Hello everyone! My mojo took a slight vacation, but I think it may be back? This card is for several challenges and a swap-bot swap.
First of all, Etsy Inspired Challenge #61. JaredKS's Fine Art Nature Photography is the shop for the week. I was inspired by this photo of a magnolia blossom. I just love the pinks!
Next was the Whimsical Ink Saturday Challenge posted by Ashley, which was to use a butterfly. Lorali is a butterfly mermaid. Got that one! In fact, I've had Lorali coloured for days. It was just the rest that was stumping me.
Enter the Paper Makeup Stamps Release Challenge from this past weekend. It's a recipe challenge.
foundation: use textured cardstock (prism, bazzill, or embossed);
blush: use the color pink;
eyes: use the color black (like mascara);
lips: use something shimmery/shiney (like lip gloss)
I'm covered! My core'dinations paper is definitely textured. Then I embossed it with the divine swirls Cuttlebug folder and sanded over the top for some added dimension. The card was pink before I even started anything else, so check that one off, too. Oh, and because I was colouring with Copics, I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink. That's three...and to finish her off, I added some sparkles with Spica markers, which I adore.It was the sketch challenge from Just Us Girls Week 6 that was my lifesaver. The little butterflies are also Queen Kat and come from one of the monthly kits. I just don't remember which one off the top of my head.
And lastly, for the first time, I managed to pull off a Pile it On challenge! This week's was to use a leaf or leaves. The flower in Lorali's hair - has two leaves.
Whew! I hope the person I'll be sending this to likes it. It's not going to be an easy one to send away.