I really wanted to do a card for this challenge since it was all about bling but quickly learned that maybe I am not a bling kind of gal. I think I have been scrapbooking for boys for so long that I have lost my touch for all things frilly and shiny. I used a very subdued paper from Cosmo Cricket and added some brown. Really not all that girly but I do gravitate to those muddy colours. I coloured my Tilda with copics and then added the pearls and rhinestones. I tried adding some flowers but really they just didn't work with the card layout. I'm not totally pleased but the most important thing is I was challenged by it and found joy in doing it! As I have hopped from blog to blog looking at all the submissions I am awed by the talent and creativity in this group. You inspire me.
I am going to be busy today cutting paper for my class at the Memory Keeper tomorrow night. It's focus is on using distress inks to colour backgrounds and flowers and most importantly to colour our Maggies. I am using Tilda as a dragonfly. I borrowed this image from my friend Deb but then I decided I had to have her so I ordered her from Diana. She arrived last week with just a few others (honest it wasn't really that many) along with a free gift and I have been stamping her ever since and plotting how to use all the goodies I got with my gift. Happy crafting everyone.