11 September 2012

Such a cute little bear ...

I was intrigued by some projects Andrea was making where she used layer after layer to build up some beautiful and very special cards so I watched her then had a go myself.  I'm not a 'less is more' person and never know when to stop, and as you can see, I just kept adding things :) but was pleased with the effect and my first attempt at this kind of card.  I added a piece of lilac velvet lace and a piece of white pearl lace between the layers
The image is a mini masterpiece pre-printed image from LOTV with some Stardust Stickles.  The flowers are a white Kort & Godt beaded branch, chrysanthemum, a couple of rosebuds (woc) and some white mulberry carnations and a clear crystal stem.  The sentiment is Papertrey Ink on a little tag made from a new punch
I added a mock bow of 60mm lilac scrunched/pleated taffeta  which is one piece approx 75mm tied in the middle with purple button twine with a diamante star ribbon slide.  Here you can see the various layers all cut with nesties, each covered with  the new Nitwits paper from LOTV so four sets plus a stand on the reverse so the card stands up,  In the centre of the flower I added a 11mm diamante spacer with a flat back pearl in the centre
My last adornment (as if I needed more !!) was a silver butterfly which was dabbed with Ranger white paint dabber - when the paint was dry I rubbed some off with my thumb so the silver showed through.  I also added Liking Lilac self adhesive pearls, and some Lilac Liquid Pearls dotted around the edge of the biggest layer.
This weeks challenge at Papertake Weekly is 'things that make you go aaw ....' and this little bear certainly does - please pop over and take a look at the gorgeous cards by the design team and you have a whole week to get your project in - good luck.
I will enter this card into Wild Orchid 'layer it up' challenge
See you soon, Mary G x


Chrissy said...

This is so beautiful Mary, gorgeous colours, love the cute image and colouring, and love all the details...fantastic.


Exclusively by Mel said...

Oh how gorgeous is this?! so very pretty, I think your layers are perfect.
Love, Mel. xx

tilly's crafts said...

just love all those details and layers, looks gorgeous!
Kim x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mary :-) This definitely has the 'aww' factor ,, such a cute image and the shape and all the layers are fab ,, very pretty :-)

Lols x x x

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is positively stuffed with prettiness and beautifully coloured too! Hugs, Lesley

Rina said...

You are a real inspiration! I am just delighted everytme I see you on my dashboard!!!

Love this!


Else Irene said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Wild Orchid Challenge this week ♥