Friday, June 24, 2011

So Charmed

Hello Peeps!

Another Friday - finally!  This week felt like it was never going to end.  Hope everyone is well and getting ready for a fantastic weekend (if the weather cooperates).  Here it has rained a lot, so we have been stuck inside.  Then it stopped raining and it turns out that during the downpour, the mosquitoes were plotting to take over the world...or perhaps they are just famished because we were all inside for so long.  Aggressive, they are.

Another Friday means it is time for a new challenge at Crafty Catz.  This week, the lovely Linda is hosting and she has chosen charms.  So, we would love to see your cards or creations with a charm on them.  Our wonderful sponsor, Sassy Studio Designs has provided a couple of images for the DT to play with.  I chose Sassy Skater.  I have to tell you, this is very far away from my usual style.  I try to take inspiration from the images, and here is what I came up with for the sexy little Sassy Skater:

I thought a skater needed some leather, metal and skulls, and because she is a sexy skater, she also needed some glitter and bling.  Amazingly, I actually had some old paper with skulls on it in my stash!


Papers - Bazzill and My Mind's Eye (I think it was called Spiderwebs)
Colouring - pencils
Embellishments - these do not show up well in the picture; black and glitter are so hard to photograph.  The skater's shirt is coloured black and then covered in Glitter Ritz glitter in crystal.  This stuff is amazing - sticks and does not come off so no messes.  Brads are silver glitter brads from American Crafts.  Cross charm is from Making Memories.  'Leather' (vinyl) is recycled from a belt.  I cut it down and laid out a strip diagonally.  I then twisted a length and curled it up to make a flower.  I was so tired when I finished that my eyes did not see a flower - a bun or danish perhaps, or even a shiny black cow patty (if you've ever lived on a ranch).  I would have taken it off had it not been glued on with a hot glue gun.  But after some sleep, I now see it differently and I am getting used to how it turned out, maybe in a couple of days I will even like it :).  To soften the look and make it more feminine and sexy, I layered some black ribbon with sequins on it over the black leather strip.  It does not show well in the photo, being all black on black, but it does look nice in person.

If you are looking for more inspiration, please do make sure you check out the creations of our talented DT - they have made some really beautiful cards and their links are all in the sidebar.  Then hop on over to Crafty Catz to join in the fun.  We are looking forward to seeing your creations.

I would also like to enter this card in these fun challenges/link parties:

Belli Challenge - the letter G - I have used some Glitter Ritz glitter, which I have had forever but never use (even though it is awsome)
Make it Monday - always anything goes
Pile it on - show me some metal
A Gem of a Challenge - bloomin charmin

Thanks for stopping by!  Thank you for taking time to leave a comment - I love reading them and it gives me a chance to visit you too.  Have a great weekend!



Anne-Marie said...

Hi Dawn....your card is stunning! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog....Make it Monday is doing a great job of helpin' to share the love! Love your style, so now following, :D.

Curlybear said...

Hi Dawn,
I love your card and its brilliant and what you did with the belt is very creative and inspirational,

have a lovely weekend and I hope the mosquitoes don't eat you alive lol
take care ,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Michele said...

Love it!!!


Hi Dawn
A gorgeous card love the colour's you have used love the flower,have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love your creativity with the leather belt - what a great idea. Thanks for showing your metal with Pile it On this week.

Chrissy said...

WOW!! Awesome card. Love the flower.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Kerrie said...

Great card...

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Faye said...

Oooh this is fab. Very rock chick and the mahoosive flower looks brilliant. xxx

Sandy said...

Fab card, love the image and papers I saw your card on Make It Monday and came for a closer look,

Antonella said...

Wow! You definitely gave her the biker look! Your recycled belt is awesome - see this is the reason it is so hard to throw anything away! Great entry for MIM!! Thanks for stopping by. Hugs, antonella :-)

Diamond Doll said...

Hi Dawn this is one Fabulous card i love the colours and the super flower.
Trish (-:

Robin Parker said...

Wow, what a clever way to incorporate the glitter into your creation. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

~Olga said...

Nice card, Dawn! Love the coloring and love her tough look. Thanks for your lovely comment, it feels good to be back. :)

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi Dawn, WOW! what a fabulous card and i love all your other cards! I'm a new follower and found you through Threebutterflykisses(Olga). I have a giveaway on my blog, I hope you can stop by!

maryr917 said...

This a cute & sassy card-thanks for playing along with the belli girls in our “g” challenge