Monday, 28 June 2010

A Card for the Lili of the Valley Challenge - Sketch by Bev

Good Morning Ladies, thank you so much for the lovely comments yesterday, yes I do hope my hubbys cousin accept the card for my not feeling upto visiting her, anyway todays card is a thank you for Ians Aunt, and Ive combined it with the challenge for Lili of the Valleys "A sketch by Bev" and Ive used this sweet little image of this little mite playing tea parties. Ive stamped her onto white card then coloured her with my copic pens. Ive come to the conclusion that although I can take good landscape photos Im really naff at taking photos of cards they never come out as clear as some of you girls manage to do, sorry about that.
Anyway my base card is a 7"x 7" white card with three papers from my Nitwit Downlads, the first one is a lovely flower pattern and Ive layered it up on some mauve card, the second one is a striped one and this was layered on a dark purple card but from my photo it looks the same colour as the first one, anyway Ive used the same card for the third layer and this paper is a plain mauve with a texture pattern on, around this I have stuck a piece of lace with a satin ribbon threaded through and stuck to the back of this mount.
On top of this I have positioned my mounted image and my sentiment to the right, I have turned this to what it shows on the sketch as I really dont expect my hubbys elderly aunt to have to turn her head when she wants to read it.
To finish of Ive created a flower spray of cherry blossoms, babies breath, a rose and asters and stuck to at the top, its not meant to be symmetrical, so it looks a bit lopsided but I wanted it to cover a splodge Id left on my image when I was distressing the edge, Ive no idea where the little bit came from probably of my fingers.
The card is being entered for the following challenges:-


Arina said...



Janette said...

Hi Shirley,Love this card so much,these LOTV images are so cute and your flowers are fab.xx

Rach said...

another beautiful card Shirley, this is a fantastic image and you have coloured it beautifully.xx

Jessie said...

That stamp is adorable and you made a beautiful card with it!

chris said...

Hi Shirley, so, so, so beautiful. hugs chris xx
I see you have had a little win!!

Poppy said...

Aww so cute Shirley, lovely colours.

Sue said...

Hi Shirley
aww gorgeous card, beautiful colouring, luv the pretty papers & embelies, beautiful creation, sue,x

Josephine said...

That's such a pretty card! The colours are so delicate and feminine, and the image wonderfully cute.

Christine said...

Hi Shilrley this is soooo cute gorgeous colours so soft & pretty love it.

luv n hugs Christine xx

celia said...

Hey Shirley,wat is dit weer zo mooi gedaan! Jammer van de foto,maar geen erg...we hebben het toch allemaal wel dat het niet gaat zoals we wensen!Heel veel liefs,Celia.

Danielle said...

Cute! Love the image and I really love how you've placed all those gorgeous flowers! Just beautiful work!
Hugs, Danielle

Anonymous said...

love how you decorate teh flowers! And the colours- ecellent

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh shirley... your pictures are fabulous and your cards are gorgeous. if you took lousy pictures, your cards would still LOOK gorgeous because THEY ARE!!!!!

i'm so stuck on A2 cards i think i'd be lost doing a 7x7!!! i find most crafters from outside the U.S. like doing bigger cards. which makes them doubly beautiful.

did any of this make sense???? i must be sick - lol!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how sweet!! Love the purple and your stunning coloring!! Gorgeous work Shirley!

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Lisa said...

Hi Shirley, Wow gorgeous card! Such pretty flowers and papers and the image is so sweet.

Lisa x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so very beautiful Shirley she will love it!
kim x

cats whiskers said...

Oh Hirley dear this is just so sweet love your colouring and the paper choice, thanks for joining LOTV Challenge
Hugs Jacqui

Hope Jacare said...

Beautiful colours and image Sylvia - gorgeous card - thought it was only me that left splodges on images - sure mine jump on while I'm not looking! Cheers Claire x

treesawardincrafts said...

Hello Shirley, I love this card. I love the flowers and the papers, and can still enjoy it as the photo enlarges out nicely. You are so clever. Hugs Teresa xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wowzer Shirley this is absolutely stunning a beautiful image and just wonderful colours another top notch card.

Love & hugs
Lorraine x

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card Shirley.
Sweet image and beautifully coloured, love your flowers too.
I know the feeling about taking photos of cards, I'm just rubbish!
Hubby bought me a new camera but I'm still rubbish. There's just no hope for me!
Love Elaine xx

Cami said...

Hi Shirley! This is such a delightful card with this cutie! Love the color combo you used and wow, all those beautiful flowers! So soft and pretty. Hugs, Cami

Melodie said...

Fantastic card with great colours and papers.

Pops x said...

This is a cute image that you have chosen, love your choice of colours, fab job with Dawny;s sketch too, thanks for playing at LOTV this time big hugs Pops x x x

Spyder said...

I just love those flowers they look so real!A really lovely card Shirley!


Swaantje said...

Oh.. my god!
what a wonderful card Shirley. The little stamp is very cute!
Great colours..and details!

Daisychain said...

Oh, I really love this card! I love the gorgeous image and the pretty colours. Thanks for joining LOTV this week and good luck! Hugs Christine x