Sunday, July 4, 2010

Queens Cutie


I hope those of you celebrating the 4th July this weekend are having a wonderful time with family and friends.

I can't help myself, ever since being asked to join the Kenny K's Krafty Girlz design team I haven't stopped colouring the fab new images.

Kenny has a new freebie available this month over at his digi shop so hop on over and grab it for yourself and join in the fun. The new challenge begins on July11th.

I know, I know, I really need to start stretching myself a bit more. I use way too much pink, but I just can't help it. I did try for a few days there to make a few masculine cards but very quickly slipped back in to my all time favourite pink and girly cards.

I coloured this fabulous image (Queens Cutie) up first with my copics and then realised that I didn't have the papers to co-ordinate with it. So I decided to make up some papers of my own.

I made the floral paper by stamping Stampin Ups A Rose Is A Rose on Very Vanilla cardstock with Pretty In Pink ink.

For the striped paper I used Very Vanilla cardstock again and used E25 and R83 Copics to create the pattern.

I also had a try at making my own paper flowers for this card too. There are so many great tutorials out there for making these wonderful flowers. I have a set of three scollop circle punches that I used to create these flowers. It was so easy and I'm really happy with how they turned out.

I cut out the coloured image and sat it on top of two nesting ovals and then adhered that on top of an embossed panel of Pretty In Pink carstock. I used my Stampin Up Eyelet Border punch to create the decorative corners.

Copics  I used on this image are:

Hair - E29,E25 and E53
Skin - E000, E00, E11 and R20
Clothes and shoes - R85, R83, R81, E29, E25 and E53

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Happy 4th July!



AshKuku said...

Beautiful colors & a lovely card.... :)


Rose Petal said...

Hello Michelle. What a stunning card. I love Pink, so you keep using it if thats what you like. love the image and your flowers are beautiful too. You are right about making your own flowers, lots of brilliant ideas and yours are just perfect. Love the colour combo and the bow and button are just fabulous. I love it. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Shirley-anne said...

Great colouring on the beautiful image, Michelle.
Love your flowers . You created lovely background papers too. Terrific bow and bling .

Cheryl Valadez said...

Michelle, this is soooo cute! Love the colors and the fact that you created your own DP! Very clever ;D

Emma said...

Oh wow such a beautiful card Michelle, gorgeous image and colours. Congrats on making the dt too, so well deserved.
Hugs Emma x

chris said...

Michelle, this is so so scrummy. love it.
hugs chris xx

maxine said...

This is a stunning card, I love your flowers. Congrats on making the dt.

Hanna said...

OMG, how beautiful isn't this!!!? Such a masterpiece. Love your stunning design, and all your amazing details. You are really talented! Fantastic! Totally adorable.
The way you've used your corner punches is great, and the bow is so gorgeous.

Have a nice week!
Lots of hugs from Hanna

Marlene said...

I can always count on you for some adorable PINKS!! This is no exception...BEAUTIFUL!!! These images really are adorable, and you showcase them so nicely!

Chelsea said...

Hi Michelle,
This image look like lots of fun to color.
She is so cute and darling.
A beautiful and elegant card.

Dawn said...

Your coloring is outstanding.I love all the pink, and I think you can never get enough. Also love to work with whatever inspires me.
Thanks for your nice comment on my blog.

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

You did a fabulous job making your DSP and your coloring of the image is perfect. Love the flowers too. I struggle with making masculine cards too, I just don't think most men aprreciate all the work put into it anyway!

Ink Bug said...

Great card! There is nothing wrong with using pink! Love it! =]

Helen said...

Love this card! Your cutting skill and coloring skill are amazing! The image looks so real.