Tuesday, October 27, 2009

AiFactory Tuesday - Challenge #9

I am very sad as I post today. This is the last week that my dear, sweet friend, Ashley, will be a part of the AiFactory DT. So, while this is my favourite of the projects I've made so far as a part of the DT, I can't quite be as thrilled as I might have otherwise been.

This week, De challenged us to use this adorable Bee and Flower image. In addition, she requested that we use CPS #138 and, if we had them, Shimmerz. I admit, I've had a couple jars - okay, 3 - sitting here for quite a few months without even being opened. I will also admit that I was a teensy bit afraid of them. Now I wonder why I was ever nervous. Oh, and I want more!

The first image is a close-up. I wanted to show the sparkle in the wings and the flower. I used Frosted Lace stickles for the wings, a spica marker for the centre of the flower and burgundy Shimmerz for the petals. I don't think the petals show up very well in the photo, but they sure are pretty in real life.
The card itself is coloured with Copics. The patterned paper comes from Basic Grey's Eva collection. It's a bit more pattern than I normally use at once, but I felt kinda wild today.Here is the inside of the card. I just chose a font (this one is called Kendric), printed it out, trimmed it to size and adhered it.Now, remember, you do not have to use an image from AiFactory to participate in this week's challenge. There is a prize involved, but you have to play to win. When you post in any online gallery, please use the tag AIF009. I'm sure the folks over at the CPS blog would be happy if you used CPS138, too. You can link your projects to the AiFactory Challenge blog or here at the AiF community.

Thanks for checking out my blog today. As always, I truly appreciate it! Check out the rest of my teammates. They're listed on the left side of my blog. Leave some extra love for Ashley. Her littlest one has been super sick. And a big welcome to Fink (aka Sheri), as she joins the team.

I hope you all have a super day!

8 comments:

Angie Cortes said...

Beautiful Card! I love the DSP and awesome job with the shimmerz!

de said...

Very pretty Carole! I love the colors and DP. I did the same with mine with the Spica. I think I use them in every card I make these days! Just gives it some pizaaz! Love the wings... I had a hard time with my wings for some reason, didn't even think about stickles! Awesome idea!

Kerry said...

Bee-autiful Carole!!! Love it, love it, LOVE it! The shimmerz look is awesome!

Erin Smetak said...

This is wonderful!!!! Love it!!!!

little cardmaker said...

Great card and I love the use of the oval!

StampinCathy said...

This is one pretty and inspiring card. Great take on the challenge.

Softpencil said...

Very beautiful Carole!!! I love your coloring and the pink papers you used :)

Fink said...

What a great way to do the design! I love the card with the shimmerz work!