Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Irresistible ~ The East Wind Challenge #10

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians and Happy Birthday to my husband, Steve! Once again this year, Steve has kindly arranged for most Canadians to take the day off...lol. He might even have fireworks near you to help celebrate his birthday.

Since it's July 1, it's also time for a new challenge at The East Wind. The first of the month is our challenge where the entire DT plays with the same image, the freebie that you will also receive if you subscribe to The East Wind newsletter. Our theme this time is Ribbon and the image is called Belle of the Ball. Isn't she pretty? I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut her leaving a narrow white border. I then matted her in black and fussy cut her a second time.

The card itself is very simple. I used a rectangle of Tim Coffey paper matted in black as the background. A length of orange mesh ribbon was layered over a strip of black cardstock and then wrapped to the back. A black satin ribbon with a picot edge was layered over that and tied in a bow. The sentiment which comes from Create With TLC was cut with a Spellbinders Label One die and then matted in black. Both the image and the sentiment were adhered to the background with foam tape. To complete the card, three black enamel dots and some doodling were added.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I appreciate your interest and support. When you get a minute, pop over to The East Wind blog to see how my talented teamies have used this same gorgeous image. I love how different she looks and the various ways we used her. We're hoping you'll be inspired to play along with us in our Ribbon challenge.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create ~ #78 Anything Goes
Opus Gluei ~ #186 Ribbon, Twine, or String (All Tied Up)
The Corrosive Challenge ~ #202 Use favourite colouring medium (Prismacolor pencils)
Speedy Fox & Friends ~ #218 Use Mesh
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge ~ #35 Anything Goes

Life is good; so is art


DonnaMundinger said...

Absollutely gorgeous, Bonnie! Love your dramatic coloring. Happy Canada Day to you and happy b-day to your hubby. xxD

Electra said...

This is a lovely card-great image and you have showcased her very well. I really like the satin ribbon. Happy Canada Day to you too! Thanks for playing along with us at Opus Gluei!

Stampsnob. said...

This is a beautiful card Thanks for sharing at MFP>>>>>>>>>>New follower Lis

wannabcre8tive said...

This is a really beautiful card. Your coloring is great. Thank you, for joining us for the Speedy Fox challenge.

Carol Ric said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.

~ginny said...

Have Mercy! Love that hair Bonnie!

Rosemary said...

This is a marvelous card; I love the impact the fussy cutting adds to the image. She is so sumptuous in the hair color you've given her and the black adds a level of sophistication to the entire card. Really well done and you got all tied up with us at Opus Gluei, thank you for playing along with us. We have a new theme up, I hope you consider coming over and being inspired by it.