Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sassy Girl ~

Hi all!  First off, I just have to say how excited I am today!  I was pushed, prodded and poked by my good friend, Annie, to submit some cards to Paper Crafts for publication.  She, of course, reminded me the Sunday before the deadline, so I quickly made a couple of cards - really just the same card in a couple different color schemes, sentiments and backgrounds.  I never in a million years thought anything would be picked up!  I'd never submitted to Paper Crafts before but had to other publications and haven't been published, so I figured, "No way, Jose!"  You can only imagine my elation upon getting an email that they wanted one of my cards!!  Then a couple weeks later, I got another email saying I was going to be on the cover!  Holy cannolis! The best part is that I get to share this with Annie - she got two cards published in this beauty. You can see my card (well, Annie's cards too) in the Paper Crafts magazine's Card Creations: Favorite Occasions, Vol. 2, as well as on the Paper Crafts Connection blog today.  Susan is featuring all the newbies on this post!  Yay!  So fun :o)  Now for a card...

It's the last challenge for the Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge blog, so I just had to play along.  I love this line of stamps!  So quirky and cute with their big, beautiful eyes!  I hadn't yet inked up Evie, so I decided she should be the star of this challenge.  This last challenge is a sketch with a square as the focal point.  All the Lolitas are tall and thin, so I decided to die cut and emboss a square before stamping.  This kind of messed up her legs and boots (the way they're supposed to be kicking up), so I just drew some legs without boots into my image with a multiliner.
She's colored with Copics (of course!) and matted on black.  The felt flower is made with the Beautiful Blooms II #3 dies and some craptacular felt from a big box store.  It's not the best cutting felt, especially with these smaller, more intricate (than a square or circle) dies.  It's attached lightly to the corner so I can remove it and add it to a barrette clip (I have to go to the store or find some on line cheap).  I'll then just write a note on the inside stating that the recipient can remove the flower for their hair, purse or whatever!  The Paper Sundaes #46  challenge is to adorn the corners, so I added a vintage cut from Cuttlebug to the focal panel and some rhinestones on the vertical panel.  I'm also adding this card to the following challenges:
A Crafty Little Place #66: Anything Goes! (gotta love those challenges)  :o)
Moxie Fab World: Card Creations Week - All Occasion Challenge
Tuesday Throwdown #27: Embellish It
Thanks so much for stopping by!  And, as always, thanks so much for leaving comments!  They really make my day  :o) lyss
SUPPLIES ~
STAMPS: Lil Lolita Evie; Kraftin Kimmie Sassy Sentiments
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black; PTI Pure Poppy
PAPER: PTI pp Beautiful Blooms, SS White & True Black
OTHER: Copics {B000, BG15, BG23, BG49, C1, C3, E00, E11, E31, E25, E27, R20, R24, R29, R59, W3, W5, W7, Y21, Y32}; red felt (hobby lobby); black brad; PTI Beautiful Blooms II #3 dies & Pure Poppy saddle stitch ribbon; dimensionals; Spellbinders Labels 2 dies; Kaisercraft black rhinestones; Cuttlebug vintage die; multiliner

21 comments:

Niki Estes said...

So cute! I love the felt flower!

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Kylie said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! I love your Evie card!! Congrats on being published too!!
Thanks so much for playing at LLB's last challenge and I hope you will join us at our new challenge blog in January!
Hugs
Kylie

Carisa said...

Wow!!! awesome job on being published on the cover - LOVE PC, haven't made it in yet but one of these days....i hope!

i absolutely LOVE the colors on your evie card - ahhh, my first lil lolita. love her! thanks so much for joining us in our last LLB challenge!

Alleena Burger said...

There are some cards that you look at that you think WOW they really look to be a bought card - they are flawless and amazingly coloured. This is one of them, it is really awesome!! Thanks for joining us for our very last LLB Challenge and congratulations on being a "published artist".

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I'm so happy for you! It's a beautiful cover too! I'm so glad we got to share this experience together...people get really sick of my bragging and now I can brag that I know a cover girl. LOL

Love the card and the expert coloring. The image is darling and now I want those beautiful bloom dies.

Karen said...

Ooooo Your card is so Awesome!! I love your paper and the flower and the corner fancy bit!! WOW just so cool!! Thanks so much for joining in our last Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge:-)
Hugs
Karen
xxx

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

well Evie is super cute! What an adorable card!

Alison said...

I am SOOOO happy for you!!! Huge congrats on not only getting published, but making the COVER! I am so happy for ya, Girl! Your Evie card is super cute too!

...just Barbara said...

Wow I love the black and great coloring! :D LLB

Renkata said...

Fantastic card. Amazing paper choice and colouring.
Thank for join us in our last challenge at LLB

Terri said...

Congratulations! How exciting to get your card on the cover. Love it! The other card you shared is cute too!

Chris said...

congrats on the pub! very cool card for sure, love that pp!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

What a fun image! You've done wonderfully with this design. Thanks for playing along.

Smiles!
Gwen DTC@ACLP

Cheryl Valadez said...

Wow! This is a heck of a cute card! Love the image and your coloring and layout...and well, everything...lol!

Congratz on the cover! That is so wonderful!!

Pattie said...

Super cute card - great job on the challenge! Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes!

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

Whooo Hoooo!!! Congratulations on being a published artist. I'm not a bit surprised!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Very sassy!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at A Crafty Little Place this week!!
Sheri-ACLP DT

Julie E said...

Yay on being published and the cover no less!!! You work is amazing, I am not surprised at all :>)
Such a cute card today with the fun paper and that flower too.

Karina said...

So nice and colorful! You made such a lovely card! Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes.
Hugs, Karina

Cath said...

Hey Cover Girl! Thanks for entering the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week All Occasion challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)