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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

BurtonesQue Dolls First Challenge--Stripes

Good Morning blogland...our first of many to come challenges is posted over at The Burtonesque Dolls blog. So pop on over and play along with us. We would love for you to join in on all of the fun. Our challenge was to use stripes. It could be anything from regular to wavy to curvy stripes. It doesn't matter, just use stripes. We were also lucky to be able to use images from Stamp Insanity. They are just the cutest digi images. Take a look over at their site and check them out. You are just going to love them. Here's a direct link to the store. They also offer other stamps and digi's as well. Happy shopping....here's my card--Dreams-- for the challenge...Enjoy!!!!!
for this card I used Lita for the digi image. Isn't she a doll? I printed her off onto watercolor paper and colored her in with distress re-inkers then cut her out. I added an overlay from Creative Imaginations Narratives line by Karen Russell over top of her to give it some added interrest. Pattern paper is from DCWV Safari Chic paper pack. I also used a little safety pin from Tim Holtz that reads "thoughts" but it didn't show up in the photo....
the inside I printed Lita off onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and made her smaller than the one on the front of the card and used Prisma pencils. I downloaded the artist easel from the internet the same way, trimmed them both out and added them to the inside of my card....to get the quote onto the easel, I imported the easel into Microsoft word, typed the quote into the little bubble so it would fit. I just love how you can take a digi image and make it almost any size that you need it to be. I wanted to show that with my card. And to use different mediums as well....
here's just a closer view of the quote. Well that's all I have for today. I do hope that you will go and check out the rest of the dolls' creations and play along with the challenge this week. There is a prize of the three images that the DT has used that goes to the lucky winner....Good Luck and Hugs from Charm City....

16 comments:

Debbie Pamment said...

This is such an AWESOME card Nancy - LOVE the way you've used Lita on the front - and then the bonus on the inside - WOW
xXx

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Wowzers What a stunning creation. I love it, love the vintage distressed feel you've got to it, and Lita looks wonderful:)
Suzi
xxx

Nicole said...

I can't say enough about your card Nancy! IT'S FREAKIN CRAZY COOL! I love evrything about it, I want to be this crafty!!!!

Margie said...

OMG, Nancy! When you are presented with a challenge you sure do run with it! This is fabulous, girl!~ Love all the detail!

Jen Shults said...

This is sooooo stinking cool. I love the words over the top and all the stitching and extra embellishments throughout. Gorgeous

DonnaMundinger said...

FABULOUS card, Nancy! The details are amazing and I LOVE zebra stripes! xxD

Marlene said...

Fantastic card!

Beth said...

Oh. My. GAWD! Lisa!! Holy COW! This is freaking COOL! WOW! So unique and unbelievably CLEVER! Really - just amazing work! Completely amazing. I gush - I'll stop. ;)

Michelle said...

This is stunning! I keep looking at it in the gallery and kept thinking - wow! You definitely showcased the image and the versatility of digis. LOVE IT!

Andrea said...

this is just ridiculous that a card can look this good, xx

Jackie Thomas said...

This card is amazing Nancy. I just adore everything about it. Stunning work as always. hugs xo Jackie

cabio's craft corner said...

That is such an awesome card with the coolest image Nancy!
Hugs,
Cabio

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Nancy, This is the most fabulous card I have seen recently!!!! And I have seen a lot of great ones lately. Truly, I love, love, love this!!!!
XOXO
Christy

Renée said...

Stunning card. Love the inside too. We don't see enough of the insides so this is wonderful. Love the texts on the front.

Eulanda said...

OMG OVER THE TOP!! Love the grungy look but couldn't make a card like that to save my life! Well....I should try making a card! LOL!! I've been away on holiday and wanted to do the first challenge but didn't think I'd have time so now I'm patiently awaiting the next one. Love the overlay you added to this and the inside is soooo cool!

Catherine said...

This is really ingenious, Nancy! I love the look on the front - to me it's like she's trapped behind an invisible screen or inside a mirror. The pp is great, and the color scheme is so different. The inside just blows me away! I can't imagine how much time you put into this, but it looks amazing.