Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge 18 - Hearts Desire

Hi!!  How is it Wednesday already!!

Hearts Desire

Well after a bit of a think, and realising that none of my stamps featured either Brad Pitt or crafting goodies (not necessarily in that order!!) this is what I came up with

LOL, I just couldn't resist using the gorgeous Shoe Shopping Digi Stamp.  It was my first time colouring this image, and I think for a first go I did OK - not being artistic means I so struggle with light and shade sometimes, but Gayle has made it pretty obvious for even people like me (for whom the art teacher used to look over my shoulder, tut and move on!!)

I cut the ovals on the cricut then wanted to add texture, and hit on the idea of making it look like they were in a window display, so decided to use the Tim Holtz Brick embossing folder - but bother it the oval was too big and I'd already coloured the image, but after a bit of jiggery pokery I managed to get it all embossed - I lightishly rubbed over the cream c/s with a chalk eye and ta-da!  One brick wall :-)

I used a MS punch to punch several borders, then added tulle and lace and stuck this onto the My Mind's Eye papers.  I cut the hearts on the cricut, but after it was all assembled I decided it needed a bit of bling and as the Red CS is the embossed Bazzill added stickles to the raised dots (wish I'd done that before sticking the centre heart on!!), and added gems to the corners.  The sentiment is by Kraftin' Kimmie and came with my Cinderella Stamp, but I thought it was perfect for this card :-)

I don't normally work like this - normally I have a pretty clear idea of what I want the card to look like, but on this occasion I went with the flow and I think it worked - maybe I should be a bit less regimented from now on :-)

Apologies for the awful pics - I took them last night and was impatient and wouldn't wait for all the stickles to dry :-)

Looking forward to seeing how you might interpret this challenge

Sue xx


Pami said...

Hi Sue, :-) this made me smile! I'm a bit of a shoeaholic as well so love this card!! I wish I had a pair of these strappy numbers! i like the background paper. Pami x

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Sue i ised to love shoes till i snapped my achilles - ouch and now i have two different size feet so shopping for shoes is a nightmare lol.
Fab card ..great for most ladies i would think lol
Lisa ;)

Julie said...

Great card Sue,I love how you've gone with the flow and dusted off the cricut again,you've got great results!Hope you're having a good week,Julie.x

Jeannie said...

Great colouring and shading Sue - it's a great image isn't it. Although not number 1 on my list shoes are up there with vw campers, beach huts and new clothes!......oh and craft stash but obviously that goes without saying!

Anita said...

Wow Sue, this is fabulous. I love that image and your coloring is so pretty. The papers, embossing, everything is just perfect.

Whimsey said...

Sooooooo beautiful; I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that shoe stamp! And the embossed heart; so stinkin' cute!