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Thursday, 17 May 2012

Castle - Guest Designer DYSU landscape challenge

I hope this is appearing at the right time..... I will be shot if it appears too early.
I was lucky to be picked as a guest designer at Do You Stack Up a couple of weeks ago and have to admit was a little daunted by what the challenge was. Landscapes !!! Not a subject I had ever tried before.  It took a few attempts to come up with my card and I even reverted back to my old ways and did the castle as a decoupage.

I wanted a fairytale feel to it and used rainbow mirror card for highlights, the other papers, ribbon and pearls  are from my stash. Corner dies from Memory box, sentiment and flowers from WOC and image ans sentiment cut with Spellbinders. Leaves are a MS punch.

I coloured with Promarkers, flexmarkers and Prisma pencils.

I think this is the hardest card I have had to make, purely due to it not being a subject I would have chosen.

Thanks for looking... At this moment I am probably enjoying 40o heat on the Nile.... and sipping cocktails of course...... :)


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Eileen,what a fabulous

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Oh dear hope you are not sipping cocktails with your breakfast lol!! Then again why not - you are on your hols after all!! Love the fairytale card I think you've done a brilliant job Eileen. Watch those camels hugs Susan x

Pauline said...

This is just gorgeous Eileen! I love the holographic mirri card, and the wonderful layering! A beautifuyl fairy tale castle!
Thanks for joining us as a Guest Designer this week xx
P.S Have a cocktail for me lol!

Denise said...

Gorgeous card - you really have achieved a fairytale feel. Hope you are enjoying your holiday on the Nile (lucky lady).
Thanks for being our Guest Designer at DYSU this week.
Denise xx

Janine said...

Lovely car Eileen. I think you've captured the fairytale effect beautifully.
Hugs, Janine xx

Lisa T said...

Your card is gorgeous!

Kara Lynne said...

You've nailed it! Perfect scene card, like the opening of a Disney fairytale. That rainbow mirror and soft blue background really highlights the castle. Beautiful job, Eileen!

Lorraine said...

This is just gorgeous Eileen - I think you would make a fantastic card out of anything!Love your style!
Lorraine x

coops said...

gorgeous card eileen.i love the pretty castle and really stunning design :D

xx coops xx

Shelby said...

This turned out absolutely beautiful! Love the shimmer paper.


Hazel said...

Wow Eileen

This is just amazing - really love it - awesome.
Thanks for stopping by to see me and leaving me a lovely comment.

Take care and Toodle Pip.

Hazel xx

Unknown said...

That is so dreamy - your castle is awesome

Thanks for joining us this week

kitten - DYSU team

Ren-Yi said...

What a lovely card. You did superb, created outside your comfort zone and did amazing! Love your castle and all the details. Thanks for joining us at DYSU as a GDT.

Unknown said...

I love your card!! It has a fairy tale feeling that makes me smile. Thanks for joining us at DYSU as a GD this week. Hugs, Joan

Inkypinkydelights said...

Lovely card Star and Congrats on your GDt post! You have done them proud! Thanks too for stopping by my Blog with such a much appreciated lovely comment. Judy x