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:

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

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  2. 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!

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  3. 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

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

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

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

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  7. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  13. 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

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  14. 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

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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

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

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  18. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  28. 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

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  29. 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


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  30. 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

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  31. 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

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

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

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  34. Great card.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT challenge.

    Helen x

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

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

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  37. Beautiful thanks for playing at sparkle and glitter

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