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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Here's some good advice...pack light!

Hello lovely blog friends

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 

Pastel Colours

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


Judith x


DesignerDiva said...

Morning Judith, I love this image, I have it along with a whole lot more gorgeous SC images unused!! No time to play!
Fab colouring (the grey days don't help photography, that will hopefully change soon) love how you have shaded it and wow how could you part with the swirls - even though it's for your daughter! I must have 20 packs and I've only used 1 single swirl once lol I can't bring myself to part with them!
Florida will be so much fun with Jacob along, I hope you've still got room for me?
Hugs Laurie xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Judith that is just stunning I lov how youve coloured that SC image and the layout is just fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This wonderful Judith. I love the image, your colouring is so beautiful and your detailing is gorgeous - especially the swirls!
Hugs Sue

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Judith, beautiful colouring and love your pearl swirls.
Wendy xx

Ciska said...

Great birthday card Judith, I'm sure your daughter will appreciate this lovely card. I have to confess I always colour before I find my papers, as I usually have no idea what I want before it all comes together and just use whatever colour feels right to me. Dangerous business, I know, but I like to live on the edge LOL

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Judith your card is adorable and I hope she appreciates all those swirls! I would have chopped just a bit off! Hugs Susan x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Judith, I like the sweet image, the colours and the pearl swirls.
Kevin xx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh what gorgeous colours .. so pretty
Lisa x

Eileen said...

A beautiful image on a gorgeous card Judith. Love all your details especially the swirls. I'm sure your daughter will adore it
Eileen x

downrightcrafty said...

this is gorgeous I love it
Hugs Kate xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie...

This is a fabulous sweet creation...

Huggles Pops x x x

Pat said...

Super card Judith, love all your pastel colours, great bp and sweet image you chose.

Pat xxx

Kim. said...

Super card Judith, love this image which I have and still have not used! Beautifully coloured and the shading all looks lovely.
Kim xXx