Good afternoon, bloggers. Has everyone got that Friday feeling?
Staying up late on a Thurday to get my card finished for the Make It Colourfulchallenge 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
Colouring: Copic markers and Polychromo pencils
Computer-generated sentiment, fonts 'English' and 'Essays1743'
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.