Monday, 23 August 2010

Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge – make it sparkle

Before I get involved in today's post I just want to let you know that I was so late putting up the weekly Lili of the Valley blog candy, but it's up now so pop across to the Ideas to Inspire blog to enter.

We had over 550 entries for the last Wild Orchid Challenge, wowzers! And I have a feeling we are going to have another good challenge this time round, the challenge is Make it Sparkle and we have two prizes up for grabs this week, the lovely Lisa and Laila from Lili of the Valley are sponsoring four stamps from their latest Christmas Animals release. So get out your sparklies and bling and get crafting girls lol.

I received my new DT kit from Stampavie last week full of the most gorgeous autumn and winter Sarah Kay stamps. It was Sarah Kay images that got me addicted to stamping a few years ago and I am still as in love with them now as I was then. How gorgeous is this image!!!

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I have coloured the image with Copics (I’ll will list the colours at the end of the post as I used a LOT!!) I wanted the “anorak” quilted effect to show on her jacket and thought it would be a stinker to colour, not so. It was really easy to achieve.

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The papers are Making Memories Mistletoe from Quixotic Paperie (I am sooooo glad I ordered spares of this pad, every sheet is gorgeous). I cut the doily from one of the Marianne D dies that I got from Cutting Edge Crafts and I added some Diamond Stickles to the embossed swirls for some sparkle. I also added the Stickles to the snow, the edges of the flowers, the edges of the image and paper (after I stitched it with some gold thread).

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The sentiment was in a grab-bag that I picked up off Ebay yonks ago. The cream guipure lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts, I spritzed it with Old Lace Glimmer Mist to age it a bit. The green crystal stems I chopped up into small bits to fit in the arrangements. I used 30mm wild rose, 20mm roses, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, 5mm rosebuds and cherry blossoms in the arrangements.

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A close up of the gorgeous flowers and detail on the image. Love her boots and her beanie lol.

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Phew, getting to the end now lol – what an epic this has turned into. The copic colours I used are:

Skin: E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E77, E74, E71, E70
Boots: E77, E74, E71, E70
Jodhpurs: E43, E42, E41, E40
Coat: R39, R37, R32
Bunny: E41, E40
Scarf and gloves: YG67, YG63, YG03, G20
Fence: E49, 47, 44, 43
Snow: B00, B000

Thanks for stopping by,

87 comments:

  1. Oh, how beautiful! Love the new stamp and your colouring is so nice. Love the quilted look on her jacket.

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  2. Oh wow Bev,Those colours!!!!
    Absoluty beautiful.
    Enjoy your day.
    Big hugs Heidy

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  3. This is a gorgeous card and those colours are wonderful. Very christmasy. The new stamps look lovely - can't wait to see the rest
    Hugs

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  4. Hi Bev,
    Wow!!! I don't know where to start with this magnificent card. Absolutely everything about it is stunning. Fabulous colours, gorgeous image and embellies to die for. This is awesome.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  5. Just beautiful Bev. love the image and those papers are fantastic.
    Myrax

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  6. Hallo Bev,
    ooooooh, ,ich kann mich gar nicht satt sehen, so wunderschön anzusehen.
    Gibt es neue Stempel? Dieser ist so süß und ich liebe Sara Kay.
    lg gila

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  7. Wow Bev, stunning card as ever - takes my breath away.

    Hugs Ali x

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  8. This is fabulous Bev. Love the new image and colouring is gorgeous.
    Marion

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  9. So wonderful card Bev,I love the image and the colours.
    So beautiful papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  10. Wow! Bev - what a stunner! When I first opened up this post it was the colours that struck me and then as I looked more and more of the detail popped out. The colouring of that quilted jacket is superb and I just love the whole card!
    Diane x

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  11. woooooowwwwwwwzzzzzzzzzaaaaaaaaaa
    Bev,
    Where can i start, romantic, beautiful, gorgeous.
    Give me such a happy feeling.

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  12. Wow this is stunning Bev and love your colouring, love the embellies.
    Hugs Linda

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  13. Oh wow Bev what a stunning easal card and the image is so so sweet.

    Hugs Paula xxxx

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  14. Oh WOW Bev this is absolutely bloomin gorgeous! what a fab image and colours are stunning! its gorgeous!
    Take care
    Nicki
    x

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  15. Beautiful card, love the colours and the flowers are amazing.

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  16. What a amazing card!! You are so talented. The colouring is just so perfect...you also pick the perfect colours for the images you colour! I am often over here to get a bit of inspiration!!
    Lynne xx

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  17. Hi Bev, that card is absolutely stunning and I so agree with you its one gorgeous image and youve certainly done it justice. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  18. Hi hi,

    Ooohhh what a gorgeous card!!!

    gr. arjette.

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  19. Oh wow this is such a perfect card, I LOVE it sooo much...your colouring is beautiful...gorgeous.xx

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  20. WOW Bev this is fabulous and love the new SK
    luv
    Debby

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  21. Hi Bev
    Love the beautiful card, especially the warm autumn colours and great image.
    hugs Debbie

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  22. awesome card,beautiful colors and what a great stamp.
    Hugs Agnes

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  23. sooooooooooo beautiful
    hugs linda

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  24. Simply beautiful. I love everything about this card as I am sure everyone who see's it will.

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  25. Oh Bev... this is just so stunning! I love the colours you've used and the image is adorable! Great work on the anorak! Shelly x

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  26. Totally the best...totally beautiful...

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  27. Fabulous card Bev - love the new stamp!
    Hugs
    Carole x

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  28. What a terrific papercrafting project with that lovely image.All of your special details make it wonderful.

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  29. A truly amazing card. Thanks for all the detail on how it was made, Ruth :)

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  30. Bev this is stunning, I love the image and your lovely flowers hugs maxine

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  31. hi bev,
    how wonderful is this I love your coloring it's great as always and the stamp is beautiful
    hugs Lia

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  32. I look forward to seeing your cards every day...this one is exceptional. Love it. Love it. The girl is such a cutie and the colouring is fab. Linda x

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  33. beautiful, just beautiful!
    Sandra

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  34. Wow beautiful cards, I also love Sarah Kay stamps can't wait to see the rest of the collection

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  35. WOW!!!!!!!!! The stamp is totally delightful, Bev! But, what brings it to life is your extraordinary colouring skills and spectacular embellies. Incredibly gorgeous! Hugs!

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  36. Gorgeous card, love the richness of the colors & the image is beautiful!

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  37. Beautiful card! The stamp is gorgeous and your coloring is fab (as always).
    Hugs,
    Michaela

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  38. Gorgeous card Bev, those papers I love and you have coloured your image in beautifully x

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  39. Hi Bev, what a beautiful card you have here! I also love this stamp, it's so pretty and different than all the other stamps I've seen before. Your coloring is fab, especially her jacket! Thanks for mentioning the copicnumbers, that's so kind and so helpful for me :-)
    Hugs Ingrid

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  40. Hi Bev Adore this card what a lovely image so lovely decorated anorak and boots are fab love the flower dec lets just say perfection fab xmas card Doris

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  41. OMG! what a gorgeous image and card :)

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  42. wow bev just found your blog your cards are stunning i dont know which one i like best sue xxxx

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  43. Simply gorgeous - I spend far too much of my time just oggling your cards, but enjoy it just them same. Sarah x

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  44. Beautiful card Bev. I love the image and the colouring is just flawless. Love Kerry xxx

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  45. Just beautiful colours, so rich and warm. Love the new stamp. Can't wait for these to come out. I also adore Sarah Kay.
    Hugs
    Valxx

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  46. oh bev this is just so beautiful ~ and that new stamp is a must ~cannot wait to see some more!!
    vanessa xx

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  47. Hi Bev
    This is just stunning! Beautiful image and wonderfully coloured. Gorgeous papers and just love those beautiful red roses with the glitter on them! Perfect!
    Kelly.x

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  48. How fantastic - so much detail - so much work - so gorgeous x

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  49. I love all the details... there are so many seriously, Beautiful!!...

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  50. wow Bev this is amazing, thos papers are delish and I adore the stamped image x

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  51. Fabulous, love the image and those rich ruby reds. Must check out that paper, gorgeous. Marianne x

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  52. This is truly amazing, and what a gorgeous image, definately on my list.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  53. Beautiful X-mas card Bev. Wonderful colours.
    Hugs Jacqueline

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  54. Bev, this is absolutely and utterly and truly gorgeous!! and those papers are just divine, and your "quilting" is inspirational.
    Words fail me on this one!:)

    Alice (beemer)

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  55. This is beautiful Bev. I love how you've coloured that pretty image and I can see how you had to get extra papers.

    Kat x

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  56. Every time I visit your blog I am always amazed. Each and every card surpasses the last, This is absolutely stunning..

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  57. Absolutely stunning!Elisa.x

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  58. Bev, your card is stunning! This stamp is so beautiful. Your coloring is fabulous..what an inspiration you are!

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  59. WOW, this was amazing.
    The coloring is stunning, and the colors are beautiful.
    Hugs, Kaia

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  60. Great card. Beautiful work. TFS.

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  61. Wow another stunning card Bev.

    Glorious papers & image xx

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  62. Bev - this card is amazing. I just came across your blog today and boy have I been missing out. Your artwork is stunning and you have great blog candy. LOL I will be back often to see what else you will amaze me with.

    Hugs~
    Dana

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  63. Hi,fantasticccc!!! i like yours cards!

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  64. This is so pretty, love that stamp!

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  65. WOW WOW WOW Your coloring is amazing, I can't get over that quilted jacket! The card is brilliant!
    Blessings Bernie

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  66. WOW stunning,a beautiful image and gorgeous rich colours!!!
    Hugs xx

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  67. Wow - what a magnificent card! LOVE how you coloured the jacket - and LOVE that dp too.

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  68. What a beautiful card!!! I just love the way you always arrange your flowers

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  69. What a great and nice image! Wonderful. The card is so beautiful - great design!
    Hugs
    Andrea-Emmi41

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  70. Bev, oh my goodness, this is beyond words gorgeous!!!!!!The coloring is amazing and those little "Bev" touches are stunning!!! TFS this BEAUTY!! Hugs, Sabrina

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  71. Oh wow, I love this one :o) The colors are beautiful and that image is adorable.
    ** Kona Jamie *

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  72. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I'm left speechless...this is sooooo beautiful! Love the quilted jacket! Truly a work of art! Hugs, Rosemary

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  73. This card is just yummy Bev love the colours and the image is perfect! Love Chanelle xx

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  74. Wonderful card!!!

    **Sara de HC**

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  75. Bev, since you never get any comments on your card I thought I would leave you some love!LOL!
    Girl you really out did yourself one this one. What beautiful coloring, and your selection of colors is stunning. I just put an order to WOC but now I want some of those rich colored roses. You never cease to amaze me.Please share your secret for being able to make so many cards so quickly.
    Hugs,
    Pam
    Hugs,
    Pam

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  76. Stunning card Bev love the image
    Anne xx

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  77. Ooooh, love the deep colours of this card! Your colouring is amazing and I love all the glitter and those stunning flowers! What a great image ♥

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  78. This is gorgeous! So rich x Leigh x

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  79. Wow, this is so beautiful! I love this new stamp and of course how you have used it!!
    :)
    Kim

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  80. This is Gorgeous! I love your colouring and the red is stunning... Perfect with the dark brovn colour on the wood! Fantastic card! :)

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  81. Awesome card. Lovely color combo. Great image.

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Bev x

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