Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pearls and Swirls Easel Card for Bizzy Becs and Oh Alice

Hi all, over at Bizzy Becs they have a store challenge going to use Pearls and Swirls on your creation, now this definately took me out of my comfort zone, can't remember using pearls, only just started using rhinestores lol! Our Sammi from Mad for Markers designed the sketch below for the Oh Alice Challenge with a twist, to break the rules meaning you have to redesign the sketch, not often you can have fun breaking rules without getting into trouble lol! First rule I broke was to make it circular, so hope thats o.k. and counts.
Finally, I have used Snow Queen from Tracey Spesch Stamps, coloured her gorgeous gown and gloves lightly using BV0000, BV00 and C00. The flower ribbon was coloured using BV00 then I glued a little pearl on for the centres, the pearl necklace and earing were coloured also using BV00. Some parts of the flowers were also coloured using BV00 then added Stickles Frosted Lace. Pearl ribbon across the middle.
The background I used my SU So Swirly Wheel, versamarked then heat embossed with purple powder. Used special effects on crown top and pearl images on the dress and hair, gold spica for the crown base.

Now this is my first attempt at using more than three flowers!! With a swirl of pearls leading away. Distressed and kindyglitzed around the edge of the base.

BV0000, BV00
E000, E50, E51, E53
R20 & Y26
Spica Gold Pen
DSP SU Cottage Wall, Pearls and Ribbons my stash, Roses and pearls in flower arrangement from Bizzy Becs.


Bizzy Becs July Store Challenge - Pearls and Swirls

Oh Alice Chapter 21 - Breaking all the Rules - Sketch with a twist

Alphabet Challenge Blog - K is for Kids

All your copic requirements can be found via Sammi at her Mad for Markers Store posting to Australia and New Zealand.

Thanks for visiting, Happy Crafting, Take Care, AnnetteX:)
P.S. If anyone is interested I have some celebration happening till the end of July here


  1. Oh my Annette this is beautiful. I love the purple. I don't see enough purple which is one of my favourite colours. Wonderful job.


  2. Oh my word Annette this is sooo beautiful!!! I LOVE LOVE those pretty flowers.....and all the pearls and glitter...is sooooo GORGEOUS!!!!! Stunning card sweetie!

  3. This is really beautiful Annette! LOVE it!!! :) The Queen looks gorgeous and all those coloured preals are delightful! Of course I love the purples! LOL!
    Great idea to make the sketch a circle!

  4. This is beautiful, love the colours,and all the pearls.xxx

  5. This card is so pretty...love that it is a circle easel card and those flowers and pearls around the edge finish the card so nicely.

  6. Totally fabulous take on these challenges Annette - gorgeous job - am loving all those pearls!

  7. so very cute - love her pearl necklace and earrings! thanks for joining in the alphabet challenge again this week x

  8. Oh this is sooo beautiful! Love your coloring and all of the gorgeous details! xxD

  9. Beautiful card, I love the flowers and pearls! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

  10. Great take of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice.

  11. So pretty Annette, the image is lovely and all the detail , beautiful. janex

  12. OMG this is stunning, I love it. Am a follower now.

  13. oh Annette, I just love this.. you have done an amazing job.. thanks for your entry.. bec xx

  14. Great card Annette.
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Oh Alice
    Kristy xx

  15. This is just Gorgeous Annette! I love it! I love your pearl and ribbon frame around the top circle and your flowers on the bottom card look fantastic, a beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Oh Alice!

  16. this is lovely ! how do you put it together????

    i love all the details and the colours you have used.
    love teen x

  17. Opps...got so excited about your card, I forgot this part.... Thanks for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge blog.

  18. Wowzer..gor-geous. Love easel cards....but a circle one...OMG...over the top!!! I'm going to have to try this!!!

  19. So pretty Annette! Love all those flowers & pearls & the sweet image!

  20. Oh this is just beautiful! I love the soft colors and I LOVE that you make the embossed background yourself. It looks amazing! Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice!!

  21. This is so pretty, love her pearls and I just KNEW I recognised that swirly stamp.

  22. Gorgeous card, love all the bling. Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice this week!

  23. Annette, eventually made it,sorry I have missed so many of your gorgeous creations, this card is no exception. The image is adorable and coloured beautifully. Love all the pearls & swirls. Hugs Jodie from Oz

  24. Love your unusual take on the easel cards!


  25. Absolutely gorgeous,love the pretty colours and details!!! Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Becs!!

  26. This is a gorgalicious card!

    Hugs, Marjo

  27. O this is so cute! Love all the purple! thanks for joining in with our pearls and swirls competition at Bizzy Bec's
    Hugs Leonie


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