Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mo's Challenge #60!

Royal Flush!

Our challenge this week is to use "Glitz and Glitter". I chose to use Mo's great image,  "Queen of Hearts" from her Alice in Wonderland series. This old battle-axe is large and in charge!

The glitz comes from the gold metallic swirls, and the glitter, though not really visible in the photo, is from black and gold Spica pens, that give it just a hint of shine. I hope to get a better picture if the sun ever shines around here again!

Inside it says, "Not another birthday! Guess you'll just have to 'deal' with  it!"

Images: "Queen of Hearts" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencil, Read and black Spica pens, Cuttlebug with Quickcutz swirl die, SU! Oval punch, Martha Stewart Heart border punch

Papers: SU! Real Red, and Basic Black, Neenah smooth white, Gold Metallic CS

Embellishments: Mini playing cards, Gold brad

So get fancy, and show us all your finery! 
Enter Mo's Challenge for a chance to win an image from Mo

Another "Queen of Hearts"

This card uses an image from another great digital artist, Rick St. Dennis. I made the card for him to feature on his blog promoting the Operation Write Home blog hop. At this time OWH is looking for Valentine's Day cards, hence the very early Valentine theme! The cards are sent in bulk to overseas bases so that the soldiers can choose one to send home to loved ones. Check them's a wonderful organization.

Rick is in the process of getting together a design team to help promote his digital designs. I think his images are adorable and have made several cards with them. He's chosen me as a member of his DT and is looking to add a few  more designers. Check out his blog for more information. He also has a line of rubber stamps made by I Brake for Stamps.

 Image: "Queen of Hearts"  from Rick St. Dennis
  Tools: Copics, MS Border punch, SU! Heart punches, Cuttlebug with Creative Craft embossing folder,  Gold metallic pen, White gel pen

 Paper:  DP by Paper Pizazz, SU! Real Red CS, Neenah smooth white CS

 Embellishments: Pearl hearts and hat pin, beads and pearls, Satin Ribbon


Marlene said...

Oh my gosh - both these cards are stunning!

Whimcees said...


Your cards are too wonderful! I love what you do with color - you are so creative! Congratulations on being chosen to be on Rick's DT and thank you for the link!

Wishing you a good day today!

Barbara Diane

Bernice said...

Elaine, I had to make a special trip over here to comment on the Queen of Hearts. I thought I had run out of superlatives for your work,but you've made Mo's queen FANTABULOUS! She seems ready to step off the page and chop off heads. You make me happy I have eyesight.

Happy Holidays,

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card!! Beautiful coloring and layout.

Gina said...

Great card, I love the little playing cards, they are the perfect embellishment with this image!

Cathy said...

Elaine, what a fun card, love the little playing cards and your coloring is wonderful. Great Challenge card!!!

Dawn B. said...

These are both beautiful... I love the queen of hearts and the little cards.. Great job Elaine.. Sorry I have not been around to comment.. Will be back soon..

Maria Matter said...

Wow Elaine, these are just phenomenal!!! Your coloring is gorgeous, love your fun details too!

Fabella said...

What a wonderful card. Fantastic coloration and arrangement!

Sheila said...

Absolutely fabulous!! Elaine I love the image she's just adorable.. another wonderful creation my friend.
Sheila xx