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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Spring has sprung - well sort of!

Morning all

It's challenge day at 

The Paper Shelter 

and we have the lovely theme of 


I decided to go a bit arty and chose this lovely image 

called the Huntress available here

I was starting to wish I hadn't bothered by the end of this card - I can''t remember a card causing me quite so much trouble - ever!!  It started off ok and I cut my papers and dies and everything was ready just to mount the image and I decided to colour her with pencils - I think that was my first mistake because it was looking too pale and I didn't like it all that much but I thought I'd carry on and see what happened! After an hour or so I got to a stage that I quite liked and was going to call it a day and finish off the card.  Only thing was I had cut my little finger on the edge of a large die earlier (beware of sharp dies!!) and only had a small plaster in the cupboard to cover the cut.  As I pulled my hand away the plaster came off and splodged streaks of blood right down my colouring - I could have cried! - and there was no way I could rescue it.  I left it for the night and started again (by then I was very late - sorry Shirley!!) and changed to watercolour pencils, sparkle pens with a background of Aquatints.  I think I must be getting hard to please because I didn't really like that either!!  I was going to just change to the precoloured image and give up but when I looked at it it was too pale for my otherwise finished card base - so went back and had another play and it ended up like this - the gold sparkle pen rescued it quite a bit!! - it's ok- ish - just not what I imagined when I started off.  Think I'll go back to print cut and stick cards lol

As always we have a great prize on offer at TPS

Here's what I did...

Image the huntress from TPS
Coloured with Spectrum noir watercolour pencils and Sparkle pens
Background created with Aquatints - (Blue, white and gold) and a touch of green sparkle pen
Papers - gilded Christmas from First edition
Card - Crafters companion Mat black and old gold centura pearl
Dies - Ivy - Sheena's perfect partners festive fancies - Ivy 
           Flowers - from Sara Davies floral delights signature collection 
Gilding wax - pebeo - old gold and copper

Hope we see you at TPS Challenge this week

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Creative card crew - die cuts 17/04
Die cutting divas - sports (hunting/shooting bow and arrow) 11/04
TTCRD - anything goes 13/04
Make my monday challenge - watercolour 11/04

Judith x


Nannieflash said...

Oh dear Judith it really was a labour of love this card, well I think youve done a stunning job on it, and I love the diecuts they look so pretty around the edge. Well done for your perseverance. hugs Shirleyxxx

Bad Kitty said...

ver nice!
pretty colors!
have a nice day!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Pat said...

Oh Judith what a time you had with this, but it does look lovely, the image is gorgeous and so are your beautiful flowers and leaves.

Pat xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

It is gorgeous Judith and well worth all your trouble.

Doreen said...

Love the image and fab colours,just

brenda said...

Sitting here with a screwed up face saying oooh Judith, been there and done that. Super card and great design.

B x

Chris said...

Poor Judith, so frustrating to ruin your image after all that hard work and to have to start over...but at least the end result is gorgeous! Your colouring is beautiful, a lovely delicate effect and the die cuts are fabulous!

Janice said...

Oops, one of those days when nothing seems to come together, think we all have them days! Never mind, you got there in the end and made another super card. Those flowers are amazing and really suit the image. jx

Stamping Bubbles said...

Oh dear Judith. We all have those kind of days when things go wrong and we feel like crying - I have felt like that often. But the result is gorgeous, well worth the heartache. I also love the flowers. They look like metal.
Crafty hugs

Carol S. said...

I have never known a card to cause real Blood, Sweat and Tears!! The end result was worth every drop of's gorgeous. Love the colours and design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Judith....Gorgeous the image and got there in the end!....and one word....Fabulous...Joolsx

Whisper said...

It may have taken you a long time to make, but gee it was so worth it in the end, it's a stunner and i'm loving the flowers and ivy in the bronze, Luv Sam x

Alison Barlow said...

This is really gorgeous, Judith. I thought it was wonderful when I first saw it - but now after reading about your mishaps I'm even more impressed. Those flowers set the lovely image off so well. Maybe you just need a holiday - Lol...!!
Alison xx

Kandy Krazee said...

Wow! That was quite the ordeal! Well worth it though, it turned out beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas this week!

aussie aNNie said...

This is one adorable image and card, your colouring and colours are adorable....enjoy your weekend.xx

CA Scrapper said...

That is really pretty. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


coldwaters2 said...

Oh my this is absolutely gorgeous Judith the image is a beauty I really love those corners
lorraine x

Sandra van Blaricum said...

wow, this is beautiful!!
Love the embellishments!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

Sue said...

Hi Judith - don't be too hard on yourself - this card looks beautiful. Your colour choice and colouring look gorgeous - such delicate colouring. I also love your wonderful detailed card design.

Gerda said...

What a very pretty card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Esther said...

Lovely card!!!
Thanks for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

Natalia Smith said...

This is gorgeous card Judith, love the design and beautiful image x

Cazro said...

A very nice card. Thanks for sharing at Make My Monday. Caz DT