Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sparkle at Crafty Creations

Hi Everyone!  Hope you've had a chance to enjoy some sun although here in SW Ontario it's been playing a bit of peek-a-boo. 

I'm so excited to be this week's Guest Designer for the CRAFTY CREATIONS Challenge Blog.  Thank you to Bernie and the rest of the lovely ladies on the team for inviting me!  Many of you know how much I love to add bling bling to my projects so this week's SPARKLE ~ LET IT SHINE challenge is perfect for me ~ woohoo!  Even my papers sparkle this time~ lol.  The pic doesn't show it but the DP has shiny red stripes going through it and the butterflies have lots of glitter.  This week's generous sponsor is Wags 'n Whiskers.


School's out in 7 days so I thought I'd make a thank you card for one of the teachers.  Papers are from the DCWV School Pack stack.  I've used an older Magnolia stamp called Tilda with Slate from the So Heavenly, Travel & School Collection (2008) and paper pieced her clothing with DP from the DCWV pack.  I then coloured directly on the DP with my Copics to add a bit of depth to the clothes.   I used the following Copics to colour the rest of the image (E0000, E00, E01, E11, R20, R000, R01, R02, R05, R29, Y0000, Y11, Y13, Y15 Y17, B91, E23, E25, E27, E50, C1, C2, C3 & C5) and then added 2 small red rhinestones to the centre of the ribbons on Tilda's shoes.  Rhinestone swirls + gems, ribbon and star charm hanging from ribbon are all from my stash.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Checkout the fabulous projects by the talented DT at Crafty Creations and don't forget to join in the fun and submit your creations too.

Thanks for visiting and for any comments you might leave which always brighten my day.  Just want to let you know I'll be slowing down with crafting and blogging during the summer so I can spend quality time with family.  But I'll still be posting albeit sporadically. 

Pop by on Saturday for a peek at my next post.  Big Hugs to you all.
Maria

29 comments:

julieprice3 said...

Love your bright colours Maria! very nice card
Hugs Julie P

Peggie said...

Great card. Love the plaid skirt

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

This card is beautiful, love the colors and theme, great job, Bye Mascha

Danielle said...

Great card. Love the colors you have used.

Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Danielle

craftyb said...

Thanks for being such a fabulous GDT Maria - your card is gorgeous! I LOVE Tilda's little check skirt - she is soooo adorable! All the bling is fab - a girl can never have too much right?!!! lol

Enjoy your family this summer - can you believe another one is here already?! bx

Suzi said...

Wonderful card, my first time seeing this Tilda, she is adorable as is your design.
Hugs
Suzi x

Rene said...

This is ADORABLE! Love your bright colors and her dress is fab!
Rene :D

Hope C. said...

I think your card is perfect and not at all too bright. I love it.

Judy K. said...

Hi Maria, adorable card! Love the paper you used for her skirt!!!
Hugs
Judy K.

Beth said...

Maria, what a darling card! Tilda's colored perfectly, and LOVE your paper piecing! Awesome! Enjoy your summer!

Rosie said...

Wowzers Maria, this is awesome!! Your paper piecing is outstanding and the dps are perfect. Wish I had seen this before my little boy was out of school because I would have been on the hunt for those papers!! Hugs, Rosie

Christina C. said...

Wow, I'm loving this card....absolutely gorgeous!!!! Love the paper piecing and the gorgeous DPs...beautiful design!

Cor* said...

Holy Alphabet soup! This is super kewl! I am loving her skirt like you would not believe! You have done an outstanding job~

acreativeneed said...

Maria this is so wonderful for the end of school!! Great colors too! Thanks so much for joining us as a Guest designer at Crafty Creations!!
smiles,Deena

coldwaters2 said...

This is one fabulous card Maria what fabulous papers so vibrant and colourful and Tilda looks amazing I love it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Candy said...

Hi Maria!
What a great thank you card for any teacher!!
Love the bright colours and your paper piecing :o)
Tilda looks awesome. Love the bling and also the style of your card.
Hugs, Candy

Cricket said...

This is adorable! Love your paper piecing!

papertrails leaver said...

Maria you have made a super sweet card! Love the paper piecing you did for her skirt with the plaid. It's so fantastic! :-) Amy

Only By His Grace said...

Bright yes. Love it. Tilda looks fabulous in her pieced skirt. Your coloring is lovely. I love the DP.
Perfect.
Hugs Maz

Julie said...

Fabulous Maria! That background paper is PERFECT!

Hugz,
Julie

Jane H said...

adorable i love the way you paper pieced her skirt!

Angela said...

This is so cute Maria! I love this back to school papers and it's great to see these older Tilda's. Beautiful card and I love your coloring too! big hugs, Angela

cabio's craft corner said...

Super cute dress with copics on Tilda's dress. Fab job Maria. Love that fun DP and this card looks so cheery and sweet :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Elle said...

What's not to like about your card! The paper piercing adds just the right touch. ADORABLE!

Claire Phillips said...

What a super thank you teacher card - just fab! Thanks for joining us on the gdt at Crafty Creations. Cheers Claire x

Patti Jo said...

Oh this is soo cute Maria! Love the plaid paper pieced skirt! So sweet!!!

Norma said...

Maria, I can't remember when was the last time I saw this Tilda..she's still as cute as before..LOL. Terrific job onthe paper-piecing and love your colouring. DP behind Tilda is perfect.
Hugs,
Norma

Linda said...

Wow adorable card!!!! Love the paer you chose and the colors!!!! Fantastic job!!!!!

Danielle said...

Hi Maria, very lovely card.Gorgeous papier piecing job on Tilda. Wonderful papers, lovely colors. Hugs.