Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Paper Nest Dolls, Ribbon and Lace Challenge.......

          So welcome to the Ribbons and Lace challenge.... this will be my final one for this term as I will be back on the regular blog posts starting June 1st. It has been a pleasure doing this for the past 10 weeks..... You can visit the challenge blog for all the rules located on the sidebar here. Without further ado, here is my inspiration card for all you lovely crafters......
          I decided to step outside of the box for this one as you will notice this is not the usual type of card I do. I am really happy with how it turned out and I think I will be venturing outside of my comfort zone more often. =)
          I have had this digital stamp in my arsenal for a LONG time and I have never used it so I decided to ink this little cutie and and it was so much fun. You can find Couture Ellis here. Don't forget to like The Paper Nest on Facebook.          

          I inked Couture Ellie with Copic markers.... For her skin I used E000, E00, E11 and R20. I used my favourite blonde combination for her hair, E50, E51, E53 and E55. Her dress was coloured with R37, R39 and R89. Her accessories were done with C5, C9 and 110. I covered her purse and the rosebuds on the skirt with Diamond Stickles. I love Diamond Stickles because it picks up whatever colour you may be using.

          So as you can see, this is not my traditional Gina K Kraft card stock OR my usual square shaped card. Very seldom do I shy away from my Kraft card stock. I decided to go for Gina K Lipstick Red for the card back and the card is actually a 5X7. I love red, black and white together and I hardly ever use it as a combination but for some reason it just seemed like the right thing to do for this card. The patterned paper used is Basic Grey "Little Black Dress". The sentiment is part of the Simon Says Stamp March kit and it is by Kristina Werner called "Flower Friend" It is really hard to see but I lined the polka dotted paper with Gina K Black card stock. I used a Signo Uniball white gel pen to do dash lines around the outside of the black layers and I framed the image with Lipstick Red and lace. I was going to add ribbon but I felt it was elegant without it.
          So you are probably asking yourself what the lovely prize is that you could win for all your hard work? Well check it out below....

          I hope you enjoy this card and I hope you enjoy this challenge.... we look forward to seeing everyone's creations..... have tons of fun.....

We will be running biweekly challenges, starting on Mondays, and ending the Friday the week AFTER the challenge starts. A complete list of challenge rules/guidelines can be found on our sidebar. It is NOT required to use a Paper Nest Dolls image on your entry, although we will have freebies available soon and encourage you to take a look around our shop.

*Don't forget the great contest that is going on right now over at The Paper Nest Dolls, check it out here!*


  1. Adorable Nikki! I like her dress!

  2. I LOOOOOVE this card!!!!!! The dress is gorgeous, and the color scheme is awesome!


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