Thursday, September 16, 2010

Button it!

Hola!

Hey, thanks for all of the 'feel better' wishes the other day... I'm convinced that those, along with a nice Project Runway marathon, did the trick and I am feeling much better now, LOL! ;)
Anybody out there watch PR? I admit I am late to the game since I could never watch it when it was on Bravo but I have been completely hooked by the current season now that it is on Lifetime. Hooked so much in fact that I had to order some of the first few seasons on DVD! Needless to say I made it through all of the Season 1 Wendy Pepper drama as I languished on the couch... good stuff! LOL!

Ok, on to why you are really here... my card today is for the new Lil Lolita Boutique challenge and this week the theme is buttons. Simple, right? I mean who doesn't have an extra button or two to throw on a card? For my buttons I dug deep into my stash and found this little jar of ooooold Junkitz buttons... some shaped, some with words on them, and I decided to finally use a bunch of them up. It's funny because it is times like these that confirm for me why it's not so bad to hang on to things for years and years. I mean, I still love these buttons and maybe even more so now that they have found their perfect home and fulfilled their creative destiny. ;)
I also did a bit of altering on my Lil Lolita image by swapping out Lillith's head for 20's Evie's head... oh and I also wiped the rose out of her hand before stamping too. Now Evie looks a bit more prepared for the cooler weather of fall but still ever so stylish!

Don't forget that in order to play along in the LLB challenge you must use a Lil Lolita stamp or digi on your card if you want a chance at winning a fab prize. And hey, did you know that the digis are back up for sale in the Tickled Pink store? That's right, if you missed out the first time Kellie is offering all of the girls, as well as the limited edition Kellita, in digi form for a limited time along with the new Let it Rock and Going Batty sentiment/image digi sets that coordinate perfectly with some of the Lolitas. :)

Alrighty, be sure to check out the LLB blog to see all the gorgeous cards that the rest of the DT have created!

Smooches!
Supply list:
cardstock- Jillybean Soup kraft and Copic X-Press It
paper- My Mind's Eye (floral), Reminisce (white bark)
stamps- Tickled Pink (Lil Lolita Lillith and 20's Evie)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox dark brown chalk ink
ribbon
Junkitz buttons
Studio Calico baker's twine
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R20, R17
hair- YR12, YR14, YR18, E09
eyes- B12, B14, B18, BG000
clothes- E55, E57, E59, E49, E44, E47, YG03, YG63, YG67, E40, E41, 0

49 comments:

Larisa said...

wow!! Fantastic! Her blue eyes touched my heart))) Great card!!!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

love love love your card, amy! love the vintagey fall colors. love the DP! those buttons are adorable! love their colors and shapes! beautifully colored gal. thanks for sharing and glad to hear you're feeling better! have a great thursday! *hugs* steph :)

Kylie said...

Beautiful Amy! I love the ... is it morphing? I hope i got that right, but I love it!! Very cute. The papers are divine and your buttons are super cute.
Hugs
Kylie

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh gorgeous. I love how you have changed up the images. Great work.
mwah
Trace

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Amy!!

Oh, this girlie on the stamp is sooo cute and love the colors that you gave her!! that red hair is sooo gorgeous!! The transparant buttons look fabulous with it!! Gorgeous!

hugs, Wendy

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card Amy!!

Leonie said...

Awesome! Love how you have re-created Evie and Lilith into anew being. Fantastic! Loving your autumny colours and your buttons are perfect!
Hugs Leonie

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! I love the autumn colours. Gorgeous card! And I'm a fan of Project Runway. The last episode of season six is on today! Can't wait. We've also had our own Finnish version of it and it was very good too.

Karen said...

OMGOSH Amy - love the morphing... that is a great combo!! I love the autumn colours of your card and that buttons - goregous:-)
Hugs
Karen
xxxx

Nancy Thomas said...

Gorgeous fall colors - clever you for switching up heads and bodies. I have to admit I have some of those buttons too - I have quite a few things that have not yet fulfilled their creative destiny!

Mette said...

Brilliant card Amy. I love how you mix and match your images. Your colours are lovely - just FAB.

Hugs, Mette

Lau W said...

oh great ! the morphing is excellent ! congrats ! Love the colours too !
xxx

Auntie Em said...

Great colouring and love the buttons!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Paper, Ink, Color! said...

I LOVE your cards!!!! This one is super cute, the colors are just perfect!I do have those button sets, you did great with them.

Kylie said...

WOW, I even love the word 'morphing'. Sounds so cool for the cardmaking world. I think it looks fabulous and those clear buttons are just gorgeous.

Hugs, Kylie ox

Tonje said...

Gorgeous card. The blue eyes makes the perfect match to the orange dp. Cute buttons! And, again, your colouring is awesome! There is so much life in her skirt!

itsabrt said...

Amy, thanks for the heads up about the digis! Your card is adorable!

Tammy said...

Love Love this Amy!

gobeagirl said...

Amy I am sure glad to hear that you are feeling better. I personally feel that a day spent on a marathon of one of your favorite show always helps. :D I love this card. She is just so sweet and her hair is just perfect. What a fun fall card! I just love all the colors together. Hugs, Lisa

margie c said...

Stunning card all around! Those buttons are to-die-for! Love them!
Glad to hear your feeling better :)
hugs, margie

...just Barbara said...

Decapitations?! That's awesome! I'm going to have to try a few. ;D

Renkata said...

OMG Amy , I just tought i missed this Lolita to order:) You clever girl:) gorgeous work.
Great colours combo.
Love it.

Marjon said...

I am back from my vacation and Woww you made a lot of beautiful creations,superb.

Grtzz Marjon

Rhonda Miller said...

Soo great. TFS.

WickedPixie said...

Amy, this is fabulous! I love the way you morph different6 heads with different bodies to make them perfect for your theme!

You know I LOVE me some Project Runway! I own all of the seasons on DVD (Even the last two, which weren't their best - but this season is so much better than the last two!) I watch them repeatedly when I am working on a sewing project!! :-)Traci

Emma and Susan said...

WOW WOW WOW...........This is AMAZING!!! I love the Lolita range.......They are so FAB!!!
Big hugs
Emma
xxx

Regina said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!So gorgeous. I love how you have changed up the images. Great work!!
Hugs
Regina

Julie said...

Fab! Gorgeous layout and design! Love the rounded corners and your colouring is awesome! Juliexx

Kimmarie Baker said...

I'm a PR junkie for a few years now. I can't wait to watch tonight. Then after that - I must watch Austin and Santino! Enjoy! :) I love your card and I too have old Junkitz laying around.

Shirley N said...

Love your altered image Amy, she looks so sweet with those big blue eyes. Love all your buttons too!

Alice Wertz said...

awww.... so cute! love the altering you did and those leaf buttons are perfect!! beautiful card! do you like the new X-press cardstock more than that of PTI??

Bron said...

Those buttons are perfect for the card and as you say have found the perfect home. The card and the altering is just ace, love it. Hugs from Bron xo

ilove2write said...

fantastic card.. love it, you are very talented! Oh and Project Runway.. I did watch a couple of seasons of it but kinda dropped off as I just haven't been having much tv time lately.. lol.. Have a great evening!

Joy said...

such a sweet image. love that added buttons and love the DP. hope you are having a good week!

Kellie Winnell said...

WOW Amy I have never thought to mix them up like that and she looks AMAZING! Your colouring is gorgeous and always and the buttons are PERFECT! I love it all as always you BLOW me away!
Hugs xx

Juls said...

so gorgeous!! great LO and I love her big blue eyes!! Hugs Juls

Stamping Cafe said...

Beautiful card, Amy! Love the colors and your awesome coloring, and those leaf buttons are so fun!

Crafty Jenn said...

Love it! I like the altering. Way to find a perfect home for your "ancient" buttons! Lol!

Glad you're feeling better too!

<3 Jenn

Jackie Thomas said...

another amazing creation Amy. You always suprise me. I love the clear buttons, very cute indeed. Hugs Jackie

donna mikasa said...

Lots of buttony goodness! Great altering, as always and I love the colors on this card! Love it!!

Maya said...

Ohhh this is awesome, Amy!!
Love all the details and the colors are fab!
Hugs from Maya

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I'm glad you're feeling better Amy!

I just LOVE your altered images. You are my definitely one of my most favorite stamp artists ever!!!

1LuvnMama said...

Luv those fall leaves buttons and very glad to hear that you're getting better! Under the weather or not, you always amaze me with your awesome cards Amy!

Kristy said...

Super cute! I love the color scheme and the sweetness of the post of that stamp

RiNNE said...

Lovin' the vintage vibe here...this Lolita is my fave! Awesome use of buttons! Glad you are feeling better! I just love Project Runway, but I didn't get into it either till the last couple of seasons. I had to stop reading your post a bit when you talked of the DVDs in fear that I would be tempted to buy them...hehe...

Patricia said...

Amy very pretty and you made her look all sweet and cute. I love the color combo. Awesome job as always.
~Patricia

Aussie Loz said...

Oh, I love how you mixed the two images, your colours are gorgeous and so are those buttons! ♥

Tasha said...

STUNNING! wowzer, your colour work really is sensational Amy, love he colours and the leaves - adorable
love tasha xx

Leanne said...

Great alteration Amy!!! Love that dp and those colors are great. Great buttons!! TFS!