Monday, 30 January 2012

A challenged card...

Can you believe this? Three posts in one day?? I think I should look out for flying pigs tonight *lol*
I have been a bit poorly and couldn't do a lot apart from sitting wrapped in blankets in my little room so I played some. First I changed my blog design which nearly made my hair fall out! It just didn't do what it was supposed to for quite some time until I figured the problem and then it was done in a few minutes. Hope you like the new look!
When this was done I looked for some challenges and I wanted to use an image from Ruth at A passion for Stamps as I had missed doing that.
Mojo Monday provided a nice sketch:


I took a little bit of liberty with the sketch, changing the square image to an oval one to soften the look a bit. With the stripes it would have been a bit too strict, I think.


I coloured the image with Copics Y17, Y15, Y11 and Y00 for the petals and G28, G24 and G21 for the leaves and stems. The blender pen was invaluable again for the highlights and I used BV000 for some blueish shadows. The background was sponged with Spun Sugar Distress Ink after die cutting but with the paper still in the nestie to give a white border. Matted onto pink scalloped oval and popped up on foam pads. Paper is My Minds Eye from the Lime Twist collection and I used some ribbon from my stash. Sentiment is from a Personal impressions set and punched before popping onto foam pads again.
Very simple card, but I am quite pleased how it turned out.

It also fits the following challenges nicely:

12 comments:

Aunty Sue said...

Beautiful card Alex and hope you are feeling much better I too have been poorly this weekend wrapped up in blackets,

Cally said...

Lovely card Alex. Hope you are feeling better.

Ruth said...

Beautiful card - so pretty and colourful.Hope you're feeling a bit better, Ruth x

tilly said...

love your new look, hope you are feeling better, super card
Tilly

Jill said...

beautiful card thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

Tracy Heaton said...

Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining our ribbons challenge at SCSC
Tracy x

Grenouille Greetings said...

A card for a challenge! Goodness me, Alex, I think your recent bug might have affected you more than you know! And its a beauty! Hope you're all better now. Hugs, Lesley

downrightcrafty said...

a gorgeous creation and lovely use of the ribbon, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested :)

Mona Evy said...

A wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Challenge.

Franz♥ said...

What gorgeous card, so elegant!

Thanks for playing along with us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week, hope to see your nice works again!

Hugs, Franz.

Pam said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at the crazy challenge this week. Hugs Pam x

Wendy Fraser said...

What a pretty card! Love the colours. xx