Saturday, 18 August 2012

Uptown Girl

I'm having a bad picture day today :-(    
I'm really disappointed with how this card looks - despite several re-takes I can't get it any better. IRL it's so pretty.

I don't usually buy stamping magazines, but the July issue of Docrafts caught my eye at my local garden centre on Friday - mainly 'cos it came with a set of free stamps. I love FREE :-)
This is just one of the pretty, girl stamps. Isn't she gorgeous?
Can't wait to ink the next one up.

 I coloured her with Copics and added some random, little dots around the image, in the same colours. I used a glitter pen for more dots and to highlight parts of her dress. These are hard to see on the photos, but very sparkly IRL.
I used a purple Copic to ink up the 'party' stamp and also to colour the pearls.

Mad For Markers - Anything Goes. 
The Paper Shelter - Clean & Simple
Charisma Cardz - Monochrome
Totally Papercrafts - Inspired by a Song. It has to be Billy Joel's  Uptown Girl.
Stampin' for the Weekend - Monochromatic
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes. Sadly, this is the farewell challenge from CYDA and they want to go out with a bang - so make sure you enter, if you can. Thanks for a fab challenge blog ladies - it will be missed.

DP - Papermania, Heather Capsule Collection.
Stamps - from the Papermania, Strictly Party range. I'm not sure if you can buy the stamps, but the design is available as decoupage sheets - here
Copics - BV000/02/04  E00/11 E33/35/37  R59
Glitter Pen. Pearls


Unknown said...

hiya...shes absoloutly beautiful very dreamy and soft love the freebie..i like FREE to ...must keep my beady eyes out for that mag...have a super weekend hugs sassyxxx

Wishcraft said...

She's lovely! Love your dotty details around her and fab colouring :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous...lovely image and

Juls said...

Hi Caroline

I have been M.I.A in blogland recently, and now doing a major catch up to see how everyone is getting on, hopefully life is settling into a more normal rountine now&I can get back to visiting more regularly again. I have loved having a good look round your blog to check out all I have missed, love your style, truley inspirational work!!


Laine said...

Wow Caroline, this is so stunning, wonderful image and great design.
Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at TPC this week.

Shannon83k said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at this week’s The Paper Shelter Challenge. DT Member Shannon/Shannon83k

Cat's sCrap said...

Absolutely fantastic ! Everything in simplicity. Bravo ! I like !!!!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Lee said...

Honestly hun,it looks ok.Beautiful card,LOVE your colouring and the colours.Fab image.Hope all going well for you i am thinking of you all the time.Hugs xxx

Faye said...

A free stamp you say?! Maybe they'll bring it out later...

I think this card is fabulous. I love the colour and the fresh layout. Superdoops. xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, this is stunning, so love what you have done here a gorgeous creation, huggles Pops x x x

Shirin Lim said...

Wow! The stamp image is beautiful & so is your colouring. Simply gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter! All the best!
Hugs, Shirin - DT member of The Paper Shelter

Aileen said...

Hi Caroline. This is just wonderful. What a gorgeous stamp and you've coloured her brilliantly. x

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous!! What a beautiful stamp!! Love it!

Anne said...

she's smashing Caroline, and yip, we all loves a freebie.
A smashing card sweetie
Anne x

Carissa said...

Wow, your colouring is gorgeous. This is one beautiful card.
Thanks for joining our monochromatic challenge at Charisma last week. Hope you will play again soon.
Carissa :)

Sammi said...

Beautiful! Love the image!!
Thanks for playing along at Mad for Markers challenges!

Gretchen said...

Your card is just gorgous. I can't believe that stamp was a freebie. Thanks for joining us over at Mad for Markers.

~Tammy~ said...

I hate when you can't capture the true beauty of a make....however this is gorgeous! What a fantastic image! Love the colors too!

catherine said...

You have done a fantastic job with this one Caroline and such a lovely stamp. the colours are super. I'm keeping everything crossed for you and the house. I think we have finally cracked it with ours and subject to contracts and surveyors I hope the problem is resolved.
x catherine