Friday, 22 March 2013

A Little Sketchy

Hello, and welcome!

Winter is not giving up easily, in my part of the world......oh, no indeedy.....we have gale force winds and SNOW, SNOW, SNOOOOOOW!
As much as I love the pretty, white and fluffy stuff, I'm very glad to be sitting in my lovely warm and snug living room....ha!

I'm really looking forward to the weekend because the Hubster and I will have Finlay (6) and his sister, Yvie-Grace (2) staying until Sunday afternoon.....yaaaaay!

This week's challenge at Card Crafter's Circle is a favourite with me.......I love a good sketch, and that's just what we have for you.........

This week is a our challenge for you is:

Please follow this sketch for your card creation.  You are free to flip it, rotate it, stretch it, add to it, or subtract from it, as long as we can see our original sketch in your creation! 

(Colours are shown only for clarity.)

We are happy to welcome this week's sponsor ... Digi Darla's Designs! Our random prize winner will receive their choice of  FIVE images!

If you're lookin' for something that will bring to mind warmer, sunnier days, then my little card might be just the thing, ha!

I used the sweet Blowing Dandelions.....

The card base is white and all the papers used are from a huge K&Co. stack.......I left a tiny border of white before laying down the navy paper, then matted the pink with more white......a pretty paper doily was used as a base for the image stack......

You know I love the winter months......weird, I know :)......but it would be nice to spend a little time just sittin' in the warm sun (not hot!) and blowing dandelion "clocks", eh?
This pretty girlie is coloured up with a mix of Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs......the dark blue on the dress is Spectrum Noir, simply because I don't have a near colour in my PM collection......I used two different Spellbinders die labels, one to cut out the image (Deckle Edge) and the other to cut a blue background (Large Scalloped Rectangle).....

I used two large blooms (Prima) that I chalked with a touch of soft pink, then cut a circle of dark blue felt for the centre and popped up with a foam dot......

I ran a length of the same blue paper along the bottom of the card and topped it with pretty ribbon, then stacked the sentiment (freebie with a mag) on top.....

I used another doily on the inside of the card, on top of more of the blue paper and a strip of the pink along the bottom......I cut a circle of white card and chalked around the edges, then placed it in the centre of the doily........done!
So easy when you have the layout already planned for why not pop over to the Challenge Blog to see how my teamies interpreted this cute sketch?
I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.....thanks for popping in!

Anne-Marie x


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  1. I have to be honest, when I peeked at the photos last night and saw your card, I gasped. It really is lovely! I adore your vibrant coloring, and all the pretty layers. Well done!

  2. Beautiful card,love the image and fab

  3. fab card, love the design
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

  4. Anne-Marie, How wonderful! Your beautiful card makes me want to sit down next to her and blow some dandelions to! Love the doily touch and sentiment!

  5. We have the awful white stuff too and it's blowing a gale I hate this weather bring on the sunshine
    such a sweet card I love the image wish I was her right her right now brass monkey's come to mind here bbbrrrrrrr
    Have a great weekend if I were you (and I am doing this ) I would stay indoors and craft (heaven)
    Jacki xx

  6. hey matey :-) Loving your card this week, really hard to get a black dress to look dimensional and you've landed it beautifully xx

  7. Gorgeous card Anne-Marie. I love that sweet image and you have coloured her beautifully. The papers, ribbon and flower are so pretty too.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend with Finlay and Yvie-Grace.
    Hugs Sue xx

  8. I do think Mother Nature failed to get the memo this year because it is still quite chilly even here in the southern USA! Another darling card from you. That little image is a cutie, for sure, and what child doesn't enjoy spreading those pesky weed seeds? Ah yes, guilty as charged (grin)!

  9. Hi Anne-Marie
    Sweet image .Love the doily background and that flower . Great take on sketch

  10. morning Anne Marie, oh this is just so sweet great image and love the colours
    Hugs Kate xx

  11. Such a pretty creation. Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at PCJ Challenge.

  12. Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Clearly I stamp!

  13. That image is way too cute.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  14. Such a sweet card! The image is adorable and I really like the doily. I am ready to make wishes on dandelions too!

  15. Anne-Marie, this is one precious card..i love how you used the sketch and the image is so cute and terrific how you colored it!