Friday, April 30, 2010

Welcome to the SCADC Blog Hop! "Little Suzanne" from Elisabeth Bell Collection #4

Welcome everyone to the SCADC Blog Hop!  I am honored and excited to be a part of this blog hop, so without further adieu, here is the "Little Suzanne" from Elisabeth Bell:

From 2010-04-25

Isn't she adorable! Keep reading for closeups of some of the card and for details on how I made the card.  And don't forget to finish the blog hop by visiting Susanna Boyd's Blog for another great image from the collection.  Oh, and don't forget to leave a comment on the SCADC store blog, "Follow Your Heart," for some serious blog candy!  UPDATE:  Oooops, the blog candy is over, but keep reading to find out how you can win some blog candy from me : )

Here is the list of other blogs for the blog hop:

To color the image I used Distress Ink, and then I used an orange glaze pen for the dots and belt on her shirt.  The background is distress ink with some Inspiration paint over ("Fairy Dust") the distress ink.  I used my slice to cut out the "a,b,c" and then added some glitter for bling.  The border for the stripe in the middle is from Martha Stewart, and the flourish is one of the new Tim Holtz "Alterations" Sizzix.  I cut the flourish out of acetate and then added some Glamour Dust (there is Glamour Dust everywhere on the card).  All of the layers were distressed with a distressing tool. 
Here is a close up of Little Suzanne:

From 2010-04-25
If you have not yet tried the Glamour Dust make sure you get a bottle from Susana, I love glitter and the Glamour Dust is absolutely the best there is, and you can use it on everything! 
For the flowers I used the Viva Decor Pearl and Paper Pens, Opal and Ice White.  I paint a white flower with the pens to give the flowers a sheen.  For the colored flowers I put a drop of the pen on my craft sheet then added a little bit of distress ink (using a toothpick to pick up the color and then mix).  Then I used a wet brush to put the mixture on the flowers, here is a close up:

From 2010-04-25

The orange rose was white until I added the Pearl Pen and then the added a second coat of pearl pen with just a bit of color.  Before the pearl pen dried I sprinkled Glamour Dust on the rose for added blig.  The blue roses were already blue, but the flowers underneath were colored using the same process as for the orange rose.  I did add some Ice White pearl pen to the blue roses and before the pearl pen dried added the Glamour Dust.

Close up of the blue flower:

From 2010-04-25

Close up of the small white flower with a bit of the flourish:

From 2010-04-25

All of the stamps in this collection are amazing, I hope you liked visiting my blog and don't forget to stop by Susanna Boyd's blog for more great images. 

Oh, and if you have read this far please make sure to leave a comment to win some blog candy, how about your own bottle of Viva Decor "White Ice" Pearl Pen and "Opal" Paper Pen?  You can leave a comment until  Sunday May 2nd, midnight PST.  


Maria Therese said...

Supercute card!!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Jacquie

Gorgeous card, love all the fab details.

Hugs Ali x

Unknown said...

Oh I love this card. I think all the cards are super gorgeous but if I had to vote for a favourite then this would be it! Super image, colouring is amazing and those flowers!!!!!! WOW!
Love it.
Dawn x

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning!! I love the softness of your coloring...and all your little surprise extras are wonderful!! Love this stamp too! Pat Frank (Richmond, VA)

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Jacquie. What a beatiful card. Fabulous image, so peaceful and serene. Lovely design, beautiful floral display and that pretty bow. I love the sentiment too. Just wonderful. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Unknown said...

OMG Jacquie!!!!! This is stunning! I love the background! I am going to have to try to do that.... is it watercolor paper?



Bobbi said...

This is adorable! I love all the sparkle and flowers.

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful colouring, super cute image and I love all the little details! Hugs Delphine xx

Jheffner said...

Thank you everyone : ) Susanna, yes I used watercolor paper, 140lb. I am addicted to using the Distress Ink to color my images : )

LorraineB said...

Fabulous card! I love all the elements and shimmery touches you added.

Becky said...

Beautiful card, and wonderful details.

Karel Hamilton said...

Awesome card and I love the roses. This is the first time I've heard of these pens. Gorgeous results.

Kim said...

Jacquie this is absolutely stunning! I love all of the glitter and pearl on your card! And ABSOLUTELY LOVE what you have done with the pearl pens and distress ink on your truly makes your flowers gorgeous!! Gonna have to remember to try that one! :) Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!! A true beauty!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Unknown said...

I'm new to the pearl pens idea, and they are fabulous. Can't wait to get some. I appreciate learning new ideas and tools. Thanks!

Random Acts of Krafting said...

How gorgeous is this! Love the sparkle.

Karen W said...

Your card is amazing. So many nice touches! Thanks for the opportunity to win blog candy

Karen W

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful- wonderful coloring on that very sweet image! I love all of the bling and sparkle! TFS

Lauretta See said...

such a gorgeous card.. love the stamps.. ( they are all on my wish list.. really love them all ) Your card is stunning.. love all the glitter, shimmer shines.... those little pearls are the perfect touch.. your coloring is awesome.. and the glitter borders are beautiful.. LOVE LOVE LOVE this.. and the hop is amazing!!

Hugs x

SannaS said...

Fabulous card!! Love the details!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Pamela said...

Wow! What a great shimmery and 3 D card! Love the shimmer.

Delia said...

Awesome card, I am so happy you showed close up of what the products can do to the embellishments on the card. thanks so much for sharing.

Karyle said...

Jacquie, what an adorable card and I love the roses. You did such a great job on the coloring, love all the little details that make it pop.

Karyle said...

What an adorable card, I love the roses and the sentiment you used. Your coloring is lovely, and the attention to all the little details make them pop.

stampingtink said...

What a gorgeous card! I love all the glitter and shimmer and the pearls are such a perfect touch! Great job!


Susana M said...

Hey Jacquie
WOW Leave some sparkle for the rest of us LOL :o) Total Stunner love the colors and balance and of course the details. You ROCKED it!!!
Hearts and Hugs

*SHeRRy B* said...

Wonderful card! Thank you for including how you made it so fabulous!

Iris Wiechmann said...

Love your card, it's beautiful! Fantastic coloring and lovely embellies!


Aud said...

Such a gorgeous and sparkly card! Love it!♥


Cheryl O said...

Oh Jacquie, this card just sparkles like crazy.....I love it!! You did a terrific job, and thanks for all the details on how you did it, she's just adorable....

Suzanne J Dean said...

She's just a cutie-pie Jacquie--you did a lovely job showcasing "me", lol! Love all the sparkle and pretty layout. Thanks so much for joining us on the hop--we were so happy to have you!


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