Monday 31 January 2011

Sparkle & Swim

Hello folks and many, many thanks for stopping by. Please leave a trace so I can return the favour, its crazy how much lovely comments (or bad ones!) mean to us weird & wonderful bloggers.
My card for today was created with a number of challenges in mind.

 Firstly I used the fabulous Dawny P's  sketch over at Paper Take Weekly its a great sketch and I enjoyed working from it, its definitely one of those sketches you can use over and over and be different every time.
Secondly, over at Magnolia Stamp Lovers they gave us a 'heads up' that their challenge was going to be 'Glitter' so I knew that whatever image I used on this sketch it was gonna get glittered to within an inch of its life! It was very difficult to take a photo that showed the glitter up and when I finally did I had to compromise other things (this pic does nothing for my colouring skills - not that I have many) its taken slightly at an angle which kinda shows more flaws in your blending!.
I knew from the beginning that the image I used on this card would be an unused, stashed and an almost forgotten one, as it was designed with an Oldie But A Goodie challenge at the front of my mind. Their theme is 'Fairies, Mermaids, Dragons or any other Magical Being'. This will always be my favourite challenge as it was the first (and only!) challenge I have ever won.
The Stamp is Magnolia, the papers DCWV from their Glitter Stack, the colouring Copics, the sentiment LOTV, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Craft, I have tried to open them up to look like water lillies and the whole thing is distressed with Antique Linen distress ink.
x Laurie x


Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card again Laurie .... have you ventured out of your craft room yet today lol.Love mermaid Tilda and her glittery sparkly tail is just magical.Fab layout - looks like you are looking at Tilda through a porthole
Fab colour combo and DP's
Lisa ;)

Lisa Jane said...

oops - forgot to say Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this week lol

Sue B said...

Ooh another gorgeous card Laurie!

You are on a roll!! This card is amazing!! Those papers are really nice, have made a note of them and put them on my v. long list of 'to buy'. And I am trying to curb my spending !!! LOL

I love that mermaid's tail - and the bubbles! She is one classy mermaid!

Sue xx

Cj said...

Love your card, the paper is

Jill said...

beautiful card Laurie love the DP and the bright colours so pretty thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Berry said...

Another stunning card! Fab papers and such a pretty Tilda, great glitter and flowers so very pretty! Hugs Rebekah xx

Cor* said...

oooooooooooooooooooooooooo i love all the bling! Flowers are perfect! Great sentiment. Good luck with the challenges!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card, love the sweet Tilda.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Francesca said...

Such a beautiful card
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie challenge and good luck!


Annie said...

a darling card with little mermaid tilda! thanks for joining in with the Oldie but a Goodie challenge this time.
hugs, annie x

Fleur said...

A stunning card Laurie. the sparkle looks very pretty.
Thanks for joining our challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

Susie Sugar said...

Wow your cards are fab Laurie I had to join as a follower so I don't lose you
I look forward to seeing what you make next, I love how you do your Tilda's
Hugs Susie xx