Monday, January 12, 2009

Anya's Fashion Show

Do you not LOVE Anya?! She's from The Greeting Farm, a fairly new discovery for me but definitely love at first sight! She is seriously cute, and there is also a sweet little boy, Ian {you know I love the boy stuffs}, and really adorable animals, yummy treats and beautiful quotes. I can't build my collection fast enough!

So...the card. Well, Marie over on The Greeting Farm's blog had a contest for the Anya Fashion Show. Very easy, just use any Anya image you want and glam her up. GLAM?!?! I can do glam!

Since it was the long-awaited girl's {Scrapmania at Archiver's} night out on Saturday, I had this project tops on my list! Heather, Jess and I had SO much fun stamping and chatting - it was fabulous! If you've never been to a Scrapmania event, I highly recommend it. It's kind of a pain to pack for, but so much fun when you're there!

I took about 50 photos of this card trying to get it just right to show all the details. These were the best two that I came up with in the end -- EVERYTHING was bling'd, even the paper, so it was kinda tough. I'll give a quick rundown and hopefully the zoomed in shot can show some of it fairly well.

This card was SO MUCH FUN to make. I think I can honestly say it was the most fun I've ever had making a card. I started by stamping this sweet "Pretty Hat Anya" with Palette Noir and coloring with my Copics. I had printed off a bunch of sketch ideas and as soon as I saw Mojo46 I knew that was "the one"! I cut her out using the Cuttlebug and my circle Nestabilities. The silver glittered paper is Die Cuts With A View from the glitter mat stack.

Here's the close-up view:



Once I had the layout chosen and all the die cuts made, the fun began! I saw the large "diamond, onyx and amethyst" gem setting from Prima's Say it with Crystals that Heather had with her and I knew I had to use it. I put it onto the end of Anya's existing necklace and filled in the rest of the stones with clear rhinestones. Puppy got a matching jewel-encrusted collar. Stylin'!

Her hat --- can words even express how much I LOVE it?! I found this organdy and pearl flower in the stash, which was PERFECT, but it was still missing something. I got some great feathers over at Michael's {yes, I had to run out in the middle of Scrapmania at Archiver's to go to MICHAEL'S to get feathers! too funny, right?}.

What good is a gorgeous feather hat without a pearl-studded tulle veil?? Oh yes. I added a pearl-studded tulle veil. Come on! You know I had to. *g* She is a classic movie star!

At the end I went back and gave her a touch of blush and some light purple eyeshadow, just for fun. :) Oh, and here we are about halfway through Mania on Saturday night -- just don't look at me very closely b/c I look kinda funny. Jess and Heather look good though so I will post it. ;)


Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed Anya's walk down the runway. Wish me luck!

12 people made my day!:

Kimmie0270 said...

She is beautiful! You did a fabulous job! Good Luck!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow...Anya looks amazing!! Love her blingy necklace and veil! So cute!!!
hugs, Jami

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

oops...and you three all look beautiful!! I wish I lived closer so I could hang out with y'all!!
hugs, Jami

Heather said...

she turned out really fabulous! Great job! Good luck in the contest!

Danni said...

How fun to get together with other stampers!! You all look wonderful!
Love this card!!So sweet!! you really did a great job with all the extra little details!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Awwww! You beat me to posting this pic LOL! I am waiting until I post one of the THREE (unfinished) cards I made that night LOL!!!! I talk too much...

This card? OMG. THIS CARD!!!! It is A-STINKIN-MAZING and You have my vote, girlie! I am so glad I got to watch it be made! The tulle....OH the tulle! it's FABULOUS...just like you ;O)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just darling. Love Anya!

Cassie said...

oh - look how beautiful ya'll are!! it's so nice to be see ya'll together! i bet it was tons of fun!!
this card is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!! I first saw it on the gallery and loved it there! It's hard to say what i love best - the veil, the feather or the bling necklaces --- okay, probably the bling necklaces!!
Good luck on the contest!!

Christi said...

Wow girl! You sure beat me! I bought one of the digitial stamps just to enter the contest but I didn't glitz mine up as good as you. This is amazing!!!

Julia said...

Very cute! I'm so jealous that you guys get to hang out :( Hope you had fun!!

Janna said...

OMG!!! Shut up! I had no idea this was your card!!! I saw it out in the gallery and was blown away!!! It was my favorite!! I loved the fether and the veil!! How perfect! You are such a genius!!!

Smiles,
Janna

Sandra MacLean said...

You did a FABULOUS job on this card Jennifer! I love all the little pearl accents and her tulle veil is gorgeous!