Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Battle Continues!

Last week Debra James did an AWESOME job to get our TGF Battle Team - The Delicious Delights -  into the next round. Now it's MY turn! This week's challenge is to create an easel card. I love easel cards but it's amazing what extra pressure there is when you are responsible for your team-mates too - LOL.

I've gone with a shaped card using my Nestabilities Labels #1 set - in fact I used 4 out of the 6 dies for this card! The largest 2 have been used for the card and mat, and for added interest I've set it on point. The smallest 2 dies have created the "seat" for Miss Anya - the pink layer is cut down slightly from it's original size to create the thin green border.

The leaf die is a Stampin' Up exclusive Sizzlits die that I bought last year - not sure I've actually used it before but I may be hooked - LOL. The DP is from my Basic Grey Porcelain paper pad and is beautiful in soft tones of pink and green. Most of the flowers are from Kellie's store.

I used a mixture of Copic and Touch markers on Neenah paper - which is available from Mad for Markers here in Australia.

VOTE 1 for The Delicious Delights....Yay team!

xXx

29 comments:

Chat Noir said...

Hey Deb, just blown away by your creativity. Love the shapes, the colours, ADORE the leaves, and all the details like the shading on her stockings. Hope you do well, you should BLITZ any opposition. Have registered so I can vote.

Philippa said...

This is brillent Debbie. I tried to leave a comment over at TGF but couldn't figure out where.

Go team Delicious Delights

Sammi said...

It is GORGEOUS Debbie!!
Oh and you did not have to ask for my vote you already got it! LOL!! :D
xxx

Sammi said...

and thanks for the link :)

Debra James said...

OMG....I knew you would create a fabulous masterpiece Debbie, This is truly one visually Stunning creation- You have this one nailed,GO Delicious delights!!!!!Hugs xxxx

Jackie Thomas said...

wow Debbie, this is stunning. I adore it so. xo Jackie

Leigh said...

Oh goodness Debbie, this creation is gorgeous. You certainly do have it, the ability to create something beautiful all the time.

Lynda said...

Your easel cards just take a step up EVERY time I see one. I love the angular aspect of this and the green/pink tones are way cool and hip. I really shd bust out my Nesties and give a less classic shape a go. Luv it!!!! ooxx

Norma said...

OMG, Debbie, this is a jaw dropper of a card. Absolutely fabulous. Your easel card just keep getting better and better. Love the Nesties shape you used for the card. You never cease to amaze me with your colouring. Those flowers are to die for. I adore this card.

Hugs.
Norma

Alicia said...

A gorgeous card! You have gone to so much trouble on this one.

I love the green and the Dp...hope you win!

Alicia xx

Fran said...

Love the card Debbie, the shape is fabulous and i like the way she is sitting in the little box, very clever.
Hehehe, I think I was eyeing off that same die yesterday in the Autumn catalogue... I might have to get it now, it looks great!!

RubyM:) said...

Debbie Debbie Debbie!!!breathtaking and jaw dropping is the perfect words.You are lucky to have this card at home LOL!!!Oh yeah you did it lol!How talented are you?Debbie can you please sprinkle some of that juice on my blog i really need some.I have to guest design for you guys and the pressure is on.PLEASE HELP LMBO!!!I will be voting for you.I LOVE YOUR WORK!!!!!RubyM:)

Kellie Winnell said...

DEBBIE this is absolutely nothing short of STUNNING! It's so elegant and beautiful I just LOVE it! Your way of making shaped easel cards just amazes me, when I think you couldn't possibly do a different shape you go and prove me WRONG! LOOOOOOOOOVE it!
Hugs Kel xx

Annette Bowes said...

Stunning Debbie, beautiful creation, just love these shaped easels cards, wonder what shape we can come up with next lol! Your colouring is fantastic as usual, take careX:)

Leonie said...

I have missed some beautiful cards here on your blog! Wow Debbie, you never cease to amaze me with your work! This one is so pretty, what a clever idea!

Sue said...

Awesome job, this is so beautiful. Colors and papers and image are all so coordinated and lovely......you rocked this one, Deb!!

Hugs
Sue

Marlene said...

BRILLIANT!!! I shall head over and vote for you! This is gorgeous!

April Rose said...

Ooh, this is just perfection in pink (and green)! That cute image is colored so beautifully, and these flowers and papers are gorgeous. I love how you used the nesties! This is a winner for sure!
Hugs,
April

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Congrats on getting to round 2 of the team challenge! I am sure this will be just as much of a success! Will pop by and vote again! Love the pink & green combination. So much to love ... and those leaves ... believe me ... they are addictive!!! LOL! Hugs, Andrea xxx

Tammy said...

I love this easel card and I love it even more that it's a die cut shape.

Fantastic!!

Cheryl said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love how you always create different shaped Easel cards.......such beautiful colours and colouring!!
xx

Kristy Young said...

This is GORGEOUS Debbie!!! A winner for sure and guess what??? YAYYAYAYA We are through to round 3 yippeeee!!!
Luv ya, hope Sarah has an awesome 18th.
Kristy xx

Alison said...

What a gorgeous card, and a fantastic shape.
Sorry it has taken me a while to catch up on your posts. xox

Marcia said...

Deb this is gorgeous. You guys have really set the bar high!

x Marcia

Tracey said...

I just saw your card on another blog - she had linked back to you so I had to just stop by and say wow !!!!! lovely card, the unusual shape and gorgeous colours really make it stand out from the crowd - thanks for the inspiration - hope you have a lovely weekend XXX

Merry said...

Love this...such a wonderful shape.

Dena said...

Debbie! your card is sooooo orginal!!! Love this look and that leaf punch is perfect! Oh I hope you guys win! That would be so great for you. Super pretty girl!!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Kathy said...

WOW-E!! What an amazing card. You created the most amazing masterpeice with this project. Love it, the colors, the images your accents. BRAVO!!

Cami said...

Love how you made your easel card differently with that Labels 1 die and the BG DPs are perfect for this beauty! I must try using different shapes and you've inspired me here! Hugs, Cami