Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lili of the Valley #8





Good Morning Everyone!

I'm going to try to keep a steady flow of cards posted until next Wednesday. The closer it gets to the holiday, the more hectic life becomes around here! Looking on the bright side of things, no matter how hectic things get around here, I'm going to squeeze in some "play time" and create a card or two.

I made this card for Lili of the Valley's Challenge #8. The challenge for this week was to make a card base off the sketch provided by Donalda. After gathering some inspiration from the samples provided by Lili of the Valley's DT, ideas started spinning around in my head and this is what I came up with.

The stamps are from Lili of the Valley, A Muse (the shadow shaped oval) and the sentiment is from Close To My Heart. The card stocks are SU's Pink Pirouette,Papertrey Inks Stampers Select White and the Cut Cardstock Company. I decided to use this awesome paper from Glitz Designs...I really love this paper:) I used my small circle Nestabilities die for a uniform circle shape and trimmed the outer edges so that the circles would not over lap the card. After that I used my Cuttlebug and embossed the circles for texture and for more dimension, I spritzed black ink on the circles. with my Spritzer tool from SU. I stamped my image and used my thing-a-ma-jig to line up the shadow oval stamp from A Muse. I have had this stamp over a year and somehow I managed to overlook this precious stamp.... shame on me! After I was satisfied with the ovals position, I colored my image with my Copic Markers and embellished the image with extra fine glitter. I also embellished my card with felt flowers from Maya Road and embellished the flower center with small black brads.

Have a wonderful day and thank you all for stopping by:)

Risa

20 comments:

Giulyana said...

Great work,love the layout and stampa:)

giulyana

Andrea, said...

Fabulous card, the pink and black papers are wonderful

Beth Norman said...

I agree, life is getting hectic. I need to start my baking soon. You too? I love this card.

Rita said...

Another gorgeous card Risa! I luv that you embossed those circles with the EF, looks great, you have such a great eye for detail.

2 Worlds said...

I think this sketch is very different.
Loved the colors

Barb W said...

WOW! This is beautiful! I love the color choices. Brilliant with that oval. You are amazing! TFS!

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh Risa this is gorgeous !!!!!!! I just love this dear. Thanks so much for joining us this week and for trying my sketch dear.
By the way did you get my email ?

Alexandra said...

Glad you did squeeze in some time, this is GORGEOUS, my friend! I love the colors, and the sketch is awesome!!! Thanks for sharing - I totally love this! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Rach said...

Risa this is beautiful, such a pretty card. love what you did wiht the sketch. hugs rachxx

Elena said...

Very beautiful card! I love the shadow you created! Ballerina girl is so cute! Very pretty flowers and CB embossing looks gorgeous!

Lauren said...

This is so fabulous! I love the colors and the coloring.

Denise said...

Very cute! Love the colors.

mochamama said...

beautiful card Risa. I like the grounding effect with the dark oval, perfect!

Tonniece said...

Too sweet Risa, she Makes you want to have a great day she looks so happy and bubbly. LOL.
Love the pink and black, Great card

Maria said...

Wow, such a pretty card, Malieta!! I really love the beautiful papers that you used and the layout is fabulous!! The flowers are such great additions too! As always, your cards are stunning!!

Maria

Ila said...

I love this card Risa...the layout and layers are Fabulous..and this little gal..well...just lookin' at her makes a person feel happy!!...Hugs, Ila

Ila said...

I love this card Risa...the layout and layers are Fabulous..and this little gal..well...just lookin' at her makes a person feel happy!!...Hugs, Ila

Rina said...

Oh how sweet is this card. The color combo, the composition, and the DS paper. How beautiful! Thanks Risa for being my inspiration!

Jodi said...

such a pretty card Risa, pink makes things look even better!!=)

Jen said...

Wow - this is an awesome sketch - and you did a great job with it, girl!!! Yea, the holidays are creeping up pretty fast.... ugh!!!!

Hugs,
Jen