TLT - Create Your OWN Designer Paper

This week's challenge was chosen by the amazing Ang! We were each to create our own designer paper and then whatever we wanted to do next - a card, a scrapbook page, a 3D item, etc. To be honest? I have no clue if I did this challenge correctly or not...but I am A-OK with that. LOL

I thought I'd show you what my* designer paper looked like before the final project. I used Chatty Nikki for my image (I *heart* Nikki images; I think they are my favorite); anyway, here's the designer paper:

It is soooo sparkly IRL; just super tough to photograph. Masks were used and then various glitter mists were sprayed over the masks; masks removed and voila, amazing designer paper!

I layered the DP on PTI's Dark Chocolate & Lavender Moon and accented with those colors throughout the card. The flower was created with PTI's Beautiful Blooms #3 floral die; two layers were cut from the custom DP; the other was cut from Dark Chocolate. I also used some blushing pearls to accent the center of the flower.

Nikki was colored with Copics and then MS clear glitter was added to her shirt and hair scrunchy. I'm telling you - she is one stylish chick!

Be sure to check out what the other Ladybugs have created for you; I promise some jaw-dropping - amazing - creations:

Hope you have a GREAT week; thanks for visiting, I love when you stop by and leave some love! Hugs, ~M.

Stamps: Ladybug Crafts Ink Chatty Nikkie
Papers: PTI Dark Chocolate & Lavender Moon, GKD White, *Custom DP (by someone else, I am SO busted)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: nesties, Copics, MS Arch Lattice border punch, PTI Beautiful Blooms #3 dies


  1. I love the paper you made, such a cool idea, looks almost like batik. I have the same problem trying to take pictures of sparkley and or glittery images lol. Love the card too btw

    Hel x

  2. Love it Michele, to begin with (I'm obviously going through a very blonde phase at the moment) I thought you'd forgotten to add the LCI stamp!!! In all fairness to me the window opened quite small and I didn't read/look any further than the first image to begin with!! (Oh dear lol!)
    Gorgeous card, love you interpretation and the colours - lovely!

  3. Absolutely beautiful, clever idea to use masks and sprays!! wow the card looks absolutely perfect! I love it xx

  4. Oh wow, that is just GORGEOUS Michele! I adore how that looks like posh wallpaper showcasing Nikki!

  5. Michele this is so gorgeous, love what you have created and love the soft colours.

  6. I think Hayley forgot her morning coffee lol!! This is just gorgeous Michele..I love the soft muted colours. You've coloured Chatty Nikki to perfection...I want a top like hers!!! xx

  7. Very nice colors, love your "paper ribbon"

  8. Hi Michele = wowee , love that sparkly appaer , what a great technique.. now on my Must try list!
    I heart NIkki too.. and even more when i see fab cards like this
    Have a great day
    Lisa ;)

  9. I love the paper you created. SO pretty!

  10. Fabulous card Michelle! Love your dp! Love the image, and what you've done with it! Hugs, Ang x

  11. Such pretty paper, love the colours and like you adore this image (OK, so I'm jealous and want legs like that!!) Perfect :-) Sue xx

  12. I love this card! If it isn't spoken for already, I would love to purchase it. I have a daughter about to turn 17 in a month. Love ya, BFF

  13. Your card is gorgeous Michele. I love the way you made your dp...it's so pretty!

  14. Hey there friend! It has been a while! How are you? Love this design and you are right these stamps are the cutest! I went to their website...are they located here in the US? How has the shipping process been...timely? Thanks for sharing! Take care of you!


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