Thinking of You...Lil Lolita

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Happy Hump Day!

This is another image I colored up while at Mary's house and I'm not going to lie to you - it took me HOURS! And not because we were talking either; I was coughing the whole time! I had to add all the shadows to her hair and those layers in her dress, then I couldn't decide what color to do her eyes...decisions, decisions! :)

Most of you have probably seen these images around blogland, but for those who haven't, they're called Lil Lolita's and you can pick them up from Tickled Pink Stamps, an Aussie company! They're so different and sassy, I just love them! I actually borrowed Miss Kadie's stamps while she was in Maryland (thank you sweetie!), but I have a feeling I'll have to buy my own soon! Just add it to my ever-growing list of wants!

This Lolita's name is Willow and even though Miss Mary had a HUGE stash of copics I could have played with, I still ended up coloring her in with SU reinkers and Distress Inks. (Still scratching my head over that one?!) I picked out some funky June Bug papers (Basic Grey) from Mary's stash to pull colors from for the image but that's as far as I got at her place. So the other night I sketched up a layout that would fit this big image and went to work. Each layer was inked with Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo Distress Ink, distressed with a pair of scissors and machine stitched with black thread. Then I added some black lace, adhesive rhinestones and I used my open scalloped edge punch for a bit of detail down the vertical panel. And because I can't get enough of using my new toy, I made another flower using PTI's Beautiful Blooms die template! I added the sentiment, from Kraftin Kimmie's Everyday Sentiments set to a scrap piece of base cardstock and cut it out using one of the small dies from the Labels Eight nestie set.

EDIT: I just looked at this week's Lil Lolita Challenge #10 and it's all about polka dots! Technically, I did post this the day before the challenge, and I'm bummed out now that I did before seeing this challenge, but I hope the Tickled Pink crew love it anyway! :)

I would have put this in my store today, but Miss Mary emailed me before I'd even put this vamp on a card and put dibs on it! Crazy girl! ;)


Stamps: Tickled Pink
'Little Lolita - Willow', Kraftin Kimmie Stamps 'Everyday Sentiments'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Pretty In Pink, Buckaroo Blue, Not Quite Navy, Morning Marigold, More Mustard, Ruby Red, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap and Black Soot'
Papers: Bazzil Basics, PP - Basic Grey 'June Bug Collection'
Access: Ribbon, Lace, Basic Grey June Bug Brad,
PTI Beautiful Blooms Template, Spellbinders Labels Eight Nestibilities, EK Success Open Scallop Edge Punch, Adhesive Rhinestones, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals


Marley said...

Oh I love it!! Even if it took you hours the coloring is fabulous!! xx Marley

scrapn_momof2 said...

Amazing!! Your card is gorgeous.

WickedPixie said...

Sandra this card is GORGEOUS! And as far as your re-inkers go, why fix what ain't broken? Your coloring is always So beautiful! :-)Traci

Theresa said...

Hi Sandra,

What a wonderful card! I love the little girl, she is just too adorable. Of course, your coloring is just amazing. Love the papers too.

Have an awesome day.

kadie said...

WOWEE! I didn't think this could get anymore fantastic than what I saw in real life, but the card layout you've created for Willow is OUTSTANDING!! omgosh, wow!!

kadie said...

P.S. I spy a flower made with your new PTI dies!! Woot woot!

Julie said...

fantastic card, love the cute image, the layout, the colours and your colouring is always fantastic

Crafty Jenn said...

Absolutely beautiful Sandra! And way to use those oh-so-scary embellishments. ;)

I've fallen for these Lolitas too....and my first took just about as long to color!

<3 Jenn

Janine - Ellabella said... stuning! Love the image! Coloring is great!

Unknown said...

OH My I love your card!! Your colouing is amazing and I love your Basic Grey Papers, so yummy!! Thanks so muh for sharing your fantastic card wth us this week at Lil Lolita Boutique - hope we see you again next week!!

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh WOW Sandra. This card is simply gorgeous. Your colouring is amazing. I love the scrummy dp you have used and the black accents really make it pop. STUNNING card. I can see why your friend put dibs on it. Thanks for joining us in this weeks LLB challenge. hugs Jackie

Patricia Mae said...

Wow your card is so pretty. I love it. The colors are awesome. This is the second card this morning I have seen in browns and I have to do a card in these colors just stunning. Thanks so much for joining us this week at LLB.

Eulanda said...

OH MY WORD THIS IS GORGEOUS! I love the black accent and you did her hair up beautifully!! Thanks for joining us this week at LLB!! You always do such a great job! Hugs!

Louise F NZ said...

Fantastic card, love the papers and your colouring is just stunning. Great choice on the eyes, they look perfect.

Kylie said...

Oh wow! I've never seen Willow look so beautiful! I love those papers. Gorgeous colouring. And a fantastic layout too. I LOVE the stitching. There is something about stitching on a card that finishes it off, isn't there?
Thanks so much for playing at LLBC this week! Please come back to visit soon,

Kellie said...

WOWZERS girl the colouring is absolutely stunning I want to type this quickly so I can go for a another looks! All the detail is amazing! I am loving all the polka dots and bling too! Thank you so much for joining us at LLB this week!
Hugs xx

Carisa said...

This is beautiful - I had to stare at your coloring for a minute before I could comment I was in awe!!! Thanks so much for joining us at LLB this week. I hope you'll be joining us again.

Crafty Jenn said...

Congrats on winning the LLBC! This card was definately worthy!

<3 (again) Jenn

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