Sunday, June 6, 2010

Relish to Embellish

Good morning stampers! I'm trying to talk myself into being energetic and perky, lol. I didn't end up getting to bed until around 3:00 am! We were at Ainsleigh's recital last night and then we headed over to the after-party. The girls had such a fantastic time, and they were just beautiful up there on stage. Now, other than dancing in our Canada Day Parade and a couple of Highland Dancing competitions, we have the whole summer off!!

Are you ready for another challenge over at Sundays With Crissy? This week, Crissy has called her challenge "Relish to Embellish"! I think we all love to dress up our projects with a little something special.

I was thrilled to work with one of Crissy's brand new images released this past week for Whimsy Stamps....introducing "Maya Making Wishes". This image is simply gorgeous, and I just fell in love with it the moment I saw her. Do you remember how much fun it was as a child to make wishes with dandelions?? Sometimes as an adult, I think we lose sight of these simple joys.

I printed Maya Making Wishes on Neenah cardstock and coloured her with Copic markers. I used a lot of the colourless blender on her wings, and on the background. Her pretty wings were given a generous coat of Star Dust Stickles (probably my favourite!), as was the little dandelion.

Skin: E13, E21, E25, E29, E50 Dress: B000, B00, B02, B93, B95, B97 Wings: B000, B60, BG10, BG72, RV00, RV10 Hair: Black (100?), C7, C5, C3, B60

I used some of my favourite embellishments on this card: StarDust Stickles, machine stitching, Prima roses (which were also Stickled-up!), self adhesive pearls, crocheted trim and a metal word charm. This charm was absolutely perfect for this image...I knew I was holding on to it for something special!

The ladies of Crissy's Crew have outdone themselves once again with this challenge! Hop on over to Sundays With Crissy to have a look at the gorgeous projects they made. You will also be able to see a picture of this month's prize package! Crissy has introduced our very first Sundays With Crissy sponsor...LSL Diversified! This is a great online store based out of Ontario, Canada with a great selection of products at fantastic prices! To be eligible, you need to make a project for the challenge and it MUST include one of Crissy's digital images. You can find them at Whimsy Stamps, Squigglefly Stamps and Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps. So get busy embellishing and then link your project up...we can't wait to see it!


Stamps: "Maya Making Wishes" from Whimsy Stamps
Paper: Neenah, KaiserCraft, Bazzill
Ink: Copic markers
Embellishments: Machine stitching, Star Dust Stickles, self adhesive pearls, crocheted trim, ribbon, metal charm, Prima roses
Tools: Spellbinders


Renkata said...

Oh Wow I don't have words for this precious card. You have coloured the image just wow FAB!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Oh my goodness girl, those wings! And that hair! And her clothes! Amazing depth and highlighting! I so want to watch you colour one day!! I wish you would do a video tut! This is just spectacular!!! Hugs!

♥Rach♥ said...

This is so darn pretty! I love the charm/tag thingy and the colors you picked are so pretty! She has such beautiful wings too :0)

Kim said...

Absolutely amazing Melanie! This little girl looks like she could pop right off the paper and come to life! I love how your coloring looks so real! Gorgeous work hun
Hugs~ Kim

Patricia Garcia said...

Maya looks beautiful melanie!! Love your card those wings are breath taking!!


Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Gorgeous!!!! Your colouring is amazing Melanie and I love those sparkling wings!! The wish charm is perfect for this image and the way you did the area around her makes it look magical!!
Sarah :D

Lisa said...

Melanie your coloring on this is just stunning! The sparkle on her fairy wings is perfect! Gorgeous work my friend!

Kelly Schelske said...

Outta this world coloring Mel, love it!

Krista said...

I wanna place an order....for this card! seriously...gorgeous!

Jodi said...

WOW! Another gorgeous card Melanie!! I love how you colored the image and gave her glittered wings!! Great color combo and embellishments too!
Jodi =)

Sarah Schwerin said...

OMG this is phenomenal! There aren't enough superlatives to describe how awesome this card is! Your colouring is the best I've ever seen!

Tracey said...

WOW!! I am speechless!! This is INCREDIBLE!!! You have coloured my girl so beautifully. I am in awe!!

Debbie said...

This is just stunning Melanie your colouring is just amazing,Hugs Debbie x

Mary Lou said...

Hi Melanie~~WOW~~ breath taking!!! Love that unique charm ;)) MMMMM--I just love your work!!