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:

sm3wkl said...

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

SuzanneK said...

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

Maria said...

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

Jaclyn Miller said...

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.

Kimberly Anne said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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

Emora Designs said...

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

Fiona said...

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

Rose said...

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

Rose xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

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

Tracy said...

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

Michele Gross said...

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!

Claire Phillips said...

Really lovely card Fliss - gorgeous image! Cheers Claire x

Chris said...

Adorable card Fliss!
Hugs, Chris

Claire said...

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

Chris said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Von said...

Sweet card Fliss :)

Jinny Newlin said...

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!

Lin said...

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

Lin xx

Anonymous said...

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

brenda said...

Hi Fliss

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

B x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

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:}

Libby Hickson said...

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

Trish said...

A beautiful card

Shirl said...

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