Saturday, 3 September 2011

What Happened To CAS Miss Piggy?????

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Morning peeps and hope the weekend is going well for everyone.

As promised yesterday, I have a little sneak peek  to share of one of the new Lili Of The Valley  ‘A Very Girlie Christmas’ releases which are going to be with you soon as soon.  The DT have all been giving you little tasters and I’m sure you’ve all picked your faves by now and are waiting for the 6th so you can get your mitts on them .

So today I am going to introduce you to Little Holly….

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… and here she is.

Now not at all like me I’m sure you’ll agree cos this card is a bit removed from my usual CAS style. BUT I am quite pleased with the way it turned out. For once, I had no clues what I was going to do when I sat down to make it and it sort of evolved. I only knew that I wanted to use traditional colours.

I coloured her with Copics and these are the shades I used -

E000, E00, E21 (skin), E42, E50 (hair), G99, R15, R17, R27, R59, Y0000, Y00, Y17, Y38, YG0000, YG03 (the rest).

No polychromos pencilling today – just the good old bad boys :)

The papers are  by Nitwits and are from the Simple Joys collection. I just HAD to get me this collection after seeing our lovely Mummy Fairy’s stunner of a commission in this month’s Papercraft Essentials magazine. Jak, your work never ever fails to blow me away and your colouring skills are amazing.

I can only dream, cry cry!!!

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Do you like the little scroll?

I made it using the Grunge Music stamp which is one of the Lili Of The Valley Additions Clear Stamps. You can see it here. I heat embossed it using a glittery gold powder and I also used it for the little bit that’s peeping out from behind the image. I heat embossed that piece with an antique gold powder then slightly distressed the edges.

I made a bit of a hash of curling it (you probably noticed lol!!) as I’d used 160gsm paper and it’s a tad too thick, so if I did this again, I’d go for thinner stuff – 120gsm or thereabouts..

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Another one of me arrangements here.

Everything here is from Wild Orchid Crafts and I used ivy leaves, holly leaves, red berries, long stem stamens and a gorgeous 45mm curly wild rose in red.

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So there you have it – all done, and I quite like this posting on a Saturday malarky :)

I hope you like Little Holly as much as I do cos she is super sweet. I have another sneak peek for you tomorrow so I’ll be back then. Will I go back to CAS and trad colours? Well I’ll see you tomoz and all will be revealed me darlins.

Enjoy your Saturday and see you in the morning.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx


Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Dawny, just beautiful. Love the papers and sweet image. The flowers are lovely,and fabulous colouring.


Louise said...

Beautiful card, Love the colours and papers you used. The little scroll is a fantastic idea, thanks for sharing

Annette said...

This is a stunner, and you're right it is more fancy than your normal style, but gorgeous. Love that bright red ribbon and the little scroll you've made is so fab. Really beautiful. Annette xx

Wendy said...

I so cant wait for these hunnies to be released on the 6th counting the days I love you card hun it is fab


Mary Lou said...

Whoa I LOVE THIS!!!! That image is beautiful and your card is THE BEST!!!! Love that scroll!!!


this is so beautiful, love the image, colors, embellishments, EVERYTHING!