Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thank YOU fairy much!

This is a thank-you to Emily at Stamping Bella, and all the other awesome stamp companies out there, and the dedicated rock-stars who run challenge blogs, and all my blogville friends...

So thank you girls (and guys) for inspiring me. Bellas were the first stamps that I realllly got on to using, and I'm really in love with the new Ketto line. This one was actually stamped off for me by my good friend LISA.
So, I was totally rockin' last night and this card hit 4 challenges. I'm all puffed up over myself on that one.
1. HERE - Bellarific Sketch
2. HERE - MOJO Sketch
*** Believe it or not, these two sketches were quite similar. Just a teensy bit of tweaking and I think I made something a little original that still looks like I could have come from either/both sketch - and it totally did!
3. HERE - Copics Colour challenge - (the list was RV11, Y06, E39... I didn't have all three of those. I used RV10, Y06 for the clothes and wings (also some iridescent stickles on top of the RV10 for the wings). I used RV21 and E00 for skin. I used E37 for the shoes and hair. I used YG23 for the flower leaves. I used the gold spica and RV10 for the crown. And I incorporated a button onto my stamp - covering the flower in her hand (to hit the button requirement below).
4. HERE - FUNKY FAIRY recipe challenge (1 ribbon, 2 flowers, 3 buttons, 4 patterned papers) I used the pink striped ribbon, 2 primas, 3 buttons - 1 in/on the stamp and 2 as flower centers - and I used 3 papers from the 'Just a Bit' kit and 1 paper from 'Distressed vol. 5' kit.
Whew. I know I've said it before, but it is so much extra fun for me to combine challenges. I feel like I'm accomplishing so much, plus I really truly think it kind of 'forces' me to totally go all the way with my cards. Before I started the challenge stuff, my cards were so boring and pitiful. I think they've really come a long way, and it's been a very fun journey. Thank you all for being part of it. Golly, I'm sure full of thanks today... better than being full of something else, yah?


Tracey said...

Such a pretty card Diana!!

Adele said...

Cute card-such a lovely image. Thank you for playing along with the Copic Colour Challenge.


Craftyanny said...

A great card Diana, thanks for joining us this week at FF
Anne x

Anonymous said...

WOW.....4 challenges in 1. Well done. Gorgeous card.

Thanks for joining in with the copic challenge


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Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Diana , the image is gorgeous annd the papers you used are gorgeous :-) I know exactly what you mean about your cards improving by entering the challenges !! :-)
Thanks for joining the Funky Fairy's Challenge :-)
Lorraine x x

Stressed Stamper said...

4 in 1 - great my record is 3 in 1..Great card and thanks for joining in the Copic Colour Challenge


Denise said...

So pretty, such a sweet card, love that saying.

Lori said...

This is so cute. Great job on the sketch.

Anonymous said...

I like the edgy style of that stamp line as well, as always it is beautiful!

Risa said...

Your card is very pretty Diana! Your image and layout are fab!

Lesley said...

Lovely card and cute image! Thanks for taking part in the FF challenge this week xx

Liz said...

hi I love your card and I feel exactly like you about the challnges Well done and Ive just become a follower of ur blog

liz xx

Emma said...

Hi Diana
Aw gorgeous card, love the image.
Thanks for joining us at FF challenges and good luck.
Emma x

Elaine said...

This is fab, Diana! I love the Ketto stamps, have a few cards coming up using them!

Thank you for joining us in the Copic Colour Challenge this week! Hope to see you again next time.

Stacey said...

I'm so jealous of your super cute Kettos! Great job with these colours. Thanks for joining it with the Copic Colour Challenge!