Monday, May 21, 2012

Little Girl Magic...

 Hello to you!
It must be the feeling of Spring in the air as I seem to be gravitating to hues of pink here lately.    This little creation is made for a challenge being hosted at Catered Crop where the theme is to use rick rack.

I've layered the background with papers from Echo Park and My Mind's Eye.  A touch of crackle paint added to the top section to dilute a bit of the vibrant pink.  The pre-colored image is from Nicecrane Designs titled Little Girl Magic.  She is framed on a double circle and scalloped base with hints of Cotton Candy Stickles and accented with a little floral spray and die cut leaves. 
The sentiment, as tiny as it is, was the biggest hurdle as I wanted black paper and white lettering. I have officially determined that I am not a fan of White Craft Ink.  It never seemed to dry for me and smeared constantly.  Wanting something that would stay put, I decided to stamp my little alphabet stamps into a blob of Tim Holtz Picket Fence crackle paint and stamp onto black cardstock.  I love the negative impression it made and it didn't smear!
I've also decorated the inside.  

 Here is another little ??? card, cube triangle candy holder thingy. My first attempt at making this and I "followed" the instructions from here.  I am going to be honest and say that it's not mathematically proportionate to the measurements of a triangle (by creator error and not the tutorial); however, it does hold candy and that was the goal!  I've also used more precolored images from Nicecrane Design's Little Girl Magic and I hope it meets the criteria for a challenge going on at Case Study where the theme is to use the inspiration card image.
 Each side follows the main tag's theme of a "For a sweet friend" by incorporating traits of a friend; compassionate, empathetic and sincere.

The base of the triangle has been wood grain embossed, ink stained, sanded, clear powder embossed in sections and then re-stained with white and black acrylic paint in random areas for a tree type appearance.  Each side is then depicting a little magic girl in her particular setting and with butterflies.

Below is the image example to follow at Case Study.

Here are the remaining sides of the triangle...

Thanks so much for your visit and comments, they are always sincerely appreciated.
Have a great one,
Hugs n' Happy Stamping...
Lisa xx

Additional challenges fitting for these cards:
Catered Crop - Rick Rack
Case Study - #91 Image Inspiration (wood grain, tag, butterflies, banner sentiments)
Divas by Design - Tickled Pink
The Paper Shelter - Birthday with a sentiment


Shahrul Niza said...

The pink birthday card is my favorite! It's so gorgeous. BTW, I can't tell if the triangle is not perfect :).

Michelle said...

Hi Lisa

Your card is sweet, sweet, sweet!! You know I love me a little pink, lol!

Pure genius the way you created the sentiment, love it!!

Your candy holder doovy looks a real treat too!! The little mythical scene you have created is just gorgeous. I'm so loving the pink and green hair too!

Michelle :o)

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwww Lisa: you did asupber work with my funny magic girls,,,,I really love your pink card,,,,witth these all beautiful ornaments,,,and all over your ric rac,,,,but my favorite is your STUNNING CANDY HOLDER,,,,,WOWW,WOWW,WOWW,,, what a creative idea to post a diffeent scene on each side,,,,ABSOLUTELY A GREAT AND UNIQUE IDEA FROM A MASTER,,,you can be sure,,,,,,you did my little gitls very happy,,,

Anonymous said...

Pink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! argh!!! pink pink stinky pink! thheheheheee! BUT!!!!!! I Love your card and the candy box is flipping AWESOME!! tehhehee

Thanks for the PINK warning on my blog post today! thehehee! but you know me that is red rage to a bull! tehehhee hugs me xx YAY!! glad your staying! yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

angelwhispers said...

Both so beautiful and so much work in them both!! Love the top card not only because I love pink but its just so pretty and such a perfect design for the pre coloured image and the second one is just amazing and just love the shape a brilliant card!! Love Chanelle xx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous image, love the pleated paper and beautiful the triangle to all the details and your cutting out, I'm useless at cutting out..fab butterflies and clouds...[love the candy] pretty, wish I had more time to myself sometimes..always fabulous work..


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Quirks,
Well, is not our dear Ignacio going to be over-working his WOW's this month, he may have to come up with another metaphor, as this exclamation is losing it's emphasis!
I, of course would never describe Pink as stinky! To me it is a happy and sweet colour, the vivid and hot Pinks share the same high energy as Red. They are fun and exciting and are seen as an optimistic colour. Your Flower is delicious, and I love your pleated border. Your card is just wonderful
White Ink is a disappointment I agree Q, are you using the 'Color Box' Frost White brand? This one seems to be the best of a poor bunch.
Your Triangle candy box is so you, and I am reminded of your remarkable 'Xmas milk cartons'.
I love it when you use that wonderful imagination of yours to it's full potential, to most of us it is thinking 'out of the box'; for you it is normalcy!
You produce unique, unmatched and individual work Q.
Just amazing creations.
Better post mine up now!!!!

Lisa Jane said...

oh these are cuties .. i love that treat triangle!
Lisa x

Lors said...

Hi Lisa thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog.....your cards are fab....take care Lorsx

Patricia St Martin said...

Look at you go girl. Just love those little girls, I think he did a wonderful job with them. I also love what you have done!! So cute...

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your triangular prism. It's just too cool. Blessings!

Ina G said...

Oh Lisa I just love the versatility you have when making cards. Everyone is so different and fabulous. Love looking at your creations as I just love your style. Hugs
Ps Thanks for the lovely compliment on my latest card. I appreciate it SO much.

Dawn said...

Gorgeous work! Those images are so adorable. I love how you've created the black and white sentiment - that is just brilliant!

Hugs, Dawn

Sandy said...

Just adorable really like the pink card it just makes you smile its so pretty. Sandy :)

Marie-Louise said...

These are both beautiful. The Little Girl Magic images are gorgeous.

Tracy said...

Those images really are adorable! So many fun things about your first card. The rick rack trim, the pleated paper, and your ingenious way of stamping your sentiment. I have to tell you, white anything crafty just gives me fits. The Crackle paint is about the only thing I don't have trouble with. Gel pens and especially ink pads drive me crazy. I'm so glad you linked this up at The Catered Crop. I just joined their DT so I hope you'll play often. :-)
Your triangle box might be a bit wonky (according to you) but it looks pretty awesome to me. I really like how you created a different scene on each side. You can send the peanut butter cups in my direction. LOL
Awesome work girl! Hugs! H

Sandy said...

yum - York Peppermint Patties. You have been busy and you come up with the most interesting ways to do things. I think that's what an artist really does - experiment. Love visiting you Lisa and I think I might learn a few tricks from you!
Thanks a bunch. Your creations are wonderful!

Wendy said...

These are gorgeous, love your pink card, so pretty....Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Cards By MI said...

Such lovely creations and fabby colours. And what a stunning looking blog you have. Really cute. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week and good luck.
Love n hugs

Margaret said...

Love the sweetness of this card! The image is so precious and I love the flowers, ricrac, and pleated paper with it! Brilliant idea on the sentiment! White craft ink can be quite temperamental...
I think you need to rename your ??? card cube triangle holder. From now on it should be known as the pyramid of loveliness! Love how each side has it's own little scene and all relate back to the sentiment at the top. Gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing the link w/ me! What an amazing event and such a wonderful young lady. Can't imagine...

Unknown said...

Wow, I loved the card and then I saw the triangle project and nearly fell out of my chair. I love, love, love both of your creations. The images are absolutely precious and the coloring is truly terrific. Way to go!!!
Big Hugs,

Jean Martin said...

Eeep! These are enchanting! Thanks for playing with us at CASE Study Challenge this week! :)

Cheryl said...

These all are so gorgeous! Wow! I love how you mix colors and elements.

Lori said...

Oh, WOW! Love these projects - very impressive!

Shelby said...

The triangle thingamabobby is too cool. I may have to give that a try one of these days. Of course the girly birthday card is awesome and colored oh so beautifully!!


Maire Gamber said...

Gorgeous Lisa! I love your creations! You are giving me some wonderful ideas! As usual, your nevr cease to amaze me!