Tuesday, April 20, 2010

La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge #35

It's time for another La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge! This week our hostess is none other than Irina and our theme is Shabby Chic. I wasn't exactly sure what shabby chic meant so I had to look it up, and here's a very helpful article about it. This is my first time attempting shabby chic so I hope it came out ok!

I used Fairy Lala (one of my all-time fave LLLC images!) and a sketch from Unscripted Sketches. I paper pieced her dress, and initially colored the rest of her with Copics. Then I realized that the Copic colors I used for her wings and shoes didn't match the patterned paper, and I was ready to throw her away and start over. But instead, I cut off her wings and legs (eek!) and paper pieced them with some PP from the same Basic Grey line. I just glued the new wings (shaded with just a bit of marker and glittered with a Stardust pen) and new legs behind her body and it looks great! Instead of wasting all the effort I put into coloring her hair and face, I was able to salvage the piece!

This card also qualifies for Allsorts - "In Stitches."

Before I go, I want to let you know that whatever image the hostess uses on her project is 20% off for the week of the challenge, and this week it's Princess Lala! And since we have a new requirement that you must use a La-La Land Crafts image on your projects, don't forget that we have all these fabulous digi images available now!

We'd love to have you play along with us! All the details can be found on the La-La Land Crafts blog. TFL!


  1. What a great card!!! Very shabby chic! I came "this close" to using Fairly Lala on my card, too. Great minds think alike!


  2. I love your take on the sketch.
    Thanks for playing

  3. such a cute image! Thank you so much for joining Allsorts this week and good luck.

  4. I luv this Maureen! Just like she's in a fairytale forest! :) I think the color are great and your paper piecing is awesome! I wouldn't have know about all that went on prior to putting your card together . . . excellent job!

  5. Hi Maureen! LOVE this card and love that fairy!! She's so versatile and I especially love how you can color her hair ANY color you want and she'll still look fabulous!! *Ü* Great job!

  6. Really pretty, lovely colours.
    Thanks for joining ALLSORTS this week
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  7. Such a cute image and pretty card! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

  8. Super cute Fairy...and I love how you salvaged your image and pieced her legs and wings...brilliant!! Great shabby chic!!!


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