Sunday, 11 March 2012

Spring Bringer

Hi there!  Well, what a beautiful day we have had today!  The sun has shone and it's been warm enough to venture out in just a T-shirt!  I made the most of the good weather and took the opportunity to get some washing out, sort out the garage and start on the shed...still a week's worth of tidying to do, but it's a start!  The fair weather also seemed to bring people out of the woodwork, as this afternoon saw us receiving 2 lots of unexpected guests - a lovely surprise!

Anyhow, I managed to colour in this little lovely whilst everyone else was still in bed this morning (I am definitely a morning person, whereas DH and my eldest don't wake up properly until midday!).  The stamp I used is Spring Bringer which I won from the lovely Mariska (thanks again, honey!)...I have been wanting to ink her up since she arrived in the post over a week ago, but just haven't had the chance!
I kept the card design quite simple, but added lots of layers for depth.  I treated myself to the Martha Stewart Punch around the page, Eyelet Lace, whilst I was in Crafter's Cove this week...I have admired it being used by the very talented Dena and love the added interest it gives to the card base.
I coloured this little lady with my Promarkers and Flexmarkers and used First Edition papers Animal Antics and Spring Feast.
Colours - Skin : Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Dusky Pink, Almond
Hair : Walnut, Spice, Cinnamon, Tan, Antique White FM
Top : Gold, Mustard, Buttercup, Antique White FM
Trousers : Soft Green, Pastel Green, Tea Green
Wings : Soft Peach, Light Fawn FM
Leaf background in flower bouquet : Forest Green, Grass, Meadow Green
The wired organza ribbon was originally a champagne colour and I coloured it with Soft Green to coordinate.  I added a circle sentiment, diamantes, pearls and a touch of Glamourdust glitter to finish.Hope you like it and thanks for dropping by, have a great week!  Lisa x
I am entering this card into the following challenges :
Mother's Day/Special Girl
Mother's Day/Special Lady
Say it with Flowers


Sazzle said...

Oh WOW Ella your card is gorgeous. That image is soooooo cute, I'm thinking this is one that needs to my ever increasing list :-)

Thanks for joining our “fairies” challenge over at Fussy and Fancy and good luck.

We currently have a design team call running, if you are interested why not pop over and have a look at the details.

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


coops said...

wow,so stunning lisa.gorgeous pretty colours and details and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

Aunty Sue said...

stunning card love the colours and thanks for joining Crafty Catz

Mummylade said...

wonderful work Lisa! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck!