Saturday, 15 January 2011

Walkies Card

Hello everyone, hope you're having a good weekend so far and the weather isn't too bad. It's just windy here at the moment after yesterday's horrible rain and I got totally soaked when I popped out to do a bit of food shopping - so wet I had to change clothes when I got home as my jeans were dripping wet half way up the legs!
I've managed to finish a card for a few challenges using a sweet image as bought last year and had yet to use. Partly as it's more cute than I normally go for but something about it appealed to me. I've used the colours from this week's Play Date Cafe challenge:
I've combined the colours with the lovely sketch from Papercraft Star:

I've moved the sketch around just a little so that my image is facing onto the card:

The stamp I've used is by Penny Johnson for Stamp A Vie and I stamped the girl and her little dog in VersaFine Smokey Gray ink. I then coloured the image with Prisma pencils, blending with Zest It and I found a great tutorial by Chris Dark for The Craft Barn on colouring with pigment pencils really helpful. I need a lot more practice before my colouring is as good as Chris's and you can find the downloadable PDF here.
I made the card up using papers from the Die Cuts With A View Linen Closet collection which I really love as the colours are so soft and pretty. The blue scalloped border was embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and I added a further scallop punched with a Martha Stewart deep edge punch.
I finished off with some lace and a flower made from some vintage French bias binding that I found in a flea market in Brighton a while back - the centre is an altered Prima flower with a vintage button.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
The Play Date Cafe Challenge 64 colours
Papercraft Star Sketch Challenge 28
Lets Ink It Up Challenge 8 - Anything Goes
The Craft Barn Colouring Challenge
Thanks for looking!

26 comments:

  1. Very cute stamp and I love the colors. Wonderful card!

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  2. Such a cute image and so beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

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  3. An adorable stamped image...too cute!!! Also, love the paper and beautiful flower!

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  4. You made that flower out of seam binding? That's so neat. I really like that flower; it is the perfect touch to an adorable card. Thanks for playing along with the PDCC.

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  5. I love the soft colors of your card, especially the pretty blue! And it was a great idea to flip the sketch! I can't believe you made that gorgeous flower from seam binding! It sure is pretty. I'm glad you decided to join us at Papercraft Star!

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  6. Beautiful Fliss, a really cute card
    happy saturday my friend
    hugs June xxx

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  7. I love what you did with the punch here! Beautiful card! I'm glad you could join us this week at Papercraft Star! Regan

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  8. Hi Fliss - lovely card! The flower you used is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at the PDCC this week.

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  9. Lovely card Fliss, I love the image and the way you've coloured it, lovely flower too.

    Rose xx

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  10. LOVE the flower and the adorable image Fliss. A beautiful card, and perfect colouring. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

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  11. This is so cute! Wonderful colors and that flower is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

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  12. Such a cute card! I love that sweet image and you've done a wonderful job with the coloring! So glad you joined us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  13. Really lovely card Fliss - gorgeous image! Cheers Claire x

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  14. Adorable card Fliss!
    Hugs, Chris

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  15. Beautiful card, I love your flower! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
    Claire xx

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  16. A gorgeous card Fliss and I love your colouring and design and that flower well, so pretty! Thank you for your sweet words, I'm very happy that you found the PDF useful and thanks for joining in with the challenge. Chris :D

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  17. Beautiful card Fliss, I love the colours!
    Happy New Year to you! xxx

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  18. So beautiful, Felicity! That beautiful flower is the perfect, finishing touch to a stunning creation! Thanks so much for playing with us in the Cafe!

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  19. Gorgeous card, beautifully blended. Mind me asking what card you used to stamp onto?

    Lin xx

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  20. Hi Fliss, thanks for your lovely comment my friend. dont worry about the award.I dont lol. hope you have some 'you time' now, you work so hard
    hugs June xxx

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  21. Hi Fliss

    Playing catch up as usual, just wanted to say Hi and lovely work as always.

    B x

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  22. This is a beautiful card--great image...and that flower--JUST LUSH! LOVE it:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:}

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  23. This is just adorable - what a sweet image! Thanks for playing with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

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  24. Super sweet your image is adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
    Hugs Shirley x x

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your thoughts mean a great deal to me.
Fliss xx