Friday, April 29, 2011

Crafty Catz Challenge 80 - Congratulations

Hi Peeps!

Hope everyone is well!  Happy Friday!  That means it is time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz!  This week, the lovely Trish is hosting and she has chosen a Congratulations theme.  So, we want to see your congratulations related projects - it could be for anything from a new job, birth, wedding, retirement, big birthday, etc.  Our fabulous sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter and a $15 gift certificate to their store is up for grabs for one lucky winner!   Hope you are able to join us!

For this week's challenge I have made a wedding card for William..... a longtime friend of my husband's :o).  Let's be serious, it is really for his lovely bride.  Here is my card:

It has been a while since I have inked up my beloved Magnolias - this one is Bride and Bridesmaid from the 2010 Wedding Collection.  I stamped them on 300 g watercolour paper using black Stazon and coloured them with a combination of watercolour pencils and Distress inks - I just couldn't make up my mind!  Colours used:  hair - walnut stain and antique linen; cheeks and flowers - tattered rose; leaves - forest moss, and the remainder was coloured with watercolour pencils.  I added Rock Candy Stickles to the veil to glam it up, a Liquid Pearls earring, and Star Dust Stickles around the edge for extra sparkle.  The image and mat were cut using my Sentimentals Cricut cartridge.  A closeup of the lovely bride and her maid:

The ribbon flowers were sewn by hand.  I was planning on including a tutorial to show how I made them, but unfortunately I ran out of time.  I love how they turned out, though, so I will definitely be making some again soon and will include a tutorial then, promise. The big shiny centre on the larger flower is a Timeless Bazzill button.

The silver ribbon and pearls are from a local scrapbook store and the paper is from the Black and White Butterfly stack by Me and My Big Ideas.  The sentiment was computer generated and the edges were inked with silver ink.  The artsy view:
I would also like to enter this card into the following fun challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers - a royal wedding and/or red, white and blue
Magnolia-licious - photo inspiration (I used Norma's inspiration card and went with two Tildas)
Craft us Crazy - mother's day and/or flowers
A Spoonfull of Sugar - A right royal knees up

Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment!  Hope you enjoyed my card - I can't wait to see yours!




lindyloo said...

hello Dawn oh wow what a simply stunning card hugs linda x


Hi Dawn
A gorgeous and beautiful card,have a lovely weekend,
Hugs Dianne xx :O)

Janette said...

Hi Dawn, Such a sweet card, fab image and layout, have a nice weekend hun.xx

Curlybear said...

Hi Dawn
this is such and elegant card, the image is coloured so beautifully and fabulous design and layout and the papers you have used are lush,

have a lovely weekend,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

gillyflower said...

what a beautiful card so pretty love it
thanks for taking part in our challenge at crafty cardmakers and come and play again soon
gill x

Candy said...

Your Wedding card is gorgeous!!
Love the paper and the almost white and black look for this super card :o)
Your hand made flowers are wonderful. I will be waiting for your tutorial.
Hugs, Candy

paola said...

A beautifully elegant ensemble love the flowers and the bling, thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious

Norma said...

Dawn, what a gorgeous card. And how appropriate..LOL..yup, I stayed up and watched the royal wedding--3:00am my time! Love this image and you've coloured it beautifully. I'd like to give distress ink a try. Wonderful how you've kept the focus on the image and left the rest in B&W. Beautiful DP. Your hand-sewn flower is gorgeous.
Thanks for playing with us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge.

mueppi said...

Your card is gorgeous and this image so lovely!
Hugs Gisela

Tessa Tegendraads said...

This card is sooo sweet, love the flower and the bridal subject :-)

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I LOVE IT ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Xx Tessa

lynne said...

This is a stunning card. I love that image and the Mono colour is just fab. Got a elegant feel to it! That flower is gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy for our mum/flowers challenge!


Aunty Sue said...

Stunning card Dawn

Vixykins said...

Stunning and the colours make it so classy! Thank You for playing at Crafty Cardmakers x

~Jeri~ said...

Such a sweet card. Love your coloring and the color of my faves! beautiful work!!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

cabio's craft corner said...

Lovely and cute card. I love this image and your design adds a touch of vintage. Very pretty. Thank you so much for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge and hope to see you again for the next ones :o)