Friday, 15 April 2011

Colouring Skies challenge

Good afternoon, bloggers. Has everyone got that Friday feeling?

Staying up late on a Thurday to get my card finished for the Make It Colourful challenge has become something of a habit now, I usually only manage to get it done at the last minute. I nearly didn't make a card for it this week as I wasn't at all happy with my work, but it has grown on me and the cunning placement of Tilda to cover the bits where I really messed up has turned out well.  The theme this week is Colouring Skies, and I decided to try and make stormy clouds with the sun just emerging at the end of all the rain. This meant I could use this adorable Tilda with her umbrella. A simple card today as I was short on time and energy.

I paper-pieced Tilda's brolly, coat and wellies using the same paper that you see in the background, and added some shading to the paper. The sky was coloured on a narrow scrap of paper because I was only practising, and with the fence in front of it made an overall image that wasn't deep enough, so to make the picture longer I hand-cut some paper and coloured it with copics to make the hills. Then I used a Make It Colourful digi image of the garden fence, and placed Tilda in front of this on 3d foam pads. I made up the sentiment as I felt it suited the fact that the sun is emerging from the clouds and would make the card useful as either a Get Well or a Thinking of You card.

Copic Creations this week is asking for projects with your favourite paper for using with Copic markers. My fave is Bristol Board which is what I've used on this card. 

Images: Magnolia Tilda, Make It Crafty Petals & Palings
DP: K&Co
Colouring: Copic markers and Polychromo pencils
Computer-generated sentiment, fonts 'English' and 'Essays1743'

I am entering this in these challenges:
Make It Colourful - Colouring sky
Copic Creations - favourite paper for copics (Bristol Board)
Papertake Weekly - Truly Dimensional (Tilda is raised up on 3d pads, the fence stands a little away from the background scene)
Aud Sentiment Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Paper Piecing
Cute Card Thursday - Weather Inspired
Digital Tuesday - Little Women (digi stamp of fence, and computer-generated sentiment are the digital elements)
Partytime Tuesdays - April Showers
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Layer it up (4 layers here: the sky, the hills, the fence stamp and the Tilda image)
GuyLou's Inimitability - April Showers, include an umbrella

Just quickly to share with you, my balloon chair card was voted one of the top 3 at Make It Colourful, which is the challenge I created that card for so I am ever so pleased about that.

And I recently won a challenge prize for my Mothers Day card - a voucher for Joanna Sheen's shop! Never actually won a prize before so this is great. The voucher arrived in the post this morning, complete with a lovely handmade card. When you think that they could simply have emailed me the voucher, this is such a nice added extra, don't you think?

Finally, Anne from Stamps & Paper recently awarded me this: The rules for this award are:

1) Post about it on your blog and link over to the sender (thank them as well) 
2) Pass it on to those who visit your blog and leave comments regularly.

Anne, thank you for thinking of me for this award. There are many lovely bloggers that regularly visit my blog and leave very welcome comments, so I'd like you all to pick up the award with my thanks.

Hope you like the card. Happy crafting!
Carole x


Chris said...

Gorgeous card and the sky is brilliant... Chris xx

Renkata said...

wowowow Carol, this is amazing sky, you have done gorgeous card dear.
Love it!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, another lovely Tilda! Congrats on your many awards! Valerie

Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful card Carole! That paper piecing is fabulous and I love the little scene! Not surprised you've had those wins... well done you! Jo x

Janette said...

Another little beauty Carole, you never fail to please with your work, the paper piecing alone is just brilliant and as you know I love your colouring, really fab card.xx

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card Carole,I love the paper piecing.
Well done on your challenge

Vicky said...

The sky looks fantastic Carole and so is your card hun...just so very pretty and great paper piecing too!

have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

chrissy xx said...

Don't know what your going to do to follow this Carole? It's Stunning for the top of the clouds down to Tilda's wellies. You can even see the sunshine coming through the umberella lol. LOve it.

Audrey said...

What a beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and celebrating our 1st Birthday with us.

Brenda said...

Absolutely Fabulous!! Love your clouds! Love your image! Thanks for playing along at Guylou's Inimitability!

Amy Johnson said...

Such a sweet card! love the scene you created! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card Carole, excellent layout and colours :o)
Jackie xx

melsanford said...

Oh wow! This scene is fab!!! Love the sentiment :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Carole S said...

Hi "ME", brilliant card and great colouring, congratulation, you truely deserve prizes for your work, love from "HER", Carole x

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo fabulous, Carole...the sky you created looks so awesome with the sun peeking out around the clouds and I LOOOOVE the paper piecing you did on her rain coat, boots, and umbrella!!!! The fence, flowers, and rolling hills are beautiful, too!!! Congrats on all your wins...your work is amazing!!!

Deb said...

wow, fabulous, love your background!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge, have a great weekend!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Carole, I love the tilda, and your fantastic background.
Kevin xx

Bron said...

Another beautiful card, Carole and I love that Make It Crafty image of the fence - I went and bought it after you used it on another project about 6 weeks ago - still haven't used it yet, though. And what about all those awards - dang, woman!! Keep it up - what you're doing is obviously working :)

Rachel x said...

Hey again Carole (I'm commenting backwards!!lol) :)
was thinking on friday that it was probably time for another work of art from you- I think this challenge has got you hooked the way LIM has me!! :) It's obviously inspiring you hugely- this is stunning!! :) Your sky is fab but your hills are incredible!! :) Did you follow tutorials to get so good with your pens? Love the paper-piecing, too!! :)
Have to say, I really like the way you give us a little teaser picture then tell us all about it before revealing all at the end of the post!! :)
Hope you're having a good weekend,
hugs, Rachel x

Sara I. said...

The papers and scene you created is wonderful. Love the sentiment! Thank you for joining us at Guylou's and good luck :)

Anonymous said...

Tilda is adorable paper pieced in this lovely dp!! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!

Shelby Goolsby said...

Wow, what a beautiful scene you have created!!Thanks for joining us at My Partner In Crafting Crime. Hugs,Shelby

Patchi said...

Lovely card! I love the colors and your coloring! Thanks for joining the Party this week and I hope to see more cards from you soon!


chrissy xx said...

Congratulations!!! You've done it again.

Janice said...

What a brilliant card, love it's arrangment, your colours & the great split sentiment. Jx

craftyb said...

Gorgeous card - love the paper pieced outfit and your colouring is stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx

RoseC said...

Carole, you've made your Tilda look marvelous! So glad to see your entry at Copic Creations! ~ Rose

Maire Gamber said...

Beautiful card. Very detailed!

Denimo said...

Your card is absolutely fabulous!! Great image... background... everything! Thanks for joining our challenge at Aud Sentiments. We hope to see you back for our next one!

Maria Matter said...

Wow, Carole this is STUNNING!!!
Thanks for playing @ Aud's & Digital Tue!