Monday, August 9, 2010

Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge - One for the Girls!

Boy, you guys are loving the Wild Orchids Challenge huh? We have really enjoyed looking at all the gorgeous entries for the lace challenge.  This time the theme is:

I chose to use this little cutie for Lily of the Valley called Tea Party.  My papers are K & Co. and I colored everything with distressed inks.  I even decided to make an easel!

Here is a list of my Wild Orchid items, it's like one stop shopping for me for all my embellishements:

35 mm Sweet Classic Rose
20 mm Rose
10 mm Rose
Guipure White Lace
5 mm Pearls
Pearl Spray

I did have to color my flowers to give them an aged look.  I used a VERY diluted Walnut for the smaller roses and a mixture of Worn Lipstick and a touch of Walnut for the large flower.  I hit the tops with Walnut with a sponge and then stickled them to pieces!  I used a EK Success punch for the leaves and threw in a few MS Pine Branch punches.

Dress:  Spun Sugar and Aged Mahogany
Socks and Linen:  Weathered Wood
Hat:  Brushed Corduroy and Walnut
Stools:  Walnut
Hair: Antique Linen and Walnut
Distressing around edges:  Vintage Photo

I hope you will join our challenge this time around.  This is a fun one again!!!  Also, be sure to visit the Wild Orchids Crafts store. They are so many beautiful things!

Thank you for coming to my little blog today! I hope you find something useful here.

Hugs, Dena


Ageeth Holster said...

Its gorgeous! Wonderful colours and colouring and so nice ribbon.
Regards Ageeth

Mirabelka said...

stunning! so girly!!

Lizzy xx said...

WOW!...absolutely stunning xx Lizzy xx :)

angeleef said...

I never thought to use my Distress inks on my flowers, but wat a wonderfull idea! And your card is just perfect!!
Have a nice day
** Evi **

Anonymous said...

she's a DOLL Dena!!! love how you colored her!
Pam Going Postal

Shake said...

Hello Dena!
This card is cute and I love the sweet stamp!

Hugs, Albert

dolcreations said...

Wowzers Dena...this card is stunning! I love the image. I am just amazed how you use your distress inks! I love how you used the distress inks on the flowers! Brilliant idea!

mycardz said...

Hi Dena! I'm always so excited to visit your blog, you really do such wonderful work! This little cutie is no exception - I love the colors you've used on this cutie! Just beautiful. hugz, Mary

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Dena your card is absolutely adorable! Such pretty papers and your coloring is amazing! Love the way you distressed your flowers.....thanks for sharing!


chrissy xx said...

Have to say 'Truly Scrumptious' Love everything.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Dena this is stunning!
I love your sweet little beautifully coloured image and those flowers are gorgeous delish papers!
kim x

* √úla * said...

Beautiful girl card Dena and so flowery too.I love those colours and your details.
hugs Ula

angelwhispers said...

You never cease to amaze me Dena this is just fabulous!! There is just so much detail to take in!!! Love Chanelle xx

yvon said...

Hello Dena, i love your card. It's gorgeus.
Hugs, Yvon

Denise and Louise said...

Really lovely card. Wonderful colours and definitely one for the girls. Love it!!

Denise xx

Juls said...

I do love this image...and you have created such a gorgeous card!!! LOVE it!! Hugs Juls

Andie's Space said...

Hi Dena,
OMG I just love this. The image is just so cute & the vintage vibe looks stunning. Those papers are just to die for too! Love it, love it, love it!!!
Big Hugs,
Andie xx

stampinfrog said...

Dena this easel card is gorgeous!Fabulous papers,exquisite coloring and love the flowers!

Grenouille Greetings said...

I can't imagine why some of my comments need moderating. I never use any naughty words or anything. This is another lovely card, Dena. Fabulous design, beautiful flowers and lovely colourwork! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Jenny V. said...

This is gorgeous! Love the Vintage look and with the great colors you use.

Jenny V. said...

This is gorgeous! Love the Vintage look and with the great colors you use.

Silvie Z said...

OMG, Dena! This is absolutely fantastic! The papers and embellies are fabulous and the vintage look of your card is gorgeous! And awesome coloring - as always!I so so love your card!
Silvie from France

Sharon said...

Hi Dena,

I love the way you've aged your flowers - they look fabulous!

Sharon x

ThePurplePlace said...

Your cards are ALL absolutely wonderful and you talent is fabulous!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving some Love. I'm very happy to have now found your wonderful art and will be back often to see your lovely cards!

Happy Crafting,

jolanda said...

Oooooh wowww!!! This is so very beautiful!! So are all your cards. I really love the way you color your images so very much. Did you learn it by practising yourself or did you take lessons?
*just looking a bit jealous* ;-)
The card you posted on august 5th, the one for the LOTV challenge.... I can't get enough of it!
hugs, jolanda

Julie said...

I just don't know how you do it, Girl!! This is just too awesome!!! So many beautiful details - it's sumptuous!! Hugs, Juliexx

Bernadet said...

Dena this is stunning!
love the colors you've used!!

papirdilla said...

OMG!!!! This is amazing, Dena! Really love the aged/vintage look you've created. Loooove it:))))
Thank you so much for giving so much inspiration.

Big hugs,

Hanne said...

This is a fantastic card! So many wonderful details:)

Mel said...

Gorgeous card ~ Mel

Jackie Thomas said...

What a truly beautiful card Dena. The dp you have used is stunning as are the flowers, dolies and pearls. Your image is coloured to perfection. hugs Jackie

scrappyjan said...

Beautiful girlie!!! That image is the sweetest thing.... Your coloring is awesome as always..
hugs, and yes I still need to email you................Janiel

Bluefairy4U said...

Wow Dena what beautiful cards, your colourings are so perfect for each card.
Lol Jo. xxx

Tammi said...

Awww, she's sooooo adorable, your coloring is amazing...great design and love all the embellies!

Kim said...

Dena this is absolutely gorgeous hun! I totally fall in love with each creation you make! Gorgeous work!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Amanda said...

Dena this is just sooo cute!! Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

totally charmed Dena! Adorable the flowers and papers you used!
Pam Going Postal


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