Monday, March 25, 2013

Life Isn't About Finding Yourself

Happy Monday!! What a way to wake up this morning...snow, snow, lots of snow :( But I'm not complaining...it was a great weekend!! My team is still alive in the NCAA Tourney!! Love March Madness :)


I have a quick card to share with you today. I've been wanting to use my new Dylusions Couture Collections stamps, so I pulled them out for this card. The dress and hat were stamped on Strathmore Watercolor paper, colored with Tim Holtz Barn Door and Fired Brick Distress Markers and a TH waterbrush, and then fussy cut.


The base of the card is black cardstock from The Paper Studio. The next two layers are Spellbinders Grand Labels 4, cut with heavyweight paper from Canvas Corp. The bottom layer was inked with TH Barn Door and Fired Brick Distress Inks. On the next layer, Paris from a Wendy Vecchi Art Classic Words stencil was inked with TH Embossing Ink and then heat embossed with Ranger clear embossing powder. It was then sponged with Old Paper, Tea Dye, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Distress Inks. The postcard stamp from the Tim Holtz Paris to London set was stamped in Old Paper across the background. Then the Fleur de Lis stamp was inked with Tea Dye and stamped randomly. The Eiffel Tower from the same set was stamped with Jet Black Versafine ink. The banner along the bottom is a Tim Holtz Tattered Banner die cut, inked with Old Paper, Tea Dye and Walnut Distress Inks.


A Spellbinders Card Creator Matting Basics A die was inked with Barn Door and Fired Brick, with Walnut around the edges. The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Mini Classics stamp set.


I'm entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp and Show - Quotable
  2. DL.Art - March Linky Party
  3. Sunday Funday #7 - March Linky Party
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Have a wonderful day :)

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53 comments:

DIANA L. said...

This is so pretty Lisa. great colors that red really pops Sorry to hear about all your snow if it is any consilation it is cold here today ha ha hugs Diana have great week my friend,
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes March Linky Party
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous, fab colouring, design and bling!!!

Lynn B. said...

Gorgeous!! I love the look you got with the distress markers, amazing!

Linda B said...

Lisa, I am SO impressed... as the French say...magnifique!!!!!!!!! I LOVE this card... everything you've done is absolutely perfect! Love your colors... love the inking on the Labels Four die cuts... ohhh, so fabulous! I am dying to buy these markers and more TH stamp sets... but instead I keep getting paper collections and embellishments. I may need to come out of retirement. haha
We had three inches of snow when we got up this morning... ugh! Guess spring weather will come someday!
Hugs!

Karen said...

Such a pretty card, Lisa! Love the color combo and I love how you added all the bling! I really like that sentiment and image too! :)

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

Rhonda Miller said...

What a gorgeous card.

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Lisa- you have blown me away with this card! Seriously, if Tim Holtz saw this card he would say "Wow, that girl is GOOD." :)

I want to make this card. You are an inspiration...

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, I like the classy image,the colours and the gems.
Kevin xx

Bea said...

stunning card Lisa - it is so elegant

scrapn_momof2 said...

This is just so freaking GORGEOUS Lisa!! I love the sentiment, the feel of it and the colors. A stunner for sure!!

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful card - "my kind of card" great job thanks for sharing!!!

Karon said...

WOW - Love it Lisa, the image is absolutely gorgeous!!! Stunning!!! TFS

Karen said...

My sweetest friend, this is exquisite! (And can I just say I'm so tickled that our cards are side-by-side at Diana's linky party?! Hehe!) The color combination is so striking, particularly with such fantastic images. How beautifully you colored her and I love that you used the Eiffel Tower as the backdrop. The sparkles are so stylish and perfectly placed alongside this fashionista. Stunning inking, beautiful layers, and a marvelous sentiment. You are so inspiring to countless people, my dear Lisa! :o) I hope you have a twinkly night! (Snow showers coming here, too... let's hop a plane to a sunshiny beach!) :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Sharla said...

Oooh la la! This is fabulous (as usual) I really love the bright red and the black/kraft. And of course the Eiffel Tower..love anything with that image!

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow this fun and classy! love the coloring and the color choices - and love all those blings.... So very pretty!
TFS enjoy your wonderful evening...

Pat N. said...

WOW! Love this card. Everything about it is perfect! Wonderful creation!

Sherrie K. said...

WOW....another stunning creation! The dress is colored so beautifully Lisa! I love the flourishes, the image and the design!!!
You totally WOW me and I am sure everyone else EVERY TIME you post! Kudos...outstanding creation!

Hope your staying warm and gosh....more snow! Crazy, we got a little but not a storm-thank goodness. I am sure there is about 5 ft still in my yard, yuk! Spring will never get here at this rate:(
Take care and have a great weekmy friend!
Sherrie K

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Awesome Lisa! What a gorgeous red dress! Would love to sport one of these around town!!
Brr!! We are already 90+ it is going to be a hot Arizona summer this year! Carri~Abusybee

Gita said...

I absolutely LOVE the look of this card. The red dress is gorgeous!!!!!!!! sorry about all the snow. ugh...hope it's all over with soon.

Adrian said...

Wow, so beautiful!

Tanya/Nonna said...

Oh my word - you have created yet another stunning card! This is just beautiful. I love that amazing pop of red, what a fabulous image! so sorry to hear that you have snow...again! Stay warm and enjoy your games - my hubby has hardly moved from the front of the TV the last few days...lol!

jessica said...

OMG LISA!!!! This is amazing!! I so love the gorgeous image, the fab colors and that sentiment is perfect!!
What a STUNNING card!!!
Thanks for sharing another awesome project my friend!!!

Staying Crafty said...

Love it! I'm diggin' the dramatic colors and clean lines :)

Missy said...

This is great Lisa, I love the little scene you created, so pretty!!

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Gorgeous card.love how she stands out in that red dress.love the touch of bling.

Norma Gomez said...

This is gorgeous, she really pops off the card! Love it, hugs :D Hope you had a wonderful Monday & managed to stay warm.

Chriss Real said...

So lovely! I love the colors you used.

Hugs,

Chriss

Shelly said...

Lisa, this is fabulous! What a gorgeous image - so pretty! Anything related to Paris just steals my heart!

So beautiful as always my friend!

Oh man when is that snow going to leave :)

Norma said...

Hello my friend:) WOW! I bet the snow was beautiful:) Your card is super gorgeous and I love the sentiment. Congrats on your team still being in:) Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your evening!!
Hugs,
Norma

Tracey said...

Very French! Love your gorgeous card Lisa, perfect colours!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Love this! So chic!!

Susie

Sonia said...

Hi my sweet friend^_^
This card is soooooo gorgeous^_^
Charming image and lovely papers^_^
Beautiful detailing also^_^ Wowwww stunning work^_^
Have a fabulous day my dearest friend^_^
Huge hug,
Sonia

Esther said...

Stunning card Lisa!!!!! Just a fabulous design and the gorgeous red dress is just perfect!!!!!
Have a super day!

Gwen said...

Lisa, this is so beautiful! It is a piece of art not just a card! Just awesome!!

Kate said...

VA VA VA Voom. Stunning Card and I just Love how you colored that image she is perfection in Paris! Hope your having a great day my friend.

VanessaB said...

oh la la. sooooo gooooorgeous!!!

Creative M said...

WOW!!This is so sexy!!!!!Love it! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!Perfect color combo.Love the RED!!
Seriously FABULOUS!!So YOU!!!'
Sending bloggie love to you my friend,
M'

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Seriously Lisa, you've got mad skills! Another stunning card. As always, thanks for sharing.

Chriss Real said...

Lisa,

I sent you a message on Facebook. I have questions about this fantastic art.

Hugs,
Chriss

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card,love your coloring...

Kathy Salido said...

Lisa, this card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the images and the colors you used. I saw this stamp on Blitsy and thought of you...LOL

Dee Burns said...

Lisa, beautiful card. You did a fantastic job of mixing TH grunge with Glitz and Glam...stunning!

BTW-it's been beautiful here with the snow too...lol.
AND my team is still in NCAA and don't forget we have Coach Rick Pitino...maybe they will play each other...if that happens, the loser should send the winner some Blog candy with a great card. Wouldn't that be great...I might get one of your fab cards...lol.
Have a great week!
Dee B
Crafdeecat

Jani Lewis said...

Hey, Lisa! Sorry I have been MIA for a while. I missed coming by your blog. I am feeling much better now. PTL!
Love your card. The colors are so vibrant. Great shading too. Hope you stay warm and out of the snow.

June Houck said...

Utterly fabulous, Lisa! I love Eiffel tower cards and I am glad they are still trending. Love the red dress and that fashionable lady :)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous and stylish, I love the shapes and layout you have used, the colour combo is really striking and the sentiment is brilliant
Lindsay xx

Maureen Morton said...

This French gal has it all going on, Lisa! Amazing coloring and great combo with the banner and the sentiment. I laughed when you said "quick" - this would have taken me all day and it would never have turned out so wonderful. You are an inspiration, for sure.

Georgiana said...

Love it! I am finally figuring out some different ways to use my Spellbinders. I so wish we could get together! I will just keep coming back to see what you share. I always learn something!

Cindy said...

AWESOME job with this one too Lisa!!!it looks FANTASTIC:)

Denise said...

I like the sentiment on this card a lot! Fabulous stamping too. Hope it's not too terribly cold over there today :)

Davi said...

Beautiful Card Lisa!! I love that image and the bright red!! I could try to send you some of our heat...its in the 90s!

Anita Houston said...

Tres chic!!! Love the image of the lady, and the quote is perfect for her! Putting her in Paris makes this that much sweeter! Gorgeous! Thank you for using your words with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Crafty Moni said...

So so pretty! I love the colors you used. I would have never gussed you used Tim Holtz markers and a water brush. Love the sentiment:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, This screams Paris!! Love the quotation you used too!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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