Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Whimsy Stamps monthly challenge - Perfect Pearls

This is my second post today, please scroll down for 7 Kids College Fund Challenge.

The first of every month is a digi release time for Whimsy Stamps and we are also setting a monthly challenge on Whimsy Inspirations Blog. Our theme for month of September is Perfect Pearls.

I loved the idea of Crissy Armstrongs new Daisy Butterfly with pearls in soft vintage style so that's how this card happened, lol:

I coloured the image with Prismacolour pencils, for some reason it's easier for me to achieve soft muted tones with those. I tend to go nuts with Copics and be fairly heavy-handed.

And then I went totally nuts with glitter and pearl swirls. The papers are from MME, I sponged all edges with Tattered Rose Distress Ink and Memento Desert Sand (for image, my inkjet printouts do NOT like distress inks). Then I dabbed all the edges with Tsukineko Glue Pad and and heat embossed with glittery embossing powder. The lace is from my stash.

The sentiment is from Whimsy Birthday Letter Seals, stamped on patterned paper.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room - Old meets new (brand new image, embossing powder has been in the drawer FOREVER)
Crafty Pad - Simply Pearls
Die Cut Dreams - Soft Shades of Vintage
Wild Orchid Crafts - One For the Girls
Artful Inkables - Distressed Out
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Summer Memories
My Time to Craft - In the Garden
Tag Tuesday - Butterflies
Bizzy Becs Creatalicious - Vintage
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Vintage Summer
Craft Your Days Away - With Wings
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Distressed Birthdays
Wee Memories - In The Forest
Simon Says Stamp - Lace And Pearls


Thanks for looking and happy crafting!
Hugs


46 comments:

Sylvia said...

ANNIKA *gasp*... oh my word.. what an absolutely stunning and amazing creation this is *wow wow wow*
GORGEOUS vintage card with so much (but not too much) glitter.. absolutely PERFECT!!!! Someone will be over the moon to receive this gorgeous card!!!
{hugs} Sylvia

Court said...

What a gorgeous butterfly! Thanks for playing at Wee Memories!

Court said...

What a gorgeous butterfly! Thanks for playing at Wee Memories!

Cheryl said...

Oh this is so gorgeous! I love the soft colors and the glittered edges.

Jo Davies said...

Hi Annika..Another stunning card from you creative hand, I really love this card and your colouring is out of this world!!!! hugs Jo xxxx

karlinchen50 said...

Hi Annika,
a beautiful card and the motive genial.
Beautiful papers and colors, gorgeous.
Hugs Karla

Cheryl Nelson said...

wow!! this is stunning!! love the sparkle and the perfect touch of pearls!! I'm always delighted when I visit your blog!

Netty said...

wowee fab butterfly, love it. The card is gorgeous, Annette x

Netty said...

wowee fab butterfly, love it. The card is gorgeous, Annette x

Julie said...

Annika,this is so very beautiful,such a stunning butterfly, I've never seen this image before! Knowing how much you love challenges,I thought you'd be interested in a new challenge that I'm on the DT for,call by my blog for details,this weeks challenge is pink and black!!! Hugs Julie.x

Lynne said...

Hi, sorry I have commented for a while been busy, busy, busy with my new blog :o) This is absolutely stunning - I love it!!! the pearls and lace are TDF :o) xx Lynne xx

Crystal said...

Annika WOOOOWEEE Girl this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE LOVE your pearls you added and the way you colored this imags is GORGEOUS!! Such soft GORGEOUS colors!!!

Mina said...

stunning Annika....now youve done it, Im off to look at the new digis
Mina xxx

Debbie Schneider said...

This is very beautiful!! You did a fabulous job with the prisma colors! I love the close-up picture to see the fine detail you put in to your work - just amazingly beautiful as always!!!

Angelwood said...

Annika, this takes my breath away - GORJUSSS!! Your coloring is brilliant and I love how the butterfly sparkles! Your whole card is so so pretty! When I grow up, I want to color like you! ;) hugs, Angela

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Absolutely stunning card, I just adore your soft colours and your image is just beautiful.

You could enter our challenge over at Simon Says Challenge with your card. Our theme this week is lace and pearls !

Hugs,

Jo xx

Viv said...

Another stunner! Beautiful soft colouring, love all that glitter girl! That whimsy sentiment is fab too, I think I need it....Sigh! Must I go shopping again? Viv xx

Donna said...

Such a gorgeous butterfly Annika, I absolutely love your coloring of it. You always get the shading and highlights so perfectly, and I think your pearl swirls are fabulous. All in all, a very pretty card.
hugs
Donna xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Annika!! I only had a few minutes to visit blogs at the campground because of limited access. I knew I wanted to visit you cause I would be inspired. I was so right....GORGEOUS and elegant my friend. Love your coloring and all the sparkle and pearls. You rocked the challenge GF!
hugs,
Chris

Ms. Jen said...

Oh my goodness, Oh my goodness, Oh my goodness, this is so gorgeous! I thought Patricia's was the best don't know your both up there!

Lisa said...

Yikes Annika, I am speechless!! Wait, no I'm not, I have the exact words for this card..... STUNNING, GORGEOUS AND ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! I just adore all that glitter and that butterfly is colored to perfection! So glad to see you here in TSTR!

Ageeth Holster said...

Hi my friend Annika, I love your butterflycard and I saved the card for making one myself, one day. Beautyful coloured and such a pretty details!
Have a very nice day, Ageeth

Traci M said...

This is such a lovely card...the details are exquisite and the butterfly is so soft and pretty!!
Thank you for playing my challenge for Flourishes this week on sharing a summer memory!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous beautiful Annika, the whole card is stunningly beautiful.
luv
Debby

Rica said...

Hi Annika, thanks for your lovely comment. This is such a beautiful card, love Crissy's fabulous butterfly, fantastic colouring - I love the whole gentle colour scheme and beautiful details.
Thanks so much for playing along in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Audrey Pettit said...

This is beautiful! I just love the papers you used and the soft color palette. Your coloring job on that butterfly is amazing, and I adore the touches of sparkle you've added. Really nice! Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR.

mycardz said...

Wow, wow, wow! Holy moly lady, this is a stunning card! Seriously gorgeous EVERYTHING! I love it! hugz, Mary

Therese said...

Wowzy, this is soo beautiful. Love the colours on the butterfly and the glitter on it as well, so gorgeous. You really know how to colour girl! (And now I want to try those pencils too...;) Hugs

Marlene said...

WOW!!! Whether light muted tones or heavy handed copics, your work is ALWAYS stunning!!!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous pastel colors! I love the happy birthday song too :)

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Archies Mum said...

Absolutely gorgeous, that butterfly is amazing, coloured and glittered beautifully x

Michele Gross said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning!

Linda Carson said...

Oh WOW! This is beyond words Annika! Love the soft elegance w/a perfect touch of glitter! Brilliant!

Tamie said...

Your butterfly is sooooo WOW! So beautiful!! I love your distressing, everything on your card is so stunning and each detail is just perfect. Thanks for joining Sweet Stampin'.

Tamie - GDT

Avni said...

Oh y! This is very Beautiful butterfly! Loved the colors and glitters and everything about it!

Rainmac said...

Annika, this is absolutely gorgeous, I love the soft colours and the pearls. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away xxx

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow Annika, this is truly beautiful,lovely image, colours and details, thanks for joining us at DCD, hugs Liz xx

Liz said...

Thanks for playing along with our wings theme at CYDA

Liz x

Faye said...

Want it! Want it. This is beautiful, really soft and beautiful. Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin. xxx

Ann English said...

STUNNING!!! Oh, to create like this. Sweetie, you are AMAZING!

Laurel said...

Wow this is stunning! Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories!

Suzi said...

Wow!! Annika, this is breathtakingly beautiful. I love every little detail of it. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
Hugs
Suzi x

PapierGirl said...

Oh so soft and pretty! Your coloring is superb! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Christine said...

Oh, my goodness, your card is so beautiful. I love the sparkle and the butterfly stamp. There is so many wonderful details. Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Cheryl said...

WOW gorgeous,love the soft colours and beautiful butterfly!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!
xx

Marilyn said...

Stunning! The image matches your papers to perfection & the brighter pink on the sentiment gives it pizazz!
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