A special hello to all my new friends over at The Paper Shelter who have called on me these last few days - thank you for the warm welcome!
Today is challenge day again at Fab'n'Funky challenges where our lovely Sue is hostess for the week
Sue has chosen the theme of
An easy one I think - there are so many Easter cards and Mothers day cards floating around blogland at the minute I'm sure you can find a lovely pastel one to enter into our challenge this week.
This card was a bit of a revelation to be honest, apart from deciding that I was going to make it as a birthday card for my lovely daughter I didn't have a clue what I was going to do with it!
It sort of evolved lol - I did the very dangerous thing of colouring it before choosing my papers and then when I started to put it together I sort of didn't know when to stop - its very well embellished with all kinds of stuff from my stash - its even got a whole sheet of pearl swirls on it - I hope she appreciates it - its the craft world equivalent of giving someone your last Rolo - and then some!!
We are sponsored this week by the fabulous Saturated Canary
and the DT were lucky enough to each get a gorgeous image to play with. I chose that pretty little girl with her suitcases -ready to go off on her summer hollies I think. Very appropriate for Alison - she's coming to Florida with us on holiday this year and she really can't wait!! Her whole little family (that's her husband Steven and baby Jacob) are all coming along and because they didn't get a holiday in the sun last year (because Jacob was too tiny), the excitements like they've never been on holiday at all - ever!!
I had a bit of a departure from my usual colouring and shading technique where I use mainly grey or black to shade my image when I've finished colouring -it gives a bit of a toned down vintage look to the colours. With this image I think I wanted to keep it a bit brighter - but shock horror - the point had fallen off my grey pencil and i cant find my pencil sharpener. I decided to shade in colours of the same tones as I had use - I rather liked the effect - might have to try it again!! Don't know whats wrong with my photos these days - think I might have to make some changes! -the colours don't look very true on this photo - the flower is the same green paper as on the card - but it looks a different shade to me and that gorgeous butterfly looks too dark and not so gorgeous .... hmm!
Heres what I did....
Image - packlight from Saturated Canary
Coloured with copics and prismacolour pencils
Papers - K and co and Spring drop from
Card = Bazzill basics
Pearl swirl - creative expressions
Flower - made with spellbinders rolled flower die
Birds - momory box resting birds die
Corners - Whimsy craft corner dies
Ribbon - vintage seam binding (scrunched!)
Butterfly - prima
Tags - LOTV
Pearl heart - was a little extra from Teresa at MCH with my order
There are some gorgeous cards from my teamies over at fab'n'Funky this week if you go on over to see them tell them I sent you lol
Challenges I'm entering with this card
Celebrate the occasion - girls birthday (must use pink)
Clearitout challenge - happy birthday with 2 or more ribbons
Creative card crew - birthday
Digital tuesdays - birthdays (must be digital)
LEJ designs - for a lovely lady
Through the craftroom door - anything goes