Monday, November 5, 2012

The Blonde Bombshell MM

  It's time for the November Challenge at A Die for a Sketch so I chose the Blonde Bombshell, AKA Marilyn Monroe as the image for my card.  This is a stamp by Travilla CHK020 made by Personal Impressions.


There are only two rules for entering the challenge - one is to follow the sketch and the other is to use a die on your card or project.  Here's your sketch:
I flipped mine and used papers from the Prima Romance 6x6 papers and coloured the image with Copics.  I wish her hair wasn't so yellow but I couldn't lighten it enough so it's a dark blonde instead of a pretty platinum.  The dies cuts I used were the Whimsy Notables 1 die for the sentiment and the Magnolia Doohickey Doily Flower die for the flowers.  The sentiment is one from Whimsy's A Touch of Elegance set.  Stardust dry fine Stickles were added to the dress and Tim Holtz super fine gold embossing powder was used around the edges.
Challenges:
Forever Friends - Anything Goes
Visible Image - Sparkle
Fab n Funky - Die cuts and punches
Die Cutting Divas - Anything Goes

31 comments:

MaxineD said...

This is fabulous, Marilyn - love the way you have embossed the edges of the image!
Blessings
Maxine

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! This is stunning. Such a stylish image and the colours look amazing

Sue

Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous card...beautifully coloured image and fab colours.xxx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Marilyn. I love the image she looks fabulous! Gorgeous colours and sparkle too.
Lorraine x

Renee said...

Oh my gosh! Love it Dahling! You out did yourself again!

Molecraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love all the sparkle, very glam!
Helen x

Chrissy said...

Fantastic Marilyn, her dress is just beautiful.Love the papers and colours...gorgeous.


Luv CHRISSYxx

Gerda said...

What a beautiful card!! Love the image and the flowers!!
Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Gerda
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

coops said...

so stunning marilyn.i love this image and your rich colours and sparkle are so gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Margaret said...

Wow! Stunning! Gorgeous coloring and I love the sparkle!

Patty Sue 2 said...

This is such an elegant card! The sparkle is beautiful! I am 'dazzeled!'

Sandy said...

Well, what an appropriate card for you to make MARILYN! The dress is gorgeous - does it still fit? Inquiring minds want to know!!!! Love your flowers - why I love the whole card!!
Sandy

Loz ♥ said...

ooh la la! love the sparkle Marilyn :)

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

La la! This is sparkling! And it has a really nice classy vintage feel to it too! Thank you so much for linking up and playing along in the ‘SPARKLE CHALLENGE at Visible Image. Great to have you playing along with us :) P.S. I have Santa’s Candy on my blog !

Annie said...

what a figure, and a fabulous frock! a gorgeous sparkly card.
hugs, annie x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Whola- this is a gorgeous card! Love the image all decked out in her sparkly dress, and love the dies you used. Wonderful!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card Marilyn, love the sparkly dress its amazing!
Hope you are well
Hugs
Kat xx

Tracy said...

You did such an amazing job on her gown. You've captured all the Hollywood glamour of her and placed it on a beautifully designed card. Thanks for your visit to my blog. Hugs!

Ilonka said...


Hi Marilyn,
Oh my what a fabulous card. So stunning. Love it !!

Kind regards Ilonka

Shannon White said...

Oh My Word!! Marilyn this is Absolutely Gorgeous! And Very Elegant too! Wowie!! 8-) Love your Fab image and Beautiful coloring Too! Just Wow Lady! Love this! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Daen'Ys said...

Oh, what a wonderful image from Marilyn to Marilyn.
Great papers and embellishments!
You have exactly bring out all the glamor that we know of this beautiful woman , ...she always will be in our memories!

Rosi x

Frea said...

Hi Marilyn, love your card!! What's in a name right?! Hugs Frea

Kelly said...

Such a beautiful card Marilyn! Love your colours. Hugs, Kelly xxx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

I love all the gold accents!

MiamiKel said...

Wow!! Fab-u-lous!!! x0x0

Anneke said...

very beautiful Hugs Anneke

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, love what you've done with her dress. Thank you for joining in the Forever Friends Monthly Challenge. Donna x

Karen Howard said...

Beautiful, I love all the glitz and glam on this card! Hugs, Karen

Lisa said...

Stunning, love that image. Hugs Lisa xxx

cbee said...

a wonderful & elegant card! Thanks for taking part in the challenge at Visible Image!

Wattage said...

Wow! Excellent elegant card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Forever Friends, Lisa (DT) x