Saturday, February 1, 2014

Cards Galore Encore Challenge 2: Bling it Up!

Challenge 2: Bling it Up! is live at Cards Galore Encore 
This month create a project and add a gem, pearl, or some glitter etc. Easy peasy right?

Our Sponsor is Scrapper's Delights and the prize is 3 of their Digis

I fell in love with Scrapper's Delights Love Fairy 2 and thought it was perfect for Valentine's Day. It is February... ya know!! It comes with and without wings, colored or not colored. It's so versatile and fun to color. Minimal shading is needed to make this image look it's best. I re-sized it (to make it bigger) in word before printing. The quality and array of digis at Scrapper's Delights is second to none!

Here's a closer view of the coloring (to see the whole card scroll down). I am new to coloring and having fun learning new techniques. To create the color for the hair I combined gray and blue. Any coloring tips are greatly appreciated. Just leave me a comment below! Thanks!

To bling it up, I added ultra fine glitter with a quickie glue pen to her outfit and some love glitter tape across the bottom of the card. A little will do ya for this challenge but feel free to add more to your project entry if you like!

  • Scrapper's Delights - Love Fairy 2
  • Copic Xpress It Blending card
  • Copics - 0, Hair: C1, C3, C5, C7, B45; Skin: E11, E13, E15, R81; Outfit: RV09, RV13
  • Copic Multiliner - black
  • American Crafts 5x7 pink card
  • Darice - heart embossing folder
  • The Stamps of Life - standup4sentiments
  • Quickie glue pen
  • Recollections - Glitter tape
  • Queen and Co. - chevron washi tape
  • Sparkle n Sprinkle - ultra fine transparent crystal glitter
  • Scotch ATG
Here's the whole card. I am so into washi and glitter tape these days! I can't get enough of it. It offers just the right amount of contrast and style. I also love the combo of pink, hot pink and white. The standing sentiment is from The Stamps of Life and is the perfect accompaniment for the image.

I hope you enjoyed this presentation and will consider entering the challenge this month! I can't wait to see your entires (3 max).




  1. This is just gorgeous,love the fab image and great

  2. Super adorable image and I really, really like your coloring! The bling just enhances what you did. Awesome clean and simple design too! You rocked our challenge.


  3. Sweet card made by a Sweet Person! I love how you added the washi tape and coordinated the colors! Beth

  4. This is lovely La-Vie, beautifully coloured. Perfect for Valentines.
    hugs Jo x

  5. Great card La-Vie, very girlie! Love, Denyse x

  6. What a pretty card! I love the touches of glitter! Thanks so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Color Linky Party!!

  7. Your coloring is marvelous! She has such a sassy, sweet personality. Great card!! Thanks for joining our color challenge at Craftin Desert Diva's! Have a lovely day today! ~Donna K

  8. Your cad has so much detail, wow! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Girl's Challenge Blog! :)

  9. Beautiful image - beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B.

  10. Lovely card & a cute image!
    TFS with us at The Crafting Cafe in our Embossing challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  11. What a fun card and a great design! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting Café. Amy A.,DT

  12. Thanks La-Vie as always - posted my layout to their challenge and I love your cards as always.


Your comments bring me SO much Joy! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and view my creations. If you love what you see, please share my posts and invite your friends to follow me as well! ~XXX La-Vie B.