Wednesday, September 9, 2009

La-La’s Weekly Wednesday Challenge #4

Another Wednesday means another La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge! This week our challenge was set by Kathy and is distressing - it can be sanding, tearing, inking, or any other distressing method! I tend to do at least a little distressing on most of my cards so I had fun with this challenge! Here's what I came up with:

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I tore myself away from my Lalas this week to play with Rosie with Bird. I also got out my Prismacolor colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits because I thought this type of coloring would match nicely with the challenge and the papers I chose, which are from the new DCWV Rustic stack. I did use my trusty Copics for her face, arms and legs though because I really like these skin tones.

For the image panel, I traced the inside of the Nestabilities die with a pencil and cut it out so that it would be slightly smaller than the actual die cut version of the same die (so I would have the perfect mat), then stamped and colored. Next I inked around the outside with Antique Linen distressing ink and ran my scissor blade over the edges. I also ran my scissor blade over the patterned papers, and inked them a little too.

Final details – I hand sewed some DMC flower thread on the flower strip and then sewed cream beads all over the diamond paper, added some May Arts ribbon and a charm, stuck the image on with foam boosters and I was done! I left out the sentiment so I can use this card for any occasion. This card was also made for the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Hearts and Flowers.

I hope you’ll play along with us this week! You can check out all the details at the La-La Land Crafts blog.

Also, I wanted to let you know that the new La-La Land Crafts Halloween stamps are available for purchase. You can find them all in the New section. And for the month of September, U.S. orders of $50 or more receive FREE shipping! International orders will receive a shipping discount! So it's a great time to treat yourself to some La-La Land Crafts stamps! TFL!

18 comments:

  1. Hiya Maureen.. Rosie looks so cute with her little birdy there next to her :), I love the softness in the colour combo you've used for this one,Just love it hun.
    Hugs
    Sheila xx

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  2. The cream beads that you stitched on the paper are beautiful ... a really lovely touch!

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  3. Hi Maureen,

    This is beautiful, love all the details you've added. The pearls are gorgeous on the grid.

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  4. This is so pretty Maureen!! I just love what you have done here! That paper is stunning and your image is so sweet! Fabulous distressing as well!! Hope you have a great week :)Kathy

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  5. fabulous

    thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  6. Hi maureen

    Oh! how sweet lovely colouring
    hugs
    Sylvie
    x

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  7. This is beautiful, Maureen! I love the beads on the dp~just a gorgeous detail!

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  8. Distressing? More like impressing.

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  9. oh this is soooo lovely! fab coloring and your backing paper is awesome!
    Blessings, Maria

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  10. This is such a pretty card. Great creation and wonderful coloring on the image too.
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  11. Gosh, Maureen, this is such a truly beautiful work of art. Everything goes together so well, and compliments each other perfectly. I love your gorgeous colouring, and those hand-sewn pearl beads make that DP something else! WOW! LOVE IT! Hugs, Simonne x

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  12. Maureen, this is totally gorgeous! Beautiful colours and love all that beadwork - just sweet and adorable! Jo x

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  13. Totally awesome card, Maureen! Love the soft colors here!

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  14. Gorgeous work! The stitching of those tiny beads must have taken you AGES! But what a super effect. Love the colouring and fabulous layout!

    Kimmi xx

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  15. Stunning card Maureen.
    Love the soft coloured papers, the lay-out and all those beads are so beautifull.

    Hugs,
    xoxo Karin

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  16. Adorable card, wonderful cute image and colours.
    luv
    Debby

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  17. gorgeous card Maureen thanks so much for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

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  18. wow, this is stunning - I love all your beads, such a pretty detail
    -x-

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