Saturday, 6 August 2011

In the Pink!

Good morning all, and please forgive me for not being around much in the last couple of weeks - a mixture of eyestrain and still more need for rest has kept me off the computer, although I have tried to still visit blogs but on a less frequent basis. I've also been busy making more cards than I usually would make - 2 this week so far! lol.

Anyway, being Saturday, there is a new challenge at Make It Colourful today, and you'll like this one.....COLOUR IN PINK. That's it, just use pink as one of the colours in your image. We'd like to see you feature pink though rather than just have a tiny bit somewhere in your colouring.

Our sponsor is Bunny Zoe's Crafts and Nicki is offering a £10 gift voucher to her store as a prize this week

This is my card: the fairy image was a freebie from Digital Two For Tuesday, and I used it to make a scene using 2 Make It Crafty digi images: the Whimsical Mushroom, and the Tulip Garden which is a brand new release (links to the stamps are in the card recipe below). There's a whole bunch of new garden images available if you just want to add a simple background to your image, and I used this image twice behind the mushrooms and fairy.  Colouring is in Copics as per usual and I took pinks from different colour families for my image today: my favourite copic pinks are actually in the Red family - R81, R83, R85 & R89 - and these are what I used on the dress. The wings are coloured mainly with the Red Violets RV000, RV02, RV10 with a little R83, and lastly I used some pinky Violets - V91 & V95 - on the mushroom to give it a slight pink tone.  I also used my markers to colour up a couple of lasercut chipboards (also from Make It Crafty). I kept the layout very simple as it was a quick-ish card, and also to let the image stand out more. Hope you like it. And do drop by my fellow teamies blogs, I can tell you their designs are really beautiful.

Images: Fairy, a freebie from Digital Two For Tuesday
Whimsical Mushroom from Make It Crafty
Tulip Garden from Make It Crafty
Colouring: Copic markers - pinks used: R81 R83 R85 R89 RV000 RV02 RV10 V91 V95
Flower: Prima
Other: Martha Stewart doily punch, Stickles glitter, and ribbon from stash

I'd like to enter this card in these challenges:
Clearly Inspired - Things with Wings
Copic Creations - Landscape Design
Crafts & Me - Anything goes
Fabulous Friday - use colouring on your card
Kaboodle Doodles - In the Garden
Kelley Kids - Anything Goes
Little Darlings - Girly
Poodles Parlour - Round and round the garden
Stamp Something - Use a digi

It's been so long since my last blog post that I had to think how to do all the links and add the photos! It won't be so long till my next post....I'll be back tomorrow with another card and a bit of exciting news.

Happy crafting!


Janette said...

Morning Carole,
So glad to see one of fabulous cards again, looks more like a work of art to me, so brilliant is your colouring, and I love to merge images, this one is perfect.
I hope you'll soon be feeling much better hun, take care of your self.xxxxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Good morning Carole....well another stunning card so pretty and what girl doesn't like pink??? Your colouring is just fabulous...
Hope your eyes are feeling better


Dotty Jo said...

Another fabulous card - your colouring is superb Carole! Take care of yourself hun, Jo x

Doreen said...

This is just so pretty

Judie said...

Lovely card Carole, love the fairy image and the pink coloring. Super.


CraftyC said...

Its beautiful Carole, love the mix of colours and a gorgeous scene you have created

melsanford said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love the scene and your amazing colouring! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Renkata said...

Hi dear Carol
amazing card.
very beautifly coloured.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Carole, Fab colouring as always, I like the punched border and those gorgeous swirls.
Kevin xx

chrissy xx said...

Truly Scrupulous!! Now that's a word I had to look up Carole...... LOve it. LOve how you have used your MS punch too!
Will be back tomorrow to hear your news and peep at your card!!

angelwhispers said...

Just love it your colouring is just so awesome! Chanelle xxx

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

This is gorgeous and a perfect combination of images! Actually they look so natural together they are perfect! Love the colors and the single flower with chippies is a great embellishment. *Hugs

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Carole this is absolutely beautiful that image is wonderful so is the design I love this big time. It is lovely to see you posting again
Lorraine x

Bonna Kelley said...

Absolutely beautiful card. The images and the colors are stunning. Excellent job!
Thank you for joining us the Kelley Kid's Challenge Blog.
Best of Luck,

Unknown said...

WoW! This is amazing! I love the colored image. Thanks for joining us for a challenge over at Frosted Designs.

Bron said...

Love your little fairy, Carole, and I'm sorry to hear that your eyes have been playing up - hope you are feeling much better now. I've followed you to two of your challenge sites - bad woman, distracting me like that! Can't wait for your exciting news - you always have the funnest things to tell us! Hugs, Bron.

Cassie said...

Wowza, your coloring is amazing! So glad you joined us for CIC #33 ;D

Jane said...

You've done a fab job on this one, love it TFS Jane

Debs said...

gorgeous card hon..and a big thanks for popping by my blog :0)..hugs Debs x

Annika said...

Now that's what I'm talking about - perfect, fabulous muted pink! And I love that crisp layout. Sometomes quickish cards are GOOD for us as they stop us to trow on anything in sight, lol

Susie said...

I adore this card, Carole - the layout shows off the beautiful and beautifully coloured image to perfection and that rose is stunning too! Susie x

Teresa said...


Renee said...

WOW!!! What a pretty card. Love your coloring and the punched borders. Thanx for joining us in our first challenge at Kelley's Kids. Hope to see you back next week.
Renee DT

Unknown said...

Pretty card!! You do a great job coloring!! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Frosted Designs!

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my word!!!!! This is such a beautiful image, Carole, and your coloring makes it look absolutely magical!!!! I am just mesmerized by your shading on the looks like an oil painting, gf!!!! You not only color to perfection but you add the perfect embellishments, too....this is STUNNING!!!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card!! Your image and coloring are amazing! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Frosted Designs :)

Jami said...

This is gorgeous Carole! Your shading and coloring are stunning!!

Kathy D. said...

love love how you did the border on the left with the punch multiple times. Hope you get to feeling better.
Thanks for playing "Things with Wings" @
Hope to see you back on the 19th for CIC #34!!

Jacq said...

Hi Carole,
WOW STUNNING!!!!! Love the beautiful image, the dp's, the colour scheme is just beautiful. Love the punched borders, the layout and the embellishments. Coloured to absolute perfection. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Jacki Daniels said...

Hi Carole how you doing what a beautiful card thankyou so much for joining us at Poddles parour with our challenge a stunning creation
Jacki xx

Anonymous said...

Your coloring is amazing! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs.