Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Let's Have A Drink!

Hello friends! Today I'd like to share an Appletini with you. *wink* I colored this image last week and just wasn't inspired by any papers in my stash, so I set it aside. Yesterday, as I was eyeing up my design team goodies from The Beary Scrap I had an "Ah ha!" moment. This sassy image pops on my fab new Basic Grey Origins paper. 
 I put my own spin on the "priscillastyles" Midnight Madness sketch:

I just couldn't make the angled panels work, though - too distracting to my eye. The beads are of my own making. The bottom ones dangle and swish back and forth a bit. Here's a closer look:

I used black Stickles on her dress and Glossy Accents on the glass and her lips. Oh, and that deliciously wide lace is from Grandma's stash. Thanks Grandma!

Midnight Madness #42 - Sketch
Cuttlebug Challenges - Stitch It!
Stamp With Fun #47 - Stitch
Corrosive #51 - Sew It Up!
Fussy and Fancy #4 - Dazzle Us!

Stamp: Sassy Studio Designs - Cosmopolitan
Paper: Basic Grey Origins, assorted Bazzill
Medium: Copics for skin, Prismacolor pencils, Stickles, Glossy Accents, Colorbox Chalk Ink on the edges
Embellishments: My handmade baubles, brads and Grandma's lace (wow... that's it?)

Thanks for stopping in! I'd love to hear your thoughts about this project.

Don't forget we're *this* close to the official launch of The Beary Scrap Design Team Blog! Join us Monday, March 1 for kickoff blog candy, our weekly theme announcement and our first DT project post by the oh-so-talented Gini Cagle (Beadz). Whoo hoo!



Anonymous said...

Susan, those papers make that image come to life! Love the baubbles, and the lace! Beautiful work as always.
XXX Kimm

Elise said...

oh yes Susan! That appletini sure looks darn good! lol! what a GORGEOUS card! Wow! Those beads are so PERFECT with this card ... a touch of elegance to a sassy girl image! :) loooove it! And the colors are absolutely WONDERFUL! Perfect with the appletini! Your sewing and lace is LOVELY!! What an awesome card Sweets!

Carol Hurlock said...

Here's a toast to you Susan and cheers for making this awesome Appleini card!!! It is simply marvelous with the dangling beads...I love that, how clever!!! So I lift up my glass to you and say "Well Done"!!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

paola said...

This is stunning! I popped over to thank you for the comment you left on my venting post, since i am fairly new to blog world it was doing my head in that one puts so much effort into their blog and gets very little recognition, not that we need any, but it is nice to know that someone out there is peeking at our little creations and actually enjoys checking out the little crafty things we do.
Your blog is great i intend to be coming back again soon.
G"d bless

Jen Shults said...

This is really gorgeous Susan. I love how you used that paper. Just STUNNING work!

Sue said...

"Cheers" to this wonderful creation!
What a gorgeous image and your right, those papers are perfect. Love the wide lace too. Fabulous!
Welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

A BIG WARM Welcome to Midnight Madness, Susan! I am just loving this card! The dangles , the black stickles on her dress, and Oooo that glossy lip and cup. You sure make it so inviting :) Thanks so much for showing your skill with us this week. I hope to see many more cards from you with us, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Priscilla said...

Oh Susan, what a thrill to have you joing us this week. Your work is wonderful..I was just looking through your is amazing. You are one talented lady. Big war "CHEERS" and WELCOME to our challenges. Your dangle beads are fantastic, well all your bead work is awesome on this card. Love your take on the sketch and your textures and attention to details is FANTASTIC. Oh I just wanted to let you know to mark your calendar for March 5th because that is when the Midnight Madness will be doing a huge giveaway. It will be a blog candy style with comment entries only. No card making on this one, but I really do not want our players to miss out on the opportunity to win. You will not be sorry you entered. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenges with us. We really love checking out all our entries work each week.
MMSC Hostess

Judy said...

Wow! This card is so gorgeous! I like how you stitch around card.

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Susan, this is just DELISH!! Love your beautifully coloured image and those gorgeous colours - then there is your fabulous beads - what mor can I say!?!? I LOVE THIS!! You are so talented! Thanks for finding the time to join us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we love to see your cards and hope to see you next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Juanita said...

Beautiful, love the black stickles on the dress and the bead accents. Thanks for joining us a Fussy and Fancy.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Susan, what a stunning card. Gorgeous images and papers and the lace is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Sexy card! I luv the beads. Where did you purchase the thing in between the brad and the beads and what is it called?


Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Everyone, thanks so much for your really kind comments! I'm slowly but surely visiting everyone. :)

Lori, the beads are hung on 2 jump rings - one under the brad and attached to the first. The tightly wound springy-looking thing (with little loop) directly above the beads is hand-made by me.

Jump rings can be found at any craft store. :)


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh I love this image, your coloring, your choice of dp and the lace! Awesome take on the sketch!! Thanks for playing with Midnight Madness.