Sunday, January 16, 2011

Refresh Me

That's the theme this week for the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog, and it's to be done by creating an all white card except for the image. Well it just so happens that white on white is one of my favorite things, so this was a fun challenge for me.

The image I picked from the Tiddly Ink Store is called Tiny Dancer. I colored her with Copics, and then colored her tutu and her headband with my Spicas. The glitter sheen doesn't show up in the picture, but it's there. I used my Martha Stewart ScorBoard to score the card front, and then the Martha Stewart Deep Lattice Edge Punch to punch a band to go across the card.

Before I took up card making, one of my favorite things to do was to create children's Heirloom clothing, using Swiss Batiste(think tissue paper thin fabric), French cotton laces and satin ribbons. That's the approach I took with this challenge. I have a smocking plate called Party Ribbons. The smocking on the dress is nothing more than row on row of wave stitch(basic smocking stitch), but what makes the dress is when you come back and weave ribbon through the waves. Well when I looked at the lattice, I thought why not weave the ribbon here. Then of course, I had to add some lace around the scalloped image. My sentiment was created simply in Word and says it all - Dance(another favorite thing of mine), so you see this was an all about me card.
Thanks for stopping in, and I love getting feedback.

10 comments:

  1. oh shirley i love her to bits she looks gorgeous against her all white background, ribbon and lace. thankyou for joining in with the tiddly inkers this week! hugs Lou xxx

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  2. I love those eyelashes, Shirley....the card is super cute all around.

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  3. Oh Shirley - she is so very adorable!! Love the pink on all that gorgeous white! I love the scoring you did too - wonderful touch! Thanks for joining us Shirley!!!
    hugs,
    M

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  4. Shirley - I absolutely LOVE this card! You colored her so well and she looks just perfect on the white background! Sooo glad you entered her in this weeks challenge!

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  5. This is just the cutest card! I know I commented on PCP but I just had to look at her again! =D

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  6. OMG I love the way you colored her hair and face. This is awesome Shirley. Beautiful card. I love smocking dresses. I made them for my daughter when she was small too! Hugs for an awesome card.

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  7. This is gorgeous, Shirley! Love everything about it! Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers!

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  8. Very pretty Shirley! Love the image and your colouring! The embossing on the background is stunning and that punched border is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at the Tiddly Inks challenge!

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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  9. Exquisite, Shirley a I would love to see the clothing you've made. Batiste is so very delicate and so is your beautiful card. I LOVE Tiny Dancer! Thanks for joining us this week! xxD

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