"I'll sing you of Hochtaler as we share a glass and whenever I sip it I'll say this wine's got class!"
Every time I look at this glitzy card, that jingle from the Hochtaler wine commercial plays in my head!
I designed this card for a challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie's stamps Blog and I couldn't wait to blog about it and share it. This week's theme is Pins and pearls.
This image of Monique was stamped with good o'l rubber! I've been so captivated by my newly discovered and downloaded digi stamps, but these adorable Kraftin Kimmie stamps are just too fun not to want to color up. I love my ever growing collection of them.
I love the two tone hair color on Monique and I learned to do that by watching Amy from A thousand sheets of paper, color. You can watch this youtube video where she shares that technique. Very kewl! Amy always seems to find the perfect paper to tell the story of her stamps, that I'm now calling her the Paper Whisperer! I'm glad there's so many wonderful Copic artists out there wanting to share their knowledge because I am very willing to learn. I really appreciate when artists share what colors they used. That was so useful to me as I started to build my Copic collection. Another awesome artist who's work I admire is Cheryl Valadez from The Ink Trap. Her layering and shading are awesome. Just amazing! Just recently I stumbled across Melanie's blog from Paper Blessings. I love the rich vibrant colors she uses to color up her images. Very striking! Melanie colored up Monique with the little black tails on her red skirt, and when I saw that I knew that's how Monique's ruffles must be colored...because that's when the Hochtaler song first popped in my head. "Hey that's some kind of wine!"
So back to my card, which I can say was inspired by all three of these talented artists!
I love pins in my cards and I made the two crystal and red ones. They really sparkle. The swirly flowers were from a ribbon that I cut apart. The pearl and rhinestone star burst and acrylic hearts were embellishments I had been hoarding for a few years in my scrapbooking stash. It was fun to finally use them! The paper is Bo Bunny Enchanted.
Monique is so Steampunk I just love her. I think this is my favorite of the three cards I posted this week.
I found a great quote on Pinterest that said,"Inspiration exists but it has to find you working" Pablo Picasso~ I found that out to be true. I'm enjoying finding challenges to play along with because they're very motivational and most inspiring.
Kraftin Kimmie Pins and Pearls
Stampin With The Dragon #3 photo inspiration
Allsorts Free and Easy
Divas By Design Wings And Things
Simply Create Too Red Hot
One Crazy Stamper Love Is In The Air
Anything Goes Challenge Blog Bingo Board(distress,mychoice-bling, ribbon and lace)
Little Darlings Favorite Embellishments(bling)
Crafty Purple Frog Flower Power
Papertake Weekly Black White And Red Allover
Cute Card Thursday #204 Flower Power
My Mums Craft shop Swirls And Pearls