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