Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cute and Girly at A Spoon Full of Sugar

Edited to add a link to the talented Papercrafts by Rach Tutorial on the  

Happy Tuesday!  This week's challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar is Cute and Girly and our sponsor this week is DRS Designs.

My stamps from DRS didn't arrive in time for me to play with for this challenge - boohoo.  So here's a sneak peek at the newly released Made with Love Lola image, an exclusive Victoria Case Design for The Townscrapper.

Yummy papers are from the Fly a Kite Collection by October Afternoon ~ Strawberry Jam and Front Porch series, which I bought from Phebe at The Townscrapper.  I purchased the red heart pin from Nikki at Bunny-Zoe's Crafts but I altered it a bit by adding a few beads from my stash ~ I'm hoping to make a few more pins of my own to add to my projects.  I can't remember where I bought the second pearl blingy pin as its been in my stash for a while.  Flowers are from the Dollar Store and rub-on sentiment from my stash.  I was inspired by this week's post on Copic Creations and tried colouring in monochrome tones for the first time.  But I did cheat just a teeny bit by using E000 for blending on the face, arms and legs.  Copic colours used:   E000, R20, R30, R32, R35, R37 & R39 plus BlenderKatie Cotton has a wonderful video tutorial on monochrome colouring.

Here's a close-up of Made with Love Lola.  I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Checkout the rest of the ASFOS team's gorgeous creations for some inspiration.  We're looking forward to your wonderful submissions this week at A Spoon Full of Sugar.



    Melanie said...

    Gorgeous Maria!! Love the way this turned out...the monochromatic colouring scheme is just lovely!

    I really love that pin...where did you pick your's up??


    Maria said...

    Hi Mel,

    Thanks for your sweet comment. I can't remember where I got the pearl blingy pin as its been in my stash for a while. But I purchased the red heart pin from Bunny Zoe's Crafts. I altered the pin though by adding the beads and spacers from my stash. Thanks for the question. I've updated my post to include the info as well.

    Hugs, Maria

    craftyb said...

    Gorgeous card Maria! Lola is adorable...reminds me of how I welcome my husband home each evening NOT!!!!! lol I love how you added the little beads to the pin! bx

    Ann Whitfield said...

    I love this Maria - your colouring is brilliant and the image is so sweet. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

    Beryl said...

    A lovely card Maria - gorgeous flowers.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Beryl xx

    Lisa Summerhays said...

    Super cute card. Love the designer paper!

    Emily said...

    I absolutely love your card! It is darling in everyway. The little lady is so cute.

    Jodi said...

    Adorable card! I Love the pretty papers and colors you used too!
    Very sweet!
    Jodi =)

    Debbie said...

    Gorgeous card Maria,Love how you have altered the pins what a fab idea,Hugs Debbie x

    Ingrid said...

    I love your card Maria, great choice of papers. And those little blue flowers are gorgeous!
    Hugs Ingrid

    Sprytebyrd said...

    Beautiful card! Totally love this image and the lovely colors!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck on the challenge!
    Dee (Spryte)♥

    Anonymous said...

    Beautiful coloring Maria! Love this paper!
    Pam Going Postal

    Kylie said...

    Hi Maria - I'm finally here and commenting, sorry for my absence!! Your card is gorgeous :) I love the papers and pin - wow! Gorgeous colouring, perfect acutally!

    Zoe said...

    Oh maria!!! I just loooove this card. Your colouring rocks! Love your custom pin too!

    Lorraine A said...

    fabulous card :-) the image is fab and the papers are just perfect ,, love those ! gorgeous embellies too :-)

    thanks for joining the Sketch and Stash Challenge :-)
    Lols x x

    Katie Cotton said...

    This is a wonderful card! Fabulous coloring job as well! Thanks so much for trying out the technique and playing along with the challenge!

    Nicole said...

    What awesome creations on your blog! WOW! Glad you joined Meljen's, be sure to see the new challenge posted today! Hope to see you again! Nicole

    paperfun said...

    Love your card. I noticed that you cut and embossed with a spellbinders, but how did you get it to cut with our cutting part of your image?

    mycardz said...

    Hi Maria!! Yay, I was soooo happy to see that you were able to join us for this challenge! Your card is ADORABLE! I love the pinks, just might have to give this a try with pink! Beautiful papers too! And, of course, your coloring ROCKS! :D hugz, Mary

    Maria said...

    Thanks for all your visits and the wonderful comments. Mari from Paper Fun asked about the Out of the Frame Nesties Technique. Here's the link to the Tutorial by the talented Papercrafts by Rach on the Out of Frame Nesties Technique. Hugs, Maria

    Lilian said...

    Very cute card! Love the image and your coloring is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining the Copic Creations Challenge.

    Rica said...

    Hi Maria, fabulous card, awesome colouring of that adorable image. Great papers and details.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Copic Creations.
    hugs Heather xx