April 20, 2011

A Little Cotton Candy................... wish you the best day ever!  This week at Crafty Creations  our hostess is Amy  and our sponsor is Whimsie Doodles where this adorable image is among the new releases.   Go check out this website as I am sure you will find something you like there.
Ok so the challenge that Amy gave us this week was to use one of the Whimsie Doodles images and 1. use some technique (stamping, sewing distressing etc) 2. embellishments (we all know that part is easy LOL) 3.  Designer or pattern papers. easy peasey right? So hop on over and join us, you might win some images.
So here is my card for this week, it measures 5 x 7 and the base is a cream color.
Isn't she just the cutest thing.  I am so please with how this came out.  The spotted paper is DCWV form the "All Dressed Up" stack.    I printed the images on Heavenly White paper that I got from Paper Temptress, it is very heavy and has an ultra smooth finish, my Copics and ProMarkers go down very smooth on it and it does not bleed through the back.  For this image I used both my Copics and my ProMarkers, I am just building my Copics and I have the full set of ProMarkers so I used the ones where I had the correct color.   In case you are wondering about the two types of markers, I love them both the biggest difference I guess I see in them in the colors, I think the Promakers are a bit brighter but you can tone them down with lighter colors.  Now I did have some trouble once with them smearing the ink from my printer on one kind of paper (can't remember which one) and when I tried my Copics on the same printed image it did not smear.  I do love the paint brush tip on the Copics, so I will continue to build my Copics and use them together.
WELL...............boy was that a side track, sorry.  Back to the card. LOL  My embellishment is the brads I used on her dress and on the sentiment area.  Technique, I distressed the edges of the border paper (darker pink) with my Tim Holtz Distress Tool I love this thing.
When I first saw this image I thought gee she is holding an awfully plain ice cream cone, what am I going to do with it.  Well my sister-in-law was here last week and I had the image on my desk and she said "How are you going to do the cotton candy?" is cotton candy, then I had this brain storm, I took a cotton pad (like the kind you use to take off your make-up) and I sprayed it with Snow Angel Glimmer Mist and it added just the right color of pink and added a few sparkly spots that look like sugar, unfortunately I can not find that color anymore and I love it.  Then I cut out the cotton candy shape from another image and glued the cotton to it and wrapped it around the edges and stuck the whole thing on top of the image.  Here is a closer picture of it.
I covered the bows in her hair with Glossy Accents and also added a small pearl to her shoe as a button, you really can't see it in the picture.
Well thanks so much for stopping by and hop on over to Carfty Creations and play along with us.


marilynprestonn said...

Love your card Donna. You sure did showcase that little darling perfectly again this week. I love that goo stuff (cottoncandy) and you made it look so real. Fine technique my dear. :)Peggy

Brenda said...

That is an adorable card! Love the colors and the polka dot paper. This will put a smile on the face of whoever receives it!

bingolady said...

Nana as always you do a great job,
proud to be one of your students.
bingo lady.

Jeanine said...

This card is super cute!!! Love the image she is adorable

Anonymous said...

I love your card !! So cheery !

L.B. said...

How fun!

Lydia said...

Your card is so cute, love the cotton candy

Goody Bag Diva said...

That card is too cute!

craftyb said...

Your card is adorable Donna - VERY creative idea for the cotton candy! Don't feel so bad - at first glance I also thought it was an ice-cream!! lol Happy Easter to you all! bx

Nadia said...

Your cotton candy looks so real! Wow!
Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog)

Scrapper69 said...

OMGOSH! This is simple ADORABLE! LOVe how you did the cotton candy! :o)