Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Spring in lemon and sage

Phew! It's been a busy week so far, eh? CAS cards, Fussy Cards, a challenge launch and it's only Wednesday!

Today I'm back with my Pixie Cottage Challenge DT card where as usual we have a sketch and / or a theme to follow. This week the theme is Spring and my easel card also follows the sketch too. With a theme like that, I just had to use the image by Sandra Hammer called Spring Time Hannah with Butterflies. She's still one of my favourites to colour.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Bearly Mine - Birthday Card
Crazy Challenge - Here Comes Spring
Desert Island Crafters - Brenda's Itinerary. I used: 1. Make it Square, 2. Inspired by Nature,
4. Hand colored image, 5. 2 or more patterned papers, 6. Pearls, 8. No sentiment on the front (does that count as it's an easel card? and 10. Birthday Theme
Die Cut Dreams - Spring Garden Scene
Everybody Art - Spring
House of Gilli - use Green
Incy Wincy - Spring is in the Air
Make It Colourful - Light Source Top Left
Oldie But A Goodie - Spring Is In The Air
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Recipe; 1 image, 2 patterned papers (stripe & swirly) 3 types of embellishment (flowers, Pearls, diamante flower centres)
Top Tip Tuesday - Favourite embellishment - gotta be those pearls!!
Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything Goes

I've used distress inks in Bundled Sage and Shabby Shutters to colour the doily. The image has been painted with Bundled Sage, Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed, with a tiny bit of tumbled glass.

The skin and hair are coloured with promarkers (hair is Primrose, Vanilla, Mustard and Raw Sienna. Skin is Oatmeal, Sunkissed Pink and Pastel Pink).

The sentiment is a Penny Black and the flowers are Prima.

The pearls are , of course, Mark Richards.

The papers are Bearly Mine and Do Crafts

I hope you'll all take a look at the challenge blog. The wonderful DT have made some gorgeous spring creations this week.

Thanks for looking,
Sharon xx


debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous card, such a beautiful image and details.

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the image. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.

Nikki F x

Eiglas said...

Beautiful card and colours!
Thank you for coming over to share with us at Top Tip Tuesday!

dutchess said...

oh this is a lovely soothing card...such soft subtle colours and so beautiful.....just lovely Margaret

artish said...

"springy elegance" is what cane to mind as soon as i saw this ultra gorgeous card of yours!

Riet said...

So wonderful card Sharon,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Tanya R said...

So soft, pretty and elegant.

Dori said...

I just adore this! The colors are stunning together and the layout is perfect for the image. Well done!!

craftykitten said...

Oooh Sharon this is gorgeous hun. Love those soft colours and your image is coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining in our Spring Garden Scene at Die Cut Dreams this time.
Dawn x

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful card beautiful colours and darling image - OUTSTANDING thanks for joining in at Oldie But Goodie this week and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Adrina said...

Very stylish and beautiful colors Sharon!!

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Sharon. Love the image and the details. Hugs Michele x

Francesca said...

Fab Card
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this time and good luck!


Fleur said...

Absolutly stunning card,
Thanks for joining our challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

Stephanie said...

Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at the House of Gilli.

Taylor said...

Oh, this is so lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Desert Island Crafters!!

Misi said...

Wonderful card! I love how soft it is!

Carisa said...

this is beautiful - i love the soft colors you used. thanks for joining us at make it colourful this week! :D

Marie said...

Fantastic card! Love your colours and colouring. Thanks for joining us over at BMC this week.
Love n hugs

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Sharon that image is beautiful no wonder its your favourite to colour, fab colours too. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine for our challenge. luv gina xx

Rony said...

This is so pretty! I love it!
Thanks for joining us on The Crazy Challenge this week

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Wow your card is fabulous!
Love your gorgeous colors and such pretty papers and detail!
So happy that you have joined us at Bearly Mine......


Denise @ kc242 said...

hi Sharon! What a wonderful card. Love the color choice as well as your coloring of Hannah! Simply divine!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Sharon

Stunning card, love the colour combo. Thanks for playing at DCD.

Hugs Ali x

Samantha said...

Lovely spring card, love the colours and distressing too! Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week!
Hugs Samantha :0)

Ivolina said...

So beautiful card.
Thank you for joining us at the Crazy Challenge.

*psychangel* said...

Fantastic Card Sharon! Wonderful colour combo. Great use of our itinerary. Thanks for sharing at Desert Island Crafts. Hugs, Ang x

Vivi Casale said...

fabulous card!
Thanks for joining us at House of Gilli!

ps.: stop by on my blog to enter the blog candy, as you are joining the challenge, if you follow the rules you can have 2 chances to win 2 Gilli stamps!