Sunday, 29 April 2012

Dream Valley Challenge 31 - For a Special Lady


It's time for a new challenge over at Dream Valley and didn't we have fun with this one!!!! We would like to see your creations For a Special Lady and as my Auntie Janet was celebrating a very special birthday a few days ago, I couldn't think of a better challenge! We are being sponsored by the fabulous Saturated Canary who are offering a $10 voucher to our lucky winner! With so many gorgeous images the DT were completely spoilt for choice.....

Now I personally find colouring hair one of my biggest challenges so I wanted to find an image with particularly gorgeous hair so I could practice, practice, practice! And practice I did..... I'm not sure quite how many times I coloured this image before I was finally happy with the results and I'm not quite sure why I went so completely purple about it, but I have to say I quite like it!

This gorgeous image is called Lolita.... Here's a close up.....

I used:
Sentiment - Sentiments 4 You
Papers - Henbury Lane, Papermania
Butterfly punch
Brush marker for faux stitching
Pearls and lace from stash

I'll have a look for some challenges after I've put the littl'uns to bed! Here they are.....

Saturated Canary - Happy Birthday
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Now don't forget to pop over to Dream Valley to see the gorgeous creations made by the rest of the DT.

Love 'n' hugs,


Aunty Sue said...

Hi Mel this is amazing and I am sure she will cherish it

Wishcraft said...

Oh so pretty Mel! Fab image and she looks great in all that purple :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Sarah said...

Hi Mel, such a pretty card! Love your colour choice and your hair colouring is just great!


Donna Mosley said...

So gorgeous Mel. Love how you've coloured her and the details are so pretty.

Donna x

Sally said...

It's gorgeous Mel & perfect in purple.
Sally x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous! Wow I just love the colour of her hair, Kristas images just seem to guide you to different colour of hair dont they.
Kat xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card Mel, love the sweet image.

Melly said...

well honey I would say you've got the hang of the hair!! The purple is so beautiful!
I bet your aunt just loved the card, its gorjuss petal! Love it all!
Hope married life is treating you well??
Have a happy week
Hugs Melly xx

Rachel x said...

Ooh, gorgeous card, Mel- purple is my fav colour so i love it, especially that you did the hair purple, too!! Hair is a big challenge for me, too, but Krista's images are perfect to practise on!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

Janette said...

Hi Mel, Oh you did so well, I love the funky hair, hope your Aunty loved it, so pretty.xx

Dawn said...

Love the colours, great minds think alike lol. Fab card & all the practice paid off lol x

coops said...

so gorgeous your purple colours and really stunning image and design :D

xx coops xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow...this is gorgeous. Such a sweet image and love the layout and colour combo.
Diane xx

Carole of Brum said...

Hiya Mel, or should I say Mrs Byron? I've just scrolled down and seen your lovely wedding photo, and also your new profile piccie which is just gorgeous. Hope married life is happy and full of blessings.

this is a fabulous card, great job with the colouring and the hair does look great, all that practice certainly paid off. CoB

Lottie said...

You really are awesome at these kind ofcards - your colouring is just perfect and so professional!

Violets Corner said...

Very beautiful Mel!

Warm hugs

Loopylou. said...

omgosh mel thats beautiful hun. I love the purpley mono feel to it.
Thankyou so much for popping in and playing along with us this week over on the SC challenge blog
hugs Lou xxxx

Christine said...

Oh, so pretty!! Love the purple color scheme! It's colored beautifully!! Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow Mel, your Aunt is going to love this! Great job with your colouring, definitely worth the practice! Enjoy your long weekend, how's the allotment going?

Dragonlady said...

Hi hunni, wow this is stunning. Of course you chose the best colour scheme evu!!!!!!

Hugs Ali x

Ella's Design said...

Great card, Mel - and why not purple hair?! Love the monochromatic colour scheme and that SC image. Fab lace and stitched details too. Lisa X

Diane's Card Designs said...

Gorgeous card Mel. Love the sweet image and the pastle lilac colour looks beautiful.
Diane xx

cebelica said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Do I need to say more? ;) Hugs! xx

Caz said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us on the SC Challenge.