Sunday, 27 February 2011

Well you look absolutely fabulous

This card I haven't really made for anything in particular which is why I haven't put a sentiment on it yet, might be for a birthday or just to say 'Hi' to a friend or 'Lets get together for coffee' , or even as a mothers day card not yet decided, but I'm quite pleased with how it turned out so far.

I decided to do a card specifically for some challenges and this is what I came up with, some times it's just fun to do that and see how things turn out and as a bonus I've even found some extra challenges I can enter it in to too.

The image is a LOTV and coloured with a mix of sakura glaze pens and Promarkers of course(my usual). The flowers are punched from copy paper which I stamped with versamarker and embossed with white and moonglow magic pearls powder then scrunched them a bit and added liquid pearl centres. The base card I used stampman stamps from one of the flower sheets and used versa colour black ink for the dots and versamark and black sparkle embossing powder for the swirls, just enough sparkle.

Not much else to it really.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges:-

Wags and whiskers-punches
Sweet stampin-oh so girly
Allsorts-make your own flowers
Totally gorjuss-black and one other colour-white (please let me off for skin tones as didn't want them to look like ghosts or zombies)
The stampman-swirls and curls
MAWTT-fashion (well I think they are very fashion conscious ladies)
Raise the bar-images with mugs, hope cups count too
LOTV-circles or dots, sorry I've got both
Charisma cardz-black white and one other
Fussy and fancy-embossing and or paper piecing
Scrapbook sisters-lace and pearls
Everybody art challenge-layout
The pixie cottage-sketch and or cute, well I think they look dinky cute
Truly scrumptious-pearls and swirls
Pile it on -childhood dreams(doesn't every little girl want to be more grown up?)
Dream valley challenge-anything goes
One stitch at a time -cards for mom
Robins fetish challenge-punches or dies
Cutie Sunday-favourite colours or stamp, well I do love black and white and turquoise so 2 out of 3 ain't bad and unfortunately I have lots of favourite stamps and this is just one of them.


Mariska said...

Wow, what a sweetie in B&W. Thank you for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers!
x Mariska

Kendra said...

This image is perfect in black and white! Love how you have colored it! Thanks for playing in our first challenge at Dream Valley!

DesignerDiva said...

Stunning monochrome design, Love those flowers thanks for joining us this week at MAWTT
Hugs Laurie x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hello my friend ... WOW what an adorable B/W creation ... I just LOVE it!!!
Thanks so much for joining our PUNCHES challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers this week! We hope you'll join us again next challenge!

Wags 'n Whiskers
Guest Designer

The Scrappy Cottage said...

WOW! Black and white cards can be hard to do, but I have to say you did an amazing job on this one......

Squirrel x said...

So gorgeous hun, brilliant! Hugs, Sxx

Net said...

Aw how sweet!

I'll let you off skin colours!

Thanks for playing Gorjuss with us.

Nanda said...

Cute card and image. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.


Pami said...

I love the monochrome look Julye, and I love the image, I have this myself and its such fun to use. Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge at MAWTT this week. Good luck. Pami x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love the card its super and the monochrome feel is ace, Thanks for playing along on MAWTT and OSAAT this week Hazelxoxo

Marushy said...

It's wonderful card and so cute image. Your colouring is perfect.

Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week.


Kat said...

Love this image and you've made a lovely black and white card with it. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Carrie's Corner said...

Julye, this is a fantastic monochromatic card. The image you used is absolutely adorable. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges!


Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the flowers framing the sweet image.

Nikki x

Basteltiger´s Welt said...

What a wonderful black-and-white creation.
Thanks for joining us at EAC this week.
Hugs, Nadine

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Amazing card ………. Great idea ..............Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week......


Vicky said...

Gorgeous card shug I love the image & I especially love the mono tone I think this is my fave its lush hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Suzi said...

A real cute card, love the image and the design. Great colour combo too. Thank you for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week. Good luck.
Suzi x

Vicky said...

Ooops bugga forgot to say thankyou also for joining us girlies over at Sweet Stampin, good luck hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous card Julye, I love the colours and the flowers round the central circle.
Thanks for joining in with both the Fashion challenge at MAWTT and the Stamp Man Curls and Swirls challenge.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, sweet card.

Tracy said...

Such a cute card, I love the monochrome, it really works.

Thanks for being amongst the first to follow me over at my new blog

Tracy x

Nadine said...


great card. I love it.
Thank you for playing Cutie Sunday.

Hugs Nadine

Julie said...

Adorable, and I just love the black and white! Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar this week.

Mandy said...

Great card....Love the sweet image and the background...Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious...
Mandy x

Khristen said...

Just gorgeous! Love the elegance of the black and white. Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley!

Katie said...
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Katie said...

That sure is cute!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful Card....Thanks for sharing with us this week over at OSAAT for my 'A Card For Mom' challenge. Wishing you Good luck! Jo xxx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great card loving the B&W colour combo very stylish!....

Thanks for making your own flowers this week for the Allsorts Challenge

Emma xxx

Stamper Gyrl said...

Adorable card!
Love the black and white!
Thanks for joining Fussy and Fancy Challenge this week!

~*Joni said...

Julye this is adorable! I love the black and white combo, just sweet with this image. Thank you so much for joining in on the fun at Raise The Bar this week!
~*Joni RTB DT

ona_i_ja said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck!

stitchy said...

Julye, just love the simplicity of this beautiful image...thank you so much for sharing with us at OSAAT - hope to see you again - good luck