Wednesday, September 2, 2009

La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge #3


Wednesday means it's time for a new La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge! This week our theme was chosen by Kim and is Bling Bling! Here's my card:


[Because I took these pictures with flash to capture all the sparkle, it's a little hard to see all the details. Please click on each picture - they look MUCH better larger!]

The sketch came from Card Positioning Systems:


And I had to use Fairy Lala because I thought she'd be perfect all blinged up! I paper pieced her dress and shoes and then colored the rest of her with Copics. I cut out an extra star that I lightly colored, Stickled, and then popped up with a couple layers of scrap cardstock. Her wings were also Stickled and then I glued glitter all around the focal layer using the Nestie's embossing line as a guide.

Here's a closer view of Lala:


For her eyes, I colored the whole iris with a green Copic then carefully went around the outside with a VERY sharp green colored pencil. I recently saw a woman on TV and noticed that her eyes had a dark line around the edge of the iris so I've started doing that with my Lala eyes lately. Also, to get a smaller highlight, I use a fine black marker to color in the pupil until the highlight gets to the size I want. In this case, when I finished she looked a little cross-eyed, so I just colored the whole thing black, and then spotted in the highlights with a white Inkssentials pen.

For a more subtle sparkle I added a little Stardust glitter pen moved around with a water brush to her hair.

For the real bling of the card, I used a portion of a Prima crystals frame. I love the bling but I just couldn't see using that whole frame on a card - WAY too much! Also, I save money this way because instead of getting only 3 frames out of the package, I can use it for many different projects!

To finish off the card, I did some zig-zag stitching with light pink thread, added a bit of ribbon and a charm. I hope you like it and I also hope that you'll play along with us this week! Please see the La-La Land Blog for all the details!

Other challenges: Other materials used: patterned paper - Basic Grey (Bittersweet collection); glitter - Art Institute Glitter; ribbon - May Arts; charm - eBay.

12 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely card. I love the way you've coloured her and added that little touch of bling!

    Thanks for joining us at Rosie-Dee's this week.

    Rosie
    x

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  2. Beautiful card. Love Lala. Brilliant layout and love the bling!! Grreat choice of theme this week!!

    Hugs

    Kimmi x

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  3. Hi Maureen

    Yuo have done a brill job here the colouring is beautiful and she does lend herself to a bit of bling.

    Thank you for joining us at Rosie Dees this week.

    B x

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  4. ... me again... And thanks for joining us at Rosie-Dee's!!!

    Saskia :)

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  5. I am loving the sparkle - a great card!

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  6. This is stunning sweetie - I love her!!! Fabulous sparkle and gorgeous pinkness
    -x-

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  7. This is so pretty Maureen!! I love the bold colors and her hair is fabulous!! Pretty papers and perfect layout!!
    Have a great day!
    :)Kathy

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  8. I love how you explain you coloring techniques! I learned a lot! Cute card. Thanks for playing at 365 this week!

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  9. Gorgeous card, love the sparkle and bling. Jillix

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