Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bring on the Bling!

IHP9-12-zvaDo you LOVE bling? So do we! This month the i {heart} papers design team and the team from Zva Creative are celebrating the love of beautiful bling! Since each of our teams have designers who are also Paper Craft Planet Super Novas, we asked the PCP team to host some special challenges throughout the week. There will be lots of beautiful, blingy inspiration!

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My card above reflects the definite feel of autumn in the air these days. I used the gorgeous Garden Picks set from Flourishes, and paired it up with some fall-colored paper from the Harvest Lane 6x6 pad (Simple Stories). The image, of course, is colored with Copic Markers, and for a little extra oomph on the Queen Anne’s Lace flower, I dotted it with a bit of white Liquid Pearls. The Zva bling I used, the pearl flourish, was originally white, but to tie it in with the colors of the card, I gently swiped over the tops of the pearls with my E55 Copic marker. I love that – you can always have just the right color of bling!

For the layout of my card, I used this week’s Sketch Challenge over at Paper Craft Planet.

From here, you're visiting Andrea Ewen. Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the hop! We hope to see you and your creations this week on Paper Craft Planet!

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29 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

How beautifully elegant, Carolyn! The flourish looks fabulous streaming from those gorgeous flowers!

I'm just a simple gal said...

Very pretty!

LISA said...

So so pretty. Love how the colors in the flowers were created to match the colors in the patterned paper. Very elegant!!

laceyKat said...

You did a fabulous job on this card!!! and thanks so much for adding the tip on coloring the bling with a copic marker!!! Great tip!!

Deb said...

This is so beautiful, Carolyn! That paper looks like a pretty quilted tablecloth and gives the whole card a warm, down-home yet elegant feel! Love it!

Amy Sheffer said...

Amazing, Carolyn! Your coloring is beautiful, and I love how you added the liquid pearls!

scrappin_in_AK said...

what a pretty card

i {heart} papers said...

Lovely! And the LP is the perfect touch!

Cindie said...

Who wouldn't love to get a card that looks this beautiful. TFS

Paula said...

Love how you coloured the flowers. Thanks for sharing!

Lori said...

So pretty, Carolyn! Love all the bling from the pearls and the Liquid Pearls--and how you colored the pearls to coordinate with your card.

Emily said...

Beautiful flowers!

lisa808 said...

Beautifully colored image.

Debi said...

Your lovely card caught my eye in the Splitcoast Stampers gallery, which led me to this really great blog hop! Your coloring is just fantastic.

Lee Ann Vehstedt said...

Out of all the cards I've seen this is by far my favorite. Nice job.

whoistracy said...

Just gorgeous Carolyn! Love the way you colored this image in, it really pops.

Maryleva said...

Love your card and the bling. Beautiful job.

cjgusloff57 said...

Lovely fall card!

Nicole Doiron said...

wow! Gorgeous card! Awesome stamp!

Karen Wedding said...

Great card! I really like the stamp of the jar with flowers. Versatile.

Mary J Scrapper said...

Oh this is so pretty. I love what you did with this image.

KristiDaroci said...

love the pattern on the paper behind the pop up!

mtscrapgal said...

I'm blown away by your coloring of the bouquet. I can almost smell those flowers. You have a perfect blent of the papers and the bling. Thanks

Ava Gavloski said...

carolyn you make this card so real. great detail and how lovely with the zva
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Indy said...

Wow! This is so beautiful! Those colors are so pretty and with the bling--nice!

Jess said...

Beautiful!

BeverlyBL said...

I love how you colored the flowers. So pretty. A real standout.

Judy Rozema said...

Beautiful colors - really gorgeous texture with the LP too!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Your coloring is exquisite!! Such a beautiful card... And I LOVE the added liquid pearls on the Queen Anne's Lace.