Hope you're all doing ok? All well at this end, just extremely busy as I'm working on so many projects...not all craft related. I'm going to be making and blogging less cards for a while, but will post some coloured images which will be made into cards at a later date.
And sorry...I'm absolutely rubbish at keeping up with the comments. If you would like me to try and keep up with your blog, join the Lacy Sunshine Facebook group and post them on there so I don't miss them, otherwise it's going to be seriously hit and miss. We welcome all sorts of images on there (excluding Sherri Baldy images) so just feel free to join and show us your cards and other projects. Also, I am unable to comment on every post you make but will do as much as I can...some of you are posting 2 or 3 times a day and I hate missing your cards but it's just impossible to look at and comment on them all...so please forgive me! :o)
Anyhoo...today is the start of Challenge #4 over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge and we have a fabulous theme this week which is 'Layer it Up!' So you can use any digi (those using a Heather Valentin digi will be entered into the Random draw twice for each entry) apart from a Sherri Baldy image, but we want to see lots of lovely layers on your projects. So it's a nice easy, fun one.
The winner (drawn by Random.Org) will receive a blinky and $30 to spend at the Lacy Sunshine Store. The top three (picked by a member of the DT) will each receive a blinky and two digis of their choice from the store (excluding retiring or pre coloured). Also, if you put GDT or GCT (Guest Creative Designer) after your name when you enter, someone will win a guest spot with the Sunshine Girls!
Heather Valentin (the boss!) recently released some fabulous new characters in the store. They are so beautiful and are called 'Melancholy Moppets' and have a really old, sad and neglected Victorian feel to them. They are stunning and can be used in so many ways and coloured in so many styles. They're proving a big hit and there will be new digis added to the collection in the future...and several more added this weekend! The Sunshine Girls have used Melancholy Moppets on their cards this week and everyone has had a lot of fun with them. The Melancholy Moppets have their own page at the Lacy Sunshine store and Heather is adding thumbnails to all the digis so that you can see sample cards made using the digis to help you imagine how they'll look on your cards. She's started off with the Melancholy Moppets so head over and have a look and you'll see the fabulous samples by the Sunshine Girls. Also, if you visit the Lacy Sunshine blog you will find a video Heather has made to show off more Sunshine Girl samples featuring the Melancholy Moppets...the video is here
So...here's my card featuring Lacy Sunshine Stamp's adorable Adelaide...
I've used Promarkers and three Copics to colour her as follows:
Skin: Copics E00, E11 and E21 and Promarker Baby Pink.
Hair: Caramel, Sandstone and Satin.
Shading on white clothing: Cool Grey 1 & 3 and Blender.
Pink clothing: Antique Pink & Baby Pink.
Eyes: Marine, Turquoise and Cool Aqua.
Lips: Antique Pink and Baby Pink.
I created the sentiment on my lappy and it's a quote from Edgar Allan Poe and reads:
'Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?'
The papers I have used are from Bearly Mine (link in right sidebar) and are from the Love Dreams set, which is very useful to have. These have been matted onto pink card from my stash and have been layed out in my favourite (at present) layout.
The flowers have been cut out of the matting card using Cheery Lynn's Medium Rose die and fixed together with some silver, heart shaped brads from my stash. That's it. The artwork is so fabulous and the papers and layout so decorative that it really doesn't need any further embellishing.
The card base is a 6 x 6 scalloped edged, and the inside has been decorated to match the front.
Really hope you come over to join us in the Lacy Sunshine Challenge this fortnight. We accept email entries as well, so no problem if you don't have a blog. So head over to the challenge, have a look at the fabulous Creative Team inspiration and get crafting!
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes - 1 of 2 entries - ends Friday
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes - ends Thursday
http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/stamp-challenge.html - Anything Goes - ends 31 March
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Add Pink - 1 of 2 entries - ends 19 March
http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Seeing Double (2 flowers) - 1 of 5 - ends 25 March
http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes - 1 of 5 - ends 25 March
http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/vickie-challenges.html - Anything Goes - ends 31 March
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Lots of Layers - ends 22 March?
http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Fav Two Colours - ends 18 March
http://www.craftybloggersnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/ - Spring or Pastel - ends 31 March
http://fashionistachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Make it Pink - ends 22 March?
http://paperplaytime.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes - today
http://www.vostamps.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes -
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/ - Always Anything Goes - 1 of 3 - ends 29 March
http://nomatterwhichchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes - 1 of 2 - ends 31 March
http://www.totallygorjuss.blogspot.co.uk/ - Something Old (pink card) - ends 23 March
Take care everyone & happy crafting!