Monday, April 12, 2010

TSG50 - Pleats!

Hey everyone...
This week's There She Goes Challenge is brought to
us by the very talented and lovely Trendsetter Lisa...

Lisa has challenged us to use PLEATS!!!
On NO!!!...Another thing I have never tried! 
Oh well, that's why it's called a "challenge" isn't it?!
And lucky for me our other beautiful Trendsetter Heather
did a tutorial on how to make pleats just last week...
 Thank You Heather.. You saved me!

Ok...So don't be too hard on me they look ok don't they?...
You know, for my first time?!!

I have decided that I am going to call this "My Grandma Card" ...LOL! 
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against Grandma's but with
the lace and pleats and DP from The Girls Paperie called
"Paper Girl" it just reminds me of my beautiful grandma,
may she rest in peace. She had this way of making
everything look pretty with lace and flowers
....And Apple Pie!

Back to the pleats... I don't know if you noticed but I
got better at making them as I went along and I now feel
pretty comfortable doing the pleat thing....

I used the absolutely gorgeous Sweet Pea mini set
which is designed by the amazing and talented
Chris Dark. LOVE her designs!
I coloured them in with my Prisma's using PC 1029, PC1031,
PC 930, PC 1092 and PC935.

And then I stamped them again to decorate the inside of the card...

Now do you think you could make a card with a pleat or ruffle on it?
If so, when you are done, head on over to the TSG Blog and
add yourname to the Mr Linky that is located at the bottom
of the challenge post. The challenge is open until the winner is
announced on the following Monday April 19th.
The winner will recieve a $5 gift certificate to use in the

Ok...Thanks for stopping by...
And have a great Monday!

Stamps: TSG Sweet Pea Mini Set
Paper: The Girls Paperie - Paper Girl, Bazzil Cardstock, White Cardstock
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Accessories: EK Success Border Punch, Lace, Ribbon
Technique: Pleated Ribbon, Prisma Pencils, Distressing


Lisa H. said...

soo glad you gave it a try-looks fabulous! Love how pretty this turned out.

Unknown said...

donna...this is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! love the colors, and your pleated ribbon is wonderful!

Alison said...

Just beautiful! Great job with the pleats! It's a lovely card!

FitterTwit said...

I would have never guessed that you've never done pleats. This ROCKS!

Jodi Collins said...

Oh my WORD Donna! This is TOTALLY gorgeous!! LOVE that you are calling this your "Grandma" card! I think it's STUNNING!!

Gretchen said...

Wow! You did a great job with the pleats (I can't believe this is your first attempt!) very pretty card!

ellepaulette said...

This is sooooo pretty! I love this stamp set you use!!

Pam Varnell said...

WOWZERS Donna this is gorgeous. Love the lace and the beautifully done ribbon pleating. Beautiful!!

Arielle H Gordon said...

This is gorgeous, Donna! I used the tutorial, too, but your 1st attempt was a lot better than mine - lol!

Jessica Diedrich said...

What a gorgeous, rich color scheme and that pleating is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Love the Sweet Pea's...but the ribbon makes me scared! Mine will look like spaghetti or something horrible! Awesome girl!

Yvette said...

This is beautiful girl! Pretty paper and image!

Alyssa S said...

Oh my! This is so pretty! Beautiful coloring, pleats, papers...all of it! Amazing work!!