Thursday, May 6, 2010

My First Guest DT Spot featuring Mystic Beauties

This month I am a guest DT member for StampInsanity, so I get to strut my stuff with the Groovy Gurlz. Today is also the Debut of Mystic Beauties. Don't these gurlz look fun.

Challenge #8 is to make an easel card. I decided to use Pearl Princess for my first project, boy was she fun to color. I printed her out on Georgia Pacific card stock and I'm actually surprised I was able to color her so well. I've tried a few images before on GP and they ended up a complete mess. I think I'm finally getting the hang of using my Copics on GP card stock. I can't believe I even manage to color the background black. Sure if you look closely you'll see where the black bled out a bit, but all in all I think she looks pretty cool. Well I may have gone a bit overboard embellishing this card, but I love the end result.
So Beth made me this cool watermark (see it on card above). I love it but I don't have any fancy software to put watermarks on my pics. After putting the watermark on my card the colors got washed out a bit so I decided to leave the rest of my pics without the watermark, sorry Beth :(. I think this way you can see the crystal effects on the black pearl a little bit better as well a better take on the colors. I used the sketch from .
Other Challenges
Sentiment is from Otherworldly Loves stamp set also by StampInsanity. I stamped it in SU Going Gray, it matched perfectly to the Prima roses and gray beads.
Please be sure to join in the fun and play along with this weeks challenge. Head on over to StampInsanity to see the debut of Mystic Beauties. To see what the rest of the DT created click on links below.
SU Card stock, DP, ink and ribbon
Georgia Pacific Card stock
Want to Scrap Bling
Prima Roses
Crystal Effects
misc black ribbon and beads
Copics: E000, EO2, E27, E29, E33, E35, E51, E53, B0000, B00, B02,
B14, B32, BV00, BV02, BV04, C1, C3, C5, C7 & 100


Alison said...

This is so snazzy! I love all of the ribbons! It makes this card so special! Beautiful job!!! So glad you're a Groovy Gurl!

Stampin Mindy said...

Ohh This is super duper cute! I love how you doubled up on the ribbon. The color combo is so you... thats going to be your trademark color mine is pink, yours is purple! LOL Hugs!

stephanne said...

Awww, this is fabulous, like she slip up on a rock in the moonlight!! Congrats on your guest spot and even moreso on figuring out how to use the paper and copics together, teach me your ways, I am next to hopeless with digis, lol!!
Take Care,

Madeleine Bouquet said...

Really pretty! I like the black background on the image!:)


Beth said...

Beautiful, Juanita! I love this card - the colors and layout are just awesome! Welcome aboard, btw! we are so lucky to have you! :) xx

Elise said...

Ohhhh what a pretty card!!! Very lovely colors and you've colored her beautifully! I love how you've done the black pearl! Thank you for playing in the CLP challenge!

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Hi Juanita - congrats on your guest DT spot! Very cool! This card is neat - I love the "drama" of purple and black. Thanks for joining the CLP Challenge!


Tonya Klar said...

I missed this post yesterday! ARGGHHH!!! I adore, adore, adore this easel card! The image you colored is GORGEOUS. The purples are all comes together with pizazz!

Chelsea said...

Hi there Juanita, Congrats on the Guest fun and exciting isn't it. The black background is perfect, also love her tail hanging out of the frame. Really beautiful card.

CLP Designer

Lori said...

Hi Juanita ~

LOVE this card! The ribbon is so fabulous with the extra pearls. You've outdone yourself on this one : )

Great to see you at CLP Challenge!

Love and hugs ~

Patricia said...

Very pretty, love it. I also love the colors. Thanks for playing with us on our challenge.

Sassylassy said...

Awesome card! Congratulation on groovin with the gurlz as a guest DT! Thank you for joining us this month at CLP.
Hugs Bonnie
CLP Designer

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Congrats as a GDT! Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at the CLP May Challenge! :) Hugs, Hege