monthly Challenges!!

Happy Tuesday! It is time for Tickled Pink Stamps Monthly Challenges! This month we are challenged to make a card following a sketch and a matching bookmark. I used the sketch as parts of my card and made a Joy Fold Card. You should pop over and have a look at the gorgeous creations the rest of the talented DT have come up with - wow!

I have chosen to use the lovely Ivy with her cute hat perched on her pretty little head. Oh I had some fun making this card. The papers are absolutely gorgeous and from the Prima Flights of Fancy Collection (I used Firefly) - and wow, let me tell you I had so much trouble making the first cut. I seem to just hoard beautiful papers and occassionally pull them out of the drawer to admire them and then put them back because they are too pretty to cut up :) But I felt that it had to be done for Ivy, she deserves lovely papers :)




Ivy is coloured in Copic markers - all in warm greys. Kellie has a DT challenge set for us this week as well which is to make a card with black and white images but use coloured papers and embellies. Doesn't it give a lovely vintage feel? It is the first time I've "coloured" a black and white image and I loved it - it really helps if you struggle to find your light source, it is a great lesson in shading.

So here is a close up of Ivy. She is surrounded by gold embossed swirls. And there are gold embossed butterflies behind her which are a little difficult to see in this photo



But are a bit more clear here. I thought they added to the gorgeous paper. I've use the same stamp to make the coloured butterflies for the embellies. And the flowers at the bottom of the piece hold the book bark in place nicely



And here it is open. I found the perfect sentiment (for the sentimentally challenged me) at Rain Drop Echo Designs and printed it on the inside flap.




So, please take part in Tickled Pink Stamps Monthly Challenge #2! and if you like, and want to make a black and white image card, you can enter that on the Tickled Pink Stamps blog on Saturday.
ALSO!! A reminder - The Lil Lolita Boutique Challenges start THIS THURSDAY 10 June at 5.00pm and if you head over and have a look - there is some great candy on offer from Kellie, our Boss Lady.
**Ivy is one of a collection of five "Lil Lolita" rubber stamps EXCLUSIVE to Tickled Pink Stamps. If you would like to own one of your own, you'd better be quick! They are being shipped out all over the world as we speak! They have been popping up on blogs in the UK and USA... how exciting!!

13 comments:

  1. OMG Kylie This is just so beautiful and stunning and oh my I so do love those Prima papers too, they are very hard to cut up - so I have to agree with you there!! And wow you used a sentiment.... COOL so pleased for you!! hehehe So do you want my address so you can send this most wonderful card to me????? I love it. obviosuly... well done:-)
    Hugs
    Karen
    xxxx

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  2. Wow this is stunning absolutely love it, the DP the image the flowers wow just everything.
    hugs
    Sue x

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  3. Oh wow Kylie, this is simply stunning. Your dp and flowers are TDF. Gorgeous creation yet again. hugs Jackie

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  4. WOW Blonde - this is stunningly beautiful! LOVE that DP - and the gold embossing just makes it soo rich and fabulous! Your whole project is AMAZING!
    xXx

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  5. Another big WOW from me too - LOVE LOVE this. I love this style of card - so many wonderful details - a very beautiful job Kylie. x

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  6. You're right, Ivy does deserve gorgeous papers and these are perfect! Stunning card Kylie!

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  7. OMG this has such a WOW factor to it, I sooo love it, the colurs and those papers, I think I want, no Ineed some of those papers,This is such a beautiful and amazing card, hugs xxxxx

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  8. Oooooh, I love this!!!! You smooshed all the challenges into one gorgeous project (me too me too, just not enough time in the day to do seperate one I am afraid) I love the papers, they get to be displayed instead of covered up, which is brilliant and your bookmark is fabulous, the colouring is fabulous and I love that you can tie it and and and and and, wonderful work dear!!

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  9. This is awesome!!
    Love the papers and all the details!!
    And love that the flowers holding the bookmark in place, such a wonderful idea!!
    Hugs from Maya :)

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  10. Oh wow I am in LOVE with your card and bookmark. Who ever will be the receiver of this will love it. After looking at all the samples that have been made for this challenge I think I may need to take the plunge and do a black and white image.
    Hugs from Bron :-)

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  11. Absolutely stunning! I looove these papers and went back to buy what was left. LOL Now I am hoarding them of course. You have done a superb job for your first time colouring black and white! Hugs xxoo

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  12. I LOVE THIS!! (also because it's a "Kylie Special fold card" lol) This is absoloutely stunning Blonde! Love the colours and those flowers are beautiful. Those embossed butterflies really make the card.

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  13. This is ABSOLUTELY amazing Kylie, the papers are stunning the way you have added the bookmark is so creative and your colouring WOW LOVE it!
    Hugs Kel x

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