Friday, January 10, 2014

Just Being Yourself - A Little Shabby but Sweet

It is so long since I crafted, especially something without a deadline, that when I sat down to this my Mojo took a walk!
But after stepping away for a while, trying a few different things, not rushing myself, it did eventually come together.
This card was inspired by the challenge at The Shabby Tea Room and also I needed to get this little cutie inked up and the two just worked well together.
This gorgeous Prima Ballerina Tilda from The Little Moscow Collection has been sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks and so she is the "Something New" on this card and I'm so glad she has finally made her way onto a card.

Challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room - So Romantic (Pink/Peach, White and Roses)
Sugar Creek Hollow - Something New (item or technique)
Come and Get It - Something New
Going Grey - Something New (2 entries only)
Great Impressions - Something New (3 entries only)
Crafty Sentiments - Something New (1 entry only)
Crafty Hands - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Creative Crafts - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Lovely Hanglar and Sweet Magnolia - Anything Goes



Card Recipe:
Image - Prima Ballerina Tilda from The Little Moscow Collection
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - The Garden Tea Party by DCWV
Sentiment - K and Co
Oval Dies - Spellbinders
Spray Die - Memorybox
Heart Doily - Wilton
Roses - Various
Rose Trim - Hobby Lobby
Bow - Offray
Embossing Enamel - Frantage in Shabby Pink by Stampendous
Spritz (on flowers) - Homemade with Precious Metal Paint in Mother of Pearl
Liquid Pearls - Ranger





After finishing the card I decided it needed a little extra sparkle and so I added Liquid Pearls to the image and a little homemade spritz to the flowers.
I inked the edges a little to add to the Shabby Chic feel and now it was all done I feel pretty pleased with the results and I hope you do too :)

Katie

26 comments:

Paula said...

Pretty card. Tilda is so adorable, wonderfully done.

Mynnette said...

This is absolutely darling! LOVE the great image and the fun coloring! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS and hope you join us again! Mynn xx

Barb Hardeman said...

Awwww, Katie! Looks like your Mojo didn't go too far because this card is so delightful! Love the GREEN ballet dress and your coloring is superb. I have never been able to successfully use those roses on a card, but here they are perfect! Great job! Hugs, Barb

Jac said...

Gorgeous card and so beautifully embellished, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

Sparkly Engineer said...

This is very sweet. Your image is darling and your embellishing is so pretty.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

crafty-stamper said...

love the cute image and fabulous colouring,love the embellishments and bling-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
Carol DT x

jonim52 said...

What a cute card. This is lovely. Thanks for joining us at loves Rubberstamps.

EnblogSail said...

Excellent production; beautiful!
Caryl

Nancee Purdum said...

What a sweet card! Lovely coloring! Nancee :)

Chris said...

Oh, this is so precious, Katie! I love her green tutu! I especially love the warm colors you've chosen for the card. Well done!

XO,
Chris

Suzi said...

Adorable card Katie, lovely details and she is such a cute Tilda. Love the pearls in her hair. Hugs Suzi x

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great card Kate, love the flowers and the layout. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It this week.
Cindy DT

Roberta Swisher said...

Your Mojo returned in a big way...that card is fantastic! I really love the liquid pearls you added. That's the perfect finishing touch!
Thanks so much for sharing this week at CAGI. We hope to see you back very soon!
hugs--
Roberta
Come and Get It Design Team
Queen Bee Paper Crafts

Chana said...

Hi, Katie! We have missed you here in the "hood," so glad to see you back! This is so pretty! I love all the texture on the face of the card! Your image is adorable and the glitter is a nice touch. Thanks for stopping by our house today here at 613 Avenue Create!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

Debbie said...

Katie, looks like you found your mojo in a big way ... this card is absolutely darling! Wonderful coloring and lovely embellishments! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room ... this also fits for the January Paper Sweeties challenge :)

Francy said...

Wow cute card and I love the glitter around the stamp. Beautiful embellishments.
Francy

Beccalite said...

WOW such a stunning card. Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our 5th Challenge 'Anything Goes' at CraftyHands Challenge Blog.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx (DT Member)

Shanna Shands said...

Sweet card. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps.

Amy Andrade said...

Beautiful card! I love your choice of Patterned paper. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Amy A.,DT

Meggymay said...

An adorable card, thank you for sharing it with us at SCH this time.
Yvonne

Cathy said...

Wonderful card. Thank you for sharing over at the Crafty Sentiments Challenge this week.
Cathy xx

Larelle-Susanne Thoms said...

great share, super cute,loved your card, super cute, Thanks for Joining the Anything Goes ~Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge. Hope to see more of your amazing Cards in future challenges.. Hugs Larelle-Susanne DT

crafty-stamper said...

LOve the green tutu and just popping back to say-thanks for joining us at Lej Designs
Carol DT x

Sherry Hickey said...

Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow! Your card has so many pretty details!

Daniele said...

such a sweetie thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow
hugs

Laura said...

Very Pretty!