The image is Wrynn - Grow a Little Love from Tiddly Inks, there's some gorgeous images coming out of Tiddly Inks right now... Wrynn's definitely one of them :-) Moving Along With The Times has Keep It Real (no fantasy images) as their theme so I'm entering there, the Tiddly Tuesdays challenge theme is Mom (or a feminine card) so I'm entering there, and Deep Ocean Challenge What a Wonderful Woman, so I'm entering there too. The Secret Crafter has In the Garden, I think this image is a great garden reference, so I'm entering there too.
There's a great sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday - there often is :-) they have a Photo as colour inspiration too, using it is optional, but it's so lovely, why wouldn't you?
I've coloured my image with Prismacolor pencils, I think I'm improving - I'm certainly trying to improve! I still use Copics for skintones, I love the smooth finish and haven't mastered it with pencils yet. The papers are from Kaisercrafts Magic Happens pad and Lilac Avenue pad, the cardstock for matting is from American Crafts.
The horizontal strip has been cut with one of my new purchases... Spellbinder Edgeabilities (from here), actually it's two of them; the edge is cut with Classic Scallop die and the pattern inside is cut with one of the Classic Ric Rac dies. Bearly Mine Challenges has Dies as their challenge theme, so I'm entering there.
The ribbon is from my stash, as are the buttons and pearls. Allsorts Challenges has Buttons and Bows as their theme, tick tick I'm in, Waste Not Wednesdays challenge is to use Stash - never really a challenge, lol, so in there too. Crafty Sentiments has a Bingo challenge, I've "used" two different lines; Patterned Paper/ Coloured Image/Punches or Die Cuts or Buttons/Coloured Image/Pearls or Gems.
I added some faux stitching around the image and the jotting panel on the inside. I was going to crank out my new portable sewing machine, but I had the perfect gel pen colour, so I reverted to the faux stitching I'm so much more comfortable with, lol. Colour Me Copic (where they generously let you use pencils as well as alcohol markers) has an Anything Goes challenge, so I'm in.
Well that's it for today's card, I was hoping to get another card made yesterday for posting in the week, but we went to "the" Air Show (hubby is a huge fan, his Dad was in the Royal Air Force for 19 years - being posted in Germany for several years, which is why my hubby was born in Germany but is a British Subject - actually he's an Australian now, lol) and it took more of the day than I thought.... plus FOUR hours to get home; three and a half of those were spent in the carpark!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Suffice to say that knowing I was missing out on craft time did not help my mood any more than not having anything to eat or drink (the air force did hand out water, after about three hours) luckily we were with good friends so we passed the time okay :-) I'll be back in a few days, until then, Happy Crafting, Donna