Thursday, 16 May 2013

Friends are the flowers...

Good afternoon, lovely Bloggers!  How are you all today?  I hope that the sun is shining wherever you are and that you are keeping warm in this unseasonally cold May (here in the UK).  I am currently contemplating lighting the fire as my hands are blooming freezing!  Talking of blooming, my card today features the lovely Grow digistamp from Saturated Canary that Krista kindly offered as a freebie to celebrate Mother's Day in the US...(how about that for a link?!)...
...As you can see, the orange has made a comeback!  I used some lovely papers from First Edition Boho Chic (this has to be one of my all time favourite pads), My Martha Stewart PATP Lace punch, SB Standard and Petite Scalloped Ovals and a part of my new Memory Box Corner Bow die...
... I coloured the sweet SC image with my Pro/Flexmarkers and added a touch of Stickles to the flower centres and a flower in her hair, using an XCut mini flower punch with a diamante centre.  I tried to colour her hair with a bit more contrast by adding black to the shading - I think I need a bit more practice, but it's not bad!?!  Here's the colours I used, if you're a Promarker fan :
Skin : Satin, Blush, Pale Pink, Dusky Rose
Hair : Black, Rosewood, Auburn, Firebrick, Nutmeg
Clothes : Lime Zest, Lime, Pear and Olive Green, Pastel, Cadet and Celestial Blue, Tea Rose, Watermelon
Plant Pot : Soft Peach, Coral, Spice
Tights : Blue Grey 1, Watermelon, Antique Pink
Shoes : Light Fawn, Soft Peach, Honeycomb, Spice, Ivory, Vanilla, Mustard, Sandstone, Caramel
Flower : Pink Lavender, Orchid, Wild Orchid
...I created the sentiment in PS using a few different fonts and added a bit of Stickles to the word flowers.  To embellish, I added a Memory Box Corner Bow which I cut down and somemore punched flowers with diamante centres.  I also added some Pearl maker to the scalloped square and lace square edges...
...To finish off, as always, I added an insert with 'Happy Birthday to a Special Friend' and the black and white line image...and that's it!  I hope you like my little creation and thank you for dropping by to see me.  A huge welcome to my latest followers Lauren and Angela - thank you for following my little blog and I hope you find inspiration in what I do!  Crafty hugs, until next time, Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Flower Power
Lots of Layers
Use a Digi
Anything Goes
Bloom and Grow



Jo Nevill said...

Fabulous card, I love your image.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge


Jo x

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! This is stunning Lisa. Your colouring of the pretty image is wonderful. The sentiment is fabulous and I love those papers too.
hugs Sue xx

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

whoooooohhhh. Lisa this is sooo cute. Its the first time i see this image. you did such a wonderful job!

OMG.. Thank you very much for your comment today. I blushed :-) what did Angie say lol. She is just such a wonderful kind woman!
now i really would like to see this show :-)
I almost went with her to the UK but unfortunately i could not go because of all that stuff thats going on at home :-(

thank you again Lisa. you really made me happy

Lin said...

Her hair is amazing, and I love that square doily behind! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge, Lisa!

Ali said...

Oooh I got that image too - not used it yet though :-) Love the layout of your card xxx

Jane said...

Hi Lisa we actually ended up with a lovely warm sunny afternoon makes a change as Tuesday was just dreadful. What a lovely card you are showing today. All those layers looks fab and I love the lace effect. The SC stamp is great I managed to nab it too, Krista is a very generous lady. I must get a SC stamp coloured up soon. I think you are I are really similar in the dies we love aren't we ;0) Nearly the weekend, have fun, Jx

Ali said...

Thanks for your kind comment - there is always a new shape die that you NEED and your other dies wont do - lol - I managed to do that one on my silhouette, but I like the layering you get with the metal dies :-) x

Crafty KJ said...

Wow Lisa, your colouring is amazing and I love the way you've done the text. A gorgeous card and a great layout, hugs Karen xx

Candy C said...

Lisa...oh my gosh...your card is absolutely beautiful! I love the way you've colored the girl on your card front. She's gorgeous. I also love how you've used so many different die cut edges on the papers that you've stacked on the front. What a wonderful design! Love the papers and their patterns and colors, too. You really do a wonderful job with cards. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment about the canvas. You really made my day. <3 Candy

coops said...

so stunning lisa.really fabulous design and colouring and I love your lush papers and gorgeous design :D
the sky is really dark here, I am expecting a heavy downpour soon I think?

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous Lisa! Your colouring is fantastic and I love the papers and die cut elements.

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful image and colours! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Tracy Crafty said...

Gorgeous ! love everything.

Thanks for joining us at Whimsy Stamps for this months challenge x