Saturday, February 07, 2015

Getting Guest-y at Sketch Saturday

ETA: Aargh!! FINALLY got this to post... Google problems!! So, a day late, sigh - sorry!  
As you may or may not know I LOVE a good when I was asked if I'd like to be Guest Designer for the month of February for the Sketch Saturday challenge I JUMPED at it!!  Of course, I LOVE the sketch, lol
The challenge sponsor is A Day For Daisies, so I got to use one of their fabarooney images...Ive used 'Skirt of Flowers', isn't she gorgeous?!  You can get her here.  I used my trusty Copics to colour... and even though you can't see it... well hardly, if AT ALL... in the pic, I added glimmery flowers with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen and went over all the 'vines' with a green glaze pen... it looks good IRL!
Now here is that all important sketch... told you it was a goodie :-))  I changed the shape of the image panel to a rectangle... mainly because I LOVED the image and she just needed to be rectangular (to show off that skirt of flowers!)  The rest of the sketch has been followed pretty much to a T.
I covered ordinary white card with some 'dull' gold wrapping paper that came around a gift from my son Chris; he always uses fabulous quality wrapping paper so it stood up really well.  As You Like It wants to know if we like Matt or Shiny - I like using Matt papers and adding the shiny as "features".
I cut the mat for the image panel with the largest Nestabilities Fleur de Lis die and the same paper.  The background paper is digital, from The Scrap Girls... this set's retired but there's still a gazillion to choose from  :-))  I really love this sort of colour palette... I had a pad by Prima (Fairy Flora) that got used A LOT for my faves, sadly it's discontinued... at least having this paper as digital means I can print it off any time I want - even though the file's no longer available to purchase... another reason I LOVE digital :-)  Top Tip Tuesday wants to see our favourite colour combo, I'm in! and of course I'll be entering Hazel's Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge to use patterned paper 
The terracotta cardstock is from my stash, I cut the border of the vertical panel with MFT Crotchet Border die added a purple mulberry paper lattice (cut with a Memory Box Tessatina Border die and added some paper twine (from Ribbon Girl I think) for interest.  I cut another of the Tessatina borders in half lengthwise (bit fiddly, it's pretty fine!) to add a strip to each of the banners at the bottom of the card.  
The butterfly was cut with the same gold-ish card, Using a Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch.  I added some Perfect Pearls to give some depth then added purple rhinestones for the body.  The same rhinestones make an appearance on the Fleur De Lis mat
I used the same basic layout for the inside of the card, adding one of Paulette's fabulous freebie sentiments to the centre of the jotting panel.  I think this card will be going to my friend Jenny, she IS beautiful... through and through, and I don't think she gets told often enough :-) Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge wants to see a card for a friend, so I'm entering there.
I used a punched flower (could be a Carl punch... could NOT, lol) instead of the butterfly on the corner of the inside panel, I coloured a sticky back half pearl with Copics to tie in the colours for the centre. Gem of a Challenge and Addicted to  Stamps have Lots of Layers challenges so I'm entering there and  Art by MiranCrafty CalendarPapertake WeeklyCraft Your PassionThrough the Craftroom Door and Clear It Out all have Anything Goes challenges running so I'm entering there too!
That's it for today, I hope you like my card... I really like it and I don't really know why! I usually like "crisp" looking cards, but this one just appeals - and I found the image a dream to colour, which is always a bonus :-)
Pop over to the Sketch Saturday blog and check out the team's take on this awesome sketch... hope you get to enter the challenge, don't forget the fab Day For Daisies prize on offer - and a sketch is always a good jump off point if Mrs Mojo is MIA as mine has been a bit recently :-)
It's HOT here ... it IS summer, lol, not that conducive to crafting I suppose.  We are experiencing huge bushfires in the South of the state at the moment -  some are the result of lightning strike... we get electrical storms at this time of year... but some are deliberately lit; it makes you wonder about some people!  My thoughts are with all those affected.  The smoke has travelled over 700 kms North... passing through Perth a couple of days ago making hubby and me - and all our fellow asthmatics wheeze for days!
Gotta go, computer issues to solve; I've had to uninstall Google Chrome, clean up a few things and reinstall it... now I have to check "the damage", on top of that we got iPhone 6s yesterday and I've had to repair all our Bluetooth devices... one I just CAN'T get to work... computers, gotta love 'em!  Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Kathy S said...

Donna, great to have you as guest on Sketch Saturday this week. You did an amazing card and I wanted to come by and tell you that. Take care. Kathy, Sketch Saturday DT

Pat K said...

Stunning creation Donna and Congrats on your well deserved GDT spot. hugs, Pat K xx

Cathy P. said...

Love, love, love your card, Donna! I am so happy to see close-ups and read more for all of the lovely details you have added. I admire how resourceful you are in your card design, too! The color combination is so regal and not one that I would ever think of, so thanks for broadening my horizons! Your inside decor is as gorgeous as the outside of your card. I'm so glad you will be with us during February! Thanks for accepting the invitation to be part of the Sketch Saturday team! Hugs, Cathy xx

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Very beautifully!Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for the Craft Your Passion Challenges - hope to see you again soon, hugs, Helena

Jacee said...

Beautiful Donna, such a stunning design
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Donna. Fabulous image and colours. Love the design too.
Lorraine x

CraftYourPassion said...

Your colouring looks wonderful and you've framed her beautifully on this elegant card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Beautiful card Donna. Loving the shiny hair. Thank you for playing along with us at Through The Craft Room Door this week and we hope to see you again soon.

[TTCRD DT Member]
[Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Blog]

Lisa S. said...

Beautiful card and I love your color combo! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Wow , gorgeous card, i love the image and the colors!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

chanya13 said...

Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

lynne said...

This is just stunning! I love the image and your colouring is stunning!
Thanks for joining us at crafty calendar this month!
Lynne xx

Marlies said...

A beautiful card in a lovely colour combination and an elegant image. Fab colouring! Thanks for joining us at ATSC. Marlies

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning love your take on the sketch!
hugs shell xx

Danielle Vincent said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS Donna!! So many pretty details! So glad you are with us as a Guest Designer - love your amazing creations!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lots of lovely design elements on this very pretty card and beautiful colouring and colour choices too! Hugs, Lesley

Kelly Lloyd said...

Thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly

irene.sherman said...

Lovely...Thanks for joining in the fun at ABM challenges.