Monday, 3 September 2012

Another Gala Event Fashion Show

With any luck, well lots of luck, I am hoping that this is not my last post as a member of the Creative Expressions Design Team.  I'll just have to keep my fingers crossed!

This is my last card using the fabulous Gala Event stamp set from "Creative Expressions".

I have used one of my favourite colour combs.
The dresses were masked and stamped before being coloured with cosmic shimmer watercolour paints.

These were cut out using the grand Labels 4 dies and the edges were distressed with distress ink and stamped with the dotty stamp from Sam Poole's butterfly girl stamp set.  I stamped the front dress again and mounted it on thick double sided tape so that it really stood out.

The flowers were cut out from some scraps of wrapping paper using spellbinders dies. The large flower was spritzed with cosmic shimmer and held together with an olive crystal brad.   The leaves were cut out from olive card using the Spellbinders foliage die and distressed with distress ink. The ribbon is seam binding dyed with dusty concord distress stain.

I added some glossy accents and glitter to the dresses.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

"The Artistic Stamper - Splatters and speckles"
"Card and Scrap - Use a die"
"Ladybug Crafts - Anything goes"
"Recycle, repurpose, reinvent - AG" The reused part being the wrapping paper.
"Unique Crafters Challenge - Anything goes"
"Challenges for everybody - Anything goes"
"Fashionable stamping - anything floral/handmade flowers"
"Catch the Bug - Anything goes"
"ATC s and cards with attitude - anything goes"
"Inspire me Fridays - anything goes"
"QKR Stampede - Anything goes"
"Paper crafting journey - Anything goes"
"Paper Shelter Challenge - Layers on Layers"
"Penny's Paper Crafty - Sparkle and Shine"
"Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes"

You may have noticed that things have been a little quiet around here recently, well there is a very good reason for this. As you may know my eldest is off to University this month and this has meant that we have had a chance to have a really big sort out. Basically we have taken everything out of the study and redecorated it. Bought new furniture and we are now in the process of putting everything back and pruning at
the same time. I'm also half way thought making a new blind for the window. The next room to get a make over has been the kids' playroom. Sarah has a new desk in her room and so I now have two desks to work on and all my craft materials have been moved from the kitchen to the playroom which has now been christened the "Craft Hub". There is still a lot of sorting out to do in here, but things are coming on and certainly much better than trying to craft on the kitchen counter! The kitchen is now a lot tidier and we have a new TV that we can all see instead of the tiny one we had before. So this is my craft Hub!


Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your fabulous papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combination and the flower is a beauty. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

Dots Dabbles said...

This is one of my fav colour combo's too...just beautiful! I love the masking and the creative use of left over wedding paper looks magnificent and is the perfect finishing touch.
Thankyou for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sue :-) the dresses are lovely and I love the colours and shimmer ,,, beautiful ! :-)

love your office too ,, WOW !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Astrid Maclean said...

What a gorgeous piece, so elegant, love the colours! Thanks for entering it into the Artistic Stampers challenge!

Beverly G said...

Great use of that wrapping paper and love your new studio. Thanks for entering at Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent.

Anne Bente said...

åh... hvor er den bare flot ♥

10000 tak for at du deltager på card and scraps udfordring,

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Great Card, and thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge :)

Paper Crazy Lady said...

This is a fabulous card. LOVE the image and the colors you have used. Purple and green together is also a favorite of mine. Thanks for playing with QKR Stampede.

majsan said...

Fun and beutiful at the same time <3
Thank you for playing along with us at Card and Scrap
Hugs Maria

Purple mad Alison said...

Wow, what a beautiful creation, love the colours yu've picked.
Thanks for joining us over on ATCs With Attitude.
Hugs Alison x x

sandee said...

No empty nest for you, you have a craft hub instead! wtg! Lovely card too, great way to reuse left over wrapping paper! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is super stylish with wonderful colours on your card and a stunning flower.
Thank you for sharing with us at FSC this fortnight.

Ellis said...

Stunning card and great to know that flowers can be made from wrapping paper too! =)
Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent!
Hugs Elenor DT

Paula said...

Lovely card. Love your re-use of wrapping paper for the flowers Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent
Paula DT

uksharon said...

Wow love that flower! So glad you could join us at Ladybug Crafts this month. Hope you will join in with us again next month.
Best wishes, Sharon

Lori said...

Lovely stamping on those dresses! Very smart to cut the flower from wrapping paper - it turned out so pretty! So glad you linked up at Recycle, RePurpose and ReInvent!

Jen Leeflang said...

Your card is so elegant despite the quirky colours! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboos' Anything Goes challenge.
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

Chris / CS Designs said...

Sue, Beautiful card, great colors and especially love the wrapping paper flower. Thank you for sharing this on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.
:) Chris / CS Designs