Friday, October 10, 2014

Here Comes the Bride - A Creative Romance Challenge

  Happy Friday!  Today begins another fabulous challenge at A Creative Romance!  
     For this challenge, the "Chic Crafters" team chose to use the photo below 
as our inspiration. You may use some or all of the colors in this photo as your inspiration!
 These colors are so rich and beautiful!

     For my card, I selected a beautiful new digital image by Mo Manning available at Mo's Digital Pencil. She is called "The Other Bride".

   I used design paper that was in my stash. The edges of all papers were distressed with Dusty Concord ink and blending tool also. I love that his cardstock matches the Distress inks so perfectly! I cannot recall where I got those gorgeous vintage rhinestone buttons but the rest of them are on the lace as I used the others that came in the package as a photo prop!  I usually throw out the packaging when I buy items online and I store my embellies in my own containers so sorry I cannot place these!
        The pearl lace trim and 3" lace is from Live and Love Crafts. Mulberry Paper roses are from Wild Ochid Crafts. The ribbon was layered to make three loops and stapled with Tim Holtz stapler. I made two sections and used the button on top where the two ribbon pieces met.


      She is colored with copic markers and a few Polychromos pencils (cheeks and some skin shadows), then I added lots of glamour dust on her dress, veil and bouquet. (Of course, I am having fun with my camera again providing those great "bursts" on anything that glimmers or shines, and there is lot of bling on this bride.) The sentiment, "Dreams do come true" is a digital sentiment from Create with TLC Artfire. I merged it with the digi stamp.

and a close up..

    Why not hop over and see how the Chic Crafters were inspired by this photo. We hope you will join us at A Creative Romance with your creation. Have a great day.  This card is available in my ETSY store (see link on sidebar) and can be reacreating and customized to match any color of the bridal party.

 I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

 Fab n Funky- Anything with Ribbon
Clear it Out- Weddings/Rings or Circles
 Crafting from the Heart- Anything Goes
 Marker Pop Challenge- Anything Goes
Glitter & Sparkle- Begins with a B
Sentimental Sundays- Bling it Up




15 comments:

Lisa Mensing said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. So very elegant! Thank you for joining us Clear It Out Challenge. Hope to see you again.

Lynn's Place said...

Beautiful card thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge blog...stop by to play with us again <((><

Ginger said...

This card is Gorgeous AnnMarie!

CreatewithTlc said...

Gorgeous Card.....let me know if you would ever like to be a guest designer for TLC.
Paulette

Scrappinkar said...


This is just beautiful, AnnMarie! I didn't know that you had a blog and are so talented! I just know you from Scrapbook Deals,lol! I'm now a follower of your blog by email. I have a blog, but never use it!

Denimo said...

Hi Ann Marie! I just had to pop over and tell you how much I love this card. So artistic... so beautiful!! There's not one thing I would change. EXcellent job!!

Wendy said...

Love this, it's absolutely gorgeous...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Rachael Evans said...

Wow - this is a stunning card. I love the detail, the image, the papers, in fact everything!! Thank you for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

Shirley Chillman said...

How can an image look so dreamily beautiful ... just give it to Ann Marie to work her magic.

Fabulous make - stunning x x

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

haththi said...

Great design - thanks for joining us this week at crafting from the heart!

Samra Leshinski said...

Oh my goodness, this card is gorgeous!!! The way you created the bow is absolutely amazing! I love every single detail on this card! You have a new folower :) Hugs, Samra

Katherine Clayton said...

Wow . . . just WOW!!! This is amazing and your coloring is superb!!! Just perfect for this week's challenge at Clear It Out Challenge. Thanks so much for joining us this week!!!

Kathy - CIO DT
UpintheNightwithKat.blogspot.com

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card, love image and all embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

Nathalie Fournier said...

Amazing! great coloring!

lis-m said...

How gorgeous is that image, so elegant!
Thanks for sharing your favourite make of 2014 with us at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge
Good luck!

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