Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sugar and Spice

The card I want to share today was so fun, and a little emotional, to make.  I started this for Joan’s Garden challenge of pink/white and Simon Says’ challenge of three different papers, but got so carried away that I didn’t have it done and really needed to go to bed.  I came home today and was relieved to see that Simon Says’ new challenge was “Anything Goes” and ended up spending the entire evening working on the same card.  As I worked on it I started remembering when my little girls took dance classes and that is what made me a bit emotional.  I just had to get all girly and frilly with this adorable image.

Isn’t she adorable?  This image is Sparkle N Sprinkles’ Mandy the Ballerina.  I heat embossed her with Teddy Brown embossing powder and colored her with markers.  Her sweet outfit and ballet slippers are paper pieced, using decorative paper and Sangria Star embossing powder.  I cut out part of the frilly bottom a second time and popped it on top to give it dimension.  She is cut out with a Spellbinders Classic Oval die and layered on a Rectangular Frame die, covered with Sangria Star embossing powder, and then on a Spellbinders Label die.   This is all layered on the card front with layers of white, light pink, and dark pink cardstock and combinations of three different decorative papers.

The sentiment is Sugar & Spice from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Both stamps can be purchased individually or as part of the Daddy’s Princess set.  The small flowers, butterfly, and branches are die cuts, combined with two white silk flowers.  The white layer behind the small rectangles in the background is created using a corner/border punch. 

Check back in the morning for a new card for Sparkle N Sprinkles’ new monthly sketch challenge. 

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 17 - Lots of Layers
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Anything Goes
All Sorts Challenge Week 143 – Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge #143 – Another Dimension
Crafts and Me Challenge 73 - Pretty In Lace
Craft Your Passion Challenge 99 – Paper Piecing
Everybody Art Challenge #182 – Monochrome
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 57 - More Than Words
    Create a card with lots of layers
    Color theme should be Pink and White
    Add some dimensional flowers.
    Use a rectangle and an oval layer
Lexis Creations Challenge #59 – Monochromatic
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #110 - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #91- Lace and Pearls (plus a sentiment)
Sew Many Challenge #83 – Let’s Punch It
Stampin Sisters In Christ Challenge #128 – Variegated Colors
DYSU #61 – Things With Wings
Paper Play Challenges Week 9 – Something Old, Something New (New Stamps and 3 New Dies/Old Everything Else)


Celeste Glover (The Paper Princess) said...

She is adorable Marie. Thanks for sharing and good luck in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Donna Ellis said...

Mandy is adorable, but Marie, your sweetness SO comes out in the artwork, making her very sweet in addition to her adorable-ness. LOVE how you layered her tutu and the sentiment image. All those glitter applications on the delicate dies and tiny areas of the images make this card spectacular! The monochromatic pinks set off with the white make your card especially gorgeous!

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is a work of art! Such exquisiteness! Although it is girly is just looks so "rich". Super job Marie!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love your image and papers.Thanks for sharing with us at Craft you Passion this

Pat Garvin said...

Love all your die cuts. The lace outline is really nice. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Brenda said...

It's a beautiful card, Marie. Love all the bling and all the layers - what a great job you've done with this one!

Sandra H said...

This is another of your beautiful creations Marie, truly lovely good luck with your challenges:)

Angela said...

So pretty. I love all the pinks and the sentiment is perfect. Thanks so much for joining us over at Crafts and Me Challenges.

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card, such a wonderful display of talent. Love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Lexi's Creations this week!

Marjo said...

Adorable card, thanks so much for playing with us the Corrosive.

xoxo Marjo GDT

Mummylade said...

Lovely project!
Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Denise and Louise said...

This is such a pretty card. Love that cute little ballerina and all the lovely embellishments.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Karalee Ingram said...

Wow, this is an awesome card. It screams girl and I love it!

WencheP said...

This is beautiful, such fabulous colours and I love the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


NanaConnie said...

Marie, I knew that was SnS's Mandy the instant I saw it! Fabulous card. Love all the sparkle. Thanks for entering this in our challenge at Lexi's Creations and I hope we see you again for the next challenge.
NanaConnie DT

Kristine said...

Oh this is just totally BEAUTIFUL!! I have 2 daughters also (11 and 13 yrs.) so am a bit partial to girlie cards. LOVE IT!. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week *Ü*

Joan Fricker said...

This is so sweet and beautiful. Great job!

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our Weekly Challenge.

April said...

Really sweet and beautiful! You did a great job! Love it!

Hugs, April

Traci M said...

So very your pink!! I still get a bit teary eyed when making cards for our daughters now that they are grown up!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!!

Debbie said...

Wow!! So pretty with all the fancy detail!!!

Grace said...

Hi Marie! Oh goodness she is adorable!!! I love all the girly accents and the borders on your panels are awesome! Hope you are avoiding this bad weather that's coming our way!!!

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Cathy Lee said...

Nice paper piecing, Marie. Such a sweet ballerina image. Love your flowers and darling butterfly. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion Challenge this week.
Cathy Lee

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Your card is a beatiful pink creation ! Makes me think of my granddaughters dancing on stage in their cute little tutus ! Cheers, Shirley

Amanda R said...

Marie this is so pretty! And I love how you made the little punched edges around each of the background papers, such a pretty feminine touch. Lovely card!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Adorable card, E. Marie. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Céline said...

really gorgeous card, love the cute image
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

Jennipher said...

Oh my, she is adorable and I certainly understand why you got emotional. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

Karin said...

She is just super sweet and I love all the pink and sparkle too! Perfect girlie card!

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

beautiful Card !! I love it !! Thank you for joining EAC this week.

Digi Darla said...

I love this card. It is so cute.
Come join me at my challenge blog and win a freebie.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous pink and girly card.
Thanks for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge this week.

Karen said...

Oh What a beautiful Card, Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Play this week:-)