Saturday 9 July 2011

Lil Valentine Lad Luca Anniversary Card

Good afternoon to you all in the land of blog
Today I got to play with what I wanted to play with.  I have had this stamp for some time I was lucky to buy it off Polly who had ordered it twice by mistake.  Lil Valentine Lad Luca can be purchased here in the Tickled Pink Stamps Store.  Don't forget to follow the preview days here 

Playing is such fun you can do what you want and add and play with so much.  I decided to enter two main challenges today

The first challenge at the Pink INK Sketch challenge with this lovely sketch
the Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge whose theme is to use a Doily

Here is what I came up with
I created an extended easel card, using a lovely golden brown pearlescent card for the base layer and contrast and some of my favourite GCD Studio Paris Night papers.  These are the papers that have the gorgeous flocked pages as well as that linen feel and look, such beautiful papers that you really do not want to cut them up.
I followed the sketch on the easel itself using a grand nestie oval for the image plate.  I added some liquid pearls around the image plate and sentiment plate.  The sentiment is a section of a Forever Friends stamp I have but the words were perfect so I used my good old post it notes to cover to avoid stamping the image.  All the edges have been distressed and the image plate has been distressed with Tim Holtz Old paper.  The ribbon is from the Hobby House and the lace from Grimsby Crafts.  The flowers are a mixture of Wild Orchid, Hobby House and the local department store.  The ruffled ribbon on the inner return is some more of that gorgeous ribbon sent to me by Loretta.  The doily is from the Hobby House and the Marianne dies from Grimsby Crafts. I have used Platinum Stickles to enhance all the distressed edges and a little glossy accent for a few droplets on the rose.  A clear glitter Sakuro pen has been used to add the detail to the heart shaped box he is holding.
I have used a Prima clear stamp to add some second generation stamping around the image plate and sentiment plates. 
The inner return sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly and the little leaves are from a nestie sprig.
I added a little stickles to each flower too.
The image has been coloured with copics.

I would like to welcome all my new followers and wish you all well in my 200 follower candy.  If you have not entered this yet you can find it here.

I don't want to forget all my wonderful visitors so say a big Thank you!!! to you all for your wonderful and inspiring comments.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges
Craft Your Days Away - Fancy Folds
CES - Recipe
Allsorts Challenge - Free and Easy
Mark's Finest Papers - Die cut as a Background Matt
Freshly Brewed2 patterned papers, 2 shapes and 2 embellishments

Well the hubby will be home from work soon, and I have made three cards, but need to peel some potatoes for tea, so will post the others soon

Hope you all are having a lovely day


Lisa Jane said...

ooh this is great - what a fab image and i love that colour combo
Lisa x

Jill said...

Ohhh Kate, this was so beautiful!
Your TPS image looks stunning and you have coloured him perfectly
I love the lay out on your card and the papers are yummy!
Thanks for playing free and easy with us at Allsorts this week and good luck
Hugs, Jill

Patrice said...

Very cool card!

sam21ski said...

Great card Kate, love the colours

Sam xxx

Graphicat said...

He looks FAB!!! and guilty am I of buying the same stamp twice... LOL LOVe your easel card!
Thank you for joining us at Pink Ink Sketchs on our first ever sketch!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Great card Kate, I like the music backing paper and the design.
Kevin xx

Sue B said...

Ooh love this card Kate! Gorgeous colours and really like the image! Beautifully decorated!

Hugs Sue xx

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining in with our recipe challenge at CES challs xx Jenny xx

Theresa said...

Kate. WOW!! This is amazing. I love everything about it. I particularly love the ribbon folds on the bottom portion of the card. The flowers and die cut are magnificent. Fabulous work.

Carol Hurlock said...

Kate this card is enchanting. What an awesome image. Your flowers and embellishments are amazing. Thanks so much for playing in the Die Cut Challenge at Speedy's Friends! Good luck and we look forward to seeing you again next week!

Cor* said...

You have totally rocked the sketch on this gorgeous easle card! love the neutrals! What a wonderful design! Luca is super sweet! And all those pearls are GREAT! Super Duper Doily use! Thanks for playing with us at TPSC this week! Good luck!

Craftdee said...

Oh my, this is dreamy. I love that TPS image...may actually get to use it one day, lol... and all the little details. I saw a challenge (at Crafts 4 Eternity)this would be perfect for: "coffee and cream". Thanks for sharing, Dee

coops said...

fantastic card kate.really love the stunning image and your papers and details are gorgeous.i love it ;D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

I love this card, remind me of my prince charming who never came! lol
The details on your card are beautiful and great colouring.
Hugs xx

Becky said...

Awesome card, gorgeous details.

Winnie and Patty said...

Kate--this is a lovely card. I love all the details you put on the card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

sallysbitz2 said...

Kate your card is gorgeous. Love that vintage feel x

Pop on over to my blog, I have something waiting for you there x

hugs sally x

Arline said...

Gorgeous colour combination and he is fab!x

Janeen said...

gorgeously gorgeous all the way around. What a lovely creation. Thanks for entering it in the die-cut challenge with Speedy the Cat's friends. Good Luck this week.

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous card, fab image and brilliant details.

ladyjanet_56 said...

Wow this is gorgeous love it to bits this Lil Valentine Lad Luca is devine as are the layout & DPs. Janet

chrissy xx said...

Just to say Kate.....
Thanks for your comments lol youv'e had to call twice!! today.

Gaynor Greaves said...

Absolutely gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA and good luck, Gaynor DT xx

Anonymous said...

This is a really pretty card,I love your beautiful colouring and design. Truly beautiful card, dear!
Thank you Kate, for the lovely comment that you left on my blog! I appreciate that SOOOO much.

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Oh how handsome this card is. Lovely soft colors and beautiful texture

Thank you for playing along at our Month long prize challenge at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

Heather D.

Regan said...

Simply STUNNING!!!! What a gorgeous and divine creation! So many lush details! And I love the browns... This is just fabulous, Kate! Thanks for playing along at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges! :)
Regan ~ Guest Designer

Amanda said...

Great card and a fab colour theme - - thanks for playing along in our Fancy Folds challenge at CYDA.


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