Friday, June 11, 2010

Phindy's Challenge - Girly

Friday again - gosh, the weeks just fly - and our challenge at Phindy's is to create a girly card or project using one of her images.

We have some new as well, here's the snippet from the post: "Starting with our new challenge, the winner each week will chosen by and will receive an $8 Gift Certificate to Phindy's Place store. We will have an additional weekly prize for the card (or project) chosen as "Pick of the Week"! The Pick of the Week wins a 10% off voucher for Phindy's Place store. Once a month we will choose an overall winner from the weekly winners and they will be offered a Guest position on the DT - and of course a free image from Phindy's Place to use for that week's challenge!"

Well, if the challenge is to make a girly card, you do NOT have to ask me twice, especially since Phindy has such an array of real gorgeous girly images to offer!

The image I used is called Jumprope and has such a gorgeous retro feel to it. Colouring is done with Copics and TINY bit of Sakura glitter pen. The background was done by masking the image and using Memento & Nick Bantock inks for stippling.

I am lately into yellow and teal big time (as you might have noticed, lol). So of course out came papers from OA Thrift shop stack, a cute crocheted flower I got from Ebay and my box-o-buttons.

To add to the vintage feel I hand stitched all the layers and also created some scallops. Yes, I thought I was mad as well halfway through it. The ribbon came from my stash along with the lace. I DO have quite a substantial amount of lace in my stash, that's right.

Then I suddenly had an idea that I wanted the card look like somebody (no guphaws here, please :P) had sprinkled a random handful of gems onto it. Lemme tell you, 'tis not easy to be random!

The sentiment is from Hero Arts, I think I got it from Simon Says Stamp - quite a long time ago!

Skin: E13, E21, E00, E000, E02, E04
Hair: E49, E39, E15, E97, YR14
Dress & Socks: YR14, YR15, Y38, YR12, Y32, Y0000
Apron, shoes, head band, jump rope handles: BG09, BG49, BG13, BG34, BG000

Be sure to pop to Phindy's Challenge Blog, on top of DTs stunning work there's a lovely freebie available there for a limited time! Ain't she cute??!!

I would also like to enter the following challenges:
Your Next Stamp - Buttons
A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Floral Delight
Meljens Designs - Sparkle
Cupcake Craft - Dazzle
Whoopsi Daisy monthly - Ribbons & Bows
Oh Alice - Muchness (this card is ME - the layers, colours, lace, mad overuse of embellies...)
Aly's - Stitching
Digi Doodle Shop - Tie It Up
Paper Sundaes - Summer Fun
Sundays With Crissy - Relish To Embellish

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!


Anne said...

OH wow Annika your hand stitching is amazing, love those random sparkles, love the colours, the crochet flower, the lot, this card is all things gorgeous.

hope you're feeling better

Tara said...

This is just perfect Annika and I LOVE all the sparkles you've sprinkled everywhere! Stunning layout and beautiful colours, along with amazing colouring too.... what a feast for the eyes, I love it!
Hugs Tara xx

Julie said...

I so love it! You know me and skipping,takes me back to my childhood! Will it be rollerskates spacehopper or a swing next week?????? I love that you do do many challenges, looks like I'll be picking up on a few of them myself! Lots a love x

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, stunning card!!!! Anesha

Ann English said...

Another amazing, incredibly colored creation! You ARE a rock star, my friend!

Powerful Search Engine said...

Hi Annika WOW this is so beautiful I adore your colouring technique and the tied elements for our challenge Digi Doodles Best Challenge are fantastic. Thanks so much for joining in with us. Hugs Pascale

Jayne Hayward said...

This is fantastic. I love how you have done your background as works lovely with the image. Great layout and colours too.

Thanks for joining in with us on DDSB

Jayne xx

Creatieve handgemaakte kaarten said...

Wow Annika!
What have you a amanzing card artificial!
Nice colours.

Hugs Ida

Lori said...

Oh this is just stunning. I love all the gems! Gorgeous Colouring!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh wow this is the ribbon the buttons and the lace also the bling on your card...really Funtastic...Good luck with the challenge, thanks for joining with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week, hugs, Monika

-Sanna- said...

I loved this one.
It is so gorgeous...

KymKreates said...

Your project is just marvelous!! Thanks for tying one on with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and Good Luck!

Harriet H said...

OMGosh you card is absolutely gorgeous.... your coloring is fabulous.... thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and I look forward to seeing your creations again...


Jane Wetzel said...

WOW- Amazing colors and this is drop dead GORGEOUS..will be one of my favs of yours.. :)

Emma and Susan said...

Hi Annika! WOW WOW WOW! You Have such beautiful work on your blog! We have been having a good look round it and your creations are amazing! We Love this card, the image is fabulous and your colouring is perfect! The crocheted flower is wonderful!
Have a great weekend
Love and hugs
Emma and Susan

Marlene said...

Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the ground.

Ok - I'm back now.

Gee, I drooled all over my keyboard!!!


Netty said...

Terrific, love it Annika and the stitching completes a fabby card. Have a great weekend, Annette x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Annika, what a stunning card. I love the image and your colouring is awesome. Gorgeous papers and layout. Thanks for sharing with us at digi doodle shop's best chalenge this week. Hugs, Denise (GDT) x

Philomena said...

Gorgeous "girly" card Annika! Another amazing job of coloring the image and I am blown away by all your beautiful touches - the hand stitching, the ribbon, the crochet flower and the "sprinkled" gems. Just beautiful!

Sprytebyrd said...

WoW, Annika! Just WOW! The coloring on the image has me totally distracted, it's stunning! I love how you've done the background, it's perfect! The rest of the card is gorgeous as well! Love all the stitching, all the rhinestones, the beautiful flowers, the lace, the buttons.. oh, I could go on and on... big thumbs up, girl!
Thanks so much for joining us in our Sparkle, Glitter, Bling challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥

Sylvia Blum said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! Annika, I don't know how you do it but you truly are the most amazing and talented cardmaker and stamper I know! All of your cards are pure perfection! The coloring is FANTASTIC as is your choice of papers, colors and embellishments! And -like a cherry on top- you did an amazing job with the handstitching *wow wow wow*
{{{hugs}}} from your biggest fan :o)

Judy said...

What a gorgeous card!! Lots of detail and so bright and colorful. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


HappyCrafter said...

What a gorgeous card! Your colouring is absolutely fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes!

Tammy said...

This is so awesome girl!!! Dang...I think I could learn a thing or 20 from you!! I really love how you did the background and all of the extra detail you add to your cards are FABULOUS!!!

Cheryl said...

Wow -another beautiful creation! I love the colors and the random sparkles. Just wonderful!

Liz Corrigan said...

Stunning! Your colouring is just so amazing, and love how you have stippled the background to the image. Beautiful papers and embellishments. Rosie x

Crystal said...

Oh my goodness this is fabulous, LOVE LOVE these colors, that image, your crochet flower, and that fun bling..Well girlie I LOVE IT ALL!!! Have a wonderful Friday!

Mina said...

another cutie of an image from Phindys Annika...I love the colour mix and even the stitching you mad woman lol...fabulous crocheted Im off for this gorgeous freebie
Mina xxx

CarlaKH said...

What a totally and completely gorgeous and fantastic card.. wow. Love the coloring and your composition... just amazing. thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Alica said...

absolutely amazing! I'm speechless! Wonderful coloring, perfect papers and the rhinestones do wonder too!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Sammi said...

Now this is just stunning! LOVE your colouring!!
Thanks for joining us at Oh,Alice!!

Sue from Oregon said... sure can color girl! I have been staring at your background and all the shading...amazing!

Viv said...

WoW!!!!!@*! Annika!!!
This is absolutely gorgeous! Everything is perfect, right down to the random gems! Beautiful colours, colouring, LO, and yes you must be MAD to hand stitch all that! Viv xx

Crystal said...

This is stunning! Love how you sprinkled the little gems across the card! The stitching & buttons are such a cute addition & I love your colouring! Thanks for playing along in Paper Sundaes Summer Fun Challenge :)

Renkata said...

Anika you have coloured the image so beautifly. Great colours. All details are gorgeous.

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Love the image and your stitching is fantastic!

Tami said...

Everything is perfect the coloring, paper ribbon. Wonderful job and thanks for playing at Aly's.

Bananastamper said...

Absolutely fantastic! Love all those yummy layers and fab colors! Thanks for playing along with us at PS!

Anne-Marije said...

Oh this card is so amazing! I love the colours, the image, acually everything of this card. Wow!
xxx Anne-Marije

The Wired Angel said...

Wow.. another fantastic card your Holy Randomness!! Peggy x

Katja said...

SUPERRRRR!!! I love everything on your card. It's amazing!
Thanks for joining our challenge at DDSB!
Good Luck!


Jodi said...

A very cute and fun card! Love the colors you used and those embellishments too!
Thanks for joining us at Sunday's With Crissy!
Jodi =)

JoAnn V. ( said...

Fabulous card! I love it! Thank you for playing along with us this week at DDSB! :)


Amber said...

Oh so adorable! Love the crochet flower!

mycardz said...

OMGoodness, another stunner Annika! Your card is almost magical! All the amazing details are awesome and the fabulous scene you've created with this cutie is truly AMAZING! Really perfect card!! hugz, Mary

Anonymous said...

So many beautiful elements. Love it!

Shana said...

Oh my this is stunning! So many elements that you tied together beautifully! I struggle to be random yet your gems are perfectly placed. Thank you for joining us this week at Meljen's Designs - we hope to see you again next week!

Zoe said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love all the details and your colouring is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Sundays with Crissy! Hugs, Zoe xxoo

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wowzers, this is gorgeous! What really caught my eye was the mulit-coloured background you have behind her. So beautiful! Thanks for playing again at Sundays With Crissy!

Cheryl said...

Congrats on winning the Meljen's Design challenge! I LOVE this card.

Maureen said...

Great card! I really love the stippled background! Thanks for playing along with us at Your Next Stamp Challenges!

Nancy in Iowa said...

WOW this is an amazing card. You have quite a knack for putting together just the right embellisments. Your coloring - perfection!

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