Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Southern Girls Challenge - Ribbon Madness


Before I get chatting and forget I must apologise for my pictures. I don't know what I have done but I seemed to be completely incapable of taking a decent picture of my card, this is definately one where the pictures do NOT do it justice.  I tried and tried but ended up getting all cross and stressed, but I think you can see what you need to!  This wasn't the only thing that happened when I was making this card, but I'll get to that in a but :-D

Right excuses over... this week it's Lou's team's turn over at Southern Girls and the theme is 

I was lucky enough to be given one of the stunning Tickled Pink images to use who are sponsoring this fortnights challenge along with Joanna Sheen and Stamp Fairy

This image is from the Lil Victorian Christmas range and she's called Lolita Christina and you can get her as a digi or as a stamp from the store... gorgeous!!

To my horror I coloured my image, put her aside to dry and assembled my card... then I decided to pop a touch of glossy accents on her glasses.  It's NEVER done this before but when I looked at the card the following morning somehow she'd got rose tinted specs!  I've used glossy accents on glasses before and it has never picked and bled the colour out like this!!  I was gutted as I really loved the card and had spent hours on it :-(  After a lot of umming and ahhing and wondering what to do I decided to leave it - she looks kinda cool with her shades on!  Did I get away with it?

I couldn't decide if she was wrapping the pressie, opening it, or had been caught having a sneeky peek :-D, so I decided to print out a sentiment on the PC and distress it with some Distress Inks

All the edges of the CS and papers have been distressed with my scissors (I must put a distressing tool on my Christmas list!) and with Victorian Velvet distress inks, and I tied the deep red wired organza into a lovely big bow (sorry I am SO into big bows at the moment!) and added a spacer flower and gem to the middle.  She's hiding behind a TH fence die cut for a bit more of a gothic feel :-D


Lisa Jane said...

ooh i love it Sue .. especially her glasses and the gorgeous bow
The pics aren't that bad ... i am really struggling with mine too
Lisa x

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Sue, great image and that bow is gorgeous.
Wendy xx

CraftyLoops said...

Sue this card is fabulous, I love the image and the gothic feel. Lee x

CraftyLoops said...

Sue Im sorry I completely meant to reply to your comment about me selling my flowers and pins. If you want any, if you wouldnt mind emailing me on the address at the top of my blog. I can discuss it further with you then. Thanks Sue. Lee x

Mary J said...

Just wonderful Sue! I love those rich colours!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card sue....

Ginny said...

fab card, thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky :)

Dawn said...

What a lovely rich looking card. Thanks for joining us at Divas

Diane's Card Designs said...

Such rich beautiful colours and love the image.
Diane xx

Rebekah said...

That ribbon is so lucious I love it! Thanks for playing along at Divas this time hugs Rebekah xx

Julie said...

Just checking

Julie said...

Sorry Sue,was checking if I could phone comment ,surprise I could!

Tracey Manderson said...

Beautiful card Sue, and i love that paper. Great colouring too. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter, and good luck with the challenge

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Sue. What a fab image the look on her face!great music sheet background for her . Tis a lush bow ..Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Chris (catt871) said...

This is gorgeous! I LOVE That ribbon & your colouring is FAB!!!
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp!

Sue said...

Oh Sue, I LOVE her rose tinted specs!! some of the best ideas come out of mishaps!!! But yes she definitely looks very cool !!! gorgeous colouring, papers and embellishments. Really beautiful card!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Kim Duran said...

This red tinted glasses look so fun! I love that detail you put into your coloring! Thanks for pkaying along this week at The Kraft Journal!

Marie said...

This is really lovely. Great one! Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs

Emma H said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky's "Anything Goes" challenge!

Anita said...

Sue, this is gorgeous and I love your coloring. I think the glasses look fab! Thanks for playing in the Divas challenge.

Charlene said...

Wow this card is her rose colored glasses! My dd used to have a pair of sunglasses similar to that. Whoever receives this card is going to be so excited to get it. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Merry Christmas Challenge #33...good luck ~ Charlene DS4J DT

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card
Thank you for joining us this month at
Love Jan

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks so much for joining our Digistamps 4 Joy "Anything Goes" Challenge with your beautifully executed creation!
luv n huggz