Thursday, February 25, 2010

WCW - Thankful Anya

Good morning and Happy Thursday.. I hope you're having a great morning so far. =) First off I just wanted to say, "Thank you" for all the commments you've been leaving on my blog.. I appreciate all of them so much especially because I consider all of you the creme of the crop in this world we call crafting.. Mahalo!!
Now on to today's card:
TGF CA&F is having another awesome WCW challenge.. Today's WCW challenge is brought to you a la Jess and your challenge is to EMBOSS IT!
Use any kind of embossing-dry, wet, whatevah! Just show us how you EMBOSS IT! and use a qualifying CA&F stamp :)

Upload your card to the TgF Galleria>Club Anya and Friends>Contests/Challenges>WCW>Emboss IT!
Make sure you check out all the great cards/ideas that the rest of TGF CA&F DT and land have come up with.. I have and can't wait to see the rest. :)

I love embossing, whether it's dry or wet so this was a great challenge. :)
I call this one, "Thankful Anya" only because I couldn't think of a clever name, any suggestions? ;)

I used Dress Me Anya and slightly altered her. Cutting a lot of her hair off and making it into a short "bob" was perfect for what I wanted.
The brown card is dry embossed with small dots; the red part of the frame is stamped with a rose flower and over the top of it I used a sheet of PTP (pink translucent paper) which I also dry embossed with two roses.

For her dress I stamped it twice, once on white paper and next on the PTP. I used Rose Red to color in the white top part and center panel of her dress and added some small designs to the side panels. Using a versamark pen & some clear embossing powder to the PTP, I wet embossed the top part of her dress and also the small designs on the side panels of her dress then cut the center panel of the PTP to show off the red rose on the bottom of her dress. Hopefully it looks like a gossamer layer over the bottom dress.. haha

I also used the same technique on Anya's eyeshadow, hairband and the sentiment. The same technique used on the dress is mirrored on the sentiment.
Here is the finished Anya:

For added shimmer to the PTP, I brushed on some pearlescent orchid with a sponge.. Adding the giant bow to the top finished this card off..

Whew! Sorry wasn't expecting such a long one today... Well that's all for now... Thanks so much for stopping by and hoping you have a great day. Until next time.. Aloha!

Stamps: Anya (TGF Dress Me set); Rose (S/U - 5th Ave set); Sentiment (Studio G)
Punches/Embossing folder: Circle punches (S/U) Top note (Sizzix die cut - S/U);
Paper: Firehearts (Bazzil cardstock); dark brown card stock for card; white card stock for sentiment and frame of top note; pink translucent paper for the embossed Manhattan flower on top.
Embossing technique used: Manhattan flower embossing folder (Sizzix big shot - S/U); Small dots (Cuttlebug); clear embossing powder
Markers/Ink: Versamark pen; Copics; Tuxedo black ink (Memento); Rich Cocoa (Memento - background sentiment); Pearlescent Orchid (Brilliance - translucent sentiment)
Accessory: Giant brown bow


Amy said...

I think you should call her "Absolutely Gorgeous Anya". Love the new elegant, short 'do and the fantastic gown is just amazing Leanne! Awesome work!

Randi said...

Such a cute Anya card! Her dress looks gorgeous!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my SP blog hop post! Have a wonderful weekend!

Janelle said...

Leanne, your cards are all so precious! I love this technique on the card, I'm not sure I've seen it before.

Thank you for leaving such a nice comment on my blog today.

Blessing, Janelle

Cindy Haffner said...

I love Anya's dress, she is so PRETTY.

Angela said...

Leanne, I LOVE THIS!!! She is just BEAUTIFUL!!! One of my favorite cards you have created!!! You put so much work and detail into this!! AWESOME GIRL!!!