Sunday, August 1, 2010

Hello folks,
it is time once again
for a new sketch over at
CLP Challenges
and as usual,
Chelsea has made something divine
for us to create with!!
We got ridiculously spoiled this month
by our generous sponsor,
none other than Chelsea herself,
she sent us DT gals some of her fabulous
Gurlee Girl images to work with,
this is Blossom Fairy Avie
and you can find her HERE,
thank you Chelsea, it was my pleasure ;)



I had a lot of fun putting this card together, I stamped Avie on several layers of purple vellum and Gina K 80 lb. cardstock, then pieced her together raising some areas with foam dots while gluing her into place in others (enlarge pic for detail), the papers are a mix of Prima (floral) and MME, I've used a medley of flowers, most distinctly, the center athena flower is Prima, tulle and pins, lace and ribbon from stash and fairy eggplant half back pearls are also Prima. The punch I've used around the image is by EK Success and everything was distressed in Brushed Corduroy.



On another note here, completely off topic, I have HORRIBLE news to share. My MS Doily punch fell apart at the henges last week and I have been a wreck ever since!! Do I run up the street and pay out the wazoo for a new one (that is against my religion by the way, they don't call me "coupon" for nothin'!!), do I stalk the newspaper ads and wait for a 50% off coupon for Michaels then drive 30 minutes to Michaels thereby cancelling out any actual savings once you factor in cost of gas and loss of time... You know, it did constantly pinch the fat of my palm when I pressed down on it, but it worked so I didn't mind, lol. Between the punch and the computer, I am in shambles!!


I will stop my whining (for now) and let you get back to your weekend!! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will get a chance to check out the sketch and join us over at CLP Challenges this month.
Hugs, stephanne

19 comments:

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card!!!

Renkata said...

So beautiful and lovely. All details are so pretty. Love the DP.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is stunning!
I love how you have 3'd her and your paper and details are so beautiful!
Hope you get another bargain punch soon!
hugs
kim x

Sandie said...

Stunning card!! I just love all the flowers and that image is really sweet!!

Kristy Young said...

OMG Steph this is sooo gorgeous!!! And I love the sketch I think I will have to try to make time to play along with this.
Kristy xx

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Ooh, she's so pretty! I love your vellum idea - I'll be putting that in my pocket for later! Sorry about your computer and punch woes... I feel your pain, only mine is from a sewing machine that's fighting back right now. *sigh*

So, I need a good source for Prima paper... got one? As far as Michael's coupons go, if I need something RIGHT NOW I print from retailmenot.com or dealspl.us (yea, that's a weird url, but it works). They don't do newspaper inserts here anymore, so I have to resort to the printable kind. Happy shopping!

Sue said...

Stephanie, love your Gurlee Girl, she is beautiful. I have one of these stamps and never inked it yet, you have inspired me! The whole card is magic, papers, lace, embellishments all perfectly coordinated of course, another 6 hour card! Just perfect friend.
Wait for a coupon!!!!!!!

Hugs
Sue

BA said...

oh sucha lovely card
xoxo BA

Elise said...

Okay Stephanne, I don't know how you do it, but even in your times of distress (about the punch and the computer), you make me start giggling at your stories!!! I mean, I know it's not something to laugh about, but I can just picture you talking and running your hands in your hair like "Arrggggh! Why is EVERYTHING breaking?!!"

Well, your creation my dear is yet another STUNNING one! My goodness, all those beautiful layers! And these dp's and colors .. GASP .. they're GORGEOUS!! And and and the flowers? OMG, with the tulle, the pearl pins, the swirly whirly green thingy's ... FANTABULOUS!!! sigh ... I need to go back and stare at this for a bit more! ;) I love love love it!!!

Big Hugs to YOU!
Elise

Kellie Winnell said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO uhhhhhhhh oooooooooo I think this is absolutely stunning Stephanne! I think I'll call you Stunning Stephanne from now on, like your a pet I can name or something lol! But every time I see your cards I always say in my mind along with many other things but always WOW STUNNING! Along with fabulous, gorgeous oooooooo lalala OMG wow and many more!
Hugs Kel xx

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh WOW - those papers are STUNNING - the perfect backdrop to these gorgeous little lady! Another Steph masterpiece!
xXx

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Absolutely beautiful! :) *hugs*

Patricia said...

Stephanne she is so pretty and very vintage looking. I love everything about this card.
~Patricia

Juls said...

so sweet! Love the real vintage look of this one! Hugs Juls

Jodie from Oz said...

Stephanne, Breathtakingly beautiful, the image is so sweet and your colours and design just gorgeous, love the dimension and the pretty papers and sparkle. Have a great week. hugs Jodie from Oz

Eulanda said...

First of all this is so gorgous!! I love the vintage feel!! I am SOOO joining CLP this month! Woohoo!! Secondly, you should take a pic and email MS about your border punch. My mom does that whenever she has problems with stuff like that and most often gets a new one!! They won't even want you to send your old one in. Hey it's worth a shot cuz I don't think it should have fallen apart. Have a great evening! Hugs!

Karen said...

OMGOSH this is a stunner Stephanne, I love it!! Love that little crystal bug in the corner too, very cute:-)
Hugs
Karen
xxxx

Chelsea said...

I don't even know where to begin with this! You are one amazing talented chic! Your work is jaw dropping gorgeous Stephanne!
Luv,
Chelsea

Marjo said...

Hi Stephanne,

Little Avie looks so adorable. Love the paper piecing. Your entire card is simply Gorgalicious!

Hugs, Marjo