Monday, October 24, 2011

GDT Call @ Digi Bells DT

The Digi Bells Design Team is looking for their next guest design team.  The challenge this time around is to create a card/project using the provided sketch and any Elisabeth Bell image.  I love Elisabeth Bell's images so when I heard about this GDT call I just had to try out.  So here's the sketch . . . .

And here's the card I created using Lil Princess Tutu from Elisabeth's digi line . . . .

To create my card I started with a black 5" x 5" square card base. I cut a piece of lily pond card stock just a little smaller and distressed the edges with a black ink pad.  I cut a strip of black card stock and punched both sides using a lace heart border punch. Then added it going down the side of the card. I cut three 1" x 2" strips of purple card stock.  On the end of each I punched the middle using a corner rounder.  I inked the edges using a black ink pad and added a black heart to each one. (The black hearts are left from using the border punch.)  To each heart I added black glitter.  I then embossed a piece of white card stock using a cuttlebug embossing folder (dots).  I inked the edges and added ink across all the embossing using the black inkpad.  I then back it in black card stock and added it to the center of the card.  I colored the image using crayola and prisma colored pencils. I backed the image in black card stock and added black glitter to the vest, tutu and boots.  I added the image to the card center. Here's a closer view of the image. . . . .

 I stamped the birthday sentiment on white card stock, inked around the edges and then backed it in black card stock.  I then added it to the upper corner of the image.  I punched a black heart using a scalloped heart punch and added black glitter.  I then backed it in purple, cut around it and added it to the bottom corner of the card. I finished it off by added a purple paper daisy with black pearl to the center of the glittered heart and two purple rhinestone hearts to the upper corner.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Birthday Sundaes: Purple, Green, Black & White

Pixie Dust Studio: Happy Birthday

Crafty Catz: Happy Birthday

Fussy & Fancy: 3 B's (Black, Border Punch, Bling)

Paper Play: Use Black

Digi Doodles Shops Best: Green & Purple

Creatalicious: Distressed Edges

Fab N Funky: Distressed or Torn

Paper Sundaes: Sundae Bar (Distressing, Blak, Sparkle, Flowers)  {used all 4}


IMAGE: Elisabeth Bells Lil Princess Tutu Digital Stamp
SENTIMENT: Inkadinkado Expressions & Frames Rubber Stamp
PAPER: White Card Stock, The Paper Company Black Card Stock, Bazzill Basics Lily Pond Card Stock, DCWV Purple Card Stock
EMBELLISHMENTS: Queen & Co Black Pearls, Doodlebug Black Glitter, Nicole Crafts Purple Rhinestone Hearts, Purple Paper Daisy
TOOLS: Martha Stewart Lace Heart Border Punch, Fiskars Scalloped Heart Punch, EK Success Corner Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder  ~ Dots
OTHER: Crayola Colored Pencils, Prisma Colored Pencils, Whispers Black Ink Pad


Anonymous said...

Very pretty, love the darling image! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper sundaes this week
Hugs Julie P

Linda said...

Background is so interesting. That flower is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Best Challenges. Linda

Stampalicious said...

very cute card, like that sparkly heart with the flower, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's best challenges this week, hugs, martina

Janneke said...

What a great card ;o)
Thank you for joining the GDT call at the Digi Bells ..
Good luck

Denise and Louise said...

Beautiful card - such a sweet image.
Thanks for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

Doreen said...

Your card is gorgeous,love the image.Thanks for sharing this with us at Digi Doodle this

Nicola said...

Great card Mary with some fab details and a gorgeous image, the added sparkle is the perfect finishing touch!
Thanks for entering our Black, Border Punch and Bling challenge over at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

carol said...

lovely sweet card, thanks for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

Diamond Doll said...

Gorgeous card Mary and fab colours.Thankyou for joining us this week at Crafty Catz.
Trish (-:

Julie M said...

Very pretty card, Mary - lovely colours, image and layout. Best of luck with the DT call.

And thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Aunty Sue said...

What a sweet card, thanks for sharing at crafty catz this week

Emma H said...

Aww, sweet card and sweet image! Thanks for joining our distressing challenge at Fab N Funky this week!

Curlybear said...

Oh My Word this is one very pretty creation, I just love colour theme, its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Happy Birthday
I hope you can join us again next week

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Liva said...

This is such a wonderful card! Thank you for participating in Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge this week!
Liva ❤

Amanda R said...

Love those colors together, very dramatic! Thanks for playing along this week at Paper Sundaes!

Louise said...

Beautiful card, such a cute image. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge

Janiel/ janny said...

Stunning colors using Lynda's sketch!!
Thank you for joining our GDT call..
big hugs, Janiel

Pysselbus said...

What an amazing interpretation of the sketch!! Fantastic card!! Good luck in our GDT Call!


Céline said...

gorgeous card
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
céline dt member