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Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Corrosive Challenge #172 - Life's Special Moments

Ever make a card and feel as though it recharged your mojo?  This was that card for me!  I've been in a bit of a crafting slump lately, more focused on other things like my little man, my best friend's 40th birthday party, and a sibling's wedding.  I start every day with ideas of what I will do when I sit down at my craft desk and then by the time my 8 hour work day, dinner, dishes, laundry, bathtime, playtime, story time, and bedtime are all concluded I'm too darn tired to move off the couch!  But sometimes when I forced myself to sit in that chair at that desk, no matter how tired I am, amazing things happen!

We have a new Corrosive Challenge for you this fortnight and that means a new sponsor as well!  A Day For Daisies is one of my favorite companies right now!  Tammy's images are so whimsical and elegant, formed from graceful lines, and I have a wish list a mile long!  

We were lucky enough to be allowed to select one image from the ADFD online shop to work with for our challenge.  I chose "Wedding Veil" for our Life's Special Moments theme.  Life is full of times that are worth celebrating.  Make a project for one of these times - a wedding, a birthday, a new baby, a graduation, a retirement, anything that is cause for merry making and happiness - and share it with us over at The Corrosive Challenge!  I was asked to make a (and I quote) "rustic shabby chic" bridal shower card for a "fashionista".  So, how did I do?

I colored this gorgeous image with Copics, giving just a faint pink blush to her gown and leaving the veil untouched except for the flat back pearls.  I then went to town with layers, die cuts (Spellbinders Ribbon Banners and Romantic Rectangles), pearls, lace, and flowers!  Papers are from the beautiful 6x6 Bramble Rose pad from My Mind's Eye.  The lovely sketch is courtesy of Crafting Life's Pieces (CLP-57).

If you'd like a chance to win a $12 credit to A Day For Daisies please come link up and play along!  If you head over to The Corrosive Challenge blog you'll find the rest of my team has special moments to share with you too!  A Day For Daisies also has a bi-weekly challenge and there is still time to enter Challenge #67-Your Favorite Technique. You must use ADFD image to play along, but Tammy makes that easy by providing a fabulous freebie with every challenge!  I love so many different techniques it is hard to pick just one, but coloring with Copics is at the top of my list!  I also {heart} sketches and adding embellishments, but I wasn't sure if those qualified as techniques.    

When I shared this card with my co-workers it prompted a flurry of orders so I had best make some time at that craft desk today!  Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!  And speaking of life's special moments, here's a peek of our day yesterday at the carnival!

Markers used: Copics (E11, E21, E00, E23, E34, E79, R20, R81).

- Cute Card Thursday: #264-Butterfly Kisses
- Forever Friends: #59-Die Cuts and/or Punches
- Happy Campers: #14-Flower Power
- Little Miss Muffet: #58-Anything Goes
- Crafts and Me: #128-Lace and Pearls
- Divas By Design: Flowers
- Flutterby Wednesday: #235-Open (Anything Goes)
- Little Red Wagon: #180-Lovely Lace
- Bearly Mine Challenges: #81-Anything Goes
- Can You Digi It: #33-Butterflies
- Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes 
- Card Mania: #18-Punches or Die Cuts 
- Artistic Impressions: #36-Anything Goes



Sandra said...

Very pretty card! I love the addition of the little pearls as it completes the look. Thank you for sharing with us at TTCRD.

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card, your colouring is fab - I love how you did her hair. I love all the colours on the card, it's so beautiful!

Your photos are adorable too :)

Thanks for joining our Fortnightly Challenge at Forever Friends Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again soon :)

Tanya xx

Robin said...

No wonder you got so many orders this is fabulous! The pics of your little man are so cute. You must have had so much fun. Hugs, Robin

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, I love the image you've used, and your flowers are fab.. Thanks for joining us at Happy Campers xx

Linda Palmer said...

How beautiful Regan! This card really caught my eye in our gallery on yahoo. I love this and am buying this image today because of this card. Everything about it is beautiful!

Danni said...

Oh wow!! This is just gorgeous!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Ellis said...

Stunning card you made! =) Great decorations around the bride to be!
Fun picks from the carnival, I like the dragon! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Franz♥ said...

Too cute and elegant Regan!

Love your take on Chelsea Sketch, thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at CLP Challenge this month!

Hugs, Franz.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a pretty bridal shower card you have made. It fits the Bearly Mine Challenge this week well of “anything goes”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Jovan said...

Beautiful card! Super cute photos of your little man!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card love the use of pearls. it looks fabulous.
Thank you for joining us girlies over at Crafts & Me Challenges, hope you will join us again hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Tammy said...

Love the embellished veil! So pretty!
Thanks for playing along with our LACE challenge over at LRW!!

Lynette said...

Your card is gorgeous!!! And your "little man" is adorable. Looks to be about the same age as my grandson. Thanks for playing in the Flutter By Wednesday challenge this week.

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Regan! Love how you added the pearls to the dress!

Super sweet pictures! You had an amazing time at the carnival! :D

KalySto said...

A beautiful creation!Love the design and the pearls are such a perfect accent!
Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge and Good Luck!!!

Jasmine said...

Absolutely stunning! So much texture and gorgeousness going on. Just lush and beautiful all around. Awesome touch adding the pearls to her veil.

Vili M. said...

Wonderful card. I really love the colours and all the detailing is wonderful.Thank for joining us at Card Mania Challenges.

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Very pretty card
Thanks for sharing with us at Forever Friends challenges, hope to see you again next time
Good luck
Julie x
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