Sunday, October 5, 2014

Beauty and the Beast

     The image I used here is the latest one given in the progressive challenge at Rick St. Dennis and is perfect for so many different things -- Halloween, Weddings, Anniversaries, Fairy Tales... I think I'm going to add a Halloween sentiment to mine but I haven't decided that for sure so at this point, it has no sentiment.


I started with the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday,
altered slightly to offset the image and angle the torn, embossed piece.


     I colored the image with ProMarkers, then die cut it with one of my first die sets from Spellbinders, Scalloped Circles.  I decided it was time to dig out some of those early sets and give them some use.  I also chalked around the image while it was still in the die.  The lavender piece is wide, wired ribbon with the wires removed.  I added to that a strip of the same polka dot ribbon I used for the bow.

     The torn piece is embossed with a Darise folder called "Checkered."  I embossed it first, then tore the edge.  I angled that piece when I laid it out because it looked better and showed more of the torn edge.  All of that gave it more of a 'shabby chic' look which seemed to fit the fairy tale feel of the image.

     Challenges:
Treasured Times

     I can't believe how long it's taken me to write up this post.  I kept getting interrupted by phone calls and text messages, all for a completely different person.  Now, it's time to get ready for church so I'll see all of you when I return later today.  I have another post to write but that will have to wait until this afternoon.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

37 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Connie, I love the image and gorgeous lace and design.
Hugs
Linda xxxx

Lori Kobular said...

Very pretty card!! I love the Beauty and the Beast image, you colored it perfectly! Thanks for joining in on the Scrapy Land Challenge #3!! Good luck and I hope you join us in our future challenges!

jimlynn said...

Not sure if I like the beauty or the beast best - but either way the image is adorable and love your card! That lace on here is so pretty too.
Lynn

jimlynn said...

Oops! Forgot to tell you thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land.
Lynn

Carol S. said...

She is cute but not so, him! Great card, Thanks for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons. hugs, Carol S, DT

Carol S. said...

She is cute but not so, him! Great card, Thanks for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons. hugs, Carol S, DT

Joann Burton said...

Oh Connie, this is beautiful. I just went to visit Rick St.Dennis and picked up some Halloween images. Much different than I normally do but gonna give them a try. Thanks for the inspiration...Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Teresa Arsenault said...

What a darling image and your card is gorgeous. I love the lace.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Jackie Scott said...

This is a real fairy tale card - perfect for Halloween! Love your colours and the gorgeous lace with the tiny flowers!

Susan Hogan said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love Disney movies- love the music in Beauty and the Beast : ) Wonderful card- love the lace and the pretty bow.

Jo said...

Love this NanaConnie, that image is adorable & the lace is so pretty.....and my fav purples too! Hope you're well!
hugs Jo x

Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

I instantly got the song from "Beauty and the Beast"... this is a gorgeous card. Thank you so much for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

Ema M said...

I cannot thank you enough for playing along with my Dream Team and me on the launch of our new ATG challenge blog!

About your beautiful card... love the colors, design and you've colored it beautifully. xx

Again, thanks for joining us for our current ATG challenge. Hope to see you again and good luck!
Ema
Inspiration Destination - Owner

Meggi Bischoff said...

Oh, what a beautiful card!

Thanks for playing with us the first challenge of Inspiration Destination!

Good Luck and I hope see you again!

Gr. Meggi DT.

K8 said...

One more lovely card Nana!! Love the image and that purlpe is my favorite color!! So beautiful and elegant!! Thank you for play with us at Creative Moments this time, hope to see you again real soon. Hugs Kate DT

Sue said...

Beautiful card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

coops said...

So gorgeous Connie.I love the fabulous image and your design and colours are stunning.
Thanks so much for joining in my theme this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Joanna Solecka said...

lovely card, thanks for taking part in Scrapy-Land challenge

crafty-stamper said...

Hi NannaConnie love the beautifully coloured image and great layout and layers--thanks for joining us at AAGWAT
Carol DT x

Julie said...

Awwhh, lovely sweet image and a fab colour combo! Thanks for playing along with us at PFP this week, Juliexx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Great card NanaC! The image is lovely & your lace is stunning!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Shelly said...

What a pretty card.
Thank you for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas!
Shelly

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers

Isobel said...

Lovely card thanks for sharing at crafting at the weekend good luck x

Heide said...

What a great looking card, love the lacy and fantastic image. Thanks for joining us this week.
Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

*Vicki* said...

Wow!! What a great image..especially for a girl!! Brilliant design and details here NC!! HUGS

Joanna said...

So pretty. I do love purple and black together on a card ... wonderfully colored too. Thanks for sharing your talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 this week.
~JO

Patricia St Martin said...

Connie, Amazing beauty and the beast. Love the die cut great layout and the paper choice is incredible. I love seeing your creation. Thank so much for joining us at Scapy Land challenge.
Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
Scrapy Land Store
rubber stamping is my game blog


Sally Dube said...

Hi NC!! Love your sweet card - the lace is AWESOME!!! So glad to have you play along with us at SSW2!!
Blessings to you!!
Sally

Sharon Basel said...

What a wonderfully creative take on the sketch. Terrific job coloring this image. Very nice. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!
Sharon, SSW2-DT

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card, fabulous background and image,loving your purples!
hugs
GlENDA

Aletha J. Williams said...

Beautiful card, NannaConnie. Thanks for joining our RSD Progressive Challenge. Good luck!

Helen said...

Great card.

Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT challenge.

Helen x

Kathy D. said...

Congrats! Saw that you made top 3 in Week 1 of Anything Goes with a Twist.
Kathy D.

Teresa said...

Love this - such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing at CATW - good luck and hope to see you again x

Monique Van dijk said...

Beautiful thanks for playing at sparkle and glitter