Thursday, February 16, 2012

Go ahead, it's okay! Clutch your pearls!!!

It's time for another challenge at Guylou's Inimitability. This time around, we WANT you to clutch your pearls. Yeah, I know, it's often a derogatory term to call someone a "pearl clutcher." In this case, though, we will applaud you for it. My dear friend Brenda is hosting our challenge and she wants us to make a project using lace, guessed it...pearls! Now, we're calling this a "girly girl" kind of challenge, but only because it involves pearls and lace. You don't have to make a feminine card. In fact, I challenge you to think outside the box.

Here's my example:
As you can see, I used both lace and pearls, but my card is not about being girlie. It's a bit early, but Merry Christmas! LOL. I keep thinking to myself that if I can make a few Christmas cards per month, I might actually have enough made by December to actually send them this year. We'll see.

My card uses one of Guylou's wreaths that I cut with a spellbinders circle die, then added another spellbinders die behind it. I colored the image with watercolor pencils, so the leaves are a very light green. Then I used liquid pearls to make the berries. I used my copic opaque paint a bit liberally on this card, too. It has a bit of a vintage feel, I think.

Now it's your turn. Go ahead, clutch your pearls! Upload your project to Guylou's Inimitability by March 1 at 10 pm EST. See the GI blog for details on prizes and rules.


Kim Kelley said...

LOVE IT! What a great take Miss Gina! You will be sooo ahead of the game if you keep this up!!! HUGS

Trina said...

Smart cookie! That white border really gives this card a lot of texture!

The Card Maker said...

Unique!!! Okay, so help me out, what does clutch your pearls mean? Nice Card!

julieprice3 said...

I love that pretty lace, wonderful job
Hugs Julie P

Guylou Beland said...

I like that you went outside the box and surprised us with such a beautiful card! It is perfect!

Tracy S said...

I LOVE the liquid pearls for the berries and the softness the watercolor added. I may have to still the liquid pearl idea. I also LOVE the crocheted looking lace you used and the cool white paint all over. This card rocks! I hope it is mine :) *hint, hint* lol

Kory K said...

Alright...since you not only dared us to clutch pearls AND to not make a feminine card, I think I'm gonna hafta see what I can come up with, as soon as I sober up and wake up! ha!