Sunday, January 29, 2012

Diamonds or Pearls Challenge at Stamptacular Sunday!

For this weeks challenge you will create a card or project that includes either diamond like rhinestones or pearls! Tell us whether you prefer diamonds or pearls in your post and we’ll enter your name into our drawing TWICE!
You will have from now until midnight (EST) February 4th, 2012 to comp
lete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prizes donated by:
1st Place - 3 Digis
2nd Place - 2 Digis
3rd Place - 1 Digi
This is my second attempt with this image. I was having problems getting the shading right on the wings so this time I just added a bit if grey then outlined the grey with my clear glitter spica pen. I loved the simplicity of it so I carried it on with the rest of the image.
I have never made a card like this (vintage-like) because I had no idea where to start. After admiring so many vintage style cards I thought I would start out small with lots of distressing - on the doily, paper and flower (although I think I could have done more distressing around the image itself, next time!).
All and all, I'm happy with the result and I hope you are too!
Now it's your turn to show us your diamonds or pearls. Personally, I favor diamonds but then again, I wouldn't turn down pearls if they were offered instead!
Supplies: Paper - Blush by My Mind's Eye, Antique Linen and Victorian Velvet distressed ink by Tim Holtz, paper flower, metal heart charm from Walmart, pearls from the Dollar Store, Memo Pin by Tim Holtz, spica pens, Copic markers, Crackle Accents, Glossy Accents, pink organdy ribbon, off-white lace.
Cute Card Thursday - You're a Gem
Cupcake Craft Challenges - All you need is Love
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Pretty in Pink
Craft Us Crazy - Full of Love
PaperPlay Challenges - Lovely Lace


  1. Another beautiful card Michelle. I love the new look to your blog! My favourite colour.

    Linda xxx

  2. The card is fab, love the colouring and the detail.

    Many thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.

    Warm hugs

  3. Beautiful card! Great image and I love the embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  4. so very cute Michelle, love the sweet image!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge!

  5. Nicely done, thanks for playing our Pin challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks! WTG!

  6. How fun it is this! I love the way your pin holds the sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  7. Gorgeous card Michelle :)
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
    hugs Mandy xx

  8. Beautiful card! Love the little charm and pin holding the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog Challenge. Wishing you the best, Jill (DT for Crafty Purple Frog)