Sunday, October 11, 2009

Entry to Roses on Paper (DT), Crafty Calendar challenge and Sketch Saturday

Evening ladies - phew a lot of posts today, I didnt make all these today though I have been making them from Friday evening until just now. This card is my entry to the  Belles and Whistles  Design team call, I figure you gotta be in it to win it so here goes. 

This card is an entry in to three challenges, the first is the Roses on paper challenge which is a combined challenge blog for Roses on paper and Belles N Whistles. The challenge this week is to use the Autumn colours Orange, Brown and Green. We could use a sketch from another blog so I used the one from Sketch Saturday which i have shown below. I think I will be keeping this sketch for some of my Christmas cards I love it.

Here is what I did with the sketch - This card will be being sent to America tomorrow, It is a birthday card for a fellow crafter who is in a Birthday club that I set up.

I used papers from Basic Gray - I am not sure what the collection is though i completley forgot to write it down doh! The images are from the greeting Farm sooo cute aren't they. I coloured these using Copic Markers, I got the effect on the socks using the colourless blender i just coloured the socks with G17 and then dapped the colourless blender in small areas all over the socks to create the pattern, this is the first time I have tried this technique on an image I think it turned out pretty well :)
I made the flowers myself using a little papermania flower punch, I punched the flowers out on matching double sided paper and used tweezers to curl the edges, i then layer them alternating the colour of the DP on the top and finished them off with some little flat back gems (which i actually bought to go on my nails as nail art but figured they are perfect for card making - if any one wants some all you need to do is go on ebay type in nail art and they will come up they are from Malaysia and cost about £1.50 for hundreds of them in a colour wheel including postage - BARGAIN)

Here is a Close up of the Anyas I love these pretty ladies they are perfect for any type of card.

Card Recipe
Papers - Basic Gray
Images - The greeting farm
Gems - Ebay
Ribbon - received from a blog candy :)
Sentiment - Woodware
Coloured using copics 


Caroline said...

Stunning card! Love these images and the colours are just perfect. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge. Caroline x

Georgia said...

Fantastic card Manda! I love the autumnal colours you've used and your colouring is stunning! Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
Georgia xx

Maya said...

Ohhh my!
This is gorgeous!
Love the warm and bright colours and you have coloured them to perfection!!
Thank you for joining us at SS.
Hugs from Maya :)

Lisa said...

Hi,Gorgeous card! I love how you have used two images which have been coloured beautifully.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Lisa x

Jane said...

Wow fabulous card Amanda! beautiful colouring, thanks so much for joining our first challenge at Crafty Calendar Challenge! hugs, Jane x