This beautiful image is by The Paper Shelter and she's named The Music Practice. The challenge this week at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog is PUNCHES AND DIES. Before I go any further, let me tell you that I did NOT color her. She is the colored image, with the colored background from The Paper Shelter. Keep in mind that I also got the black and white image that I could color, but this week I decided to take advantage of the wonderful art work of Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter. So, please don't leave any comments about how beautiful I colored this since I am NOT the talented artist who colored it.
I printed this off on my best Super Smooth Neenah paper on my printer at home. Yes, this is how it looks when you print it off on an el cheapo color printer so imagine if you had a good printer! This card is 6" x 6". I used Glossy Accents on all the background pink flowers--but you can't tell in the photo. I used my Sakura fine point glue pen and applied Cool Glitter Ritz around the tan frame, on my image's cuffs, pant bottoms, skirt ruffles and bow--but the glitter doesn't show up well in the photograph. Sorry!
The pink roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I used my Nellie Snellen punches for the rose leaves (which also emboss the leaf veins) and added Snow Tek to them. The metal frame around my sentiment is from Stampin' Up, the metal corner is from Wild Orchid and the butterfly is a Memory Box die--and I used Frantage embossing powder on all of them. My bow is two-sided satin and the rose in the middle is from Prima and I put a little Snow Tek on the rose, too. The assorted pearls are from my stash.
So, here you go...this is the perfect example of a full digital image and background, and it's the first one I've ever done and I intend on making many more! This card can literally be yours (with the exception of the embellishments) with a click of your mouse. And I have to remind you:
Please consider using an image from The Paper Shelter to increase your winnings if your card is the random winner. The Design Team on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog have made awesome examples as inspiration for the challenge this week of PUNCHES AND DIES. I hope to see you in our challenge!
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar, Sister Act, Wags n Whiskers (bingo: pink, diecut, glitter), Stampin for the Weekend, Great Impressions, Craft Your Passion, Crafting From The Heart, Craftin Desert Divas, Paper Make-Up Stamps, Digi Sketch Challenge, Love to Create, Love to Scrap, Sparkle n Sprinkle