This card very nearly got thrown away several times!! Everything kept going wrong with it! It might just be me - I have had a stressful week with a lot of joint pain and my darling doggy was ill also. I made a complete mess of the border. Used a gel pen which looked wrong. Tried to cover it up with stickle but picked up wrong one and it had gold gleam and looked awful! I was about to bin it and thought no! no! you are not going to the bin - I am going to revivie you! LOL so came up with the gingham border idea to cover up my mess. I actually quite like it and might use it again ROFL. Necessity is the mother of invention as they say!
The gorgeous purple backing paper is Kate Knight from freebie pad with magazine. The pink dotted paper is from Papermania 'Summer Bloom' pad. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts with Glitter Brads from Kars Christmas Collection. Bow is from Stash. The dragonfly had a big plastic loop on back and I wanted it to be flat, so I got out my metal files for jewellery making and filed it off - took ages!
|Close-up "Tea Party" LOTV|
Colouring: (Copics unless otherwise stated)
Skin: E00 & R20
Dress, Hat and Shoes: V12 & V15
Tea Set: G85 and Sakura Silver Metallic and Clear Star Pens
Table and Stool: Tan Promarker
Tablecloth: E00 & Tan Promarker
|Sketch by Bev - Lili of The Valley - Challenge 88|
The white card is embossed with an embossing folder that came free with Docrafts Creativity Magazine. It is quite a small embossing folder, so did the piece of card in two goes and the join in the middle is conveniently covered by the image! I have used nestabilities dies for the image mount and for the Sentiment mount. Sentiment was made on my computer.
Some exciting news! I have treated myself to some new LOTV Stamps so you will see some gorgeous new ones popping up very soon!
I am entering the card into the following Challenges:
Lili of The Valley - Challenge No. 88 - 'Sketch by Bev' (ends 23rd March 2011)
Papertake Weekly - 'Triple Tastic' Challenge - I have used 3 Flowers (ends 21st March 2011)
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge No. 25 - 'Happy Birthday!' (ends 21st March 2011)
Simon Says - 'Happy Birthday!' Challenge (ends 22nd March 2011)
Charisma Cardz - Challenge No. 11 - 'To 'Die' For' - I have used nestabilities (ends 23rd March 2011)
Craft Us Crazy - Challenge No. 4 - 'Cupcakes and/or Celebration' (ends 30th March 2011)
Let's Ink It Up - Challenge No. 11 - 'Die Cuts/Punches - I have used nestabilites (ends 30th March 2011)
Paper Play - Challenge No. 11 - 'Embossing' (ends 23rd March 2011)
Paper Cutz - Challenge No. 83 - 'Your Choice' (ends 24th March 2011)
Paper Sundaes - Challenge No. 61 - 'Embossing' (ends 26th March 2011)
As you can see, I have entered quite a few challenges this time. I have read the rules for all the Challenges, but quite a few of the Challenges are new ones for me so if I have made a mistake anywhere, then apologies! And I have had a stressful week. Ah well, hopefully if I don't find any mistakes and have to edit my post, I can relax and watch Time Team and eat my Pizza followed by Black Forest Gateaux!!! Hope you've all had a lovely weekend and managed to catch some sun!!!