Saturday, 20 October 2012

Lady Lola + Hollywood Sidewalk

Hi everyone! I have a fun project to share today! I have asked to be a Guest Designer over at Anything But A Card as I won one of their challenges :) A little while ago we were chatting in the Make it Crafty group about different shadow box shapes and Zoe created this amazing Circle Shadow Box. Naughty me - it has been sitting there for a little while so I thought it would be a good opportunity to pull it out and play!

I thought a fun way to decorate the box would be to use one of the Make it Crafty scenes to take up the interior. I used Hollywood Sidewalk and paired it with a Simply Betty image called Lady Lola; you might remember Simply Betty and Make it Crafty did a collaborative Hollywood release earlier in the year.

To create the shadow box, first I painted all of the chipboard white to give it a nice soft look, and then I traced the outer frame onto some DP. I then cut it out, distressed and painted the edges so it wasn't perfect and stuck it on top of the chipboard frame. Distressing the edges just allowed me to be a little more rough in the sizing as I didn't want it to look 100% fitted, but rather more of that shabby chic look. To be honest, I'm not 100% sold ont he red in the picture...but hey it's Hollywood right? ;)

This was a fun scene to colour up. Here are the copics that I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R11
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E18

Dress: BG72, BG75, BG78

Hat/Building: E40, E41, E43

Sidewalk: W0, W1, W3, W5, W7
Red: R22, R29, R46, R59
Stars: Y11, Y15, Y17, E33, E35

Phew! Don't forget to take a look over at the Anything But a Card Challenge Blog - there is some amazing inspiration and great prizes to be won! Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges that I am entering with this card:



Marilyn said...

Beautiful! Your colouring is spot on and flawless and there's tons of creativity and imagination in this project.

Leah Ann Gast said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

Jenny said...

I have made a cup of tea. I have chocolate. Now I am going to sit and take in this stunning, inspiring creation. Beautiful Alyce. hugs x

Rina said...

WOW Alyce...this is totally AWESOME!!!


jimlynn said...

Sensational!!! So pretty.

Penny said...

OMGoodness, this is such a cool project! Love it! Love that image inside the box and the image on the outside. Fab coloring and I love the shabby-chic look! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Anita said...

Absolutely stunning! Beautiful coloring and I really like the pop of red.

Jani Lewis said...

Awesome! The folds in her dress are amazing. The colored walkway seems to just come to life.

Chrissy said...

It is a wonderful creation Alyce,gorgeous colouring, fantastic backgoround and love her dress...beautiful.


Loopylou. said...

omgosh alyce I have swooned and gone to heaven!!! this is just stunning hun, you are so talented hun
huge hugs Lou xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!! This is truly stunning Alyce. such a wonderful way for me to start my day to see such a brilliant creation, your amazing colouring never disappoints!!

I hope you have a good weekend
Hugs Sue

Only By His Grace said...

Fantastic. it looks 3D.
Hugs maz

Doreen said...

Love the card, the image is adorable and coloured so beautifully xxx

Frea said...

Wow Alyce, this is brilliant! How original and stunning, you clever girl you! Hugs Frea

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

FABULOUS Alyce! Love the scene and I think the red works really well. A stunning project :) I hope your move goes well! Sarah xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Oooh, this is different! :) totally fabulous, stylish and brilliant! :)



coops said...

so stunning alyce.your scene is fabulous and amazing colouring as always :D

xx coops xx

Shelby said...

What a fun and cool project! Love how you've distressed the edges and your coloring definitely brings everything to life.


Rachel Parys said...

Cuuuuute!! Love-it!! You could put this in your new craftroom! Awesome coloring, and I love the scene in the background! You go girl!

Amanda R said...

Your coloring on this is amazing! Everything looks so realistic but with just a slight whimsical look to it, love how the background is inset and she is on the outside too, nice dimension to it!

Flutterby Trina said...

WOW that looks amazing!!! x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

OH WOW! That is so cool!!!

Amazing work!

Franz♥ said...

Me again...I love the work you made on this Mic chipboard frame, that's incredible! Please hun, can you post on another day, not always the day before mine?!! I can't stand comparison! *lol*

Another hug, Franz.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Alyce this is fantastic, what a brilliant and beautiful design, the shape is awesome, I love the image and detail it has your magical touch, I love it.
lorraine x

Sandra Mathis said...

Fantastic scene. I'm not sure I got it all how you created this shadow box, please forgive me it's 3AM...LOL Love the colour and colouring of her dress!


Cindy :) said...

wow, this is so awesome....great job, so pretty