Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Samantha Sassy

Ever have one of those days where your card just doesn't want to do what you want it to do?  That was my day today.  I got the image for the second round in the Sassy Studio Designs progressive relay.  I had an idea in my head.  But, no matter what I tried it just didn't want to play out.  So, in the end, here is what I came up with.
For this round of the challenge we had to include bling.  Her dress is glittery and there are a few rhinestones.  Hopefully you can see it at this angle.
Originally, I was going to put card symbols (heart, diamonds, spades, clubs) down the right hand side and do kind of a Vegas type feel.  Hynce my sentiment.
But, no matter what I tried nothing looked right.  I tried stamping and adding glitter.....looked cheesy.  I tried just stamping....didn't turn out right.  Cutting out the symbols...nope.  Stickers....the shades of red didn't match up.  Plastic card symbol embellishments....didn't work.  Card symbols in the center of flowers.....too busy looking.  In the end I nixed the idea and left it as is.  Don't get me wrong...I like how it turned out.  But, sometimes when you have an idea in your head, it takes all day to realize it just wont work.

Here is a close up of my Samantha image.

In addition to the Sassy Studio Designs progressive relay, I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Squirrel and the Fox - Make it Sparkle
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Add a Sentiment
Sentimental Sundays - Cute and Girly
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Any Artist
The Paper Makeup Stamps Blog - Anything Goes


  1. Kyla, beautiful card! I love her sparkly dress and your coloring is wonderful.

    -Lori SSD DT

  2. Kyla, love how you have her sitting in the frame! I'm a sucker for that harlequin patterned paper too! And your sentiment is great; it works even without the uncooperative card suits! Wonderful creation! Thanks for joining us for Round 2 of our Sassy in the City relay! Your next image will be emailed to you after 10pm EDT on June 27th. :)
    SSD Design Team and PCP Coordinator

  3. I know what you mean about having a plan and getting frustrated when it just WON'T work (I added the part about frustration...'cause I totally get frustrated when it happens LOL). Well, I LOVE how your card turned out! It's a fabulous card, and I WANT that dress. Love how you have her sitting in the frame. =D Thanks for entering Round 2 of the Sassy in the City relay. Good luck!

    xx Star (SSD-DT)

  4. Cute, cute, cute, Kyla!! Love that out-of-the-box technique. Great paper. Thanks so much for joining in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. I hope we'll see your wonderful creations every week.
    NanaConnie DT

  5. This is so adorable. I love this cute card
    Thanks for Entering the Challenge
    At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
    I hope to see you enter next week!!
    Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

  6. Great colors! Love the bling on her dress. Good luck!

  7. Love how you put Samantha in a frame. Pretty cool! Lovely card!
    Thank you for joining us in the Sassy in the City Relay! Looking forward to see what you created with the next Sassy City Lady!
    Ruza - SSD DT

  8. Kyla, this is fantastic! Maybe it didn't go as planned, but you've created a stunning card. It's very elegant, I love it. Thanks for joining the Sassy in the City relay, can't wait to see what you create with Miranda.

  9. Gorgeous card, love the image and the funky papers and frame. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog this week :-) Kerry x

  10. Fab coloring of that beautiful image - love her hair and sparkly dress!

  11. Great card Kyla! Love how glittery her dress is :)

    Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime!


  12. I love her dress! Thanks for playing with us at Squirrel And the Fox this week!

    Lisabee (SFDT)
    My Crafting Blog

  13. So fun! Love the border around the image!

    SSD DT

  14. Cute card. Love the way you colored her and her shimmery dress. Thanks for joining us at the Digi Makeovr Challenge from Paper Makeup Stamps this week.