Monday, 18 April 2011

Side Stepping a Purple Circle.


I've complete my first circle side stepper for a young girl in the States. She's 12 and has a congenital spine defect that has kept her in pain all her life. It hasn't held her back from doing all she wants to though. The dr's want to operate soon but it would be a difficult and dangerous operation...so a great deal of thought before anything happens. You can find instructions to make the side stepper on Marlene's blog here
This is of course a Sugar Nellie Design and she's called Verity. Beautiful isn't she. I did do some shading on her, though not a lot is needed...I think I've been too subtle for the scanner to show it up though. The button is one of my very favouite, pearly with an 'engraved' rose.  The ribbon I used for the rosette behind it and for the bows is some wired ribbon I had from my flower arranging obsession.....see, it is right that I keep all these old  crafting stashes isn't it lol.

Plenty girly on this one, scallops, paper lace, gems and fancy pins add to the effect. My scallopy edging all around the edging is from a fancy oval die cut..I cut the fancy edge and eased it around the card.

A close up of my button. I'm getting a little better 
at parting with my favourites I think lol. 

Receipe...
Image ... Sugar Nellie Designs - Verity
Die Cuts ... Nesties & Marianne Designs
Colourants .. Promarkers
Fancy Pins ... Home Made
The Rest ... Stash. 
Circle Stepper Inspiration... Paper Pappilon Blog

Promarkers used
Pale and denim blue.
Amethyst and Lilac
Ice grey 1
blush, tan and vanilla for skin
Terracotta, cinnamon and coco for hair

I'd like to enter the following :-
My Grafico - Anything Goes 
Sugar Creek Hollow - Monochromatic
Ellephantastic Challenges - Anything but Square or Rectangle
Stamp Fairy challenge - For the Girls With a Sentiment
Woodware USA Clear Stamps - Die Cuts Or Punches
Anita Be Stampin Challenge - Anything Goes 
Card Cupids - Pastels
Kenny K's Krafty Girls - Anything Goes



22 comments:

Sandy O said...

Oh WOW, this is stunning! It is sure to put a smile on her face.

I just adore these Sugar Nellie images too. this is one I don't have yet. You colored her perfectly.

Thank you for the link to the tutorial. I am really going to have to try one.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is beautiful Linda! Love the purple and all the girly details! She will love it! Such a thoughtful card too!

dj1952 said...

Linda you did a wonderful job on this card. Did you find it challenging at all with the circle? LOL. I also love your colors. You're coloring is awesome. I'm like you, that it's like pulling teeth to give away some of my goodies. Hugs, dj

Ms. Jen said...

Great job Lindy! I love that you do these cards for people that need them. That's so special! I'll have to check out the sidestep, that's new!?! Great pins too!

Hugs - Jen

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! Thanks for playing along at Anita be Stampin!

Silli said...

What a pretty card, love the colors...Thanks for playing along at Anita be Stampin!

Annemaritta said...

This is gorgeous, Lin. Image is cute with those boots and the colorine is a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Also amazing is that I don't feel this TOO GIRLY at all. :o
Great shape, I have no idea yet how to make this kind of card, but at least I can admire yours. :)

Dawn said...

Lovely Card! Great colouring! Thank you for playing at MY Grafico this onth!
Hugs
Dawnx x

jonim52 said...

Thank you for sharing this gorgeous creation with us at Anita Be Stampin.

Pankti said...

Very cute dimensional card with my favorite color, purple. Thanks for playing in "Anything Goes" with My Grafico.

Thanks,
Pankti
http://paintdlove.blogspot.com/

Brenda said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Anita Be Stampin this week!

Anita said...

Such a heartbreaking story! Your project is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at the Anita Be Stampin Challenge! :)

Saskia said...

Lovely to see your work at Card Cupids! Thanks for joining us!

Greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

Ellephantastic said...

Lovely card with pretty colours & details. Thank you for joining Ellephantastic Challenges this month. Hugs Helen x x

Netty said...

This is a stunning card, and I love the lilac colours. Thanks for joining in with our girlie challenge at Stamp Fairy, but in order to qualify for the prize you must use a Stamp Fairy image. We'd love you to enter again using a Stamp Fairy image so you can qualify to win, but than you so much for sharing this beautiful card. It's really pretty. Annette xx

Karen Giron said...

This is absolutely stunning! The image just comes to life right off the card - she's gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along in this week's TSG challenge!

Donna Moore said...

Beautiful color(s) and design! thank you for playing in the SCH challenge this week!! Hope you will be able to play again very soon.
donna
SCH DT

Jill said...

Oooh pretty pretty pretty! Love that image! Thanks for sharing at Ellephantastic this month. Jill

marsha said...

So stunning - love your coloring and all that purple! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge, hope you will come back and play along again next week!
Hugs,
Marsha
SCH-DT

Jacqueline said...

lov ethe purple. Thanks for playing along at Card Cupids.
Hugs. Jacqueline

Emma H said...

This is a beautiful card and for a great cause. Thanks for playing along with Stamp Fairy this week.

Sharon Basel said...

Lovely card Linda! I do wish it had a StampFairy image so you could qualify to win a prize in our challenge. Thanks for entering this beauty in the Stampfairy challenge anyway. I hope you return again.
Sharon
StampFairy DT

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