Sunday, March 3, 2013

Lace and Pearls at Kenny K this week!

Hello, all! The weeks continue to breeze past me like I'm sitting still! I can't believe we have already started the third month of the year! That means that we'll be a quarter of the way through the year at the end of this month! Oh, my gosh! Can you believe it? At this rate, I think I had better start on my Halloween and Christmas cards around June to ensure they're finished on time! LOL

Anyway, today starts a new challenge at Kenny K's Krafty Krew and my team, Team A, is hosting this time. In case you missed it, I posted a card last week along with Team B too because Kenny released 3 new digis for the Steampunk Burlesque collection and I just HAD to make a card with one of them! I simply couldn't wait another week! You can find that post here.

Okay, this week our challenge theme is "Lace and Pearls" and those two words, especially when used together in the same sentence, always conjure up visions of weddings and bridal gowns for me! The traditional wedding month is June but I enjoy doing things in a non-traditional way most of the time so it bothers me not one iota to post a wedding card in March! LOL

Before I go any farther, I must inform you that our sponsors this week are:

with 5 digis of the winner's choice


with a rubber stamp valued at up to $10 from their shop!! 
Awesome prizes, don't you agree?

And don't forget that we now have a Top 3 and a Spotlight for every challenge!

Now, about my card. I chose the image called "Wedding Garter" which is available to purchase in Kenny's online store. I said that I enjoy doing things in a non-traditional way which is very true but I still used traditional wedding colors of white and gold for my card. I like "dressing" my images in white because I only have to color the shadows and folds and the rest is already white... that's quite an ink-saver! Because I usually layer on the colors pretty heavily (I like rich, vibrant color), I use a LOT of ink so I embrace any opportunity I have to save a little bit!

I used the C1 and BG70 to create the shadows and folds on her sexy wedding gown.  

Metallic Gold Rich Pale Regular WOW Embossing powder was used on the sentiment and the raised areas of the "Love" postage stamp. The sentiment was stamped onto a die cut made using one of the Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five die set.

The roses are from Wild Orchid crafts and the other flowers, from Recollections, were layered one on top of another with pearl centers added. The background was created using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The lacy ribbon as well as the white organza ribbon were from my stash. I also edged the background layer of card stock with gold gel pen.

Above is the inside of the card. The patterned paper is from DCWV's Modern Bouquet stack. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody - #15 Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - #51 Ribbon and Bling
No Matter Which Challenge - #7 Anything Goes
The Craft Place - Anything Goes

That's about it for today, my friends. I hope you'll get a chance to visit the Krafty Krew blog to see the wonderful projects created by my extremely talented teammates. A few of them used the brand new images and they are really awesome! We'd love to have you enter your own project in the challenge as well. Until next time, have a wonderful week and...

Happy crafting!


  1. wow this is a stunning creation, i love the image, the embossing and the sentiment! great work!
    Thanks for joining in with our Ribbon and Bling Challenge at Dream Valley!
    Hugs xx Cara DT xx

  2. Simply gorgeous! The embossing and layering add rich texture. The flowers are exquisite as is your coloring. Thanks for sharing your art with 613 Avenue Create.

  3. Anne, this is just stunningly gorgeous! Oh, my! Love that image, your great coloring, the fab wet and dry embossing, beautiful floral arrangement, and wonderful die cut! Love it, love it, love it! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. What a gorgeous card, such a fab image and great details. Thank you for joining in the That Craft Place challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  5. Simply fabulous ! love it ! thanx for joining us at NMWC and good luck, hugs, Marion

  6. WOW! This is really gorgeous my friend!! Really stunning details! :) Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
    *My Blog* - Stamp Smiles

  7. Fabulous card. I really love the wonderful details. Great coloring.

    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  8. Absolutely Gorgeous! Thanks for visiting our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create.

  9. Hi Annie!!! Your Kenny card is rich and fabulous!!!! Love the gold embossing. Great work KKKKteamie and thanks for sharing in No Matter Which’s *Anything Goes* challenge and good luck !


    Tammy, NMWC DT at Créations LaDiva :) xx

  10. Beautiful card! Nicely composed and executed! Thanks for stopping by our neighborhood and sharing!

    Chana, Co-Owner
    613 Avenue Create


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