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Hi everyone! It's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafts and Me :D This week we have a nice fun theme of Roses and Pearls. You know how I love my flowers...but for some reason this card just wasn't inspired to have a lot of flowers D: LOL Typical huh?

But I did make one big lovely "Mess Flower" as we have dubbed them....See I brought this amazing stuff from the Brisbane Papercraft Festival called Ferro. It is a textured paste (nice and sparkly) which you layer on chipboard, then stamp a texture in, and then brush over the top with a gold paint. I decided to make a layered flower from some chippies I brought at the show but I think the texture kinda got lost and instead it has come out as a Mess Flower. hahaha. It is heaps sparkly-er in real life too. Hope you like it anyway :)

I really love these Hannah Lynn images over at Crafts and Me. They are super great if you want to practice your hair and skin colouring. No E21 here though..I coloured her up before the one yesterday :) Here are the colours that I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R11
Hair: W1, W3, W5, W7
Outfit: R32, E35, E37
Wings: V000, V01, V04, V09

Hope to see all of your lovely creations in the challenge! :D

Challenges that I am entering with this card:

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge - Bling (I have a whole bunch of pearls plus my sparkly Mess Flower lol :)
Stampavie and More - Something with Wings
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Deconstructing Jen - Sketch (I pulled out the three little strips so they sit on both sides of her :)


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  1. HI Alyce.... I just got this digi for an upcoming DT project!!! Beautiful always.... now I am scared to do it!!! Thanks alot! LOL

    Have a blessed day...

  2. Fabulous Alyce and fantastic colouring as usual. Great image and that's a nice layout and fab papers. Great job colouring her hair... black is not easy to do but you've aced it!

  3. morning alyce and ooooooohhhhhhhh!! how gorgeous is this? I always swoon when I pop in on your yummy makes!!
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  4. She is awesome! You colored her beautifully! Stunning!

  5. I love looking at your blog so much, thank you also taking the time to help me, love Suzanne xx

  6. Fabulous how you coloured her. WAnsd the whole card is great.
    Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    LG Michelle

  7. Oh you have coloured her so so beautifully, Alyce. I love how the brush strokes give the hair the debth and life these images should have. Your mess flower really do`t look like mess to me, lol. The rustic look of it is magnificent. It fits so well with the colours on your card. I just received this Prima collection the other day and it is sooooo beautiful. Btw...thanks for the sweet comment you left me. Hope you`ll enjoy the digi papers at Astrid`s, lol. Hugs...Mona

  8. Beautiful detail in your coloring. Love how you've used pearls around the frame. The "mess" flowers looks pretty sparkly from her and it works perfectly with her.


  9. Wowee, I have said this before, but woah girl you sure know how to colour hair!!

  10. I love this image. Her hair is fantastic. I would love to learn how you do this. The shine is what I am missing.
    I love this card

  11. I had no idea you did grunge?? Hee hee..I think that mess flower is beyond COOL! It works so perfectly with your sensational card. I love the wood grained label too! :) Always so much fun to spend time here admiring your wonderful work.

    Lisa xx

  12. wow this is so amazing...your coloring is it

  13. Love that "Mess Flowers" Alyce!!! LOL! Actually, it's simply lovely. Love the entire card - all those pretty pearls and lace are just the perfect addition to that beautiful image! Love it!

  14. Beautiful Alyce! Love her images too, they are so dreamy and well gorgeous. Your card is stunning, love the black hair and the touches of colors. That is a gorgeous flower too. Awesome job hon!

  15. This is seriously STUNNING Alyce. Your coloring is AMAZING! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's sketch!

  16. Hi Alyce, I adore this card, love the papers, stitching, pearls...image and ofcourse the flower..Sounds fun!!
    Your colouring needs no more comments as it is always perfect!!

    Ciao from Italy...such a shame you live on the other side of the world!!

    Ciao Blankina

  17. Stunning! She's just seems to shine. I love your Mess Flower.

  18. gorgeous!! love the colors and the flower!

  19. Wow Alyce this is absolutely awesome, love your colouring, it's stunning and of course that handmade flower is really lush.. :D xx

  20. Hi Alyce! This card is beyond STUNNING! You are so very talented! I haven't been brave enough to try coloring black hair yet! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!
    I love the way that you outlined her lips with black too! Wow! I'm going to go and look at it some more now!
    Have a great night!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

  21. Gorgeous card and image Alyce..Loz

  22. This is stunning (as always) Alyce, I love all the details :)
    Hope you're having a great week.

  23. Never thought to stamp in the texture paste, will have to try that technique and I love your black hair, my images always look prematurely gray!

  24. Never thought to stamp in the texture paste, will have to try that technique and I love your black hair, my images always look prematurely gray!

  25. Beautiful Alyce.
    Hugs Tracy x

  26. oh wow Hun how stunning is,this your detail is just fantastic love that image and adore those colours hugs Cherylxxxxx

  27. Hi there Alyce, this image is lovely I like your 'black hair' it's gorgeous.

    Oh by the way,I got your follow up comments in email, but they aren't showing on my blog! ahhh technology!

    I like your 'messy flower' I'm sure it's sparkly-er IRL. lol

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  28. OMW Alyce...this is simply stunning hun..and wonderful colouring as always... is the link were I bought my wooden embellies..lots to choose

    have fun looking sweetie...

    big hugs Vicky xx

  29. Alyce it was well worth the mess lol. I love the layered flower and the image is truly amazing thanks to your wonderful colouring!!

  30. How beautiful you've colored this...her hair oh so gorgeous! Oh, just love this!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

  31. Alyce, your black haired Ladybug Love looks smashing in red, surrounded by your choice of wonderful neutral colors. You've made her eyes appear as though they're looking right through me. It's always a pleasure to find the masterpieces that you share at Crafts and Me! TFS! Hugz, ~ Rose

  32. Well, I like your mess flower. LOL The coloring on this image is your usual amazing sweetie. I'm beginning to think you just had TOO much fun at your festival. :-) All that fun and goodies too. Beautiful composition. Hugs!

  33. Very pretty card and great colouring, especially the hair!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Copic Marker Europe!
    Big Hugs

  34. wwo so amazing alyce. stunning image and i really love her black hair.gorgeous mess flower and design too :D

    xx coops xx

  35. an eye-catching design with lovely strong colours and gorgeous flowers...Thanks so much for joining in at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah.

  36. Oh my, what gorgeous creation, Alyce. Love the bold colours you used for your wonderful card. Makes me feel using this fabulous image soon again :o)
    Wish you a wonderful week, hun.
    Hugs, Karina

  37. What a perfect card with a perfect coloring! Fabulous job!

    Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this time. Hope to see you again on our next challenge!

    Hugs, Sande xx
    (DT of Whoopsi Daisy)

  38. Wow, such a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pies this time. Hugs Lisa xx

  39. Hi Alyce, another wonderful card. As always in total awe of your colouring and embellies, papers - well just everything!!!

    Thanks for joining in with us this time at the Cutie Pies.


  40. WOW -your card is amazing!
    An adorable image and lovely details. Your coloring is fab!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.


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