Sunday, 15 January 2012

Not What You Might Expect :)

Good morning lovely peeps and a very Happy Sunday to everyone xxx

It’s time for another  challenge over at The Ribbon Girl Blog and this month’s colours are …

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… and what a fab combi too :)

Talking of fab, check out what’s up for grabs.

Firstly, there is this gorgeous ribbon kit ….

ribbon girl pink and blue prize

… which is made up of 5 metres of  beautiful cotton, guipure and cluny vintage style lace, pink satin ribbon, old rose tiny ric rac, pale blue pom pom trim, blue and white spot organza, blue loopy trim, pink mulberry roses, sparkly buttons, and rose petal pink seam binding.

And that’s not all because we are also sponsored today by the lovely Lisa & Laila from Lili Of The Valley and there is a …..

….  to giveaway  as well.

And it’s a fab month for me cos my lovely pal Lols is our special guest designer, so if you get a sec, nip over for a mooch and check out the amazing cardage. Like I always say about PTW, there is such a wide range of styles in this DT and I can’t wait each month to see what everyone else has done – and I am never ever disappointed.

So the colours this month are pink & blue and this may come as a bit of a shock cos you’d probably be thinking that I would do me usual pastels thing – and I had intended to do just that -  BUT when I saw the image I wanted to use, I just knew she wasn't a pastels sort of girlie, so I went for BOLD!!!

Oh yes, I am still a bit shocked meself lol!!!

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The usual lighting issues are still ever present – roll on Spring / Summer -  but IRL this is bright and very zingy, as befits this sassy chicksie.

She is Queen of Hearts and she is of course an image by the talented Krista over at Saturated Canary. This is the first time I have used one of her images and I can safely say that it won’t be the last.

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I coloured her with these Copics -

Skin – E000, E00, E11, E21, R00, R11, R20
Hair – E41, E42, E43, E50, E51
Clothes etc – B000., B12, B45, B93, B95, B97, C00, C1, C3, C5, RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV10, RV29

and I also added some polychromos pencilling  to add a bit of depth here and there.

All papers are from Pink Petticoat and I thought they matched the image really well.

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It’s back again, the poor overworked Magnolia leaf and swirl die!! I added some bloomage in the form of a couple of pretty pink two tone blossoms from The Ribbon Girl, and I made some others using the smallest Spellbinders Rose Creations die and a rolled flower thing which I doused in Diamond Stickles.

Dies and Stickles are from Simon Says Stamp

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I used some 16mm saddlestitch ribbon in hot pink and white. I love working with this ribbon because it goes just  how and where you want it to go ……  and then stays there!!!

The navy die cut was made using a Nellie’s Multi Frames Die  from Dies To Die For. 

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So there we have the card all done.

I’m entering this card into the Colour Me Creative Copics Challenge which this month is Retro Fun – Hot Pinks / Blacks / Whites

The weather has turned very cold here  these last few days and everything is white this morning. It’s the sort of weather that I like to wrap up warm and go walking in. My old dad used to say that it kills off the winter germs,  and I think he has a point, and I like the feeling of coming back to a warm house with rosy cheeks and lungs fill of fresh air.

So maybe later I might venture out.

Before I go I must share this with you because for sure it will put a smile on your face. My good friend and fellow Papertaker Sharon posted it up on our DT blog and I have to say that it is just amazing. I cannot imagine what it must have been like to actually experience it but for sure it is a once in a lifetime thing. I do wonder if the chappie had to change his trousers after – I would have for sure – but it’s so sweet.

Here’s the link -

So enjoy, and have a the fabbiest of Sundays and see you soon.

Huggiest of huggy hugs to all xxx


Loopylou. said...

omg dawny this is just totally gorgeous!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Dawny :-) I love the image ,, she is a sassy gal and the colours do really suit her ! Lovely embellies too ,, tolatlly perfect :-)

Lols x x x

thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :-) xx

cats whiskers said...

Wow my lovely this is a stunner, love the bright colours just perfect
Jacs xxx

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card, and what a stunning colour combo! Jo x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous the colours and the image is wonderful!


Annette said...

Fab image and really stunning in those bold colours. Annette xx

Brodders said...

A fab card Dawny. Your colouring is wonderful as always. Hope you have a fab week - love Jane x

kath said...

wow loving your bold and bright colour foray...absolutely stunning and such a gorgeous image...enjoy what's left of the weekend...hugs kath xxx

Kelly Schelske said...

This is absolutely fabulous Dawny!

June Nelson said...

This is gorgeous Ilove this image too shes one of my favourites xxxxx

Ribbon Girl said...

Love your zingy and vibrant fab card Dawny! Love the touch of navy blue, Mary G x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful and adorable card.

Chris said...

Hi Dawny! I love your card and I agree she definitely isn't a pastels girl. Love your colouring and the gorgeous design too. I enjoyed the video, quite amazing to watch. Hope to catch up with you this year. Hugs, Chris xx

Dona said...

Beautiful card, love the colours you used and your colouring. I am really liking the Saturated Canary images too and have a few of them. The video link was amazing, that mans heart must have been going 10 times normal. Thanks for sharing!

Patricia St Martin said...

WOW!!! Fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Creative.
Hugs, Patricia

Sandie said...

Stunning card. Love the image, the colouring and your design.. everything is just beautiful.

Thanks for joining us for the Color Me Creative Copic challenge and good luck. xx

Jenn said...

This is just an outstanding card. Your coloring is beautiful. Thanks so much for taking the time to join us at Color Me Creative. Hope to see you again soon.


Marie Gamber said...

Your coloring is stunning! Thank you for joining us at CMC

Patricia St Martin said...

Just a stunning job. I wanted to tell you how happy we are to have you as our GDT for this challenge at Color Me Creative. I love seeing your creation.
Hugs, Patricia