Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Girls Dressing UP

Today's challenge is my first day back as a member of the A Die for a Sketch team and I'm very excited to be here.  I was a member when the challenge blog first began but had to resign my position at the start of this year because I simply had too much going on and it was time to take a breather.  But I'm back now and happy about that so thank you ladies for inviting me back.
The rules to join the challenge are simple.  Simply follow the sketch above and use at least one die.  Easy Peasy, right?  We have two fabulous sponsors this month. 
Jelly Park is giving 5 digis to someone
 
Sushi Dolls is is donating 3 digis.  
 
This little gal is aptly titled Girl Dressing Up and is available at the Jelly Park shop.  I used My Mind's Eye papers from the Portabello Road collection and the fabric button and brads are Basic Grey and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  The lattice die is Memory Box's Tessantina Border and the banners are My Favorite Thing Mini Wavy Pennant.  The image was coloured with Copics and I added some Fun Flock to her little boa and some Startdust Stickles to the handbag and flowers on her hat.  A little bit of Shabby Blue Frantage around the image and a Viva Pearl pen for her beads.
I had a horrible accident on one of the bottom pearls... it was going along nicely and then it must have been an air bubble and too hard of a squeeze because there was this big 'galump' sound and a massive pearl popped out.  It then turned into an I Love Lucy rerun because I couldn't get that stuff off fast enough and when I finally had it in my hand, without thinking, I wiped it on my sweater... one of my good sweaters so now I have a mess on my card plus on my sweater.  I had to pick which was the priority... I tried to clean up the card best I could but sadly, my sweater still has this shiny, pearly white spot on it.  I think this is called taking one for the team!

18 comments:

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card,love the image and fabulous colours.xxx

MaxineD said...

Beautiful card Marilyn - love the texture you have incorporated, and the wee story about the 'galumph' and your jersey. It always happens to the 'good' clothes!
Blessings
Maxine

Sue - bearhouse said...

Fabulous card Marilyn. I love that image, beautiful colouring and brilliant detailing.
hugs Sue xx

jimlynn said...

I guess you're just going to have to add pearls all over that sweater now! LOL!
CUTE and pretty card Marilyn - and great news about you being back on the DT too! Love that image and design. And the frantage.....ah....so pretty! (I just got mine yesterday so will be giving it a go)!
Lynn

Embellishments said...

LOL... a quick fix is to just add more pearls to your sweater LOL... thanks for taking one for the team :-0 Your card came out very lovely and love her pearls and boa with the flock-brilliant!
Hugs, Steff

Renee said...

Oh Mar this is darling! Gosh you come up with the best cards and your coloring is always perfect!! ADORABLE!

Sandy said...

Well you know I love your style so how many times do I have to tell you. I think you have a very classic and classy style. I only have one question. Why is this cute little girl wearing her mother's rubber gloves?
Sandy

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Marilyn. The image looks fab and beautifully coloured and I love the die cuts too.
Lorraine x

Frea Konings said...

Hi Marilyn, love your card! Lovely image and I do like that frantage stuff!! Hugs Frea

Kelly Neis said...

With you accident I would say your blog title fits you!! You made me laugh so hard, I love lucy too! Done this too! So funny.
It is amazing what you can do to a image. beautifully dressed is she!! Beautiful card M!!!!
K

coops said...

so gorgeous marilyn.really sweet image and i love your colours and frantage :D

xx coops xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh- that DT is probably doing cartwheels that you are back! I love this beautiful card- love the beautiful coloring and Love the snow and speckles. I have not heard of frantage- I will have to google it!

Laura said...

What an Adorable image! Beautiful Card As always!! And the coloring is Fabulous!!!TFS

Dawn said...

Your card is gorgeous and the image looks amazing all dressed up with here necklace and fuzzy scarf. Love the sentiment too. Of course your little mess would never have happened if you were wearing an old t-shirt :( Hope the stain comes out.

Hugs, Dawn

Tracy Crafty said...

This is fab !! love the scarf, and coloring is ace. And of course the Frantage looks great xxx

Bea und Doreen said...

gorgeous card. Fabby design as well
Hugs
Doreen xx

Shannon White said...

Soo CUTE Miss Marilyn! Love her fuzzy scarf and liquid pearl pearls! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Shannah said...

Such a cutie of a card! Hope the pearl comes off your jumper... I think 'galump' describes exactly what it sounds like when it all blobs out! ;) Hugs, Shannah xox