Saturday, 16 January 2010

a hint of spring

The snow around here is melted (hurray!!) and apart from the wind being very cold, the weather is really quite bearable. Hope that the meltdown is well under way wherever you are, too.
So I think we all need to look forward to the promise of spring. Here's a card to help us along!

I've used 'Daisy' by Sugar Nellie, Stampin' Up papers, and some (gorgeous) Prima flowers. I finally made myself use these flowers instead of hoarding them! The centres are so pretty, it was a shame to layer and hide them, so I just used some little pearly flowers in the centre. I could have stitched the strings of pearls down, but being a bit lazy, opted for glue dots to stick the ends down, under the flowers.

The rub-on greeting is by Making Memories. I've used nesties to make the mats for the image and Martha Stewart punches (Doily Lace and foliage)A little close-up of my colouring. I love these softer lilacs with the cool gray of her jeans. She is such a cutie. As a bit of an experiment, I added some V95 into my skin shading, and I quite like the effect. I got this tip from Mariannes fab blog, scroll down to the faerie, double-click on the image and you can see what an interesting look it gives.
Hoping you're safe, snug and warm, TTFN!

7 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Card Sweetie, I love Daisy, Thanks for all your lovely comments this evening, Take care Hugs Sarah B X

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  2. Oh wow!
    This is so very beautiful!
    Gorgeous creation!
    hugs
    kim x

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  3. OH is there any end to the Copicaholic talent? She is so sweet and so life like with those skin tones!
    We've no snow now - hurrah! All due to your lovely spring card of course ;D
    x

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  4. You're completely right about not hiding those flower centres, they're gorgeous. And so is your colouring, the new shading technique really adds depth and dimension.

    Sara xx

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  5. Where are you Alison??? Hope you're ok .... missing seeing your lovely projects!

    Teri xxxx

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  6. hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

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