Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Happy Birthday at Sundays With Crissy

Hello everyone - can you believe that it's February already?! Seems like only a week ago that we were stressing to finish Christmas cards in time to catch the post!

Anyhoo, on to my card today.....the theme this month at Sundays With Crissy is HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and I chose this lovely image by Crissy called Love You Sis because I've been wanting to use it for ages. It seems a perfect image to use on a card from one sister or friend to another. Using Paint.Net, I merged it with the fence image (Petals & Palings from Make It Crafty) and coloured it with Copics. The pinks are a little outside of my comfort zone, but I had to justify buying the RV63 and RV66 last year by actually using them at last! And as it turns out, I quite like these shades now as they're not as candy-pink as the lower-numbered Red Violets tend to be.

 
 

Images: Love You Sis, by Crissy Armstrong
Petals & Palings, by Make It Crafty
Colouring: Copics and Polychromos
DPs: Prima Annalee and Papermania
Metal corner: Wild Orchid Crafts
Computer-generated sentiment
Flowers, centres and doily from my stash


If you'd like to join us in the challenge this month, pop over to the challenge blog and upload your project. There prize for one lucky winner is some digis of your choice from the talented and super-lovely Crissy.

Thanks for dropping by today, I'll see you soon; in the meantime Happy Crafting!

23 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Carole this is absolutely stunning and I LOVE the pinks...once again your colouring is outstanding...the doily and flowers just finish off your card...

Anne

Renkata said...

Stunning card Carole, amazing scene.
Very pretty details dear.

Sally Cicada Designs said...

I just LOVE this Carole!! What a BEAUTIFUL card!! Gorgeous colouring and I love the merge you did with the background--it goes perfectly with this image!! Gorgeous doily, flowers and embellishment too!! Just STUNNING!!!
Hugs,
Sarah ☺

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Carole,beautiful images coloured perfectly.xxx

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous Carole! LOve this image! LOve your colouring...LOve your flowers! LOve everything lol.
Chrissyxx

Sue said...

Oh wow Carole, this is gorgeous. Sue x

Janette said...

Hello Carole my lovely mate, Sooo glad to see you, this is super gorgeous, oh I love your colouring, the image is so sweet too....
Keep well hun.xxxxx

mags said...

Gorgeous card Carole. The colouring is beautiful and love all the details.
Mags
x

Michelle said...

Wow, what a lot of image to color, lol ~ you did a FAB job ~ it's so cheerful, a GREAT birthday card (mine's in August btw)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Carole, fabulous colouring, I like the doily, the flowers and that gorgeous corner.
Kevin xx

June Nelson said...

This is so beautiful Carole love it xxxxxxxxx

Teresa said...

Oh wow Carole, what a stunning card, you are amazing at this colouring lark, it's a real beauty! Teresa xx

Jackie said...

Oh wow, this is stunning and your colouring is second to none. Good to see you back :o)
Jackie xx

Boxofcolours said...

Very sweet card Carole.
Hugs
Jane

melsanford said...

Beautiful card! Fab scene and I love your colouring :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Joanne said...

Oh WOW Carole! This is so precious! I LOVE the stamp! The girls "wellies" are too cute! The colors are so soft and lovely! AND as ALWAYS your coloring is beyond perfect! You so inspire me to keep on practicing with my Copics! Also really like the fabric rose. I've been seeing them around and think they are soooo pretty! FAB card, LUV it!!! So glad you are back creating again and feeling better. I've missed you! Big Hugs, J:)

Joan Ervin said...

Your pinks turned out beautifully, Carole...I looove the deep shading you achieved on the umbrella and
I am sooo impressed how you merged the two images...I am so computer challenges!!!! The lacy doily in the background and flowers add such a gorgeous vintage look....absolutely stunning, gf!!!!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Carole this is stunning that image is beautiful, your colouring is amazing, the papers, flowers and design look awesome, I love it.
hugs
Lorraine x

Cathy said...

Hi Carole, I love the image and your coloring is just wonderful. You make such wonderful creations. We had some remodeling done and I have not been able to craft. I hope to be back soon.

Chris said...

Hi Carole, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

Melly said...

OMG! Carole I adore adore adore this!
Its just utterly stunning, the colouring just amazing! You are so so so talented honey!
Hugs M xxx

Marita said...

Gorgeous, love it♥.

Hugs, Marita

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Hi Carole,
Had a little disaster with my blog, would love it if you would pop over and follow my new blog!
Sue x