Monday, 6 July 2009

Lots to do challenge

Hi
This weeks Lots to do challenge is to use apiece of stamping. So I chose the beautiful Maribel image by Stempelglede.
After several attempts at colouring her on glossy card I am rather pleased with the result! I used pigment inks
- versacolor and distress to colour her and used distress inks for the background. The flowers were stamped ( Stempeglede grunge) with distress inks on grunge paper and punched out with retro flower punches. the swirly thingy was cut on my Cricut using Accent Essentails, which I don't use enough! I had a hard time photographing her and this is the closest to how she looks in real life. thanks for looking xx



21 comments:

sam21ski said...

WOW no wonder you are pleased Joy, she is simply stunning and all that background work you've done, just fabulous, really sets her off nicely

Thanks for joining in iwth this weeks Lotstodo Challenge, I will add a link from the site back to your post - Sam xxx

Joy said...

Thanks Sam I mean't to go back and do that! Doh! I forgot! xx

sam21ski said...

No worries, it's done now xxxx

Willy said...

What a beauty, Joy!

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful card, the colours are so delicate and pretty all you rhard work and time spent getting the photo just so paid off. Love it.

Shairon said...

I love that stamped lady, Joy. The background you've created is just wonderful too. What imagination! xx

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Joy this is so very beautiful!
I really love this stunning image and your design and detail are wonderful!
hugs
kim x

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous Joy, well done, and what a lovely image, really pretty.

Claireabelle said...

Oooo Joy this is simply STUNNING!!!!! I love that image, think I can feel a spend comming on!
xx

Ang C said...

A really beautiful card - the image looks like a photograph and I love the way you have coloured it

Andrea said...

I must say what a divine card and that image is beautiful, the whole cards an inspiration Joy x

Tab said...

Ooooh fab card, just love the elegant image and the colours and papers are divine!
Hugs Tab xxx

She said...

Hi Joy, she is gorgeous. Well done you! xx

Rach said...

stunning Joy, so pretty. hugs rachxx

IsaNorris said...

This is stunning Joy !! Love that stamp too
isa xx

Craft is a Blessing said...

love her to bits...can you let me know where you got her and also the martha stewart punches seem to have disappeared from the sites I have bookmarked...have they all gone again???x

craftytrog said...

A stunning card Joy! Beautiful image! xx

Bev said...

This is just fantasticJoy! Wonderful colours and Image. Love all the extra details too x

Linda Elbourne said...

It has been ages wince I visited ... sorry ... I love all your cards but this one is absolutely bloomin' stunning ... I love it the bestest X

Anonymous said...

She is so beautiful. Thanks for giving me some of her images for me to try!
Had a lovely day with you Joy and have now finished all my bangles!
Marilynn xx

mommabear said...

Wow what s fantastic card I love the image