Friday, June 29, 2012

Guylou's Inimitability - Swirls & Pearls

Good morning! It's finally Friday!  If Mr. Blogger cooperates with me, I am still sleeping when this post kicks off.  I am here to share my DT card for the new challenge at Guylou's Inimitability.  Guylou is our hostess this time and the theme's she's chosen is "swirls & pearls".

Here are the challenge details:
Challenge Deadline:
You have until 10:00 PM (EDT) on July 12th to link your project to the Inlinkz at the end of the challenge post.
How to participate:
You may enter only ONE project per challenge, but if you use a Guylou's Inimitability digistamp, your project will count for two entries.  If you don't have one of Guylou's digistamps, you can check the online store where several freebies are available.  Also see below for a special freebie offer.
Challenge Prizes:
A winner will be selected randomly and will win:
1. A $10.00 gift certificate from Guylou's online store
2. An invitation to be a Guest Designer on one of our upcoming challenges

48h Freebie:
Guylou is offering Princess Tara At The Ball as a freebie for 48 hours starting June 29th. Please visit Guylou's on-line store, add Princess Tara At The Ball to your cart and apply the code 201206-FREEBIE-PRINCESS at check out to get it free!

Here is my card for the challenge:

I started with a card base of SU Soft Sky and layered with shimmery patterned papers from the American Crafts I Do collection.  My elegant image is Lotus is a Bride from Guylou's Inimitability.  She is one of the beautiful new girly-girl images in Guylou's store here.  I printed her on Copic X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I added Star Dust Stickles to her tiara and the bodice of her gown.  I also added Liquid Pearls to the flowers, her jewelry and her tiara.

Here is a close-up of Lotus:

The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  I added two pearly swirls, a tulle bow and a Vintage Sparkler from Webster's Pages to finish my card.

I almost forgot to mention I used the sketch from the Addicted To Stamps Challenge #33 for my card.

Be sure to visit Guylou's Inimitability blog and check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of the DT!We hope you will be inspired to play along with our swirls & pearls challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!  See you soon!



  1. So soft and pretty, Carla! Love the coloring and the papers you chose! The tulle bow is stunning on this card! :^)

  2. Very beautiful Carla. Love your coloring and what a wonderful bow!

  3. Hmmm? Blogger ate my comment so let's try this again. :-) I really like the icy blue colors you've used on this card Carla. Your coloring is beautiful as always and I love the tulle bow. Hugs!

  4. absolutley gorgeous, your coloring is always fantastic, that image is a beauty too!

  5. Lovely! This was a super paper choice, and your coloring & glittering look wonderful! (I had the same idea...)

  6. you always do the best matching dp! and your coloring is always amazing! you nailed this challenge with that image (-:

  7. So pretty, Carla. This looks like a beautiful doll...maybe one I played with as a little girl. The coloring is perfect. It's such a gorgeous and soft creation.

  8. I LOVE how the her face and hair are the only real colours, nice! The pale blue and white dress just add to the elegance of the card, love it Carla!

  9. It looks like a lot of us chose the same image! Great minds think a like! LOL This is so pretty how soft it feels! HUGS

  10. Hi Carla! Looks like Mr Blogger did cooperate! Gorgeous creation yet again!!! Love the dp and the elegant pearls, and the stickles really add that sparkle to make this one beautiful bride!

    Hope you have a great weekend and stay cool!!! Over 100 here!!! Ugh!


  11. Beautiful card Carla! Awesome coloring and beautiful detail. I love the papers you used. Have a wonderful weekend. Our days are 106 before heat index.

  12. Just beautiful and elegant, like a real bride! Love the soft colors- so pretty, and she is colored so beautifully- even her face has the bride radiance. xxx Ann Marie

  13. Hey Carla - very pretty colors love your papers. Sorry for my poor commenting but I fell and broke my left hip and had surgery last Tuesday. Doing the best I can on a new lap top and heavily sedated.

  14. Beautiful--a perfect wedding card! I love the aqua and white combination, and your coloring is so beautiful on the bride! I've got lots of netting, but never think about using it as a bow--it sure is pretty.

  15. Such a gorgeous card in beautiful romantic white. Thanks so much for joining us at ATSC. Good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs, Nicole

  16. Gorgeous card, Carla. I love this design, it's so elegant. Sweet image and you colored her beautifully.
    Cathy Lee

  17. Lovely card. Wonderful bride image, colored beautifully.

    I especially love her glittered tiara and bodice.

  18. Absolutely beautiful Carla! Love the colors and your coloring is perfect!! Such a pretty image :)

  19. Carla, this is a stunner! You are one talented card maker! I love this color palette!

  20. Beautiful card and great job on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at addicted to stamps challenge .

    Hugs Nadell


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