Sunday, March 24, 2013

613 Avenue Create - Guest Designer

Good morning!  Happy Sunday!  I hope it is Sunday morning when you see this, and equally I hope that I will still be sleeping!  Let's hope Mr. Blogger has the same idea.  I have some exciting news today!  I was invited to be a Guest Designer for the 613 Avenue Create Challenge blog!  This week I am participating with Team B.  Challenge #12 is now up and the theme is "anything goes".  This week's challenge is sponsored by Rick St. Dennis and I was generously provided with one of his fantastic images for my card.

Here is my creation:

My card base and mats are SU Rose Red and the patterned papers are from the Prima Annalee and Madeline 6x6 pads.  The beautiful image is Lady of the Roses from Rick St. Dennis.  You can find her in Rick's Etsy shop here.  I printed her on Make it Colour Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I added Lime Green and Aqua Stickles to her jewelry to make those pieces sparkle.  The background circle was cut from Lucky Limeade with my Cameo using a cut file from Pam Ramesh.  She generously shared the free file on her blog here.  I painted some Ornate Corners (chipboard) from Make it Crafty white and added them to the panel behind the image.  Some Wild Orchid Crafts roses finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure you visit the 613 Avenue Create blog and check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of the DT.  I'm sure they would love it if you would play along!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Seems a Little Sketchy #35 (sketch)
Forever Friends Monthly Challenge (lots of flowers)
Crafty Sentiments Designs (flowers galore)

Here is SALS-35:

Have a wonderful day and see you soon!


  1. The card is just gorgeous Carla! I love Rick St. Dennis' style and you really do it justice. The colors are so beautiful. :D

  2. Carla, this is gorgeous! Love how you really matched your image and the paper. Great take on the sketch. Congrats for being a guest designer with your great coloring - its not surprising.

  3. Just gorgeous!!!! Love the way you have colored this wonderful image.

  4. Beautiful card Carla!!
    XXX Heidy

  5. Hey sweetie, this is simply gorgeous huggles Pops x x x

  6. Wow, this is totally gorgeous Carla!! Amazing colouring skills and the card layout. papers and flowers are just perfect for that image - fabulous :)

  7. So beautiful- love the image and the coloring, and the paper is gorgeous too! So glad you joined us at Seems a Little Sketchy!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous, love the beautiful image.

  9. Very elegant and beautifully coloured image Carla. You've also set the stage for it with all these gorgeous papers, die cuts and flowers. Well done!

  10. Such a beautiful image and your roses finished this card off in a wonderful way. Gorgeous card!!!

  11. Such a pretty card .I love the flowers
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Lisa x

  12. Ooh, this is such a pretty image and she is colored so beautifully. I love the design paper too. Just perfect for her. Congrats on your gdt spot! How lucky they are to have you! xxx Ann Marie

  13. WOW Carla, this is absolutely stunning, wonderful coloring and you have used the layout perfectly! So glad to have you playing along at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

  14. Wow, Carla, your colouring and choice of papers make me speachless....such a treat for the eye!
    xxx Margreet

  15. Congrats on the well-deserved GDT! :^)
    Love Rick's intricate images and you did this one justice! It's colored beautifully, Carla! Love your design, papers, colors, & fab embellies, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  16. Carla, this is definitely a "Wow" card! Beautifully colored and embellished! It's not hard to determine why you were chosen as a guest DT...congratulations!

  17. WOW, what a stunning card! Congrats on the GDT spot...well-deserved honour.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  18. Very pretty card, I love the cutting and layering job you did with this image, it looks fabulous! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Deigns Challenge! I hope to see you playing along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  19. Oh she's lovely Carla! What a pretty mix of bright colors. Congrats on your guestie spot! Hugs!

  20. This card is stunning! I really love what you did with the different dies and this gorgeous image. Your coloring is outstanding and as always so beautiful. Fabulous work!

  21. So pretty!! LOvely image, flowers, dp and colours...
    Thanks for joining the FOREVER FRIENDS MONTHLY CHALLENGE - LOTS OF FLOWERS, goodluck and best Easter wishes,

    Hugs FF DT Blankina

  22. I always love to come visit and see the beauty you create. You are always spot on with your colors and matching papers. This is just beautiful as always.

  23. You have made a fantastic card ^_^
    Thanks for joining in with us at Forever Friends this month, Good Luck^_^
    DT Sonia

  24. Carla, your card is absolutely stunning! I love the corner details! Is it a die or sticker? I have a serious case of "I want" :-)

    Thanks for joining us at SALS this week!

  25. Carla, She is just stunning. Love all those beauitful flowers and she is colored so beautiful. Your paper choice is amazing.

  26. Spectacular card. Gorgeous image. Gorgeous coloring. Fabulous layering of die cuts and patterned papers. Wow.


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