Thursday, 9 February 2012

Shy Valentine Nessa

Good afternoon, everyone, from a cold, damp and grey North Wales!  (At least we haven't got the snow!!)  Hope you are all coping with this Arctic weather that we're having...I wonder if this means that we'll get a summer this year?!!

The card I have to share with you today has been a bit of a nightmare to colour!  I wanted to enter the Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week which has a colour scheme of purple/lilac and grey - not colours I normally use, so thought it may be a bit of a challenge....boy was I right!  I obviously do not have enough shades to blend nicely and so am not entirely happy with the way my image had turned out...
on the plus side, I suppose this will mean a Promarker shopping trip!! ;-D

...I had to root around in my paper stash to find some papers that would go with the theme, so can't even tell you what they are!  What I can tell you is that the image is one of Mo Manning's beauties called 'Shy Valentine Nessa' - I would give you the colours, but I don't think you'll want them!...
... I cut Nessa with my oval nesties, then layered onto a couple of Marianne Creatables doily dies (don't think I'll ever tire of these) and the purple paper behind was punched with my Zutter.  Satin ribbon in lilac and silver and a lovely WOC tea rose (which I tinted with Dusty Concord DI), with some Promarker coloured silk flowers to fill, added some embellishment, plus 2 diamante pins and a few sprigs from my MS leaf punch...
...I added an insert with a black and white version of Nessa and printed with a soft lilac digi paper.  In the end, I am quite happy with the overall look, especially as I was really out of my comfort zone working with these colours, but you do have to challenge yourself sometimes!  Thanks for dropping by and seeing my creation, Lisa x
I am entering this card into the following challenges :
Purple/Lilac and Grey
Love is in the Air
Sketch #16 Sandra's Sketch


Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, what a pretty card! Love the image (have quite a lot of Mo's, they are fab aren't they!) and your colouring looks great to me. The doily is fantastic and love your papers.

I normally join in at PfP, but don't think my skills are up to a purple/lilac and grey combo. I can never get purples/lilacs to go right.


Tab said...

oooh, hun your card is delish! Super colour combo and all the embellis are yummy!
Hugs Tab xxx

Kazdaz said...

Such a cute card Ella, The insert is fab sets the card off realy well.

Anonymous said...

Lisa, this is gorgeous!! Your colouring looks lovely and so does everything else. I love the way you have put the image on the inside too.

Sandra Mathis said...

Great color combo; love lilacs but don't use it often enough. Very cute image and lovely papers & details. Thanks for playing with my sketch.


xxxtglxxx said...

Lisa this is so sweet! :) Gorgeous image and fabulous colouring!



coops said...

stunning card lisa.i love your gorgeous colours and details and the image is beautiful :D
thanks so much for joining us this week at PFP and good luck ;D

xx coops xx

Gail said...

This is an absolutely beautiful card. There is no reason to think it is anything other than exceptional. Hugs, Gail

Dena said...

AWE! This is just adorable Ella! I love the soft colors. Very pretty!
Hugs, Dena

lis-m said...

Awwww! she is sooo sweet!
Fabulous!!Thanks for sharing with us over at Pfp this week.
Hugs xx

Andy Llewelyn-Brinsley said...

Gorgeous. I too have paid particular attention to the inside of my card this week, I think people tend to forget that a little. Your colour scheme is glorious, so gentle and calming. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers this week, Good Luck x

Maya said...

Awww i love this!
Such a wonderful image, colored to perfections!
Wonderful details and my favorite colors :)
Thank you for joining us at PfP,
hugs from Maya

Kimberly said...

Sorry i'm a little late with this but i've been out of town... super sweet...i just love your coloured it up perfectly..thanks for joining us at PFP..hope to see more projects in the near