Friday, December 17, 2010

Simply Sassy Round 2

Well, I told you all before I made it to Round 2 in the Simply Sassy competition and I've finally made my card. I was waiting, hoping, I would get my new stamps I ordered, but they never came yesterday and I could wait no more. This time around we were asked to 'show our style'. Well if you frequent my blog you know I'm an eclectic cardmaker just going by what moves me at the time. I don't often do lots of layers and I like to try new colors, but I probably do more pink than anything. I love glitter and pearls and almost always have a few flowers. With that in mind, here is my card...

I really had a fun time making this vintage card the other day and I'd decided this 'Fairytale' image would probably look great in that style. I had some particular papers in mind, but after I'd gotten her colored up they didn't match well enough for me...I am adamant about matching colors, it's a must for me...So, I searched out papers and found these MME papers to be perfect!
I've actually made this an easel card, but I find they don't photograph well, so I'm showing it second. I've combined a couple of different trims for that lacy look under her...I don't think the pics do it justice as the lace it quite beautiful. As you can see this is not vintage, more Shabby Chic, but I think it's relatively close to my original idea.
Here's a close-up. The shading around her is done with chalks and is a mixture of baby blue on the outer edges and yellow in the middle. The flowers were colored with copics to match and I've put a few buttons in the arrangement.
Well, I think that about covers it. I hope you like my card and if I make it two Round 3 it's going to be public voting so I will need your help. Hope you all have a great day and be sure to check out the other girls cards as they are all fabulous!
Thanks for stopping by!


Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card!!

Christel D said...

It's stunning. Your colouring is simply gorgeous. Good luck for Round 2. Have a lovely Christmas.

Christel xx

Fiona said...

Hey Autumn...this is beautiful..the image is beautifully coloured and fabby DP...those little flowers are awesome too. Good Luck!!


jenny said...

Just beautiful! Fab colouring and such pretty details x

Jenny xx

Kruemel said...

Love your card! Those colors look so soft and beautiful together and I love your arrangement of flowers.

Wishing you good luck in the contest!

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Mina said...

wow so beautiful Autumn, fantastic mix of papers and embellishments
Mina xxx

weewiccababe said...

absolutely gorgeous card Autumn - it's been so nice to see everyone's "styles" for this round
good luck

Aussie Loz said...

She's fabulous! I love the shabbychic colours! ♥

Tracey said...

Wow! This is so pretty Autumn - I'm sure you will make it to Round 3 :)

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas & a Happy, Healthy New Year!


Wendy Colledge said...

Hi Autumn
Beautiful card Hun!
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and very happy happy New Year! xx

Janie Printz said...

This is sooooooooo beautifully colored & I LOVE her eyes !!! They look so real. Great flowers, papers & embellishments Put all together into one gorgeous card.
Hugs, Janie

Louise said...

I love this card Autumn, I can totally see why you made the DT.