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


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

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

  3. 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 **

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

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

    Hugs, Albert

  6. 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!

  7. 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

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


  9. Have to say 'Truly Scrumptious' Love everything.

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

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

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

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

    Denise xx

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

  15. 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

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

  17. 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

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

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

  20. 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

  21. Hi Dena,

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

    Sharon x

  22. 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,

  23. 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

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

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

  26. HI!
    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,

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

  28. 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

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

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

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

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

  33. Dena this is just sooo cute!! Gorgeous!

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


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