Saturday, August 6, 2011

It's Time for a New Paper a la Mode Challenge at The Outlawz!

Happy Saturday, everybody!  You know what Saturday means.... a new Paper a la Mode challenge at The Outlawz.  It was my turn to post this week's theme and the Design Team samples and I'm pleased to say that I actually did it all by myself and it actually WORKED!  I didn't have a single problem, even though it was my first time to do it.  Our theme this week is "Shimmer and Shine".  I found it humorous that we had the very same theme this past Wednesday at Amber's Crafts and Stuff so I got to create 2 projects and bling the heck out of them! LOL

For my sample, I created a birthday card with a pretty Pierrot Clown on it.  I love black and white so that's what I used for my color scheme but I added gold to it to add to the bling.  I'm going to cut straight to the chase this time (gasp!) and show you my project.  This card is 6" x 6".

You may have to click on the pictures to enlarge them so you can see the bling on this one.  On the right side of the card face are 2 flourishes in smokey gray crystals.  It's rather subtle but very sparkly!

Here's a shot of the inside of the card.  I have decided that I really love finishing the insides of my cards and that's what I did with this one.  I hope you like it.

Here's the recipe:

  • Image - Phee McFaddell; colored with Copics and gold gel pen
  • Flat black cardstock - Recollections
  • Gold and black metallic cardstock - American Crafts foil specialty papers
  • DP - K & Company's Black and Ivory 8"x8" stack
  • Ribbon - Michaels
  • Crystal flourishes - Say It With Crystals
  • Greeting stamp - Fiskars Cameo Ovations clear stamp set
  • Inside Sentiment Stamp - Inkadinkadoo
  • White puffy flourishes - Me and My Big Ideas
  • Jotting spots - note pad purchased at Jo-Ann's
  • Metallic gold gel pen
That about sums it up for this week.  The Outlaws is nearing 1000 followers and we're planning a celebration for that occasion.  If you're not a member, you might want to consider joining soon.  It's an awesome challenge blog and the prizes are better than most of the other challenge blogs offer.  Also, I have never met a nicer bunch of people than the ones I have met there.  I hope you enjoyed seeing my project I hope to see you at The Outlawz soon.  Until then...

Happy crafting!


  1. Wow! THis is so classy, Anniebee!

  2. Stunning the colors you picked and the designs is fab as always....super fun card. I'm a member at outlaws but not sure how to get around the site...i'll have to spend more time..tfs.

  3. Wow, this is so cool! I love the style, and it is perfectly done!

  4. Wow Anniebee---this is lovely!!! <3
    You are gifted and thank so for sharing! Be so blessed!

  5. Anniebee This card is stunning! How beautiful! LOve the pattern combination! Your coloring is amazing! The inside of the card is just perfect! I agree you are gifted! TFS.

  6. Those colour pattern is awesome and this card is stunning. Inside colour is perfect. I really impressed with your work and planned to do as soon as possible.
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  7. this is absolutely gorgeous! wow! you are one very talented lady.

    hugs :)

  8. Wow...this is a very beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your talents. Just found your blog!
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  9. Beautiful design Anne and love the dp choices!


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