Thursday, November 15, 2012

Always the Flower Girl

I am off to Canberra this weekend for my cousins wedding so craft time is a bit limited but I couldn't leave without entering a card into a couple of my favourite challenges. I have used the very appropriately named "Always the Flower Girl"digi image from Tiddly Inks for my card and followed the fab sketch that Jess and the girls have come up with over at Feeling Sketchy.

Here is my card:

I am entering this into Tiddly Inks Challenge #98 Gratitude and also Feeling Sketchy Week #33 which is this sketch:

All the papers are from Stampin' Up! as well as the sentiment. I have colored the adorable image in with my Pro Markers and the flowers again are a SU! stamp that I have colored and fussy cut to tie in with the flowers she is holding. I hope you like her.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

FMS #60 Wedding card

Next weekend my husband and I are traveling to Canberra to attend my cousins wedding, so today I have made a card for this wonderful occasion.

I have used Stampin' Up! card stock, inks and stamps. I don't know why but I always find this colour combo very romantic! LOL The sketch the Tui has come up with at Freshly Made Sketches was the perfect layout for this card so I am entering into this weeks challenge.
Here is the sketch:

As you can see i have embellished a bit but hey it is a wedding card after all and I like them to be a bit special. The bow, flowers and hat pin finish the layout just nicely.

Colours: Crumb Cake, Neutrals,  Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Illuminate shimmer.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Teddy Flower for Feeling Sketchy

WOW these challenges have got me hooked!  I am amazed that I have found (or should I say made) the time to participate in  my very busy schedule. My darling sister Naomi told me about this challenge at Feeling Sketchy so I thought I would play along.

My Mum gave me some Lily of the Valley images that she got as a freebie when she purchased a magazine some time ago, I decided to use the very cute and adorable "Teddy Flower" for this card.

This is the sketch layout, as you can see I decided to flip mine to suit the image.

 All the papers are from Stampin Up! also the ribbon and sentiment. The little leaves were cut out on the Big Shot.

 I have coloured the image using Pastel Pencils and my trusty blender pen. I used the flick technique in three different colours on Ted to give him that real fur effect. I think he looks very cute.
I have enjoyed playing in my first Feeling Sketchy challenge.

Card Stock: Early Espresso,Primrose Petal, Daffodil Delight Polka Dot Parade DSP, Whisper White (sponged)
Ribbon: Primrose Petal Stitched Satin

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Annabelle Sweet Melon made like Lou!

I am so excited to enter my first card into the Tiddly Inks challenge. I found this site a couple of months ago and purchased a few digital images and have been following the site to get some tips on colouring up the images. Today was a public holiday in Victoria so it gave me plenty of time to play and a 20% off sale at a local scrapbook shop sealed the deal! LOL

Anyway the challenge is to "Make it like Lou" layout, colours, image any thing you choose so I decided to go with layout.

Here is my card using the very cute Anne Belle Sweet Melon: (sorry the picture came out a bit dark)

The papers are from Imaginisce and I used the coloured spots on the background piece to choose the matting colours. Stampin' Ups! Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Polk Dot Parade SP in Marina Blue match perfectly.
 Pro Markers are still fairly new to me although I have had them for a few years I don't pull them out too often because I always tend to SU! stuff instead.

Pro Markers used:
Dress                       Skin                                           
Bright Green           Satin                                      
Forest Green           Dusky Pink                                      
Holly                       Sunkissed Pink        
Mandarin                Soft Peach-cheeks     
A  mber
Hair                        Watermelon;
Caramel                  Carmine
Tan                          Ruby

A couple of Prima flowers with SU! Designer Neutrals buttons, a sentiment from Pursuit of Happiness stamp set and some cute hat pins that I coloured with my Pro Markers to match the card and the card is finished. I had so much fun making this card, I hope it is worthy of being in the Tiddly challenge! LOL


Sunday, November 04, 2012

Four Season

 Hi there,

Another "New" stamp set today. This time I inked up the Hostess Four Seasons set that also arrived this week. I like birthdays!LOL

I am going to attempt to enter the one card into two challenges this week. I haven't done this before but a sketch from Freshly Made and a colour combo from Pal Paper Arts were just perfect to combine, lets face it who doesn't love a good sketch to motivate you. Thanks Cindy.

Here is my card:
The colours are those of the Classy color Challenge PPA146 at Pals Paper Arts Challenge

 These are very classy colours indeed. I stamped the birdies in alternate colours and then punched them out using the 1 1/4 inch square punch. I also stamped some extra birdies in opposite colours so I could cut and mount them to give a little definition.
I added the Very Vanilla mat but thought it looked so plain so I took the single flower stamp from the set and randomly stamped in Riding Hood Red. Much happier.

The layout from Cindy's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches FMS#59

I have taken inspiration from the extremely talented and layering obsessed (my opinion, not hers! I counted up to 16 layers a few weeks ago) Narelle Farrugia I think her cards look so elegant, however I think I need to work on my accuracy, I don't know how Narelle gets her margins so exact every time. The Riding Hood Red is textured card stock, I think it adds a little something without having to emboss that can add extra bulk to the card especially when layering.
I'm spewing i had run out of Crumb Cake Satin Binding Ribbon so had to use Very Vanilla.
Anyway I am very happy with the end result and look 9 layers! LOL

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Little Friends for JAI sketch #142

I am so excited to ink up my brand new Little Friends stamp set that arrived this week and what better way to do it than a little inspiration from a Just Add Ink sketch. Check out the great cards from the DT ladies here.

I decided to paper piece the little girls dress so she pretty much set the tone for the rest of the card. Normally I would do a big red bow on the present but when I chose the spotty paper from the Festival of Prints DSP stack for the dress I knew the bow would get lost. I flicked through the pack looking for background paper and the bashful blue caught my eye so next came the blue bow on the present. The image was coloured using SU! inks and my trust blender pen.

 My biggest mistake was stamping onto whisper white, I probably should have used Very Vanilla to match in with the DSP, sooo to overcome that I simply sponged a little crumb cake and coloured the petticoat and armband on the dress to take away the stark whiteness( is that even a word!)

Here is the card:

 Everything was matted on Cherry Cobbler and then Crumb Cake. The sentiment was punched out with the window label punch and trimmed on one side and a nice bow to finish off.

This is the sketch:

Why don't you join in the fun at Just Add Ink and inspire someone.