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Thursday, 27 January 2011

Orange you a good friend!

No, I haven't lost my spelling skills!  My card for Quixotic Inspirations today is using one of those gorgeous Kraftin' Kimmie Moonlight Whispers stamp set - Olivia Orange and the inside sentiment is from a Paper Makeup stamp set called Little Moments Mini Sentiments.

 
 


I wasn't sure if my fave kraft cardstock would work as the base card but I think it's ok with that DP.  I had a lot of fun colouring Olivia Orange in with my Copics - you can really get into the shading on these babies - you can't help but do a good job with those Moonlight Whispers!  

I highlighted the pearls in her hair and the dress trims with my Sakura clear Stardust pen - just right for those teeny tiny areas!  In the close up below you can also see where I've used my Viva Decor Pearl Pen in cream.  As much as I love my flat backed pearls and gems, sometimes you just need something smaller and Viva Decors allow you to control whatever size you want.  I gotta experiment more with them!



As I mentioned in last week's Quixotic Inspiration post, I'm going to be doing some tutorials - let me know in the comments section of this post if there is anything in particular you'd like to see!  I will choose one random winner to win a little surprise candy that I will mail anywhere in the world! 


I am entering this card into the following challenges:


Paper/cardstock: Bazzill kraft and brown cardstock, October Afternoon Weathervane and Daydream papers

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmies Moonlight Whispers Olivia Orange stamp set, Paper Makeup stamps - Little Moments Mini sentiments
Mediums: Copics, Viva Decor Pearl Pen in cream, Sakura Clear Stardust pen
Accents: none
Tools: Nestabilities label dies, Quickutz flourish die 

22 comments:

MrsK said...

Totally gorgeous Mary and i love all the little details it makes it perfect lass! I do need to get myself some kimmies! LOL Hugz xx

Molecraft said...

Gorgeous card Mary, love the image and fab colours!
Helen x

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Stunning card Mary! Gorgeous colours and I love the little pearls. Might have to get one of those pens myself.

Frea said...

Woohoo Mary J., love this card and that new KK image is great!! HUgs, Frea

Michelle said...

Really gorgeous card Mary J.

Lots of lovely little details and your colouring is as always just perfect.

Thanks for linking up this little stunner to Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Hayley @ funkyfarmscrapbookbarn.co.uk said...

Gorgeous card Mary!!!! I love the papers (I never know how to use October Afternoon and my attempts never look as amazing as this LOL!
I love how you've added the tiny pearls to the one pp. Gorgeous!! xx

Dora said...

O wow wow this is stunning :)) I love it, image is gorgeous and and your colouring is amazing. Love it xxx

Vixx handmade cards said...

Just gorgeous Mary! Such a fun image and great dp's too hun :o)

Hugs Vicky xx

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh my word, so SWEET!

Anita said...

This is so cute Mary J. I love those dp and Olivia looks beautiful. Really like those swirls too.

Fabiola said...

elle est adorable et le orange est une superbe couleur, je n'ai pas compris le jeu de mot avec les oranges..mais bon, biz

Rusty said...

Gorgeous card, I loooove the colours you have used! x

Lisa Jane said...

OH that card and image is perfect for you lol.. little miss orange !
I love those little pearls in her hair and oranges on her dress.Fab papers too and gorgoeus flourish.. i love it
Lisa ;)

Pami said...

Another fabulous creation Mary!! I recently got a couple of the Kraftin Minnie stamps, can't wait to use them! As Lisa said this is definately a card for you with these colours! The colouring is amazing. Hope you have had a good day honey. Pami x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so adorable Mary.
luv
Debby

pinky said...

The papers work brilliant with the image Mary, had to laugh at the sentiment, I love those type of sayings:)

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love these images and you have coloured it wonderfully.

Nikki x

Patricia Garcia said...

Wow beautiful Mary, love the image and your colors are just perfect!! Great sentiment too!

Hugs,
Patricia

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mary, Great card, love those little pearls, (thanks for the link!) Gorgeous colouring as always.
Avril x

JUDI said...

This is really a neat card. Your details are fantastic. And the shading is gorgeous. WOW!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

OH how gorgeous!!! Olivia looks fantastic and your colouring is gorgeous! thanks for joining us for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!

Nic said...

Totally gorgeous. Fantastic colouring, I'm loving that flourish die :)
Nxxx

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