Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Isabella's Challenge - Birthday Cards

It's Wednesday and time for another fun challenge at Isabella's Challenge blog. Easy-peasy this time - a birthday card.

I decided to venture out of my comfort zone this time and create something I usually don't do. No cute kids or funny animals in sight, lol. Just a totally gorgeous image of Isabella's called Morning Flower.
I coloured it with Copics and added some Sakura glitter pen and ultra fine Flower soft. The image was cut out from copy paper first, masked and then the whole background stippled with various chalk inks.

Nestabilities were used to cut out the image and the mat.
The papers are from Fancy Pants Roadshow collection, gems are from Prima and the butterfly was cut out from a scrap of lace I found in my stash. The ribbon was also something I dug out from mu ribbon drawer.

All the papers were ages with distress inks and the fancy edge on right side was cut out from one of the papers in the collection. The bit of a stitching was done by hand.
Now head over to our challenge blog and feast your eyes on the gorgeous creation from the rest of the DT. Believe me, it's going to be a treat!

I would also like to enter my card into following challenges:
Allsorts - Birthday
Papertake - Say It With Flowers
Stamp Something - Celebrate
Card Patterns - Sketch
Practical Scrappers - Patterned Paper
Whoopsi Daisi - As You Like It 

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!


35 comments:

Sanna said...

Ohhh, what a beautiful flower.
I like your coloring.... you're good.

Payne Holler Cards said...

always a pleasure - your creations are eye-candy - love that butterfly but your coloring and matting of the flower is just stunning! wow!

Sharon Keanly said...

What a stunning card this week Annika. Love the bright colours you've chosen. hugs Sharon

Isabella's Sketchbook said...

You should venture out of your comfort zone more often! This is lovely!

Your coloring skills are amazing!!

Cec said...

Gorgeous feminine card with pretty colours and pretty embellishments. Any lady would be thrilled to receive this card.
Hugs!
Cec

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Mummm, so so gorgeous! I love what you can do with vintage also! The colors here are absoutely stunning (LOVE that paper!) and your image just pops! Love the ribbon and butterfly too! You can go back to cute style now, Annika. You're giving me a run for my money on vintage!

Cheryl Nelson said...

So incredibly lovely!

Anesha said...

Wow, stunning card, just love the beautiful colours. Anesha

Creatieve handgemaakte kaarten said...

It is beutiful!

Hugs Ida

Netty said...

Love it and love the little fabric butterfly, that is so cute.
Annette x

Therese said...

What a beautiful card. Gorgeous flower and you have coloured it perfectly. Love the fabric and ribbon as well.

Kathy Czygan said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love everything about it! Your coloring is beautiful! Love the DP, the stitching, that plaid ribbon and butterfly look awesome with this! Love it!

Rosie said...

This is stunning. Love how you have used the flower soft on the flower. Beautiful butterfly. Rosie x

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful card Annika, love your colouring and stitching.

jackie :)

Viv said...

Awwww! Beautiful Annika! I just want to know how long it takes you to hand sew all your cards?!!!! The butterfly is sweet and love how you've laid the image over the nesties! Viv xx

stamprgrl said...

Annika,
we can't get enough of your cards!!!

Congrats you have been chosen to be TOP 3 scoops this week at Pile it On! challenge blog!

-- dalis
PIO Owner

stamprgrl said...

Annika,
we can't get enough of your cards!!!

Congrats you have been chosen to be TOP 3 scoops this week at Pile it On! challenge blog!

-- dalis
PIO Owner

helen ... said...

IT simply beatiful =),I love it , well done
hugsssssssss
helen

dstandard said...

What a gorgeous card! The stitching is wonderful!Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

Denise said...

Fantastic card! You should get yourself out of your comfort zone more often!!! Love the pp, image, and ribbon. So cute! Thanks for sharing it with us at Practical Scrappers.

Marlene said...

Wow! Stunning! You really do have a way with making cards that have images that jump out at you! Beautiful and realistic!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, elegant card Annika, beautiful flower.
luv
Debby

Peri said...

Beautiful card, as always - no less than I've come to expect from you. Love it! Hugs xx

Erin said...

fantastic colouring! this is really a beautiful card!!

whoistracy said...

This is stunning! So shabby and gorgeous. Love that ribbon you used!

pinky said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at WhoopsiDaisy this month.
Pinky

Ann English said...

Wow, wow, WOW! Gorgeous!

Sue C said...

Oh wow Annika this is absolutely gorgeous ! Congrats on the DT position too ! Sue C x

Nadell said...

Your coloring of the flower is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at SAM.

Hugs Nadell

Anne H. said...

Your card is wonderful!
Beautiful colors and lovely flowers!
Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.
Anne :)

Randi said...

Annika, I am so glad that you went out of your comfort zone!! It so becomes you. Your card is stunning!
Enjoy the weekend.

Jenny said...

Very pretty love it :) :) :) :) :) :)

wordbird said...

Bootiful!! ;D This is really lovely Annika. Can't wait to see what you do next! ;D Diana q

Debi said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is gorgeous. Thanks for joining the WhoopsiDaisy Challenge this time.

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