Monday, 6 February 2012

S.W.A.L.K

Hi, everyone!  Hope the weather is not being too unkind to you, we've been lucky enough to miss the snow, just have cold, damp and pretty grey weather - not great for taking photos (get my excuses in now!)

Anyhow, I sat at my crafty table and made a card to enter into a few challenges.  I have been umming and aahing over whether I needed one of Krista Smith's Saturated Canary images (seeing as they are all over Blogland) - after visiting her blog and shop, I got my answer...I need lots of her images!!  She is one very talented lady and puts so much detail into her images.  With Valentine's Day looming, it seems a lot of challenge blogs have the Love theme, so my card followed that theme....
...I just had to have this SC image called 'Love letter' as it is quite grown up and sophisticated and the letter could be anything from just to say hi, to happy birthday, so versatile, too!
I coloured my image with Promarkers - Skin: Coral, Dusky Pink, Almond & Sunkissed Pink; Top : Ruby, Antique Pink, Dusky Rose, Pale Pink & Muted Pink (FM), Cool Grey 3,2 & Antique White (FM); Trousers : Khaki, Pastel Beige & Antique White (FM); Hair : Walnut, Cocoa, Caramel, Sandstone & Vanilla...
...I often find that I colour my character images with brown hair, maybe because that's what colour I am, and in my head I was colouring her as me (if only I had her looks and figure!!)  The papers are Actually a Christmas Pad by Papermania called Henbury Lane, but there's quite a few generic papers in it, the only problem being that there's only one of each design!  Aaah!  The large rectangular frame is the Sizzix die that came with my Big Kick many moons ago and I have also used Go Kreate Fancy frames #2, nestie Ovals and my new Marianne Sign Board die, which I just love the ornate ironwork design.  The bow was made from netting in my stash, velvet flowers, pink gingham ribbon and red glittered ornate pins to embellish...and there you have it!
I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Red, Pink & White
The One I Love
Valentine
Valentine/Love
Free & Easy February

15 comments:

Dawn said...

Lovely card & great colouring.Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week

Shelley said...

Ella, this is just gorgeous! Love all the dp and all your embellishments too. hugs Shelley

http://shelley-artfulachievements.blogspot.com/

Poppet said...

Gorgeous card Ella, love the distressed look around the edges of your papers it really brings them altogether and your image is wonderfully coloured, I really love the shading.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

Poppet said...

Sorry Lisa, put the wrong name on my comment. Just read the thumbnail name. :-) xx

Tracey T said...

Aren't these images fabulous? Love the way you've use this one. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, what wonderful colouring - I love SC images and you've made this one come alive!

Such a lovely card overall as well, love your embellishments and the pins are gorgeous.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin. Sarah

brenda said...

Beautiful colouring Lisa and a really great card.

Thanks so much for joining in our Free and Easy February at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

coops said...

stunning card lisa.your papers and colours are really gorgeous and i love this fab sc image ;D

xx coops xx

xxxtglxxx said...

This is so pretty! :) Fabulous colouring, adorable image and gorgeous colours.

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Loopylou. said...

omg! thats gorgeous. I love your pins and your ruffley bow too.
Thank you for joining in with us over on the saturated canary challenge blog
Hugs Lou xx

Janneke said...

Beautiful card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Hugs, Janneke

Tab said...

Gorgeous card, hun! Love the image :o)
Hugs Tab xxx

Carrie's Corner said...

Beautiful card and your coloring is fab! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

Hugs
Carrie

Mindy said...

Gorgeous card!! I am in love with your coloring !! Thanks for sharing with our Crafting When We Can Challenge :)

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie wow this is simply stunning, love the image you chose too, gorgeous work, thank you so much for joining us at Saturated Canary this time, hugs Pops x x x