Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pearls and Lace

Well, I just don't believe it.  It's only Tuesday night....and I have made the Anita card for this week's challenge!!  I'm WAY ahead of the deadline this time!  (I hope it makes up for missing last week's AWESOME sketch that I totally hope to use some day, but I just didn't have time last week. *sniff*)  I know it's pretty simple...but I wanted it to be.  I didn't want to add anything to distract from the image or the background, you know?  I see all these lovely creations with a million embellies but nothing is overshadowed....and I just can't do that yet.  Still trying to get comfortable with them. LOL

I'm also using this for a Polka Doodles challenge that I thought was kind of interesting.  It's a menu choice, where you can pick only one option from each category.  The menu is:
Color: Pink or Turquoise
Image: Fairy or Butterfly
Embellishment 1: Ribbon or Lace
Embellishment 2: Pearls or Gems

I picked Turquoise, Fairy, Lace and Pearls.

Anyway, here's my card!

I used one of my favorite Anita fairies, as well as one of her sentiments.  The lace with pearls I got at Michael's.  Mini pearls are from Recollections.  The ticket stamp around the sentiment is from Imaginisce.  I stamped it, then colored over it with a turquoise Spica glitter marker, then outlined it with a black ballpoint pen. Fairy colored with Copics and crystal Stickles. Papers from the Sasha collection and Me and My Big Ideas.

I hope you like it!

Polka Doodles: Menu Choice


Lau W said...

Oh she's nice in turquoise ! and such a nice lace ! Superb card my friend !

lis-m said...

really pretty..i love fairies.
thanks for joining us over @ Polkadoodles this week.
hugs xx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oooooooooooooooo this is really pretty! i like this alot!

hugs :)

Brenda said...

So pretty!! I love the turquoise!! Great design, papers, coloring!! Thanks for being so quick to join us at Anita Be Stampin this week!

Audrey said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

PresentStorm said...

Love it!! She looks amazing all decked out in turquoise. I love that you did a monochromatic card. It really works with Meadow too. You know I love her cool funky hair. I am gonna try that on her myself one day...you have inspired me. Beautiful card girl! Thanks for joining us this week over at Anita's.. I missed you last week. ;(

Saskia said...

Great to see your lovely work at PolkaDoodles! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Saskia :)

Fliss said...

This is really lovely and a great take on the menu.
Thanks so much for joining in with Polka Doodles menu challenge and good luck!
Fliss x

Flip-Flop Creations said...

She looks beautiful in turquoise. Loved that you framed the image in the pearls. So glad you played along with us at Anita Be Stampin this week. ~jeni :)

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles in our menu challenge! What a fab,lovely project!Cheers Claire x

Anita said...

This is simply perfect, Star! Gorgeous, gorgeous work. Thanks so much for joining us at the Anita Be Stampin Challenge! :)