Sunday, August 12, 2012

Shape it Up- Stamptacular Sundays Challenge

     I'm baaaaack!!  Seems like forever since I posted a card.  Migraines sidelined me last week.. with this crazy weather we are having here in the Northeast, no wonder I had headaches.... oppressive humidity, thunderstorms, even a small tornado passing through on Friday! But.. it is Sunday and that means another fun STAMPTACULAR SUNDAYS CHALLENGE.
     Now, our challenge this week at STAMPTACULAR SUNDAYS is "SHAPE IT UP."  You must create a card with a unique shape.  No squares or rectangles allowed!  You will have from now until midnight, August 18th (EST) to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize donated by:

.... I must admit I took a deep breath when I read the challenge because I am a square card girl and any time I have to create something that is not square, I panic...but that is the cool thing about challenges.. they sometimes force you into territory you would not ordinarily (aka willingly) go.  This time, I am pleased with the result, even though it is "squar-ish"!  For my card I chose a new Christmas/Winter image by Lili of the Valley called "Winter Fairy".  She is colored with various shades of blue copic markers.

     The card base is a white Vintage Step Card from the "For Your Inspiration" collection of gorgeous card bases by Which Craft? (UK).  There are so many lovely designs to choose from and the gallery of cards alone is worth the hop over.  I covered the base of the card with some older Christmas dp that I made sure to buy lots of a year or more ago.  It is Bo Bunny's Snowy Serenade-Limited Edition Glitter paper.  I just love the snowflakes embossed on this paper- you can see the design best along the left side of the card.

    The overlays (that come with the card base) were painted with Tim Holtz Pearl Paint Dabber and then glitttered with Martha Stewart Snow glitter and flakes.  After I colored her,  I added Diamond Stickles to her wings and on the "fur" on her skirt.  Finally, I added Bling on a Roll pearls, a strip of white rose organza ribbon, a heart button from my stash and Wild Orchid Crafts flowers as embellisments.  The sentiment is also from Lili of the Valley-  I used Stormy Sky distress ink to stamp the sentiment and to distress the edges of the design paper.
  Thank you so much for stopping by, and also for your kind comments.  Now, won't you  hop over to the Stamptacular Sundays Challenge blog and see what unique shaped projects our Design Team has created to inspire you!  Have a great day!
Challenges:
Stampin for the Weekend - Monochromehttp://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.com/

34 comments:

Star said...

Ann Marie this is gorgeous. Love your blue version of this cute stamp. Beautifully embellished and great design
Eileen x

Alyce said...

Just stunning Ann Marie! This is such a gorgeous layout and design..beautiful colours and I lvoe the shape. Such a cute image too! :D

Carla S. said...

Your card is stunning, Ann Marie! I love rich blues and the darling image! Outstanding coloring and embellishments!

Chris x said...

Oh, this is just adorable Ann Marie.
The design is stunning.
Hugs
Chris xxx

Penny said...

Ann Marie, this is simply beautiful! Love the colors, your coloring, and all your sparkly details! :^)
Hugs,
Penny
P.S. Hope you're feeling better!

Ira Huberts said...

Wow Ann Marie, your card is super gorgeous! You've used such lovely colours and the girl's fur looks so real! Totally adorable card. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, hugs, Ira
irascreacorner.blogspot.com

jimlynn said...

Oh so very lovely! Love all the blue on here and the flowers along with that precious image! Gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash.
Lynn

Kjersti said...

A fantastic christmas card Ann Mari, beautiful colours and image and the decorating is fabulous!
Have a nice week!
Hugs Kjersti:)

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Ann Marie this is exceptionally beautiful that image, the stunning design and embellishments as well as the card fold, superb card.
hugs
Lorraine x

Suzie's Card Den said...

Wow Ann Marie this is stunning, I love it. Brilliant image too.
Hugs
Suzie xx

Sharon said...

Love this card Anne Marie and she is coloured beautifully. Such a gorgeous image. I know what you mean about anything but square being a bit out of the comfort zone. I have just posted a card that is not exactly square but not different enough for the challenge this week.
Love Sharon. x

Kathleen said...

Oh wow! This is stunning, what a fabulous shape! Its nice to get out of our comfort zone sometimes, and you have really done so well.
Hugs
Kat xx

Plastic Card said...

This is so nice. Beautiful design with so attractive color. I appreciate your work.

Tracey T said...

What a sweet card! Love the shape and the cute image. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Bea und Doreen said...

wow Ann Marie. It's simply stunning - as always. Fabby card and colours.
Big hugs
Doreen xx

Tracey said...

This is beautiful, I love the sparkle & all the details :)
Thanks for joining us for Di's Digi Challenge & Good Luck!
Hugs
Tracey
x

thecraftycavalier said...

Aww, this is just stunning! Love the blues and the image is just super cute! Thank you for sharing this with us over at Lili's Little Fairies, hugs, Jayne x

Sarah said...

Hi Ann Marie, oh my word this is just beautiful! Gorgeous colouring and image is too cute.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.

Sarah

Kelly said...

Gorgeous card!! Such a sweet little girl x Thank you for playing along at My Mum's Craft Shop this week

Tabitha Davis said...

You should enter this into my current challenge. Super cute:)
Current Challenge

Tabitha Davis said...

Make sure you put my badge up during the challenge.
Thank you for joining us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge # 110

Joey said...

This is absolutely ADORABLE, stunning details and colour choice, thanks for joining us at MMCS. Joey xx

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Beautiful project! Thanks so much for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund!

alicaz said...

absolutely adorable! If I got a Christmas card like this in the mail, I would frame it and save it as a family heirloom! It's perfect!
Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow! This is stunning - gorgeous creation! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Susan said...

SMASHING CARD!! I love winter blues!!!
this is a lovely card, and if the card base came like that, with no cutting involved...I WANT SOME!! LOL
Thanks for joining us this week at ROBYN'S FETISH challenge blog.
Susan G (DT)

Janneke said...

What a beautyful card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stmpin' this week.

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Stunningly gorgeous creation! Thanks so much for playing at Di's Digi Designs this time:)

loulou said...

Beautiful card, I love this step card design. That little heart button is gorgeous, cheers Linda

Jenny said...

Stunning my lovely! So beautifully coloured and layered. Jenny x

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Fabulous!! Thank you for joining Robyn's Fetish Challenge! xx Lilia DT

Anita said...

This is gorgeous! Beautiful coloring and the embellies are so perfect.

Kelly said...

Gorgoeus card! I'm your newest follower. Hugs, Kelly xxx

Gunn (Merete) said...

Just one thing to say about this card: BEAUTIFUL
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.
Gunn

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