Thursday, 11 April 2013

Is Spring around the corner?...

Good afternoon, dear Bloggers!  Well, it seems as though Spring might be making an appearance at last!  The sun is still shining and the temperature is creeping up ever so slowly - we're supposed to get into double digits by the weekend!  The flowers are trying to force their way up through the ground and the birds are frantically nest building, plus I haven't had to keep the fire in this morning for the first time since before Christmas! (I'm starting to feel it now though and might just have to set it after writing this!)
So, to try and think of brighter skies and warmer days, I decided to colour an image with a much brighter palette.  I've got some lovely colours in my new Flexmarkers, so just had to give them a go and this is what was created...
...I just love this hot pink and aqua combo and it all started because of my Vermillion pen which I was desperate to use (this colour is delish!)...
...The image is Jules from Saturated Canary and I've coloured using my Pro and Flexmarkers.  Here's the pen colours for all you Pro-markers :
Skin : Blush, Dusky Pink, Rose Peach
Hair : Sandstone, Caramel, Saddle Brown, Cocoa, Walnut, Umber
Dress : Cerise, Shocking Pink, Vermillion, Maroon, Aquamarine, Duck Egg, Surf Blue, Cool Grey 3 & 1
Bow :  Cerise, Shocking Pink, Vermillion, Maroon
Tights : Sorbet, Fuschia, Shocking Pink
Cat : Blue Grey 1, Dolphin Blue, Pale Pink
Shoes : Cool Grey 1,3 & 5
The backrgound paper is from First Edition Love letters and the rest are just some pieces I found in my stash...
...I added an insert inside with the line image and a Birthday verse on and used aqua grosgrain, pearls and Glamourdust to embellish.  I'm really pleased with how this one turned out and especially love the bright colouring (something I'm going to try to do more of instead of playing it safe!), it's quite girly and feminine without being too froo-froo!  Thanks for dropping by to see me and I hope you are all having a good week - can't believe it's the weekend again after tomorrow! Happy crafting, Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Anything Goes (nice and easy!)
Birthday Girl in Pink
Pretty in Pink
Happy Birthday


Janette said...

Very pretty card, thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

Oh Ella, what a pretty card you have made.
love the scallops, your choice of papers and your coloring is beautiful.

I like how you did the inside too.

Jane said...

She is just gorgeous Lisa, I am not a pink girl but that is one lush shade of pink you used. I really like seeing blue with pink too. The sun is out here this evening too..yipee for spring weather and yes it is warming up ;0) Enjoy your evening,
Jane x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Lisa. I love the pretty image and you have coloured her beautifully. The layout is fabulous and one of my favourite colour schemes too.
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

WOW! Stunning card Lisa - your colours and colouring are gorgeous!

carol said...

SUPER CARD, so pretty, Thanks for playing along with our anything goes challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

mags said...

A lovely birthday card. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is really awesome sweetie. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Totally Papercrafts.

Cathy DT

coops said...

so stunning lisa.really gorgeous details and pretty colours and i love the fab sweet sc image :D

xx coops xx

Clarissa Andrea said...

YES, your card show us spring! Thanks for sharing on stamp with fun.
hugs Clarissa

Eileen said...

Wow fabulous colouring here Lisa. Love the image and great design and layout.
Eileen x