Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lady Gilli Easel Card



I am excited to share my second Gilli creation with you all. We were challenged to make a Gilli easel card with flowers. I have to admit I got carried away and totally forgot the flower part. Luckily I still needed to make my 'door stopper' for my easel so I used the Tim Holtz mini paper rosettes die and created the black flower shown here. Really really makes these flowers so fast and easy to create. I added a button from Tessa Ann Designs- one of my guilty pleasures. Notice another one by Lady Gilli herself...she deserved it lol!

I added folds to her dress by using R89 as my darkest colour and marked out where I wanted my folds. From there I worked from dark to light using R85, R83 and R81. I coloured her hair using E25, E29 and E31. This is my newest fave colour combo as I almost always colour brunettes. I have no idea why...probably because it reminds me of chocolate lmbo!!

One of the things I like about the Gilli stamps is that their eyes are just white ovals so that you can make them look in whatever direction you want. One of these days I will do a 'scene' so I can have a few of them looking at each other. If you want to purchase Gilli stamps you can find them at  Stampingscrapping.com and you can see tons of inspiration and challenges over at the House of Gilli blog. The nice thing about their challenges is that you don't need to use a Gilli to win but if you do you get extra chances! So if you don't have a Gilli yet this may be a good way to start your collection.

I am off to teach a class today so I had better get my groove on. Hope you all have a fun productive Wednesday!

Cheers, Andi

4 comments:

lynn79 said...

Oh I like her! She rocks! Very sexy!

Sarah said...

So gorgeous! I love it! And way to use one of your pretty buttons!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Lady Andrea did a wonderful job of showcasing Lady Gilli!

Gabi Alberti said...

Oh my!! I loved this card!! It's amazing! :))