Friday, 1 February 2013

Hugs and kisses...

Good morning guys!  I was hoping to post this card last night, but the battery on my camera (well, hub's camera!) was flat, plus the light was awful - so I decided to wait until this morning to take some half decent (that's the best I can achieve!) photos...
...I haven't made an easel card in a while, so created this little card using the Saturated Canary freebie, Hugs and Kisses, that Krista kindly offered the other day...
...I was trying to use some brighter colours, especially with my colouring - not as much of a contrast as I was hoping, but she still turned out quite pretty...if somewhat pink again!..
...This pic shows the colours more true, so I am getting there and look, she's got blonde hair rather than my usual brown!  I used my Martha Stewart punch around the page punch to create the card base, though I don't think I'll be doing it very often as it was right on the limit of the punch trying to cut through both layers of card for the easel base!  I'm sure there's another way, but I just ploughed ahead relentlessly!
Promarker colours used :
Skin : (usual combo)
Hair : Vanilla, Mustard, Gold, Sandstone, Caramel
Top and leg warmers : Muted Pink (FM), Pale Pink, Dusky Rose, Antique Pink
Skirt and boots : Honeydew (FM), Meadow, Leaf and Forest Green
Hearts : Red - Antique Pink, Crimson, Burgundy,   Blue - Soft Mauve, Blue Pearl, Cornflower
Box : Satin, Sandstone, Caramel
...I used First Edition paper pads Love letters and Isabelle, and added a couple of lace heart die cuts, scalloped corners, some pins, a small feather, bow and pearls.  I highlighted the image with Glamourdust and added the 2 sentiments using Orator font...
I love the way this card has turned out and would like to enter it onto the following challenges :
Challenge 254 - A different corner
Love is All around
Love and lace
(Lace edge punch and lace hearts)
Anything Goes

This card is available to buy in my Etsy shop, click the icon below :


Deb said...

so gorgeous, fabulous colouring!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
Have a great weekend!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card great colouring. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny X

Eulalia said...

Wonderful colouring!!! For a fabulous and romantic Valentine's day!
Thank you to share it with us on Deep Ocean challenge.
xoxoxo Eulalia

WeirdCat said...

Beautiful design and fab colouring, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
Ruth x

cheiron said...

Love the colors and the mix of dies. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog.

Jane said...

Hi Lisa what a beautiful and very clever card...I love all the colours and again thanks so much for listing the colours. I also so love my Promarkers and I have just bought a couple of Flexmarkers which are really fabby. Keep warm, Jane x