Monday, April 27, 2009

Challenges and some exciting news!


Kianel gave us a delightful sketch this week over at Ismaki, which I used to create this card. Theme Thursday's current theme is famous faces. Over at One Powerful Hour, the theme is black backgrounds. I LOVE black! I'm sure everyone knows this famous face...right? It's one of the fabulous photo stamps from Stampsmith, stamped on glossy cardstock with Ancient Page Coal Black Ink. The sentiment stamp is from Quietfire Design. The silvery strip on the left is tinfoil, glued to cardstock, Cuttlebug embossed with the Textured Textiles embossing folder, painted with black gesso, then sanded lightly to distress. The rose at the bottom right is paper pieced and pop dotted for added dimension, then lightly glittered. Now here's something you might be interested in: Stampsmith is starting a design team! My uber talented stamping friend Kim Prince is working with Estelle of the Stampsmith on a wonderful new blog. If you enjoy photo stamps, you can get all the details of the design team call right here, and you can see the beautiful stamps Estelle has to offer right here.

This is a second version, using a lavender rose instead of a pink rose, to meet Ismaki's optional challenge requirement. I think I like the pink rose version better. It's softer, like the lady herself.


Thanks so much for visiting today, and as always, for your thoughtful comments.

17 comments:

Kianel said...

beautiful card!!! Just love the black background!!!
thanks for playing with us!
love, Kianel.

esyram said...

elle est trop wonderful ... bravo pour cette belle réalisation

cmoh said...

Lovely card! I like the pink rose better (purple is my least favorite color) to me it is a softer overall effect. Also the gold and silver touches are perfect for your lovely starlet!

Lovely card, thanks for taking the challenge.

Kelly said...

beautiful card!

mu42800 said...

tres jolie carte
bizz Mu

100drine said...

Très belle carte, j'adore avec ce rose

Anonymous said...

Superbe card !Fabulous !
Bizzzz Hil scrap-hil

Mu42800 said...

originale ta carte
bizz Mu

claudiprisca said...

c'est une pure merveille bravo
claudine

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card !

Tova said...

fabulous card !

kiki said...

Fabulous card !!
kiki :)

Line said...

very beautiful card!

poupetteval said...

beautiful card !! love grace kelly picture !! your card is so tender

Artyjen said...

What a great looking stamp that is of Grace. I think I like the pink flower best also. Lovely card.
xoxo

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for playing.Delphine

nefertiti said...

So beautiful card!
Good idea!