Saturday, 8 August 2009

Stampin For the Weekend Challenge


I never seem to get my photo's straight, it doesnt matter how many times I take a photo they always seem to come out crooked, mind you I have to take my glasses of to take them and that maybe the reason why.

Todays card is for the Stampin for the Weekend Challenge, and this week its a sketch by Vicki, I hope she wont be cross for me taking a bit of licence with the sketch, as it seems Ive made a bit of a mistake with the length of my image mount. I have printed one of the Mo Manning Digi stamps and coloured it with my copic pens. If you ladies havent been to see these gorgeous images you certainly are missing a treat, so if you'd like to see what Im talking about click on the side bar tab and take a look.

The base card is a 8"x 8" inch white card, on top of this I have layered up a piece of red card and one of the papers from the Nitwit Downloads, this one has a heart design, the second layer I have used a pale mauve card and a second patterned paper this one is a pretty leaf pattern. The third mount is a round one cut out with my Nestabilitie dies, a red pattern paper for the centre and a red scalloped circle for the mount, these were then stuck to the base card, over the mauve layer.

Ive then stuck my mounted image at a angle as required in the sketch, but I did firstly distressed the edge with some red ink, rather over doing it, and of course its smudged a bit, so I do apologise about that. Ive then cut some oval mounts again with the Nestabilitie dies, and stamped a greeting on the white one, I also run the edge around with some of the same red ink.

The next thing Ive done is create three flowers with my Hydrangea Petals, two tone pink/red ones, and a purple one, before sticking them to the left hand bottom corner I have stuck some punched out leaves to the card with silicone glue then popped the flowers on top. Ive then punched out some flourishes with yet a further piece of patterned paper, and arranged them in the two top corners, before sticking some little gems amount the curls.

Ive actually redone this post and tried to correct the photo, but its still not as clear as it should be, probably because the original drawing was in brown. Sorry about this.

12 comments:

Claudia Rosa said...

Fabulous card dear Shrile. Love the image and it is so beautifully coloured.
what happended to you your internet hun? you could not post for a while? iam sooo out of the loop :-) i see you have made some lovely cards. Have a great weekend Love Claudia

Vanja said...

Hi Shirley! This is such a beautiful card and there's nothing wrong with the photo, you shouldn't worry about it at all. :)
The image is adorable, it reminds of my Grandma and me, you coloured it beautifully. I love the papers and the flowers.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW this week and good luck! :)
Vanja

Nancy said...

Your card is wonderful, Shirley:O) That image is gorgeous, reminds me of my Grandmother:O) Your colouring is beautiful. Great take on Vicki's sketch.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!
Nancy;O)

Rach said...

Hi Shirley,
love this card that you have made, it is gorgeous, love this image of mo's and you have done a fablous job colouring it..
your picture looks fine to me sweetie.. hugs rachxx

Donna said...

Hi Shirley, it's so nice to have you back again. You've done another wonderful card, a great take on Vicki's sketch. Love the mo image you've used. I've gotten a couple of her images, and made a couple cards, will be showing them on my blog hop next weekend. Your flower arrangement is fabulous again.
Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge again this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a great day.
Donna xx

crafty amy said...

Hiya Shirley
This is a gorgeous card I have just found these images aren't they stunning I love 'em! You have coloured them perfectly and I love the way you have used Vicki's layout :D
I can never get my cards straight either I have no idea how people do lol.
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Shirley,i love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Avril Ann said...

This card is Ace, I love the image you have used and the colours are fab. Have you ever had your glasses on and said "Where are my glasses?"...LOL I do it all the time, my kids think I am mad..LOL. Hugs Avril xxx

mueppi said...

Your card is lovely, Shirley!!
That image is gorgeous and I love your colouring!
Have a great day!
Big hugs hun Gisela

Paula said...

What a pretty card Shirley i adore the image and such fab colours and detail.
Paula xxxx

Kimmi said...

Hi Shirley, I think the Photo looks fab!! The image is lovely and your colouring brilliant! Love the paper you've used and the swirls and flowers are lovely.

Thank you for playing along with us over at Stampin' for the Weekend. We hope you enjoyed making your card (even if you did have to take umpteen photos) and that you come back and join us for more fun soon. Good Luck..

Kimmi x

Vicki said...

Hiya Shirley.

What a fabby card you have created with my lil sketch, and there's no need to worry about the photo, it looks fine to me luvly. I love these images such a talented lady. Your colouring is lovely and the whole card looks beautiful. Thank you so much for joining in with this weeks SFTW challenge, good luck xx vicki xx

P.S. Of course I'm not cross with you Gloria....lol!!! (chuckling to meself..hehehe!!!!!)