Friday, 6 August 2010

GDT Raise the Bar

I came top three at Raise the Bar and got to be a Guest Bartender for the week. Joni gave me the brief of Pearls, or pearly white. Now you know me - all or nothing!!! So my whole card turned out 'pearly white' plus pearls galore.


The image is Belles 'n Whistles and I saw this little lovely on Rosette blog and couldn't resist her, she's coloured with distress inks (still waiting for Copic paper!!!). her wings are glittered with frosted lace and I've added liquid pearls on top, also on her shoes, dress and sack. The cardstock is a watermarked pearlised one I found in my stash and I've used it throughout. The circle is cut with round nesties and embossed with the Divine swirl folder. The beautiful lace was sent to me by Squirrel (Rosey) before she left Singapore. The flowers are cut with EK Success retro flower punches and the edges inked with Walnut stain. The flower center is Prima as are the pearl swirls. The sentiment is Stampendous and the ribbon from my stash.

Right that's it from me for a few days. I've been to the eye doctor this morning as I've been having blurred and distorted vision since getting bitten round the eye with those pesky mosquito's. He gave me prescriptions, one for the optician and I now have to wear specs for reading and close work to rest my eyes and remove the glare, hopefully temporarily. 
Now I have to stay off my computer and do no close work for aprroximately a week!!!! EEEEK - what am I going to do with myself. An opportunity to clear out and reorganise my work space I suppose - don't wanna do that!!!
I have a couple of cards that just want finishing I'm sure that will be OK.


Edited: forgot again - I followed the fab sketch by Cathy at Sketch and Stash - thanks for that Cathy, loved working with it.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

24 comments:

nessy said...

what can i say???? delightful card in every way ~just perfection on card ~love it all!
vanessa xx

Charlene said...

Stunningly beautiful!! Take care of your eyes..so sorry to hear of your mosquito encounter.

Elborgi said...

it looks so elegant
Hugs Elma

Tracy said...

Sorry to hear about your eye Heather, I do hope it improves quickly. What a grand job with the colour theme for this card. I absolutely love it, it's gorgeous. Your colouring is amazing.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Little K Smith said...

Hi Heather
WOW! Absolutely stunning work! Just love everything about this card! GORGEOUS!! Well done on coming in the Top 3 and being guest designer too.
Kelly.x

Sue said...

Hi Hun
oh no missin for a week!!! arggggg.
Hope your eye soon feels better hun, glass or two of red stuff may help!!! lol.

Totally gorgeous card as they always are, your colour work is stunning, beautiful papers & embelies, have good weekend hun, sue,x

Mandy said...

Hi Heather,
Sorry I've not been by but I've had no internet for 2 weeks but normal service is back so here I am,but would you belive it I'm off on hols again tomorrow so can't use it again..Thank you for your lovely comments while I've been missing...this card is so gorgeous I love everything about it...I hope your problem with your eyes is sorted real quick...Take care...
Mandy xx

Christine said...

Ohhh Heather this is stunning love your discription "all or nothing" beautiful pearl DP, I have some of that lurking in the depths of my stash..fab flowers..heck love it all. now go rest your eyes...

Hugs Christine xx

Renkata said...

What an amaizing card. Love it in the colour pearl.

Jill said...

absolutely stunning Heather, I love the lace, and the pearly paper you've used it's gorgeous thanks for joining us at Sketch n stash hugs Jill xx

Julie said...

Stunning card Heather, I absolutely love it. Hope your eye is better soon.

Camilla said...

OMG!!
I just love the color.
So beautiful card and detals.
Big hug: Camilla

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is so very stunning Heather!
Such a beautiful card!
hugs
kim x

Paula said...

Sorry to hear about the eyes - do take care of them, I've been commenting on your posts in date order to catch up so am a bit out of synch with your eyes.
I love this image & what you achieved with the pearl theme - so so classy & delicate.
I shall think of you tidying as I'm moving essential craft items from my craft room for it to be decorated...
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

mycardz said...

Wowza Heather! All I can say is G O R G E O U S!!

Michele said...

OMG Heather this is just stunning. Gorgeous colouring of the adorable image and fab details also. Hugs Michele x

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card heather ,,, sooo beautiful ! Love all the pearly white and the image and embellies are all just perfect :-)

hope your eye gets better and you soon get back to your desk xx

thanks for joining us on the Sketch and Stash Challenge :-)
Luv
Lols x x x

Leigh said...

A stunning card Heather. Love that watermarked paper. I hope your eyes improve quickly. Not a very good thing to happen when you need vision for close work.

Rosette said...

Aaaah Heather, I'm so thankful that you didn't resist her.. you did a marvellous job on her :) I just love how it turned out.. lovely job, and the pearly colour is amazing hun. xxx

Hugs and hope your eye is on the mend xx

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Heather,I love the image and your papers.
So beautiful flowers an the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Aww! This is amazing. So an nice metalic and shimmer effect and papers. Love your card.

Hugs, Natascha

Squirrel said...

You've opened my little pack! So gorgeous!
Your poor eyes though - I AM sorry. Have you tried Apis mel? Or Euphrasia?
Big hugs
Rosey x

Tasha said...

My goodness this is stunning! the flowers are beautiful, i love the lace and ribbon and the colourwork is just fantastic
love tasha xx

Sandra1968 said...

Wow, such a stylish card!
Hugs, Sandra

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