Thursday, June 24, 2010

I just can't leave well enough alone

Hello, hello!

It's time again for another Lil Lolita Boutique challenge and this week we want to see cards with no designer papers. I know... I know.. no DP? If you're saying that is a hard one... believe me, you're preachin' to the choir, LOL!
I had every intention of just doing a nice embossed background but that little voice inside my head kept needling me... trying to get me to sneak some pattern paper on my card somewhere. So how could I appease that little voice and still stay true to the challenge???
A-HA! Rub-ons! Yep, I broke out a sheet of birthday rub-ons and created my own pattern on some white cardstock and that quieted the voice enough to let me get on with the rest of my card. ;)

I was also a bit tricky with the image on this one by taking Lil Lolita Evie and altering her by wiping away the cat ears and whiskers before stamping then re-drawing in some of the missing lines in her hair with a Copic multiliner pen. Once that was done I stamped up Lil Lolita Lylah and chopped off both of their heads so I could swap them out... OUCH! Don't worry, no images where harmed in the making of this card, LOL! :)
Now Evie has lost her cat costume and is ready for her big day, I bet that is a big box of Copics and stamps she's got there... what else could make her look so happy? ;)

So if you've gotten your Lil Lolita stamps why not join in the fun this week? The no DP thing really isn't that bad... I promise, and we would love to see what you come up with!

Have a beautiful day everyone. :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and PTI
stamp- Tickled Pink (Lil Lolita Evie and Lylah)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown chalk ink
Heidi Grace rub-ons and chipboard sentiment
ribbon
Ranger Stickles
Cuttlebug large polka dot embossing folder
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R20, RV14
hair- YR12, YR14, YR18, E09, E18
eyes- YG95, YG97, YG99, BG000
clothes and present- G20, YG01, YG03, RV00, RV10, RV21, BG000, BG01, BG02, Y11, Y13, Y35, E40, E41, 0, C5, C7, C9

35 comments:

sweet craf-tea chick said...

yay for rub-ons ;p'! i just love how you alter images! so amazing. such a cute card! thanks for sharing and have a wonderful thursday, amy! *hugs* steph :)

Tracey Feeger said...

Wow this is great. I love it. Evie looks wonderful without her cat ears etc. Great job.
mwah
Trace

Maria Therese said...

Oh your the best at altering stamps!! And using rubon as a DP wow that's a cool idea!!!(if I had any rubons..)

Karen said...

OMGOSH Amy when I first say this I thought - Hang on have you got a newbie?? I even emailed Kellie... hehehehehehe!!! But I soon realised of course, you just way to clever and had drawn in those missing bits and voila a new sista!!! So fab I love it:-) I love your parcels in the background, and your colouring so brilliant!
Hugs
Karen
xxxx

donna mikasa said...

Such clever altering! I love how you "uncatified" her--is that such a word? Someone got the new CB polka dot folder, too! Love the glittered dots, and your rub ons background is awesome!

WickedPixie said...

I, too, thought you were giving us a Sneak Peek! So not fair when I haven't even had a chance to stamp with the one's I have!! Your alteration is fabulous, as always, and I LOVE how you snuck around the no DP! Your homemade DP is fantastic! :-)Traci

Renkata said...

what a sweet and cute Lolita, Great colouring and layout.

Andrea said...

so bright and breezy and beautiful x

Kristy Young said...

OMG Evie Looks fabulous!!! I love what you have done with this card.
Kristy xx

Kylie said...

OFF WITH HER HEAD!!! Hahaha - I love it. Poor Lylah just needed a face lift. Sorry. Sorry. I just couldnt help myself. I too did the double take when I saw her. But she is just gorgeous. Now... for a name... Evlah? Lyvie? Hmmm... very clever to use rub ons too!
Hugs
Kylie

Patricia said...

I love it, I never would have thought of switching heads that is so cool. Also not stamping the ears, thanks so much for making me think outside of the box.
~Patricia

Carisa said...

Very cute! I love your altering abilities, I totally smiled when I saw your card - it was so amy!!! I was trying to figure out WHAT you had done b/c I swore that was DP there...you sneaky sneaky lil' thing! LOL Fabulous!

Melissa S said...

I love your altering. The card is fantastic!

bosenberries said...

such a cute card and great ideas!!! Robin

Lisa Summerhays said...

I love that you altered her. Fantastic idea with the rub-on designer paper too! Very clever.

Juls said...

wow she is just gorgeous!! Love her red hair!! Love the embossed polks dots and the fact that some of them are glittered.

Hugs Juls

Angie said...

I love how you combined and altered the two images! Her hair is perfect, I will need to copy that color combo. And you'll never guess what I got in the mail today! A Christmas Card from YOU! LOL! It was stamped that it was sent out on December 4th, 2009! So, THANKYOU for the Christmas Card! LOL! I love it!

Barb said...

LOVE her hair and how you've combined the images! Fantastic!

Berenice said...

So nice card! The altering is awesome. TFS :)

gobeagirl said...

Oh Amy. She is just adorable. I love her eyes and her hair. New technic? As for your (solution) to the dp what a great idea. Soooo so cute! Have a sunny day, Lisa heehee

Mimi said...

Sweet card Amy! Your alterations technique is absolutely amazing! and your "dp"...what a genius idea! ;)

Kimberly S said...

You crack me up! lol This is gorgeous Amy! Your alterations and special 'DP' are both so wonderfully creative! :)

Alice Wertz said...

amazing altering and LOVE that patterned paper you made!! love this beautiful card!

Danni said...

You are just amazing!! and so talented!! Awesome card!

Shirley N said...

Altered Lolita is adorable! Love your embossed background and your self-made DP too! Cute, cute card!

Joy said...

awe...so cute! love how you altered your image. she's so cute! love the DP and I can never get tired of your coloring. have a wonderful weekend!

Leanne said...

I Love this card Amy! You are the QUEEN of alterations! I love this altered version, I wish it was a stamp!! You survived another no DP challenge fabulously! Those rub-ons are fantastic. ;)

RiNNE said...

Haha! You are too funny! Love the alteration! Great elements!

Jodi said...

How cute Amy! I love the pretty summer colors you used for your card! She's adorable without her cat ears and I love her hair!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Eulanda said...

OMG rub-ons! Brilliant!! Considering this was a challenge for you, it came out beautifully!!

Bron said...

What is not to like about this card, just perfect. I would never have thought to change the heads and bodies around but now I am feeling inspired. Hugs from Bron:-)

Angela said...

Oh Amy I love her!!! And her hair is just too cute!! The things you can do with stamps!!!
Hugs:)
Angela

Tasha said...

Love your altering Amy and the colours are so pretty super colour work
love tasha xx

crafty amy said...

ooooh love the rub on paper :D What a great idea and she is so cute!

Hugs

Amy xx

Crafty Jenn said...

Way to go and stay true to the challenge! I know that no dp is a hard one for you! Haha! I like how you put Stickles on some of the embossed dots.

<3 Jenn