Sunday, October 14, 2012

It Takes Two To Tango

Hello everybody; I'm on holiday (well, long long weekend at least!) with my Family (who don't live at home any more, so it's "special")  in Melbourne at the moment, and didn't get time to make a card for the "Edwin Only" challenge starting today at Here Come The Boys... so I thought I'd post this card which I made before I came away.
 I made an easel card, which I often do when the image I want to use is large or the paper "busy", it  is a good way of still getting a sentiment on to the "front" of a card, it's also a way of making a square card a bit more interesting, though Craft Your Passion think it's Hip to be Square for their challenge this time around, lol.
I've used the Sketch and Stash Sketch this time, I like to use sketches as a jumping off point, and this was a ripper!  The papers are from Kaisercrafts Le Chateau Collection, they're really lush IRL... Without Words wants us to use dark colours, I have so I'm entering there.  The sentiment was one of the die cuts included in the pad.  I used Nestabilities Large Scalloped Squares for the image panel and the mat behind the sentiment, Simon Says Challenge has Dies and Punches and Oozak has Die Cuts for their challenges so I'll be entering there.
The image I used is "Tango" from Karen's Doodles, I love Karen's images and she's "back" after a bit of a break, so I'll be grabbing some more (though there's still several unused in my stash!)  Papertake Weekly has All Creatures Great and Small for their challenge and Addicted to Stamps has Animal Friends, so I'll be entering those.  The Paper Shelter has Love Beats All as their challenge theme, so I'm in there too.
I've coloured with Copics and Prismacolors, quite a lot of the shading and highlighting is with pencils this time, I like the level of control they give you in the fiddly bits, lol.  I find Copics give the best solid red coverage (rich and even) but I like to add the deepest shades and lightest highlights with pencils, like her dress folds and straps - Copics can be hard to control in the red department!  Colour Me Copic has A Touch of Red for their challenge so I'm entering there.
The very sparkly rhinestone trim is from my stash (actually I bought it in Malaysia earlier this year) I wish I could show just how sparkly it really is, but alas that never seems to show in photos!  Paper Crafting Journey wants us to Add Some Bling for their challenge, I have so I'm in.  The Deep Ocean Challenge2 Sisters Challenge and Divas by Design all have Anything Goes themes, so I'll be entering them too.
Well that's it for today's card, I'd better get to bed, everyone else has long gone... I'm like a blog junkie; I had to have a fix before I rush off tomorrow to enjoy the last day of my mini holiday (it's tiring, this holiday lark, lol)
Why not pop over to Here Come The Boys and check out my teamies wonderful "Edwin Only" creations, and why not crack out your own Edwins (ooh, that sounds painful, lol) and join in the challenge while you're there?
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Donna. I love the image, your colouring is beautiful and those papers are gorgeous too.

Wendy said...

Fabulous card, love that image and gorgeous papers. ....Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Vicky said...

Oooh this is gorgeous hun...and I hope you are having a fabulous time too...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

Your colouring is super on this cute couple.Just love the papers and how you've carried the dance theme throughout.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, fun card Donna.

Squirrel x said...

Oh wow Donna, this is just fab hun - love the image, and your colourwork is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Without Words for October. Hugs Sxx

Print gift cards said...

What a beautiful card. So gorgeous design. I like the softness of colors and that image is so cute. I appreciate your work. Thanks for sharing.

Caz said...

Fab card Donna, love the image, papers and fab design.
Caz x

Boxofcolours said...

Oh how I envy those that can dance ......sadly I was born with 3 left feet!!!!
Great card and thanks for playing along at Without Words

Jingle said...

Very fun card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Donna Ellis said...

Donna, what a charming card! your use of design elements in the background is stunning! Very pretty! Love the coloring of your focal image, too.

Bonnie Irvine said...

What an amazing easel car! Love the beautiful colouring of this fun image. The papers and details really contribute to a lovely design. So glad you linked up to Craft Your Passion Challenges.

Gale said...

Gorgeous card Donna. Love your image. Great colors and detail. Thanks for playing along with us at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale

Joy said...

What a fun image, love your colouring... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Teresa said...

What a gorgeous card Donna, Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps 'Animals' Challenge with your wonderful creation.
Teresa xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Lovely card, fabulous colouring, thanks for sharing with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx

Gemma said...

Gorgeous card...
Thank you for joining us at sketch n stash & good luck :)
hugs and xxx

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the image.
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Yes, Thropton is very close to me, about 10 minutes away. It definitely is a small world.
Nikki x

Wendy said...

Thank you for entering our Bling it up challenge over at
The Paper Crafting Journey !

I have some BLOG CANDY
on my blog if you are interested! The Prize is going to be either 1 x $100 or 2 x $50 Whimsy Gift Certificates.