Thursday 14 May 2015

Glamour is a State of Mind...

Good Morning...
Today's card is my first DT card for In The Pink.  I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be joining Christine and the other lovely designers as 
A Pink Lady, it really is such an honour.

This week's challenge at In The Pink is 
Stitching - real or faux

The prize for the lucky winner is a £10 voucher from the fabulous
Today's card is made with a lovely Stamping Bella Stamp 'Charlotte Loves To Shop'. 

Now, disclaimer coming up... I did use quite a lot of colours for this card owing to the vast amount of shopping bags Charlotte has!  I did n't want her to be boring!  

I also had a play with a new present, bought for purely medicinal reasons of course to cheer me up whilst my shoulder has been poorly...(-;...  I bought some Copic Spica glitter pens which are really good fun so I coloured in the parcels and tissue paper, and lacy edged jeans and shoes...and...oh well...quite a lot was coloured with them in the end so I could try the colours out!  (Just a shame the camera does n't quite capture the sparkle)...

I used card and papers to create layers and mats and added a sentiment I made on the computer.  I decided to use machine stitching this time.  I don't really have a preference - real or faux, but I just thought machine stitching would suit this card better.

Finally, I added some twine, sequins and a shimmer dome to complete the glamour.

Here we are then...Charlotte go girl!
I would like to enter this card for the following challenge - 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Inspirational Color Palette

Stamping Bella Rubber Stamp - 'Charlotte Loves To Shop'
Make it Colour Blending Card
Memento Ink Pad
Copic Markers
Copic Spica Glitter Pens
Cardstock by Papermania
Paper by Lili of the Valley from the One Birdie Lane Collection
Pink Twine from The Ribbon Girl
Sequins by Sil from The Range
Sparkly Gem by The Hobby House - 'Paradise Aurora'
Sentiment added from computer using 'noteworthy' font
 Inks Used
Memento Ink Pad in Black
Copics - Skin E0000, E00, E02, E11, R11
Hair E15, E13, Y21
Trousers and 'pinks' RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Top E40, E41, E42
Sunglasses RV29, C1, C3, C5
Shopping Bags - purples V91, V93, V95, V99, 
greens YG03, YG13, YG17,
blues, BG000, BG00, BG02
Copic atyou Spica pens - 13 Lilac, 14 blossom, 17 Mint, 18 Baby Blue.   
Background, E70, E71, E74, E77, B0000, B000, B00
  Polka Dots - Signo Uni-ball Gel Pen in White
Thank you for visiting...
Happy Crafting...
and remember to pop straight to In the Pink to look at the lovely DT Creations there and  join in with the pink fun!

Please leave a comment if you pop by, I really appreciate them and do enjoy reading them


Sarah said...

What a wonderful debut card for In the Pink Sue...well done!! Love the simplicity of this card as your colouring of that fabulous stamp really is the star here!! Hope the retail therapy has helped the recovery!! xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card... Love the image... Beautifully coloured...,
Hugs Sylvie xx

Christine L said...

Well I think you know that I really do LOVE this card... you've coloured her so brilliantly she really has come to life... loving all the colours of her bags and the sparkle too... and then..... those wonderful sequins! I love the crossed twine effect too. I definitely think you're going to be an asset at The Pink Palace!! LOL!

Big hugs
Christine x
PS... I do understand the need for retail therapy when you're truly is a medication all of it's own!! x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congratulations, such a great card, the other colours are just enough with the pink. I have Sakura pens for glitter, not seen the Copic ones, love a bit of added sparkle x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Congrats on your DT post Sue, love this card. The image is a gorgeous one and you have coloured it to perfection.

Nataliascraft said...

What a fabulous image, beautiful colours and details, gorgeous card x

thecraftycavalier said...

Huge congrats on the DT spot. Well deserved. This is just beautiful. Love the soft pretty colours and the layout is fab! The sequins are the perfect finishing touch. Gorgeous. Jayne x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Sue - fabulous image and I love the sparkly touches.
So wonderful to have you on the team Sue - welcome :o)
Have a great evening.
Debs xx

Kat W said...

I am so thrilled as well to have you joining us at the Pink Palace :-)
This lady looks soooo glamorous and the elegant card design is perfect ...and I bet it's even better IRL with all the pretty sparkle :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the sweet image and pretty design.

Donna x

Katrina Bufton said...

Great card Sue, all those colours go so well together.
Katrina x

Lilibet said...

Great card & lovely colouring.
New follower in me , Liz x

Heather said...

A fabulous card Sue, a lovely design and I love the beautifully colour sweet Stamping Bella image......great sentiment and embellishments!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Vannessa said...

Welcome to the team Sue and what a gorgeous first card! Love how you coloured her and your stitching is fab too.

Hugs, Vannessa

Jingle said...

This is too cute! Great coloring! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!